Fraud Awareness

Anti-Fraud GraphicThe 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:

Left Turn Surprise!

DriveSmartBC LogoA 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.

Measuring Vehicle Speeds With Laser

DriveSmartBC LogoHave 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.

Crime Watch Report - December 16 to 19, 2016

Detective1) 2016-11707 On December 16th, a theft of Canada Post property was reported to have occurred in the 100 block of Fairdowne Road in Qualicum Beach. The complainant advised that during the early morning hours culprits pried open the rural mail box located on Fairedowne Road and Alberni Highway. It appeared as though at least one mail slot was pried open and an undetermined amount of mail stolen.

Crime Watch Report - November 30 to December 8, 2016

Detective1) 2016-11207 On November 30th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Stroulger Road in Nanoose Bay. The complainant advised that his vehicle was parked in underground parking and sometime during the night culprits gained entry into his vehicle and stole a Canon 3pI camera, a case of equipment which included three lenses and a large amount of US currency.