POLICE BEAT: Metal theft suspect sought by Campbell River RCMP

The metal consisted of vehicle body parts, logging truck parts and boat items

On Friday afternoon, Campbell River RCMP received a report of a theft of metal from a yard on Holm Road.

The metal consisted of vehicle body parts, logging truck parts and boat items. The times were found at a local metal recycling shop. Police are following up with information obtained from the owner.


Power lines fall, no one injured


A dump truck driver was fortunate to escape uninjured after power lines came down on his vehicle.

The incident occurred Friday, around 11 a.m., in the parking lot of the Eagles Hall on 14th Ave. The driver was working when the truck caught the lines which came down on the truck.

The accident did result in a temporary power outage in the immediate area.


Impaired drivers busted


A worker at a local fast food restaurant called police on June 7, after an impaired driver thad gone through the drive through.

Police were able to stop the vehicle and found a 22-year-old female driver who displayed symptoms of alcohol consumption.

She was given a road side breath test which resulted in a three-day driving prohibition. Her vehicle was also impounded.

On Friday, at 10 p.m., an officer stopped a motorcycle which didn’t have its headlight on. The 53-year-old Campbell River rider showed signs of impairment and blew twice the legal limit.

He is now facing criminal charges and his motorbike was impounded.

Two more impaired drivers were caught on Saturday.

During a roadside check, around 12:30 a.m., a 36-year-old woman was arrested after she blew more than two times the legal limit.

Then, at 2:30 a.m., a 47-year-old man from Langley was stopped after he drover through a red light. He was also arrested after blowing more than two times the legal limit.

“Police are increasing seasonal enforcement for alcohol-related vehicle offences,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard.