RCMP Report for week of Feb. 1-7
On Feb. 2, during the early morning hours, while making patrols in the Courtenay area, a Comox Valley RCMP constable conducted a traffic stop. An impaired investigation was quickly started and it was found the driver had consumed alcohol before driving. The driver was issued a seven-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for seven days as well.
On Feb. 2, while conducting speed enforcement on Hamm Road, in Black Creek, a vehicle was stopped for excessive speeding. The vehicle had been doing 110 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. The driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Stolen dirt bike
The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a theft on Feb. 2. It was reported that an unknown person(s) had taken, overnight, a bright orange KTM SX250 dirt bike from a residence located on the 3200 block of Seventh St., Cumberland. If you see this bike, or have any information about this theft, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-1241)
Failing to stop
The Comox Valley RCMP were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Grant Ave. and 18th St., Courtenay on Feb. 3. The investigation revealed that a car had failed to stop at a stop sign on Grant Avenue, hitting the other vehicle travelling on 18th St. A violation ticket was issued for failing to obey stop sign. (2016-1280)
Immediate roadside suspension
On Feb. 4, a Comox Valley Municipal Traffic member’s attention was drawn to a vehicle that was being operated in an unsafe manner near Ryan Road, Courtenay. A traffic stop was conducted and it was quickly determined the driver has consumed alcohol before driving. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (2016-1315)
Four impaired drivers
Between Friday evening, Feb. 5 and early Monday morning, Feb. 8, four impaired drivers were taken off of local roads. All drivers were found to have been driving while impaired by alcohol and received 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
Power pole struck
The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a single vehicle collision on Lake Trail Road, in Courtenay, on Feb. 7. A vehicle had gone off the roadway, striking a power pole and knocking down power lines. This collision is still under investigation and if you had witnessed it, or have any information regarding this collision, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-1402)
Excessive speed on Hwy 19
On Feb. 8, while conducting speed enforcement on Highway 19, near Trent River, a Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Traffic member located a vehicle travelling 165 km/h in the 120 km/h zone. The driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
On Feb. 8, the Comox Valley Municipal Traffic section joined forces with Oceanside Municipal Traffic section and North Island Traffic Services, to conduct speed enforcement on the Inland Highway 19 during the BC Family Day holiday Monday. Enforcement action took place near the Cook Creek intersection, in the posted 90 km/h zone. Of the 25 violators that were stopped, 22 of them were going in excess of 40 km/h over the posted speed limit. At that time, the vehicle which was stopped going the fastest was travelling 157 km/h in the 90 km/h zone. They were unable to stop one vehicle coming through at 168 km/h in the 90 km/h zone.
BOLO for white Dodge pickup
The Comox Valley RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle. In the early evening hours of Feb. 8, the Comox Valley RCMP received a call of a hit-and-run which occurred on the Comox Valley Parkway, heading into Cumberland. A vehicle, described as a large, loud (possibly diesel), white, Dodge 4x4 pickup, lifted, with an LED light bar between the headlights, had struck two vehicles while driving into Cumberland. The vehicle then left the scene at a high rate of speed. The truck will have damage to the driver’s and passenger side. This incident is still under investigation and, if you witnessed this hit-and-run, or know this vehicle, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) (2016-1472)