POLICE BEAT: Hot rodder wanted

Grey or silver pickup went out of control and hit a fence at Phoenix Middle School

Campbell River RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find a hot rodding driver whose grey or silver pickup went out of control and hit a fence at Phoenix Middle School Oct. 18.

Staff Sergeant Troy Beauregard says the crash occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Dogwood Street between 7th and 8th avenues.  The driver of 10-year-old Ford or Chevrolet extended cab pickup spun his tires while heading north on Dogwood causing the truck to lose control. The driver then reversed his direction and headed south on Dogwood and then west on 7th. There is damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle and the driver side mirror was knocked off. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-286-6221 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS.

Weapons and threats

On Oct. 18 police responded to a threats and firearm complaint on Cliffe Crescent. Three people were involved in an altercation with one male threatening another. One male allegedly produced a firearm before leaving. He was tracked to a residence on Taylor Way where he was arrested without incident. A 35-year-old Campbell River resident has been held in custody and is facing weapons and threats charges.

Domestic assault

The Edgewater Motel was the scene of domestic assault at 2 a.m. Oct. 21 involving a man in breach of probation.  When police responded to a report of an assault they saw a vehicle leaving the scene. The driver then fled into the bush. The dog team tracked the suspect through several properties over and under fences. The suspect wisely surrendered as the team closed in. He was arrested without incident. It was learned that the suspect had a warrant for his arrest for breach of probation and was not to have any contact with the victim. A 36-year-old of no fixed address is facing charges of assault and breach of probation.

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