A drunken woman bit a police officer while being detained for public intoxication.
Tofino police received a report of an intoxicated female banging her head against the ground on MacKenzie Beach Road on July 27, according to Cpl. Therese Cochlin.
Cochlin said police arrived and determined the woman was unable to care for herself so they, with the help of some of the woman’s friends, carried her to a police vehicle.
“Once at the car, the female did not want to get in and began to struggle with police,” Cochlin said. “During the altercation the female bit one of the officers on the arm.”
The woman was detained until sober and the bitten officer received medical treatment at the Tofino Hospital.
Thief hits campground showers
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the thief, or thieves, responsible for breaking into coin boxes in the showers at Bella Pacifica Campground on Aug. 5.
Police believe power tools were used to break into the boxes, according to Cpl. Cochlin.
Cochlin said “a large sum of money” was stolen and significant damage was done to the boxes.
Police are urging anyone with any information about the crime to contact the Tofino RCMP detachment at 250-725-3242 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Information can also be submitted online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.
Bystander stops robbery
A bystander called police while witnessing a likely robbery at a Tofino business on Aug. 8 around 4 a.m.
The caller was in the area with some friends and noticed a group of people seemingly attempting to get into the businesses through a window, according to Cpl. Cochlin.
“It appears the call to police and concern of the witnesses outside the business was enough to scare the group of thieves away from the scene,” Cochlin said adding the would-be-thieves left the area by the time police arrived.
“Nothing was stolen from the business thanks to the quick action of the concerned citizen who reported the incident.”
A dreadlocked man drew police attention while running around Tofino’s Village Green trying to hit nearby park users with his hair.
The incident occurred on Aug. 1, according to Cpl. Cochlin.
Cochlin said the man was gone by the time police arrived and is believed to have been a visitor to the area.