Do you have a few spare hours to donate to your community?
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers (OCSV) is currently looking for people who might like to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for effectively governing the organization.
1) File 17-9141. October 5, an employee of the Home Building Centre in French Creek called to report that someone over the previous evening had spray painted a business vehicle.
Is summer over already? It seems that the lawn is just coming out of dormancy in my yard but night time temperatures have dipped below 7 degrees. That and the fact that it is October the first means that it's time to get winter tires installed. Winter tire and chain up routes are now in effect.
1) File 17-8731 September 23. A few vehicles that had been left open overnight were entered on Morison Avenue in Parksville. Loose change, binoculars and other items left in plain view were stolen.
Oceanside Community Safety and Oceanside RCMP did an education program on Friday, September 122nd, on the dangers of distracted driving.
Thank you to all the motorists that gave a thumbs up to our volunteers.
1) File 17-8464 September 15. A resident of Village Way in Qualicum Beach awoke to find his motorcycle had been stolen sometime overnight from his carport. Nanaimo RCMP later found the motorcycle in their jurisdiction and arrangements were made to return it to the owner.
Six Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety during the month of August, 2017. Of 8380 vehicle checked, 663 or 8% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 83 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 24 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
1) File 17-8229 September 8, the Oceanside RCMP received a report from the Salvation Army in Parksville. During the previous evening suspects had loaded their truck docking bay with garbage. 2 suspects in a dark burgundy Dodge Durango truck attended the bay and 2 males wearing their hoodies drove up and emptied a large trailer load of garbage.
Just a friendly reminder that the kids have headed back to school! We need to make sure we slow down through the school zones and ensure children's safety. Every year there are children that are walking or riding their bikes to school for the first time. They need extra time and room while they get comfortable in their journey.