Crime of the Week

News Stories for 2017-08-15 – 2017-08-21

If you have any information regarding any of these files, or any other crime, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.
If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca. When reporting through Crime Stoppers, you never have to identify yourself or testify in court, and you could receive a cash reward for your information.

For the week of August 15th to August 21st, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to 24 calls for theft from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles included wallets, cash/change, a tablet, license plates, CD’s, phone chargers, a kayak, glasses, a Go Pro, wireless headphones, a suitcase, clothing and camera equipment. The Comox Valley RCMP cannot stress enough, the importance of ensuring you vehicle doors are locked, and nothing of value is kept in it. It is common for thieves to enter a neighbourhood and get whatever they can, simply by checking car doors in the area. If you see any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, or have your vehicle entered, please report it to the Comox Valley RCMP.

On August 15th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a call regarding a stolen vehicle. The White, 1991 Ford F350 Crew cab Pickup truck, bearing British Columbia Licence plate LE9541, had been parked near Cumberland and Highway 19 over the weekend. The pickup is described as having a large canopy with a red Skidoo sticker and a large black bush bumper on the front. If you see this vehicle, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP. (2017-11662)

Vandalism that occurred to a building, located on the 2300 block of Mission Road, in Courtenay, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on August 15th. Sometime over the weekend, unknown person(s) had spray painted the building and it appears a shrub was attempted to be lit on fire. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP or Crime Stoppers. (2017-11677)

A mischief to a business located on the 2700 block of Dunsmuir Avenue, in Cumberland, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on August 16th. Sometime overnight, the front window of the business was smashed. Nothing was stolen from the business. (2017-11732)

On August 16th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a theft of tools from a residence located on the 3300 block of First Street, in Cumberland. Within the previous few days, a Jobmate tool caddy, described as being black with red stripes, and a canvas bag with miscellaneous hand tools had been stolen. (2017-11749)

A business break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on August 18th. The gate on the fenced compound of the business, located on the 4800 block of Island Highway North, had been breached and entered. Once inside, a grey 2006 Shoreland’r boat trailer, bearing British Columbia Licence plate UGP29T, and two Sea Doo personal Watercrafts had been stolen. Both Sea Doos are described as being red, with one being a model 216C and the other is a Model 178A. The Integrated Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation. (2017-11851)

The theft of a Kayak was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on August 19th. The yellow 14’ Neki Manitou Kayak had been mounted on a vehicle that was parked on the 2600 block of Windermere Avenue, in Cumberland. Sometime overnight, the kayak had been stolen. (2017-11930)

On August 20th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a theft of a vehicle report. Sometime overnight, the black 2012 Ford Focus, bearing British Columbia License plate 398WMP had been stolen from the 1500 block of Piercy Avenue, in Courtenay. If you see this vehicle, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP. (2017-12001)