Crime Watch Report - April 2 to 6, 2018

Detective1) File 18-3209 On April 2, a residential break and entry was reported by the owner of a rural property at the 3000 block of Matthew Road in Nanoose. Upon examination of the property, RCMP noted that it appeared the suspects had been at the home for some time while the owner was away for the evening. Every room in the house was ransacked along with a shed, outbuildings and even a boat on the property. Of particular concern is the fact that a gun safe had been broken into and that 12 guns were stolen. The firearms included 6 rifles, 4 shotguns and 2 handguns.

2) File 18-3211 On April 2, a mischief and theft was reported from an employee of Rathtrevor Provincial Park. The sani-dump coin operated machines were pried open and a small amount of coins were stolen. The thief used considerable effort to smash the machines, causing significant expense and frustration for a few coins.

3) File 18-3214 On April 2, a vehicle parked at the 1300 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville was broken into over the previous evening. The stolen items include a Bazooka bass tube, bluetooth speaker, air compressor, 3 spinning reels, Helly Hansen rain coat and a portable VHF radio. A wallet was also stolen and it was discovered a debit card, MC and Visa had been used at a number of stores. The stores (all local) have been attended to. Surveillance footage has been requested in hopes of tracking down the suspect.

4) File 18-3220 On April 2, a resident of an apartment building located at the 300 block of Morison Avenue, Parksville called to report an attempted theft. Someone had tried to break into a number of rooms in the basement of the apartment building. RCMP attended and were shown a room containing 4 storage cages, the laundry room and a bike storage room. The bike room door was badly damaged but entry was not gained. The laundry machine was damaged when someone tried stealing the money compartment. Two of the storage cages were apparently opened but nothing was taken. It is unknown how the person entered the building or even if the person possibly lives in the building.

5) File 18-3251 On April 3, the RCMP received a report from a man who had his kayak and cart chained up at the end of Bay Avenue in Parksville. Someone had cut his chain, and stolen the cart. The kayak was still there, but the owner advised he would be removing it shortly in the event the thieves return. The kayak cart was described as having an aluminum frame, 18" wheels, all black.

6) File 18-3267 On April 3, a report was received by the Oceanside RCMP of a theft of three Internet modems from the back of a truck located at the 100 block of Pym St N, Parksville. Modems were taken out of an unsecured Rubbermade tote sometime overnight.

7) File 18-3292 On April 4, the Oceanside RCMP received a report that a church on Smithers Road in Parksville had been broken into. The complainant was notified of an alarm trip at 6:15 a.m. He attended to find that the back door had been pried into. Nothing was damaged further or stolen as it appears the suspect was startled by the alarm.

8) File 18-3296 On April 4, the Oceanside RCMP received a report of a theft from a vehicle parked overnight at the 300 block of Moilliet Street in Parksville. The suspect stole one credit card from the vehicle.

9) File 18-3322 On April 5, the Oceanside RCMP responded to an attempted theft from a storage container located at an industrial business at the 900 block of Chatsworth Road in Whiskey Creek. The lock was of high quality and therefore had only been tampered with in a failed effort by the wannabe thief.

10) File 18-3368 On April 6, the Oceanside RCMP received a report from a resident of Bay Road in Qualicum Beach that there cargo trailer had been broken into. The lock had been cut off by the thief to allow access but it did not appear that anything of significance was stolen.