Crime Watch Report - October 5 to 11, 2017

Detective1) File 17-9141. October 5, an employee of the Home Building Centre in French Creek called to report that someone over the previous evening had spray painted a business vehicle.

2) File 17-9212. October 7, a break and enter to a brand new residence under construction at the 200 block of Buller Road in Qualicum Beach was reported. Stolen items include a Dewalt tool bag, Dewalt cord-less drill, Dewalt battery and battery charger. Also stolen was a brand new black and yellow Champion 7800/6500 watt generator.

3) File 17-9234. October 8, a break and enter was reported to have occurred at a Hotel in Parksville the evening prior. The shed on the hotel property had been broken into with several items stolen. Items include a leaf blower, small hand tools and 2 tarps.

4) File 17-9236. October 8, a resident from the 600 block of Ironwood Avenue in Parksville called police reporting her trailer had been vandalized while parked in her driveway. RCMP attended and found a number of words had been painted on the front and side of the trailer. Most of the words could be read but they didn’t make much sense. Two tubes of paint, a paint brush and a plastic wrapper were left behind.

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5) File 17-9265. October 9, a report of mischief to vehicle was reported on the 400 block of Pioneer Crescent in Parksville. It appeared an unknown suspect had used a small tool handle to smash the side window of the car.

6) File 17-9282. October 10, a resident of the 400 block of Wembley Road called police to report that over the past evening, someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and had stolen loose change and reading glasses.

7) File 17-9313. October 11, Oceanside RCMP received a call from a concerned citizen reporting that sometime in the last 24 hours someone broke open the mail boxes located across from Shar-Kare in the Parksville Industrial Park. Canada Post attended to make repairs, but as per usual in mailbox thefts it is nearly impossible to determine what if anything is missing. Another reminder to check your mail daily!

8) File 17-9315. October 11, Oceanside RCMP received a complaint from a homeowner from the 400 block of Martindale Road in Parksville. Someone had broken into his shop. Stolen items include, 1 older Husky 50 Rancher chainsaw, 1 older Husky 390 chainsaw, 1 Honda 2000 generator (suitcase style), 1 Makita Hammer concrete drill.

9) File 17-9320. On October 11, just before noon, alert residents on Hillview Road in Nanoose Bay called the Oceanside RCMP to report a suspicious looking male trying to open car doors. The residents kept an eye on the thief while awaiting police. The male then entered a carport and proceeded to steal a Yamaha dirt bike and push it out to the street. Oceanside RCMP officers arrived and arrested the male without incident. He was still attempting to start the motorbike he had stolen. The 34 year old transient man with ties to Port Alberni and Kelowna has a very lengthy criminal record was also found to be in breach of probation at the time of arrest. It was also noted that the man had been released from the Victoria Regional Correctional Facility one week earlier. He was held for court and made his first appearance on October 12.