On March 7 police received a report of a theft of an 18-foot white Clipper canoe from a residence on the 500 block of Andrew Avenue in Comox. The canoe is reported to have three patches on one side.
Don’t drink and drive
Police stopped a vehicle, in the early morning hours of March 8, that was driving aggressively. The driver was found to have been consuming alcohol and was given two breath tests, which he failed. The male driver was given a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and had his vehicle towed and impounded for 30 days.
Steer clear of the ferry
On the afternoon of March 8 police received a report of two small fishing boats in the Strait of Georgia floating close to the path of the Powell River ferry. Police attended in the police boat and spoke to the main fishing boat’s captain and advised him to stay clear of the ferry route. Police advise all boaters that this is a chargeable offence under the Canada Shipping Act.
Guilty as charged
On Sunday, March 8 a report of a theft from a vehicle was received from a resident on the 1700 block of Beaufort Avenue in Comox. Patrols of the neighbourhood located a man known to police for thefts from motor vehicles. He was checked and found to be in possession of items taken from the vehicle that was entered. The man was arrested and held in custody for a court appearance. Upon his first appearance before a judge the man pleaded guilty and was given nine months jail time on two separate charges.
On March 9, police were called to a report of a hit-and-run collision involving two vehicles in the parking lot at 2751 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. A witness saw the incident and stated that a truck had run into a car and then left the scene. The vehicle and its driver were located shortly after and the driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for leaving the scene of an accident.