RCMP lights

RCMP Report, week of Feb. 16-22

Seven impaired drivers caught in 72-hour span

  • Feb. 24, 2016 9:00 a.m.

While conducting cell phone enforcement, on Feb. 16, in the 2100 block of Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, a traffic stop was conducted with a driver using a cell phone. It was soon discovered that the driver was driving while prohibited and the vehicle insurance had expired. The driver was arrested for driving while prohibited, then released on a promise to appear for a court date in May. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for no driver’s licence, use of an electronic device while driving and no insurance. The vehicle was also impounded.

Seven impaired drivers

Feb. 17 was extremely busy for the Comox Valley RCMP dealing with impaired drivers. That day alone, five vehicle stops were conducted and the investigations revealed that the drivers had been driving after drinking alcohol. Four drivers received 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions and one driver received a 24-hour driving prohibition. All vehicles were impounded. Two more intoxicated drivers were stopped on Feb. 18 and 20, and issued 90-day driving prohibitions and 30-day vehicle impounds.

Lerwick window smashing

On Feb. 18 the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a mischief that occurred on the 1500 block of Lerwick Road, Courtenay.  Between 2:15 and 2:45 p.m., while the vehicle was parked, a window of a vehicle was broken. If you had witnessed this mischief or have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321, or to stay anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). (2016-1857)

School zone speeding

While conducting speed enforcement on Lake Trail Road, on Feb. 22, a Comox Valley Traffic Section member observed a vehicle travelling at 77Km/h through a 30 km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded.

Damage to Cumberland fridge

On Feb. 22, the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a theft/mischief on the 2600 Block of Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. Sometime over the past few days, an unknown person(s) had cut copper tubing from a refrigeration unit, causing extensive damage. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-1990)

 

Just Posted

Police presence at Anna Place in Courtenay

Situation resolved peacefully

Summer seasonal farmers’ markets now open in the Comox Valley

Downtown Courtenay and Cumberland hosting outdoor markets

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Greenwood Trunk sewer line construction continues

Work on Ryan Road portion of project Monday

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Most Read