POLICE BEAT: Driver flees, later caught

Police made patrols and located the vehicle and successfully stopped it without incident on Highway 19

A driver is facing several charges after trying to flee from police.

The incident occurred June 11, around 7 p.m. Campbell River RCMP was dealing with an incident on the Duncan Bay Main Logging road when a gold colored Acura approached.

Upon seeing the police vehicles, the driver of the Acura reversed and fled at a high rate of speed disobeying a number of traffic control devices in the process.

Police made patrols and located the vehicle and successfully stopped it without incident on Highway 19. Police seized marijuana from the vehicle and the driver was charged with driving without due care and attention, failing to stop for police and excessive speeding under the Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was impounded.


Yoga studio B&E

Police are investigating a break and enter to the Bikram Yoga studio on Shopper’s Row.

Mounties received the report of the break-in Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Investigation shows the culprit(s) entered the building and then forced open a door to a separate office to steal the cash box.

The Forensic Identification Section attended and also examined the scene.

The matter is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Cops brush-up on boating

Police are receiving refresher training on small vessel regulations, boating safety and federal contravention ticketing enforcement specific to small vessels.

The session will be put on by the RCMP West Coast Marine Section. Police will be teaming up with the Conservation Officer Service to patrol inland waters enforcing these regulations this summer. Police will also be conducting boat ramp checks to ensure boaters are adhering to regulations and have proof of their small vessel competency card.


Week round-up


In the last week police responded to 257 calls for service.

Mounties issued three 24-hour roadside driving prohibitions. There was a drop in the number of reported persons offences to nine, the yearly average is 16.

However, there was an increase in the number of property crimes to 37. This is up from the yearly average of 31 per week.

As part of the ongoing crime reduction strategy and prolific offender management program police checked 22 known offenders who are on curfew or house arrest conditions imposed by the courts.