Oceanside Community Safety's Traffic Watch group performed 17 deployments during the month of March, 2019 contributing 38 hours of volunteer time. The highest number of distracted drivers were found at Corfield Street and Highway 19A in Parksville. The intersection where drivers were least likely to stop properly for a stop sign was at Grafton Avenue and Errington Road in Errington. 98 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone was the highest speed over the limit measured on Highway 4A in Coombs.
Oceanside Community Safety in partnership with Oceanside RCMP, BEST Shredding and Wembley Centre, is pleased to present a day of confidential document shredding.
The event is set for Saturday April 27th, 2019, 11 a to 3 pm, at Wembley Centre, 826 Island Highway West. Parksville.
Do not give thieves a chance...
Keep your vehicle LOCKED
REMOVE valuables from your vehicle
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 217 complaints.
1) File 2019-2680: A resident reported on March 25th that both plates, BC license AP0 84K, was stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Ford Avenue, Parksville. Please call police if you spot this plate.
The following account is based on a true story. The names have been changed. On a cold and snowy morning Janet woke from a deep sleep. "Something's wrong" she thought. Her thoughts were jumbled. She called out for her husband, Tim. No answer, Tim died 2 years ago. Then, just as she was trying to make sense of what was going on she heard her phone ring. She tried to reach for her phone, but her left arm wouldn't move.
We started organizing these roadside stops with BC RCMP in Oceanside and Oceanside Community Safety over three years ago.
We invite you to say THANK YOU to the over one hundred Oceanside Community Safety volunteers that participate in so many programs such as Bicycle Registration, Block Watch, Child Car Seat Safety, Community Watch Patrols, Identification Kits, Keeping in Touch, Medical Alert Kits, Offices, Safety Seminars and Speed Watch in BC School District 69.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 254 complaints.
1) File 2019-2435: On March 18, a business in the 1000 block of Island Highway East, Parksville, reported that sometime between March 3and March 18, $2,460 worth of merchandise was stolen from the business. Police have been able to identify the suspect with charges pending.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 202 complaints
(1) File 2019-2191: On March 11,an unlocked vehicle was rummaged through while parked in a driveway in the 500 block of Doehle Avenue, Parksville. Nothing was reported damaged or stolen.