News stories for 2015-07-14 to 2015-07-20
On July 15th police attended to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a pickup truck while crossing in a crosswalk on Lerwick road near Home Depot. The man was treated by Provincial Ambulance on scene. The driver of the pickup was charged for failing to yield to a pedestrian. (2015-9256)
Police responded to a report of a man brandishing a knife and threatening to stab a female on 6th street, near the library in downtown Courtenay. The man was located and found in possession of the knife and was arrested. The man was held in custody and will appear in provincial court. (2015-9288)
On July 16th the Comox Valley Drug section entered into an investigation of drug trafficking after stopping a vehicle in the City of Courtenay. The male driver, who is known to police through recent drug charges, was searched and found to have in his possession Cocaine, Heroin, Crystal Meth and Prescription Drugs that he did not have a prescription for. The vehicle was also searched and numerous items used in the packaging, sale of illicit drugs and use of the drugs were also located. The man and female passenger were arrested and held in custody. On July 17th the woman was released and the man appeared in court and was remanded into custody pending further court proceedings. (2015-9298)
Police report that over the week-end of July 18 and 19th, 3 - 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions were issued for alcohol. In two of the cases the drivers of the vehicles refused to provide breath samples. All vehicles were towed and impounded for 30 days.
During the early morning hours of July 19th the Comox Valley RCMP were called to a report of a stabbing at a residence on the 2800 block of Lanyon road in Courtenay. The incident occurred in the residence kitchen after a verbal altercation while a large house party was underway. One man was arrested for aggravated assault and has been held in custody pending an appearance in Provincial court. (2015-9455)
On July 20th police received a report of a mischief to property on the 200 block of Waters place in Courtenay. There have been several complaints in the past months of damage to the new fire training center. The damage ranges from spray painting to damage to the fire equipment in the center. If you know who is responsible for these acts of mischief you are asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On the afternoon of July 20th police responded to a car versus motorcycle collision on the Old Island highway at Tsolum road. The motorcycle had stopped for a pedestrian and another vehicle and the car following did not and ran into the motorcycle causing it to crash to the ground. Both the motorcycle operator and passenger were taken to hospital for checkup but no serious injuries resulted. The female driver of the offending vehicle was charged under the motor vehicle act. (2015-9540)