Our Community Safety Offices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach will be closed for the Christmas holiday from December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019 inclusive.
Keeping in Touch calls will still be made by our volunteers during that time.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed two deployments in November, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 327 drivers observed, 3 were misbehaving.
I found this Tweet from a cyclist on southern Vancouver Island yesterday: A #RCMP told me today it was too dangerous to ride a bike on the roads and I should find another hobby. In their view going to the grocery store on a #bike is a hobby. #Police and the public need to wake up #bikes are a serious mode of transport.
Wow! This officer must have missed some important reading in their copy of the Motor Vehicle Act.
Seven combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of November, 2018. Of 7,803 vehicles checked, 502 or 6.4% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 88 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 76 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
1) File 2018-13106: On November 25, an observant resident reported they located an excavator off of the Claymore Forest Service Road, Qualicum Beach. RCMP confirmed it was a stolen excavator via the VIN.
1) File 2018-12859: November 18, police received a report of mischief to vehicle after a red 2010 Ford Ranger had been damaged in the area of Memorial Avenue and Rupert Road East, Qualicum Beach. Suspect(s) drilled at 1/2" hole in the vehicle's gas tank stealing approximately 1/8 of a tank of gasoline.
The annual drinking and driving CounterAttack program starts this weekend. If you will be out and consuming alcohol or recreational drugs, please plan a safe ride home. Hosting a party? Remember that you have responsibilites for your guests when you are serving intoxicants. #KnowYourPartBC and #SafeRideHomeBC
The GoByBike Week for Fall 2018 was held between October 15 and 28. Here in the Oceanside area the co-ordinator was OCS volunteer Leo Boon. Everyone did a great job as we had the highest number of participants per capita in the province!
1) File 2018-12574: November 10th, Car keys, a compass a pen and pad were stolen from a mobility scooter 200 block of Lodgepole Dr, Parksville, while the owner was running errands.