Crime Watch Report - March 19 & 20, 2017

Detective1) March 19, a property owner in the 1200 Block of Winchester Road, Errington called to report a Break and Enter to an outbuilding. Thieves stole a very expensive silver coloured Giant Road Bike and a Makita chop saw.

2) March 20, a resident of Lilac Drive in Parksville awoke to find that his unlocked truck had been entered and several items were stolen including his jacket and backpack.

3) March 20, a resident of Camas Way in Parksville discovered his unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through and several items including a cell phone were missing.

4) March 20, a resident of Starflower Way in Parksville called to report that her unlocked vehicle had been entered and several items, including two sets of headphones were missing.

There were several other similar incidents reported in the areas noted above. It appears that one or more thieves targeted vehicles in the area and stole items. Of note, there were no reports of locked vehicles being entered. This should prove as reminder to please lock up your vehicles and don’t leave valuables out in plain sight of would be thieves.

5) March 20, an owner of a cottage on Horne Lake called to report a Break and Enter to an outbuilding on the property. The locks had been cut off in order to gain access. It was unknown as to whether any items were stolen in this instance.

6) March 20, Oceanside RCMP were inundated with over 10 reports of damage to and theft from mailboxes. Many people attended their neighbourhood mail box on the morning of March 20, only to find that the doors had been pried open and mail had been stolen. Many of these offences occurred in the Eaglecrest Community of Qualicum Beach. Residents are urged to collect their mail every afternoon after delivery. As well, if you are planning a getaway consider having your mail held or having someone you trust collect it in your absence.