POLICE BEAT: Serial driving offender

A 42 year-old Campbell River woman has been taken off the roads yet again

A 42 year-old Campbell River woman has been taken off the roads yet again.

On Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m., Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Campbellton. A responding officer located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, however the driver sped off, breaking several traffic laws. For public safety reasons, the officer backed off the pursuit, but upon subsequent patrols for the vehicle, the officer located the vehicle stopped on Quinsam Road, where it then turned down a dead-end gravel road. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the bushes. The police service dog and his handler were in the area and attended and tracked the driver into the bushes where she was apprehended.

The woman had an outstanding arrest warrant for a driving related offence and was a prohibited driver. Police are recommending Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act charges.

Break and enter to a residence on Taylor Way

 

On Sunday Dec. 14 at 7:30 a.m. Campbell River RCMP responded to a residential break and enter that had occurred overnight to a residence on Taylor Way. The suspect(s) slid open an unlocked window gaining entry to the residence where they stole the homeowner’s purse and a laptop computer. A search of the property revealed a “Winners” shopping bag containing makeup, and a gift set of tea and a mug believed to be stolen from a vehicle in the area as well as a key chain. Campbell River RCMP are wanting to speak with a Caucasian male in his 20s with a dark coloured beard wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt who was standing in the victim’s driveway that morning. That male said he was looking for another residence and left. It is unknown if he has anything to do with the theft and police wish to speak with him.

Lock your vehicles

The Campbell River RCMP are investigating several thefts from vehicles over the past weeks.

At some point overnight on the evening of Dec. 13 or early morning of Dec. 14, a window of a Hummer parked at a residence on Taylor Way was smashed. A laptop was stolen from the vehicle. This theft may be related to the residential break and enter on the same street the same night.

That same night, someone smashed the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 800 block of 2nd Avenue and stole change out of the vehicle and a black bag from the glove box which was recovered one driveway over.

The next night, several vehicles on Dahl Road, Wayne Road, Twillingtage Road, Montana Drive and Country Air Drive were entered and items such as a purse, ID, binoculars and change were stolen. A wallet and unrelated identification were later recovered down on the Seawalk near Twillingate Road. Campbell River RCMP are reminding the public to lock their vehicles and be vigilant about calling police if you see or hear anything suspicious around your property. They say they have received surveillance video from a couple of residences where males were seen entering unlocked vehicles, rummaged through and stealing items. The males are described as Caucasian, late teens early 20s both in blue jeans and light coloured winter jackets, possibly white or light grey. One male had white runners, the other male had dark shoes. Neither male had hoodies or disguises and therefore may not have looked suspicious to people looking out or driving by. These males may be responsible for many of the thefts from vehicles on Twillingate Road, Dahl Road, Wayne Road, Montana Drive, Country Aire Drive, Maryland and possibly on Westgate and that area.

We are looking to identify these males as they are witnessed on video committing at least three thefts from vehicles at one residence on Twillingate Road on Dec. 15.