On Monday, Sept. 21 police received a report of mischief that had occurred at a BC Hydro gate in the Forbidden Plateau road area. The BC Hydro representative stated that someone had shot 13 holes in a sign sometime over the night of Sept. 20.
On the evening of Sept. 21 police stopped a female driver suspected of driving contrary to her licence restrictions. The investigation revealed she was breaching the conditions of her licence by not having a supervisor with her but she was also consuming alcohol and it was found that she was over the legal limit. The woman was served with a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, had her vehicle towed and impounded for 30 days, and was given two Motor Vehicle Act tickets. The police strongly urge persons who have consumed alcohol to find other methods of getting home.
Way too much speed
On Sept. 25 police were patrolling on the Comox Valley parkway looking for motor vehicle infractions and happened upon a vehicle that appeared to be driving over the posted speed limit. Radar confirmed that the vehicle was travelling at 130 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The car was stopped and the driver received a ticket for excessive speed, and had his vehicle towed and impounded for seven days.
On the afternoon of Sept. 25 police received information of an impaired driver in the Tull Avenue and 17 Street area of Courtenay. The vehicle in question was located and the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was given a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Stunting on 17th
Police witnessed and stopped a vehicle on 17th Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, in heavy afternoon traffic, after it was seen to spin its tires and sliding sideways and then accelerating at a high rate of speed. The driver received a ticket for driving without consideration and had his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Assault in a car
Police received a second-hand report of a man punching a female in the head while seated inside a car on Royston Road on Sept. 26. Police attended the location and took a man into custody and he is now been charged with assault. The man was remanded into custody by a judicial justice of the peace. He will appear in provincial court at a later date.
Pair of Cumby B&Es
On Sept. 28 police responded to a report of a break, enter and theft from a coffee shop on the 2700 block of Dunsmuir Avenue in Cumberland. Thieves smashed a window to gain entry and once inside stole cash.
Police received a report of a break-in and a theft from a locked storage shed on the 2600 block of Derwent Avenue in Cumberland. Thieves stole a number of power tools in this theft.
CRA scams continue
Comox Valley citizens continue to be targeted by the CRA income tax scam. This scam started several months ago and is continuing strong today. The scammers call individuals and say they owe money to the CRA, and if they don’t pay a warrant will be issued and the police will attend and arrest them. THIS IS NOT TRUE. If the government wishes to contact you they will do it through written correspondence first. If you receive a call of this nature please contact the Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or the Canada Revenue Agency to report.