Quadra RCMP Weekly Report April 11 – April 17

Quadra Island

2022-04-18 11:35 PDT

Quadra RCMP Weekly Report April 11 – April 17

Files of note

Structure Fire

On April 11th, at 6 PM, an on duty officer was advised of a structure fire in the South end of the Island. The officer arrived on scene and observed the house was engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire appeared to be a cooking mishap. Fortunately, despite some minor burns, all the occupants are the residence were unharmed.

Unwanted Person

On April 11th, at 7:54 PM, staff at the Heriot Bay Inn reported a drifter that was refusing to leave the property. The male, who was not local, was begging for money and sleeping on the property. The male originally agreed to be driven to the ferry by officers, but then asked to be dropped at another location. The officer proactively followed up with the male a few hours later and located him camping in front of the Credit union. The male, who had no place to stay, was transported to the ferry by the officer to go to the shelter in Campbell River.

Check well being

On April 13th, Quadra RCMP received a check well being from a mother who was concerned about her daughter’s well being due to some mental health issues. Members were en route to check on the daughter when they were advised ambulance had already arrived and police were no longer needed.

Assault

On April 14th, at 10:38 AM, a complainant from a remote island contacted the RCMP stating that he had gotten into an altercation with another male. The victim was unharmed but requested members speak with the male who was believed to be heading toward the Government dock in Heriot Bay. Officers met with the male and warned his behaviour as per the complainant’s request. Members also arrested and released the male for an outstanding warrant from another location.

Mischief to property

On April 14th, at 12:20 the Quadra RCMP received multiple calls of a fire in a trashcan in front of the post office at Quathiaski Cove. The officer located a male at another location, the same one that was removed from Heriot Bay Inn a few days previous. Due to lack of evidence officers were unable to prove the male had lit the trashcan on fire. The male was personally transported by the officer to Campbell River as there are little resources on Quadra Island and Campbell River would able to better facilitate his needs. Members have since received more complaints that the transient male has since returned and is loitering around Quadra, causing locals to become uncomfortable with his aggressive panhandling.

Requesting a police escort

On April 15th, at 9:48 PM complainant requested taxi assistance in the area around Granite Bay Road and Bold Point Road in Heriot Bay BC. The driver’s vehicle had broken down and he had been walking for over an hour in the bush. The male asked if police could taxi him over to the ferry as he was afraid he would miss it due to the time of night. While not in the habit of taking on taxi driver duties, officers noted the weather was fairly cold and it might be dangerous if the male was walking out in the middle of nowhere in the dark. Members conducted patrols for over an hour and were unable to locate the stranded individual. As members didn’t have cell service, dispatch contacted one of the complainants who advised that the driver had safely made it to the ferry and neglected to inform members.

Released by

Cst. Rebekah Draht

Media Relations Officer
Quadra Island RCMP
Office: 250-285-3631
Fax: 250-285-2053

Email: Rebekah.DRAHT@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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