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1) 2017-696 On January 25th, an attempted theft of vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of Morison Avenue in Parksville. The complainant discovered that his vehicle was unlocked when he to leave for work in the morning. He saw that his glove box was open and appeared rummaged through. When he tried to start his vehicle the ignition had been damaged and the vehicle would not start.
1) 2017-561 On January 20th, a theft was reported to have occurred in the 800 block of Island Highway West in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the evening of January 19th, culprits stole the Vancouver Sun and Province vending boxes from the parking lot of the French Creek Bakery.
The Community Safety offices receive many inquiries about fraud and scams in the Community. We asked the Oceanside RCMP for a few simple tips to avoid victimization. As prevention is the best way to combat fraud and identity theft, consider adopting the following prevention tips to avoid victimization:
A signal light does not provide you with any protection when you make a left turn. This simple fact was discovered by a lady who slowed as she approached her driveway, signalled for a left turn, saw a truck approaching in her rearview mirror and started to make the turn. To her complete surprise, the truck passed by her on the left and they collided corner to corner.
The Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers would like to remember Jim Cates.
Jim was a volunteer for over 20 years and was instrumental in the initial organization and management of Block Watch in the Qualicum Beach area.
Have you ever wondered about the instruments that the police use to measure vehicle speeds on our highways? My favourite tool was the laser because it gave me the ability to accurately measure the speeds of individual vehicles even when they were in a group on a busy highway. Although the laser had to be used from a stationary position, either hand held or on a tripod, I was willing to trade my moving radar for it when I worked on busy multi-lane highways.
1) 2016-12061 On December 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1400 block of Alberni Highway in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the night culprits entered his unlocked work van and stole a suitcase containing various I phones and I pads and tools used for fixing same.