Crime Watch Report - January 23 to 29, 2022

DetectiveDuring this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 213 complaints.

1) File 2022-676: Two excavators were reported vandalized in the area of Melrose Road, Whisky Creek, on January 23. 

2) File 2022-681: A vehicle was reported stolen in the 400 block of Sunset Blvd, Parksville, on January 23. The vehicle was recovered in Nanaimo on January 28.

3) File 2022-684: A trespasser was reported dumpster diving in the 300 block of Island Highway East, Parksville, on January 23.

4) File 2022-692: A vehicle was reported vandalized on the first block of Trill Drive, Parksville, on January 24. A window was noted smashed and ignition damaged.

5) File 2022-696: A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 200 block of Stanford Avenue, Parksville, on January 24. Evidence of forced entry as well as damage to ignition. Noted missing were a Milwaukee drill, battery and changer. 

6) File 2022-714: A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay, on January 24.

7) File 2022-742: A local resident was reported defrauded of thousands of dollars in a telephone scam purported to have been a stock broker from England who managed to gain control of the victim’s bank accounts on January 25.

8) File 2022-778: A trespasser was reported to have cut the lock off a shed in the 1500 block of Pady Place, Qualicum Beach, on January 26. Nothing noted missing.

9) File 2022-793: An excavator was reported vandalized in the 100 block of Island Highway East, Parksville, on January 27. Padlock to the cab was noted pried off.

10) File 2022-796: A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 500 block of Village Way, Qualicum Beach, on January 27. 

11) File 2022-800: A residence was reported egged in the 400 block of Quatsino Road, Qualicum Beach, on January 27.

12) File 2022-808: A local resident was reported defrauded of thousands of dollars in a crypto scam purportedly seen on television, January 27.

13) File 2022-831: A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 2400 block of Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay, on January 28.

14) File 2022-837: A local resident was reported defrauded of hundreds of thousands of dollars to online dating on January 28. The fraud was over a five-month period.

15) File 2022-845: BC plate PB8858 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1300 block of Dobson Road, Errington, on January 28.

16) File 2022-865: A vehicle was reported stolen in the 300 block of Pioneer Crescent, Parksville, on January 29.  Vehicle was later recovered in Nanaimo.


If you see a crime in progress phone 9-1-1.  Crimes of a less serious nature that are not in progress may be reported online.

The Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number is 250-248-6111. The detachment is located at 421 Pym Street North, Parksville, with public business hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, except holidays