News Stories for 2017-09- 26 – 2017-10-02

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.

From September 26th to October 2nd, the Comox Valley RCMP received three reports of stolen bicycles. The following bikes are still outstanding:

September 26th – Black BMX bike with a red light on the seat and 2 stand up pegs on the rear hub (2017-14213) September 26th – Chrome 21 speed Special Edition GMC men’s mountain bike. The bike is described as having red, black and white writing on the frame. (2017-14217) September 29th – Green Rocky Mountain Metropolis Mountain bike. (2017-14402) The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind bike owners to record the serial numbers and good descriptions of bikes. With the serial numbers, the bikes can be entered onto the RCMP computer system. This will aid in getting your bike back to you if it is located. Apps, like 529 Garage, are great to use to gather all the appropriate information and photos.

The Comox Valley RCMP responded to a business alarm, on the 400 block of Puntledge Road, in Courtenay, during the early morning hours of September 26th. Once on scene, investigation revealed that the business had been broken into, and a quantity of cash was stolen. The Integrated Forensic Identification section and Comox Valley RCMP Crime Reduction Unit is assisting with this break, enter and theft. (2017-14200)

During the evening of September 26th, the manner in which a vehicle was being operated caught the attention of a Comox Valley RCMP officer. A traffic stop was conducted with the vehicle, and an impaired operation of a vehicle investigation was initiated. It was determined that the driver had consumed drugs before driving. The driver was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition. (2017-14260)

A mischief to a business was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on September 27th. A window in the business, located on the 2500 block of Cliffe Avenue, in Courtenay, was smashed sometime overnight. (2017-14269)

The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a theft of a vehicle on September 27th. It was reported that sometime overnight, an unknown person had stolen a Grey 2002 Ford Explorer from the 1800 block of Cliffe Avenue, in Courtenay. The Ford Explorer is bearing British Columbia License Plate EX645J. If you see this vehicle, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2017-14297.

A report of an attempted theft of vehicle was made to the Comox Valley RCMP on September 29th. The vehicle, parked on the 3800 block of Royston Road, had a broken window and the ignition had been damaged, sometime overnight. While on scene, the Comox Valley RCMP officer was advised that a neighbour’s vehicle also had the ignition damaged. The Integrated Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation. (2017-14398)

On Friday evening, September 29th, the Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Traffic Section found themselves busy with two impaired drivers. One driver was found to have consumed alcohol before driving, and was issued a 90 day immediate Driving Prohibition. One driver was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and release on documents to appear in court on a future date.

A theft of tools from a vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on September 30th. The vehicle had been parked overnight on the 2200 block of Hamm Road, in Black Creek. Unknown person(s) removed two chain saws and a leaf blower from the parked vehicle. (2017-14468)