Crime Watch Report - January 15 to 22, 2019

DetectiveDuring this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 241 complaints.

1) File 2019-476: On January 15th, police received a report of a theft of food from a carport refrigerator in the 600 block of Tranfield Street, Parksville.

2) File 2019-477: On January 15 police received a report of mischief after a commercial vehicle had its window smashed in the 900 block of Fairdowne Road, Parksville. This business has been the target of repeated mischief and anyone with information on the culprit(s) or that observes suspicious a person in the area is asked to contact police.

3) File 2019-486: On January 15th, a municipal traffic officer stopped a vehicle on Mill Rd near Maple St, Qualicum Beach for speeding after observing it driving over 100 km/h in the 50km/h zone. The driver was ticketed for excessive speed, not having a drivers licence and served with a 5 month driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for seven days.

4) File 2019-512: On January 16th, police received a report of a hit and run after a witness observed a woman hit a parked vehicle with her own. After examining the damage the woman left and did not try to locate the other car owner or leave her contact information. Police identified the woman and she was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with Fail To Stop After Collision With Unattended Vehicle.

5) File 2019-549: On January 17th, Oceanside RCMP received a complaint from a Loss Prevention Officer that a male was in custody for shoplifting at a business in the 300 block of Island Hwy E, Parksville. The offender was identified and has been referred to the Arrowsmith Restorative Justice program.

6) File 2019-573: On January 18th, police received a complaint of shoplifting from a business in the 1400 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville. The male was identified and arrested and will appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on March 12, 2019.

7) File 2019-675: On January 21st, it was reported that an intoxicated male was in the middle of the road near the 7000 block of the Island Hwy, Bowser. Police attended and located the male laying on the road, intoxicated and refusing to move or identify himself. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and held in custody until he sobered and identified himself.

8) File 2019-683: On January 22nd, police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 500 block of Soriel Road in Parksville. The vehicle is described as a Red 2005 Dodge 1500 pickup with licence plate 3059YL.

Please phone 9-1-1 If you see a crime in progress. Should you have information regarding an incident please phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111 during regular office hours 8:30 AM to 4:40 PM weekdays except holidays, outside of business hours phone 250-248-6111 extension 7, or phone Crime Stoppers.