RCMP crime blog of the week
The following stories have been culled from the crime blog of the Comox Valley RCMP.
On November 12th, police were called to a single vehicle collision on Highway 19 at the Dove Creek Road. The vehicle driver stated that they had hydroplaned and hit a guard rail. The motoring public are reminded that with the onset of inclement weather, the roadways become water covered and your chances of hydroplaning increase.
On the afternoon of November 12th, police entered into an impaired driving investigation on the 2400 block of Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Information led police to the driver of a green-colored pickup truck. The driver was taken for a Breathalyzer test, which was failed. The driver was also found to be a prohibited driver at the time. The man is now facing impaired driving charges and driving while prohibited.
On the evening of November 13th, police received information of a possibly impaired driver Northbound on Comox Road. The car was intercepted and the female driver was found to have been consuming alcohol. The female stated that she was on her way to pick her child up. The investigation revealed that the driver was over the legal limit for driving and was given a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and had her vehicle towed and impounded for 30 days.
Police observed and stopped a vehicle they suspected of impaired driving during the early morning hours of November 14th. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to have been consuming alcohol. Tests were performed and the driver was found to be over the legal limit. The driver received an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for 90 days and had his vehicle towed and impounded for 30 days.
On the morning of November 15th police were called to a report of a break, enter and theft at the Tweakers Computer store located at 535 Cliffe avenue in Courtenay. Culprits smashed a window and stole computer equipment once they got inside the business.
On the afternoon of November 16th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from in front of a residence located on the 2000 block of Wallace Avenue in Comox. The vehicle is described as a 1996 Burgundy-colored Mazda pickup with a canopy, BC plate JH6871.