Bella Coola RCMP April 2015 Media Release

Bella Coola RCMP responded to multiple calls this past month

  • May. 5, 2015 5:00 a.m.

On April 2nd, Police received multiple calls for a male passed out on Tonquin Road.  Police attended, arrested the male, and held the male in cells until he was able to care for himself.

Police conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle travelling well below the speed limit on Hwy 20 on April 13th. The female driver was identified as a prohibited driver and arrested. She was released to attend a future court date, and the vehicle she was driving was impounded.

On April 19th, Police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 20. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and observed signs of impairment on the driver. The driver failed a roadside screening device test and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition, and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for no drivers licence and excessive speed.

On the early morning of April 25th, Police completed a traffic stop on a vehicle on Hwy 20 to check for a sober driver. Though the driver was sober, Police observed open alcohol in the vehicle and issued violation tickets to two passengers for Possess Open Liquor in a Motor Vehicle, costing each passenger $230 and their can of beer.

That evening, Police received a report of a possible impaired driver on Hwy 20 heading toward Bella Coola.  Police intercepted the vehicle and completed a traffic stop with it. After the driver failed roadside screening device tests, he was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and police impounded the vehicle for 30 days.

Police are investigating a motor vehicle incident that happened on the morning of April 26th, where a single vehicle left the roadway striking and breaking a hydro pole on Walker Island Road.  Police are asking the public if anyone witnessed this incident or has knowledge about it to call the Bella Coola RCMP at 250-799-5363.

Police were called to a residence near Hagensborg on the evening of April 30th for a report of a suspicious male trying to enter a residence through a back door. Police attended the area, located and arrested the male. Incidental to arrest, the male was found to be in possession of stolen items from vehicles in the area.  The male was transported to the Bella Coola Detachment and was held for a Telebail heaing for charges of Possess Stolen Property Obtained By Crime, Theft of Auto, Possess Break-in Instruments, and Breach of Probation.

Police would like to remind the driving public that it is that time of year where there is a noticeable increase in the amount of roadside dangers in the Bella Coola Valley, including runners/walkers, bikers, horseback riders etc. Drivers, please take your time, slow down, and give lots of room to ensure everyone’s safety.

Police have recently noticed an increased amount of liquor violations in the community. Police would like to remind everyone that violation tickets for Consume Liquor in Public ($230) and Intoxicated in Public ($115) will be issued if a violation is observed. Liquor violations for minors include Consumption by a Minor ($230) and Minor In Possession ($230) can be issued under the Liquor Control and Licencing Act.

Police have zero tolerance toward any Liquor Control and Licencing Act violations.

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