During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 257 complaints.
1) File 2022-12125: A 2017 black cargo trailer containing tools, BC plate 40150K, was reported stolen in the 6000 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, on December 11.
2) File 2022-12128: Change and sunglasses were reported stolen form a vehicle in the 1100 block of Resort Drive, Parksville, on December 11. There was no damage to vehicle of forced entry.
3) File 2022-12168: A local resident reported losing $20,000 via an Instagram fraud buying crypto currency on December 12.
4) File 2022-12196: A red Honda generator, a solar battery and a chainsaw were some of the items reported stolen from a garage in the 2900 block of Bay Road, Qualicum Beach, on December 13. Damage noted to the front gate and locks to garage cut.
5) File 2022-12204: A vehicle was reported vandalized with damage to a door and ignition in the 900 block of Chatsworth Road, Qualicum Beach, on December 14.
6) File 2022-12233: A local resident reported losing $400 to a job scam where the fraudster sent a cheque for $1,900 to cover expenses then wanted an e-transfer back on December 14. The original cheque was later returned by the financial institution.
7) File 2022-12238: A garage window was reported broken possibly by a thrown rock in the 300 block of Ridgefield Drive, Parksville, on December 14.
8) File 2022-12250: A local resident reported losing over $1,200 in a scam as a result of a two-hour phone call on December 14.
9) File 2022-12271: A local resident reported losing a $325 deposit in an appliance fraud though Facebook Marketplace on December 15.
10) File 2022-12291: Two doors posted on social media for sale were reported stolen from a property in the 2300 block of Glenellen Place, Nanoose Bay, on December 15.
11) File 2022-800184: BC plates FA6385 were reported stolen from a vehicle on Lighthouse Drive, Parksville, on December 17.
12) File 2022-12359: A 2022 green Ford F250, BC plate PJ8949, was reported stolen in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue West, Qualicum Beach, on December 17.
If you see a crime in progress phone 9-1-1. The Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number is 250-248-6111. Oceanside RCMP is located at 421 Pym Street North, Parksville, with public business hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, except holidays.