General News · 1st July 2019
Cpl. Sean Bulford
RCMP File 2019-371
On June 11th, 2019 at 11:26 P.M. RCMP members were called out for an erratic driving/disturbance complaint on Sutil Rd. A young woman was driving home alone from a function at the South end of the Island when she encountered a pickup truck being driven in an aggressive manner. The woman was afraid and increased her speed, but noticed that the pickup truck appeared to have turned around and was following her. The young woman became very afraid and increased her own speed to levels that she would normally not operate her vehicle at. This young woman was alone on a dark road, having no idea what the other drivers intentions were. She demonstrated quick thinking and pulled into a friends driveway, bringing attention to her situation. The suspect followed the young woman onto her friends property. Her friends were able to provide her safety and obtained a licence plate number from the pickup truck while calling police. RCMP attended Cortes Island by Police Vessel and eventually located the pickup truck. Members spoke with an intoxicated male who is known to them. This male is considered a suspect but denied any involvement in the incident. Unfortunately neither the young woman or her friend were able to see the driver/occupants of the pickup truck. RCMP are requesting anyone with first hand knowledge of this incident to contact them.
RCMP File 2019- 385
Between June 15th and 16th, 2019 a theft occurred at the Cortes Craft COOP, located in Squirrel Cove. Approximately $1800 worth of arts and crafts were stolen, along with the cash float. RCMP are still investigating this matter and have made several inquiries to date. The COOP Crafters would like the person responsible to return the items, which could be done anonymously and would conclude their interest in a police investigation. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the RCMP.
Other RCMP News. Cst. Tony Eeftink is transferring from the Quadra Island Detachment after four years of serving the residents of the Discovery Islands. Tony will be joining the West Coast Marine unit. A replacement for Tony has already been identified. Cst. Mark Biggar will be joining us from Alert Bay Detachment come August 1st.
With summer upon us, the vehicle traffic on Cortes and Quadra Island will see a noticeable increase. Please drive respectfully, and arrange a ride or designated driver ahead of time if you plan to have a few drinks or hoots.
Cpl. Sean Bulford
We would like to remind people that we are available 24/7 to respond as needed, and are only a phone call away. For emergency's, dial 911.
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.
Comment by Bertha Jeffery on 3rd July 2019
We will miss your smiling face Tony. Hope you enjoy your next posting and hope you come in and say hi when the boat is on Cortes. And thank you for your service to Cortes and Quadra.
Cst. Tony Eeftink
Comment by Mary Clare Preston on 2nd July 2019
As a public servant on Cortes and Quadra, I'd like to thank you for your service. I've called on you a few times and always felt you had my back. Good Luck with your next posting Cst. Eeftink