Crime Watch Report - January 25 to 30, 2017

Detective1) 2017-696 On January 25th, an attempted theft of vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of Morison Avenue in Parksville. The complainant discovered that his vehicle was unlocked when he to leave for work in the morning. He saw that his glove box was open and appeared rummaged through. When he tried to start his vehicle the ignition had been damaged and the vehicle would not start. The police were called, attended and noticed that the culprits had punctured a hole next to the door key hole, allowing entry into the vehicle. The only thing stolen was the garage door opener.

2) 2017-699 On January 25th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 200 block of Hirst Avenue in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the early hours culprits entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a Magellan GPS and a Samsung phone cord.

3) 2017-710 On January 25th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 200 block of Hirst Avenue in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the early hours culprits entered his unlocked vehicle and rummaged through his centre console and glove box. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. This incident may be associated to #2.

4) 2017-731 On January 26th, a break, enter and theft was reported to have occurred at a business at Horne Lake. The complainant advised that sometime during the early hours culprits cut three pad locks allowing access into a storage compound at the Horne Lake Visitor Centre. A Honda generator, four jerry cans full of gasoline, three video cameras and a cell phone booster antenna, were stolen.

5) 2017-758 On January 27th, a break, enter and theft was reported to have occurred at a business in the 100 block of Beachside drive in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime between January 20th and 26th, culprits entered an unlocked hotel room and stole two 39โ€ Samsung televisions.

6) 2017-772 On January 28th, a mischief to property was reported to have occurred at a business in the 100 block of Craig Street in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the evening culprits spray painted graffiti on the walls of their business as well as on other businesses in the area.

7) 2017-802 On January 29th, a theft of vehicle and trailer were reported to have occurred on Jones Street at Fern Road in Qualicum Beach. The complainant advised that his truck and trailer were stolen during the early morning hours. The truck was described as a two tone green 1986 Ford F250 pickup, BCL JD-6833. Attached to the truck was a white enclosed Wells cargo trailer, approximately 6โ€™ X 8โ€™, BCL UYP79D. The trailer was full of assorted painting tools and supplies. Later in the day both the truck and trailer were located in Nanaimo in different locations. This file remains under investigation.

8) 2017-805 On January 29th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred on Ballenas Place in Parksville. The complainant advised that during the early hours culprits entered his unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the glove box and centre console. Although the vehicle was messed up nothing appeared to have been stolen.

9) 2017-819 On January 30th, a break and enter was reported to have occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Corfield street in Parksville. The complainant advised that they heard noises in the early hours but thought it was just his neighbours so they did not investigate. In the morning they discovered the window above their sink in the kitchen open and the water cooler that had been in front of the window knocked over on the floor. All the doors in the residence were still locked. The complainant advised that the culprits used his ladder to reach the kitchen window. It is believed that knocking over the water cooler scared the culprits away and no entry was gained.

10) 2017-820 On January 30th, a business was reported to have been vandalized in the 500 block of Corfield Avenue East in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the evening culprits spray painted graffiti over the rear of the Stanford Place building.