1) File 18-2255 On March 8 at 12:30 a.m., a man witnessed a suspect male in his yard breaking into his car in the 100 block of Harlech Road, in Qualicum Beach. The suspect who was reportedly wearing an orange ball cap (no other description) was startled and fled. Stolen was a black Apple Ipad 2.
Have you responded to our provincial government's request for feedback on the setting of fair ICBC rates yet? The hope is to "introduce changes to the current system to make insurance rates more fair for British Columbians by making all drivers more accountable for their decisions and driving behaviour." The implication here is that bad drivers don't pay their fair share of insurance premiums.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed five deployments in February, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 3944 drivers observed, 25 were talking on the phone and 36 were performing other distracting actions.
One combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployment was made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of February, 2018. Of 580 vehicles checked, 84 or 14.5% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 65 km/h in a 30 km/h zone. 10 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
1) File 18-1679 February 19, a contractor reported a theft of tools that were left unattended briefly beside an apartment complex on Moilliet Street in Parksville. When he returned all of his falling tools ($2500) were gone. These included chainsaws, climbing gear, ropes etc.
On June 1, 2009 the Slow Down, Move Over law came into effect in British Columbia. Just in case you've never heard of it, when you approach an official vehicle stopped on the side of the road that is displaying flashing red, blue, white or yellow lights you must slow down and, if possible, move over before you pass it.
ICBC, the Oceanside Detachment and our Cell Watch volunteers will be participating in the semi-annual provincial distracted driving campaign during March 2018:
1) File 2018-1379 On the morning of February 9, a Nanoose Bay Recreational Vehicle (RV) Business owner realized that he was targeted by thieves the night prior. Three separate RV’s had the doors pried open with TV’s being stolen from each one.