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.
1) File 2018-731. On January 26, a resident of the Eaglecrest subdivision called to report that the mailboxes had been broken into on the 400 block of Yambury Avenue. As is normally the case with mail theft, it is unknown what was stolen and who was victimized as the amount of mail in the box is unknown.
One combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployment was made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of January, 2018. Of 639 vehicle checked, 7 or 1.1% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 75 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 8 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed five deployments in January, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 3741 drivers observed, 27 were talking on the phone and 42 were performing other distracting actions.
The latest edition of Quick Statistics has been published by ICBC. The new rounded data it contains is for the year 2016 and that year there were 330,000 collisions reported where 64,000 resulted in either injury or fatality. Over all, collision rates have steadily increased from 2011 to 2016.