POLICE BEAT: Cyclist not seriously injured

Driver did not have a driver’s licence and also had four outstanding arrest warrants

A 64-year-old Campbell River woman was fortunate to escape serious injury after she was struck by a pickup truck on Saturday.

The accident occurred around 2:20 p.m., on the Island Highway. According to RCMP, the woman was cycling north towards downtown and was near the entrance to Discovery Pier and the Maritime Heritage Centre when she was struck by a red Mazda pickup turning left out of the parking lot.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Campbell River Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the pickup truck did not have a driver’s licence and also had four outstanding arrest warrants from Alberta.

The 40-year-old Royston man was arrested on the warrants.

He was also charged with breaching his release conditions along with new charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The man was held in custody for a court appearance.


Police check out three B&Es

On Friday, at 8:51 a.m., police investigated a break and enter to Inland Kenworth at 2470 Island Hwy.

Sometime overnight, the culprit(s) entered the locked compound, broke into two commercial trucks and stole tools along with machinery.

Also on Friday, at 4:37 a.m., RCMP received a call from a security company about an alarm ringing at Campbell River Boatland, 3125 Island Hwy. The culprit(s) broke a window in attempt to gain entry, but did not enter and may have been scared away due to the alarm.

On June 17, police were called to a break and enter at Pure Wireless located at the Discovery Harbour Mall.

The culprit(s) entered a vacant neighbouring business and then into Pure Wireless by cutting a hole in the drywall. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. If you have any information about these break and enters, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Attention shoppers

On June 18, police responded to a complaint of a theft of a wallet from a shopping cart in the Walmart parking lot.

According to RCMP, a woman was putting her child in her vehicle when a male walked up and asked if he could have her buggy. She said “sure” and he took off with the buggy which still had her wallet in it. Police followed up with the victim and found that her wallet had been turned into Walmart with all of its contents. It’s unknown why the male ran off with her wallet and did not stop to return it.

He has not been identified and it’s unknown if it was he who turned in her wallet. The aboriginal male was described as 5’6” tall, medium build with short, dark hair, and wearing a blue baseball cap and bright red shorts.

“RCMP are urging the public to be vigilant about their wallets and purses left in buggies and baskets while shopping,” said Cpl. Poppy Hallam.