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RCMP reports from Cortes and Quadra during the week ending Sunday April 24

There was one Cortes and four Quadra Island reports in this week’s email from the Quadra RCMP detachment. 

None of these involved an arrest, fine or any police action beyond a warning. In one case, a group of youth were commended as ‘good citizens.’   

Image credit: A 911 dispatcher courtesy BC RCMP Facebook page

With temperatures rising, the RCMP are receiving more complaints about cars speeding on Quadra Island. This has led to more police patrols and the Quadra Speed Watch Program is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Judy Hagen at hagen.quadra@gmail.com.

There have also been multiple calls an aggressive panhandler on Quadra the last few weeks. He has been banned from multiple businesses and the RCMP advised him that he could be arrested, under the Trespass Act, if he returns to any of those premises.

The Cortes Island incident relates to a threat. On Thursday, April 21, a boat approached the government dock at Gorge Harbour too quickly, causing a considerable wake. This angered a local tenant, ‘whose dock and boat had been tossed about by the wake.” Harsh words were exchanged, but ‘the two parted on calm terms soon after.’ The man who caused the disturbance phoned the RCMP to advise them of the situation. 

On Tuesday April 19th, Constables Clelland and Draht completed a fraud presentation for the local seniors at Heriot Bay Inn. Their presentation  included topics such as current phishing scams, new scams related to Covid, and various social media scams. The Quadra RCMP would like to remind the public that should they encounter a scam, to call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or go to the anti-fraud website at https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.

That Saturday a group of young adults gave an on duty officer some loyalty cards they had found. The RCMP were able to locate the owner’s family and return the cards. This report ends with the police formally thanking the good citizens who located and returning the cards.

And that was it from the Discovery islands, where there has not been a report of any physical altercations or petty vandalism for two weeks and no recent mention of theft other than phishing schemes. 

Top image credit: A Boats wake – Photo by Forest and Kim Starr via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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