1) File 2019-228: On January 7th, a business reported a theft in the 700 block of Island Hwy E, Parksville. Two shoplifters came into the store and stole products from the shelf. One female had blond hair in her 20’s and another female had dark brown hair in her early 30s. The two were seen leaving in a Silver Dodge truck.
Are you living independently in the Oceanside area and would like a friend to call on you in the morning?
The Keeping In Touch (KIT) Program provides you with the security of knowing that each day, seven days a week if you wish, a volunteer from Oceanside Community Safety will telephone you between 9 AM and 10 AM to ensure your well-being.
1) File 2018-13976: On December 19th an RCMP Officer on patrol observed a vehicle with no head lights on, near the 500 block of Island Hwy 19A, Parksville. The Officer conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. As the driver was unlicensed, they were served a Prohibition Notice, Vehicle Impoundment and a Violation ticket for not having a valid Driver’s License.
Oceanside Community Safety's Traffic Watch performed four deployments in December, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 2237 drivers observed, 37 were misbehaving.
One combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployment was made by Oceanside Community Safety's Traffic Watch during the month of December, 2018. Of 828 vehicles checked, 37 or 4.5% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 89 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 5 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
Across BC, 69% of crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections. If you’re a driver, be aware that if a vehicle is stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, they may be yielding for a pedestrian #KnowYourPartBC. At intersections pedestrians near your half of the road still have the right-of-way even if there is NO marked crosswalk.
Oceanside Community Safety, in partnership with Island Health, is offering a FREE Child Car Seat Check on Wednesday, January 9th, 9 AM to 11 AM, Oceanside Public Health Services, 494 Bay Avenue Parksville.
No appointment is necessary.
1) File 2018-133615: On December 10th, two culprits parked their vehicle at the end of Coombs Rd in Coombs BC and removed tree boughs from the trees on Island Timberlands (IT) property after accessing the property with an ATV. The removal of the branches costs IT thousands of dollars a year as it strips the tree and the tree will have a hard time growing.
Over the Christmas holidays and New Year’s, 510 people are injured and two people are killed in 1,890 crashes every year in B.C. That’s 35 crashes and nine people injured every hour.
1) File 2018-13343: A reported break and enter to a business located at 1300 block Island Hwy West, Parksville, on December 2. A business cube van was stolen. There were 8 machetes, 7 BBQ's and 1 fire pit stolen from various buildings along with the delivery truck and two 20 lb propane bottles. The vehicle has been recovered and forensic evidence is being processed.