Crime Watch Report - May 8 to 14, 2016

Detective1) 2016-3888 On May 8th, a theft from several vehicles was reported to have occurred in the 200 block of Moilliet Street in Parksville. The complainant advised that culprits entered her unlocked vehicle and although things appeared to have been rifled through, nothing appeared missing. Several other vehicles in the immediate area also appeared to have been rummaged through. The registered owners were contacted and other than a pill bottle being stolen from one vehicle, nothing was missing.

Crime Watch Report - May 3 to 7, 2016

Detective1) 2016-3694 On May 3rd, a mischief to property was reported to have occurred in the 700 block of Englishman River road in Errington. The complainant advised that at approximately 12:30 am, they were awoken by a vehicle ramming their front gate in a vehicle. The vehicle eventually was able to ram through the gate but fled when the complainant and her family confronted the vehicle in the driveway. The vehicle is described as a dark blue or black Hyundai Santa Fe or Tucson, with a BC license 031-WMS. The police later confirmed that the aforementioned license was reported stolen out of Ladysmith. This vehicle is suspected to be associated to numerous break and enters in the Errington area recently.

Get Cyber Safe: Mobile Devices

SmartphoneOur smartphones have become constant companions that can do so much for us. They are complicated devices that can also work against us if we don't understand how to protect ourselves from predators who would like to reach in and either steal personal information or use these devices for criminal purposes remotely. We must learn to protect ourselves effectively as we learn to use these devices.

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The Trailer Tug Test

DriveSmartBC LogoBack in 2004 I put tongue in cheek and wrote about the trailer tug test. You hook the trailer up, drive off and look in the rear view mirror, if it’s still following you, carry on! I found myself behind a couple of vehicles pulling trailers yesterday and wondered if their drivers had missed the fact that I was being facetious. Neither trailer had any functioning lights and I can only guess what else might have been overlooked.

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Crime Watch Report - April 28 to 29, 2016

Detective1) 2016-3492 On April 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of Hirst Avenue in Parksville. The complainant advised that she looked out the apartment window to see the headlights and dome lights on her husband’s vehicle on. The complainant’s husband ran outside to observe two tall males with hoodies on, walking westbound. The males refused to stop when directed.

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