News Stories for 2017-12-05 – 2017-12-11

If you have any information regarding any of these files, or any other crime, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.
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From December 5th to December 11th, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to 12 calls for theft from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles included a laptop, prescription glasses, sunglasses, medication, key chains, gasoline, a two way VHF radio, backpacks, chainsaw safety pants, personal documents, a passport, cash/change, foreign currency and a GPS. The Comox Valley RCMP is asking that if this occurs to you, please report it, so the crime statistics can be as accurate as possible, but please lock your car doors. The majority of these thefts can be deterred, simply by locking your doors and not leaving anything of value in your vehicle.

On December 5th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a compliant of a stolen ATV. It was reported that the ATV was taken from the 3300 block of Lake Trail Road, in Courtenay BC. The ATV is described as a Blue 2003 Yamaha Banshee ATV with chrome rims and red safety bars. The ATV was bearing British Columbia licence plate 4C2742. (2017-17804)

An attempted break and enter to a business was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on December 5th. Sometime overnight, unknown culprit(s) attempted to gain entrance into a business located on the 200 block of 5th Street, in Courtenay. Damage was done to the building’s roof, however entry was not gained. The Integrated Forensic Identification is assisting with this investigation. (2017-17810)

A business break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on December 5th. Sometime overnight, a fenced compound, located on the 4800 block of Island Highway North, in Courtenay, was broken into and a set of tires and rims were stolen. (2017-17821)

A stolen vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on December 7th. The Gold 2007 Suzuki Vitara had been parked on the 3800 block of Ross Avenue, in Royston. The vehicle was bearing British Columbia Licence Plate 600AWK. If you see this vehicle, or know its whereabouts, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2017-17906.

During the early morning hours of December 9th, while conducting traffic enforcement in the downtown Courtenay area, a Comox Valley Municipal Traffic officer located a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted and an impaired operation of a motor vehicle investigation was initiated. 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 for 30 days. (2017-17989)

On December 9th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of mischief to vehicles that had been parked on the 700 block of 9th street, in Courtenay. Sometime overnight, an unknown person(s) appeared to have walked by two vehicles and damaged them with paint. (2017-18018)

The manner in which a vehicle was being operated in Courtenay, caught the attention of a Comox Valley RCMP officer during the early morning hours of December 10th. Once a traffic stop was initiated, an impaired operation of a motor vehicle investigation was started. It was found that the driver had, in fact, consumed alcohol before operating the vehicle. The driver was issued a 90 day immediate roadside driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (2017-18038)

An electric scooter theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on December 10th. The Black scooter had been parked on the 2300 block of Mansfield Drive, in Courtenay and is believed to have been stolen between 7:00 am and 7:30 am. The scooter is described to have a “I ride a Harley” sticker on the front, as well as a Canadian Flag sticker. If you have seen this scooter, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file 2017-18043.

The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a stolen ATV on December 10th. The ATV had been parked on the 6600 block of Island Highway South, in Fanny Bay. The quad is described as a Red 1998 Yamaha Grizzly bearing British Columbia Licence plate 9B2292. (217-19062)

A vehicle was found to be travelling at an excessive speed on December 11th. While making patrols on the Comox Valley Parkway, in the posted 60 Km/h speed zone, a vehicle was confirmed to be travelling at 105 km/h. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days. (2017-18081)