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Quadra RCMP reports for the two weeks ending on May 8

The latest Quadra RCMP update mentioned five episodes. 

The most dramatic was about a man who went missing on Cortes Island a week ago, but the RCMP now assure us he has been found alive and well. They did not want to release any more details, for privacy issues, but did say he was located somewhere off island. 

One of the other reports concerns a TELUS truck which tried to jump the BC Ferry line. When the driver was told to go to the back of the line, he “started swearing aggressively at the worker, drove his vehicle toward her, and stopped. The matter is still under investigation.”

A 2005 Red Chevrolet Blazer – Photo by SsmIntrigue (own work) via Wikimedia (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

In the early evening of April 25th, 2022, Quadra RCMP responded to a complaint that someone was camping out on Harbour Brook Road. 

“The complainant stated the male had a complete set up, including a tent, chair, and stove and was currently brewing himself a cup of coffee. Members attended and requested the male move as his tent was situated on the road and blocking local traffic. The male was cooperative and packed up right away. The male appeared to have been able to successfully finish his coffee before departing.”

On April 26th, the RCMP responded to a call of suspected mischief to a vehicle in the Surge Narrows parking lot. The driver found it hard to believe that the brake lines for all four of his tires would fail at the same time.

“A few days later, the complainant called back and advised after a very thorough mechanical inspection in the shop, the brake lines had all rotted at the same time and no foul play was suspected.”

Lastly, there was a 911 medical emergency shortly after lunch on April 28th, 2022. Someone was choking,”however, they were able to dislodge the obstruction from the person’s throat and no longer needed medical attention.”

After perusing the Quadra RCMP’s reports for several weeks, Cortes Currents emailed Cst. Rebekah Draht for further details. 

“Due to privacy issues and because this area is a small town (even with the Islands), I don’t put everything in my reports as I want to keep parties anonymous. I will answer what I can, but I have to be cognizant of that I am releasing keeps people anonymous.” she replied. 

There has not been a single arrest mentioned since Draht started filing weekly reports on April 10.

Cortes Currents asked, “When did the Quadra  detachment last arrest somebody?” 

Cst. Draht emailed, ”As we are four separate members working, I can’t confirm this information.”

There weren’t any tickets mentioned during that five week period either, but she wrote that one was handed out on May 5. 

Two men had a physical altercation on Quadra Island four weeks ago.

Cst. Draht is not aware of any other recent cases of physical violence. 

That same day, someone set fire to a trash can in Quathiaski Cove. This was the most recent incident of vandalism that Cst. Draht knows of. 

There was a car theft five months ago. A 2005 Chevrolet Blazer was taken from someone’s driveway on December 28th or 29th, 2021, but Cst. Draht wrote that no subsequent car thefts have been reported on Cortes, Quadra or Read Islands.

Top image credit: Cup of coffee – Photo by Turc Olive via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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