1) File 2018-12039, 12040, 12042, 12044, 12046: October 26th, 2018, Canada Post reported mail boxes were pried open in the areas of Nile Road/Bovanis Road, Bowser, Dorman Road/Baylis Road, 200 block of Goodyear Road, 1500 block of Meadowood Way, and 100 block of Kenmuir Road, Qualicum Beach.
1) File 2018-11755: October 18th: A resident of the 100 block Finholm St N, Parksville reported vehicles at their residence had been rummaged through. Several thefts from vehicles in this area have already been reported.
1) File 2018-11505: October 11th: A business in the 400 block Island Hwy E, Parksville, reported a suspicious male on the property, yelling at cars leaving the business. Members attended. Subject was told to leave and was cooperative.
Twelve combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of October, 2018. Of 9.031 vehicles checked, 358 or 4% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 81 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 91 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed four deployments in October, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 2088 drivers observed, 32 were misbehaving.
Halloween is meant to be a fun celebration, but it can also be risky if parents, children and drivers don't take precautions. Last Halloween, there were 950 crashes, resulting in 280 injuries in B.C.
With Halloween celebrations starting this weekend, here are ICBC's tips to help keep ghosts and goblins of all ages safe.
Our volunteers have done a couple of speed watch deployments on the Alberni Highway recently, with some significant results:
When the drivers stop to give a pedestrian in a crosswalk the right of way, unless there is a compelling reason not to, the pedestrian should take it and proceed. Yesterday I stopped along with the driver to my left to enable a man standing in the middle of 4 lanes of traffic to cross.