Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed two deployments in May, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 1618 drivers observed, 5 were talking on the phone and 15 were performing other distracting actions.
The Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers wishes to thank the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation for their generous donation of $250. These funds will be used to purchase high visibility safety vests that volunteers will wear while participating in community events.
On Monday May 28th Oceanside Police Based Victim Services and the Family Resource Association will be hosting an event to commemorate Victims and Survivors of Crime Week. In 2018 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week runs May 27th – June 2nd.
OCSV's Mike Garland speaks with The Lounge FM's Bill Dean discussing upcoming events.
1) File 18-5001 On May 17 at 7:00 a.m, a resident called to report a break and enter to his home on Matuka Drive in Nanoose Bay. The man returned home to find a man running from his residence and his house ransacked. The area was flooded with police and an RCMP K9 unit was brought in. The suspect was arrested a short time later and as suspected was the same man responsible for a robbery, stealing a vehicle and ramming police in the days prior.
Are you prepared to survive and recover from a disaster? What we do now in preparation will enhance our ability to look after our own needs after the fact. To assist, the Regional District of Nanaimo is currently creating the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.
1) File 18-4385 May 2. A homeowner from the 1200 block of Smithers Road called to report that he awoke to find items including a floor jack had been stolen from his carport.
The OCSV participated in the Emergency Management Oceanside's 2018 Emergency Preparedness Expo held Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. It was hosted jointly by the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo.