Crime Watch Report - April 28 to 29, 2016

Detective1) 2016-3492 On April 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of Hirst Avenue in Parksville. The complainant advised that she looked out the apartment window to see the headlights and dome lights on her husband’s vehicle on. The complainant’s husband ran outside to observe two tall males with hoodies on, walking westbound. The males refused to stop when directed. The police attended immediately however patrols failed to locate the males. Nothing appeared to be missing. A set of Honda car keys were found inside the complainant’s vehicle. Those keys managed to unlock a Honda parked directly across the street. These keys were subsequently returned to the owner of the Honda. These matters remain under investigation.

2) 2016-3495 On April 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of Heath Avenue in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the early morning hours culprits entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the centre console and glove box. Nothing appeared to be missing.

3) 2016-3496 On April 28th, a theft of vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Errington Road in Errington. The complainant advised that his black 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, BCL 341-LEC, was stolen from his carport. At between 3:00 and 3:30 am, the complainant was awoken by his dog barking and took him for a short walk but did not observe anything suspicious at that time. When the complainant left his house at 7:30 am, his vehicle was gone. There was a black/white collapsible scooter in the vehicle. There is a trailer hitch extending about a foot and a half from the vehicle and a tow hook assembly on the front of the vehicle. On April 29th, the vehicle was recovered in the 1400 block of Price Road in Errington. This matter remains under investigation for a Forensics Identification examination.

4) 2016-3498 On April 28th, a theft of vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1100 block of Smithers road in Parksville. The complainant advised that his grey 1996 Toyota 4-Runner, BCL BW0-13F was stolen when he was away at camp sometime in the past seven days. The vehicle was locked, had a full tank of gasoline and had a winch bumper on the front of the vehicle.

5) 2016-3499 On April 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred on Ponderosa Drive in Parksville. The complainant advised that during the early hours culprits entered his unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the centre console and glove box. Nothing appeared to be missing and there was no damage to the vehicle.

6) 2016-3501 On April 28th, a mischief to vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1800 block of Schafers Road in Coombs. The complainant advised that sometime during the early morning hours culprits entered her property by leaving open one of her deer gates and then damaged one of her vehicle tires which was found flattened.

7) 2016-3506 On April 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1700 block of Alberni Highway in Coombs. The complainant advised that a recreational vehicle being stored at their business was entered and an auxiliary battery and radio valued at $750.00 were stolen.

8) 2016-3512 On April 28th, a mischief to property was reported to have occurred in the 2700 block of Peterson Road in Nanoose Bay. The complainant advised that culprits vandalized his well by removing the lid, throwing a bunch of wood into the well and lighting the wood on fire. The complainant advised that the fire was now out but there was approximately $1000.00 damage to some electrical wiring.

9) 2016-3521 On April 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred on Chalet Road at Alberni Highway in Qualicum Beach. The complainant advised that while out taking a walk her vehicle was entered and a pair of hiking boots, some clothing, a roadside emergency kit, a cellular telephone and a British army dagger in a sheath, were stolen.

10) 2016-3535 On April 29th, a theft from a business was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Stroulger Road in Nanoose Bay. The complainant advised that one of their rental units was entered in the past 24 hours and two Samsung flat screen televisions (40” and 32”) and a piece of Aboriginal wall art, were stolen.