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Two drones cause problems for RCMP

The Powell River RCMP says two recreational drones were seen flying in an airplane’s flight path.

Monday morning the RCMP responded to a report of two drones flying at around 300 meters.

Police made patrols in the area but were unable to locate the drones.

They were described as donut-shaped and yellow and black in colour.

The RCMP is reminding drone operators that Transport Canada requires drones to be operated below 122 metres.

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Drones are also not allowed to be flown within a 5.6-kilometre radius of an airport or a 1.9-kilometre radius of a heliport.

Break and Enter

Police also responded to a report of a break and enter in the 4400 block of Alberta Avenue.

It believes sometime between 5:00pm and 11:00pm last Wednesday someone broke into a garden shed and stole a 36” Stihl hedge trimmer, a Coleman electric pressure washer and 2 Scotty downriggers.

The stolen items were valued at around $1000.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Powell River RCMP  at (604) 485-6255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477).

Impaired Driving

On Friday around 11:35am police say it stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Marine Avenue and Penticton Street after it was seen speeding.

The RCMP says while speaking to the 55-year-old male driver, police noticed the smell of alcohol. A breath sample was taken and registered a “fail.”

The man was issued a 90-day driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

The Powell River RCMP responded to 88 total calls over the last week.

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