Crime Watch Report April 7 to April 13, 2019

DetectiveDuring this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 256 complaints.

1) File 2019-3198:On April 7th a local resident reported some needles were found in the 100 block of Island Highway East, Parksville Community Park, by a tree. City of Parksville arranged pickup and disposal of the material.

2) File 2019-3201: On April 7th RCMP was called by a business in the 100 block of Craig Street, Parksville, to remove a suspected shoplifter. When police arrived a female was arrested under the trespass act and later for common assault.

3) File 2019-3213: A resident in the 600 block of Beach Terrace, Qualicum Beach, reported theft of a water fountain from a front porch on April 8th. The gray water fountain with a lion’s head missing is two feet high, made of resin and valued at $150.

4) File 2019-3223: A resident reported on April 8th, that an unlocked vehicle in the 1500 block of Dalmatian Drive, Parksville, was rummaged through on the evening of April 4th. The only reported stolen goods were change.

5) File 2019-3234: A vehicle in the 100 block of Second Avenue, Qualicum Beach, drove into the side of a building on April 8th. There was only minor damage to the structure with an air conditioning unit smashed.

6) File 2019-3236: On April 8th a resident reported that two Scotty electric downriggers, valued at $2,000, and swivel mounts off a boat were stolen in the 3500 block of Bluebill Place, Nanoose Bay. The theft may have happened within the last five days of being reported.

7) File 2019-3238: A Town of Qualicum Beach employee reported on April 8th that unknown persons are duplicating Town cheques. Merchants are being warned to verify identity of cheque holders.

8) File2019-3244: A vehicle was rummaged through in the 600 block of Turner Road, Parkville, on or about April 8th. There was no evidence of forced entry and nothing was reported stolen.

9) File 2019-3277: A resident recognized a male’s picture from Crime Stoppers on April 9th at the intersection of Memorial Avenue and McMillan Street, Parksville. RCMP responded and the male was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

10) File 2019-3314: On April 10th a resident reported an unlocked vehicle was entered in the 100 block of Hamilton Avenue, Parksville. Change from a centre console was reported stolen.

11) File 2019-3318: A resident in the 300 block of Banks Avenue, Parksville, reported on April 10th, that an unlocked vehicle was entered with a small travel bag removed but later recovered.

12) File 2019-3325: An unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of Heath Avenue, Parksville, was rummaged through on or about April 10th. Reported missing was $10 in change.

13) File 2019-3331: On April 10th a resident in the 1000 block of Coldwater Road, Parksville, reported to police the theft of a 3’ x 7’ flag from the property valued at $35.

14) File 2019-3378: A business in the 200 block of Island Highway East reported that a male was smashing windows on April 11th. Police arrived and arrested a male with charges now pending.

15) File 2019-3385: A resident in the 200 block of Lodgepole Drive reported on April 12th a theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Reported stolen was a blue BMX bike with white wheels.

16) File 2019-3388: On April 12th a resident in the 100 block of Sunningdale Road West, Qualicum Beach, reported that someone had removed the plastic door off of a shed.

17) File 2019-3420: RCMP were called on April 13th regarding damage to an excavator that occurred in the 700 block of Larch Drive, Qualicum Beach. The excavator had a window smashed out with a replacement cost of $1,000.

18) File 2019-3425: An unsecured vehicle in the vicinity of McKinnon Street and Hirst Avenue, Parksville, was entered on or about April 13th. Owner of vehicle reported a wallet containing driver’s license, credit cards stolen. The cards were later fraudulently used by a male thief. The investigation is ongoing.

19) File 2019-3440: A break and enter was reported to the police in the 1500 block of Beaver Creek Warf Road, Nanoose Bay, on April 13th. Reported stolen was cash, foreign currency, and a safe containing jewelry, silver bars and coins. Entry appears to have been through a window.

Please phone 9-1-1 If you see a crime in progress. Should you have information regarding an incident please phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111 during regular office hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays except holidays, outside of business hours phone 250-248-6111 extension 7, or phone Crime Stoppers @ 1-800-222-8477.