Oceanside Comunnity Safety and Oceanside RCMP will be at the Maple Lane Community Park, San Pariel, Friday, August 25th, 5 PM and 8 PM to invite you to take advantage of our FREE Bicycle Registration Program. Volunteers will assist you in registering your bicycle with the 529 Garage. The 529 Garage identification decals will be provided to you at no charge.
1) File 17-6913 August 4 at 2:31 a.m., the RCMP responded to an alarm call at the Pine Tree Centre on Alberni Highway. A lone male suspect tried all the doors to businesses and eventually found a door that had been left unlocked. Once inside the business, the suspect, startled by the alarm grabbed a few small items and fled the area.
Oceanside Community Safety performed five deployments in July, 2017 dedicated to the Cell Watch program exclusively. Of 3635 drivers observed, 14 were talking on the phone and 38 were performing other distracting actions.
Six Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety during the month of July, 2017. Of 2600 vehicle checked, 112 or 4% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 73 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 12 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
The OCSV performed three deployments in June, 2017 dedicated to the Cell Watch program exclusively. Of 1465 drivers observed, 12 were talking on the phone and 0 were performing other distracting actions.
Fifteen Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by the OCSV during the month of June, 2017. Of 8824 vehicle checked, 639 or 7% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 81 km/h in a 30 km/h zone. 37 drivers were observed talking on or texting with hand held cellular phones.
1) File 17-6367 On July 21 a resident of Butterball Drive in Qualicum Beach called to report that someone had stolen the bbq right off their porch. Oceanside RCMP believe the suspect approached the patio from the beach.
It's not nice to take vicarious pleasure from the troubles of other drivers, but sometimes I can't help myself. Yesterday I found myself #3 in line waiting for a red light to turn green at an intersection. The vehicle in front of me was a shiny Porsche Boxster convertible driven by a mature male. The light turned green and he stalled it. By the time he had started it again the light had turned red and we all ended up waiting for the next cycle.