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Man arrested after crashing into tree in Powell River

POWELL RIVER, B.C. – A 41-year-old man was arrested after crashing his car into a tree last week.

Constable Chris Bakker with the Powell River RCMP said that on January 18th, at around 8:37 p.m., police responded to a collision in the 5000 block of Marine Avenue.

On scene, they found a vehicle that had crashed into a tree. The driver, a 41-year-old man, was still on scene. As police were speaking to him, they detected the scent of liquor coming from him.

Bakker said once the driver was medically cleared, he was taken to the RCMP detachment and provided a breath sample.

Bakker said the man was found to be intoxicated, and is facing charges of impaired driving.

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Bakker said earlier the same day, police responded to a theft in the 4400 block of Michigan Avenue.

He noted that an emergency light was removed from the wall of an underground parking lot at the Villa Anna Apartments.

The light was removed sometime between December 1st and January 18th, according to RCMP. It was valued at around $120.

Bakker also reported a second theft over the last week. On January 19th, at around 1:21 p.m., police responded to a theft at the Powell River Recreational Complex.

Some time between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on January 18th, a number of items including an iPod Nano, headphones and metal water bottle were stolen from a locker in the women’s change room.

The value of the items taken is approximately $190, according to Bakker’s report.

Between January 17th and 22nd, police in Powell River responded to 58 calls for service. Some of these calls included five thefts, five assaults, three cases of impaired driving, and one case of mischief.

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