General News · 29th October 2017
Cpl. Kevin Christensen
On October 27th, 2017 Quadra RCMP were conducting a road check on Cortes Island and were dealing with a male who could not produce his drivers licence. The male provided a name to police which was later determined to be a false name. Once the true identity of the male was established it was determined that the male had outstanding warrants for his arrest and he did not have a valid drivers licence. The male was also found to be breaching several conditions of an undertaking. The male is now facing three new charges and was held in custody to attend court this week in Campbell River.
Sometime between October 17th and 19th, 2017 unknown person(s) broke into the Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op and stole a quantity of frozen food. If you have any information regarding this break and enter and theft please contact Quadra RCMP or Crimestoppers.
On October 25th, 2017 Quadra RCMP received a report of a possible fraud. The complainant advised that they replied to a classified advertisement in the Discovery Islander regarding help wanted for a caregiver. After several emails back and forth the suspect (who was allegedly from New South Wales , Australia) advised that they would forward a cheque to the complainant for initial funds and then requested that the complainant refund additional funds back to the suspect. The suspect also attempted to get personal information from the complainant. The complainant did not send money to the suspect and reported this to the police instead. This is a common fraud which occurs but the story can change. If someone is going to send you a cheque, money order, or other form of payment but asks you to refund money back to them then its usually fraud. The cheque that is sent is either fake, fraudulent, or made on a closed account. It usually takes banks several days or longer after to the cheque is deposited to identify that the cheque or money order is fake and by that time its too late as the victim has sent legitimate funds to the suspect. In this instance, the complainant asked a lot of questions and grew suspicious as the story the suspect was telling did not make a lot of sense .
On October 11th, 2017 Quadra RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Walcan Road. Two people were transported to hospital with EHS with minor injuries. Alcohol was definitely a factor in the accident and police are continuing to investigate.
If you have any information regarding an incident or crime please contact the Quadra RCMP at 250-285-3631 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.