Acwsalcta School's equipment shed was badly damaged in a fire

Bella Coola RCMP Report September 2014

Fire at Acwsalcta School shed still under investigation

On Thursday August 7th, RCMP responded with the Fire Department and Ambulance to a report of a single vehicle collision on Hwy 20 between Bella Coola and the Government Wharf. The matter is still currently under investigation and charges are pending.

On Saturday August 9th RCMP completed a traffic stop with a vehicle in Bella Coola. The driver failed two Approved Screening Device roadside tests, and was issued a 90 Day Driving Prohibition, and the vehicle being driven was impounded for 30 Days. Additionally the driver failed to state their correct name to Police and now faces multiple charges under the Criminal Code.

On Sunday August 10th, RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling over 40km/hr over the posted speed limit on Hwy 20. The driver was issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed, and the vehicle was impounded for 7 Days.

On Monday August 11th, RCMP stopped a motorcycle travelling over 40km/hr over the posted speed limit on Hwy 20. The driver was charged with multiple infractions under the Motor Vehicle Act and the motorcycle was impounded for 7 days.

On Tuesday August 12th, RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle collision near the Bella Coola Government Wharf. The driver failed to provide a sample of their breath into an Approved Screening Device to Police, and was issued a 90 Day Immediate Roadside Prohibition from driving, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for multiple infractions under the Motor Vehicle Act.

On Wednesday August 13th, RCMP responded to a report of a fire at the Acwsalcta School. A storage shed was heavily damaged and Acwsalcta School received minor damage during the fire. This matter is still under investigation.

On Saturday August 16, RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Hwy 20. Police made patrols and located the vehicle in Bella Coola. The driver was issued a 90 Day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition for having Care or Control of the Motor Vehicle after they failed two Approved Screening Device roadside tests. The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.

On Wednesday August 20th, RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver in Bella Coola. Police located the vehicle and the driver was issued a 90 Day Immediate Roadside Prohibition from driving and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days after the driver failed two Approved Screening Device roadside tests.