POLLICE BEAT: Call leads to pot, gun find

When Campbell River Mounties arrived they found the residence was not secured

Police found more than what they expected when they were called to a disturbance on 16th Avenue.

The call came in on Sunday at 6:20 p.m., and when Mounties arrived they found the residence was not secured. Further investigation uncovered a 30-plant marijuana grow operation along with loaded .22 calibre rife.

The matter remains under investigation.


Driver hits three people


A 63-year-old woman is facing charges after three pedestrians were hit on April 30.

According to RCMP, the woman was driving a blue Chevrolet Cobalt west on 2nd Avenue, around 7:15 p.m., and attempted turn left onto Dogwood Street.

However, when she turned, the car struck a 20-year-old woman and two boys, ages three and four.

The force of the impact sent the trio flying a couple of metres. Fortunately, their injuries appeared be minor, police said.

All three were taken to Campbell River Hospital for treatment.

The driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.

On Sunday, at about 9:15 a.m., an officer on patrol witnessed a pickup attempting a U-turn on the Jubilee Parkway.

As the 65-year-old man turned the truck, a motorcyclist struck the driver’s side door.

The 44-year-old motorcyclist sustained a leg injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The driver of the pickup was charged with driving without due care and attention.


Domestic incident leads to jail


On May 2, at 10:10 p.m., police responded to a domestic situation at a residence on the South Island Highway.

An estranged husband, who is on court imposed conditions for assault against his wife, returned to the family home.

The mother left the residence with her two children. Police attended and searched the home locating the man in a bedroom.

He was held in custody and is now facing charges of breach of recognizance and break and enter.


Weekly round-up


In the last week police responded to 270 calls for service. There were 18 persons crimes reported.

There were 32 property crimes reported.

Two 24-hour driving prohibitions and vehicle impoundments were imposed, one for alcohol consumption, the second for drug use.

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