News Stories for 2017-10-03 – 2017-10-09
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From October 3rd to October 9th, the Comox Valley RCMP received six reports of thefts from vehicles. Items taken from the vehicles included a rear bumper, cash/change, a hedge trimmer, tools and fuel.
The Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle on October 3rd. Sometime overnight, an unknown person removed the entire rear bumper of the vehicle that was parked on the 900 block of Comox Road, in Courtenay. The integrated forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation.
A break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on October 3rd. A fenced compound, located on the 800 block of McPhee Avenue, in Courtenay, was entered. While the unknown person(s) were in the compound, trailers were also broken into. Very unique construction items were stolen, including several 3M batteries and a charger.
On October 5th, the Comox Valley RCMP received three separate reports of mischief to vehicles. The driver side window of a vehicle, that had been parked on the 1100 block of 5th street, in Courtenay, had been smashed sometime overnight. The second vehicle, parked on the 2300 block of Murrelet Drive, in Comox, had its rear window broken, overnight as well. A third vehicle had its driver side window broken while parked near Lewis Avenue and 17th Street in Courtenay overnight. It is unknown at this time if these mischiefs are related.
The manner in which a vehicle was being operated on Highway 19A, north of Courtenay, caught the attention of a Comox Valley RCMP officer on October 6th. A traffic stop was initiated and an impaired operation of a motor vehicle investigation was quickly started. It was found that the driver had consumed alcohol before driving. As a result, the driver was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside driving Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded.
The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating after the "old" CRA scam had reportedly gone to another level, on October 6th. The latest scam had the suspect attending unsuspecting community members and demanding iTunes cards for fear that their vehicle will be repossessed. The unknown male took down the VIN number of their vehicle to put a lien on it and appeared to be very credible. The Comox Valley RCMP would like residents know that the Canada Revenue Agency will never send someone to your house and will never request payment with any sort of gift card, iTunes card or the likes. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don't be embarrassed - you're not alone. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
The theft of a motorcycle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on October 7th. The 2011 Husqvarna 450 bike was taken overnight from the 3000 block of Elderberry Crescent, in Courtenay. The bike is described as being red and white, bearing British Columbia License plate U86714.
The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a driver possibly passed out in a vehicle on Beaufort Avenue in Comox on October 8th. A Comox Valley RCMP officer attended and a care and control of a vehicle, while impaired investigation was started. It was determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside driving Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded.
An ATV theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on October 9th. The red 2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 with British Columbia License plate 5B2766 was stolen from a residence located on the 5600 block of Seacliff Road, in Courtenay. The theft is thought to have occurred between 2 am and 4 am. The ATV is reported to have distinctive racks on it.