News Stories for 2017-04-03– 2017-04-10

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.

6 reports of stolen bikes were received by the Comox Valley RCMP between April 4th and April 10th. The following bikes are still outstanding:
April 4th- Grey Giant Talon Mountain bike with red lettering and 29”wheels. (2017-4111)
April 5th- Silver Specialized 18 speed Stump Jumper road bike. (2017-4166)
April 7th- Burgundy Giant Cypher 2 Mountain bike, without a front wheel (2017-4272)
April 10th- Orange Norco with white handle bars and green handgrips (2017-4378)
The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind residents to ensure you write down the serial number of bicycles you have. If the serial number is able to be reported to the police in the event the bike is ever stolen, it increases the chances of the bike being returned to you if located. Watch for a bike registry program coming to the Comox Valley area soon!

Between April 4th and April 10th, the Comox Valley RCMP received 5 calls regarding thefts from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles included tools, change, a wallet and licence plates. The Comox Valley RCMP are reminding residents to ensure your vehicle is locked at all times, while unattended, and that nothing of value is left in it.

During the week of April 4th to April 10th, five impaired drivers were taken off the streets of the Comox Valley. Four drivers were issued 90 day immediate roadside prohibitions and their vehicles were impounded. One driver received a 3 day immediate roadside prohibition.

On April 3rd, the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of an attempted theft, which had occurred at a residence on the 700 block of Park Place, in Courtenay. It was reported that an unknown male had attended the front door and was offering to clean the resident’s gutters. When the offer of service was denied, the male requested to use the washroom or have a tissue. The home owner went to get a tissue, they returned to find the male attempting to take a wallet, which was dropped right away. The Comox Valley RCMP is warning residents that it is common, this time of the year, for reports of people going door to door offering to fix items around the home or do maintenance. There are several outcomes to these instances, including a victim paying for a service that is not completed, or poorly completed or a theft. Ensure all door to door sales people have proper identification on them and report all suspicious occurrences to the Comox Valley RCMP.
(2017-4061)

A theft of a motorbike was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on April 5th. A yellow, white and black 2007 Yamaha YZF250 dirt bike was stolen from the 4000 block of Island Highway south. The motorbike is nonoperational as it is missing the kick starter and sparkplugs.
(2017-4141)

A report of a break enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on April 7th. Sometime overnight, an unknown person(s) had broken into a construction trailer that had been parked on the 800 block of Prestwick Lane, in Courtenay. A generator, a number of nailers and various other hand tools were stolen.
(2017-4250)

On April 8th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a mischief to a vehicle. A recreational vehicle had been parked on the 700 block of Lazo road, in Comox, when it had been damaged. The damage was constant with the unit possibly being hit with an axe.
(2017-4307)

The theft of a large cardboard sign, off the side of a building, located on the 400 block of Cliffe Avenue, in Courtenay, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on April 8th. The rust colored sign is approximately 8’x10’ and has ‘Sing, dance, laugh’ written on it.
(2017-4316)

A report of a break enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on April 10th. A compound located on 2800 Kilpatrick Avenue, in Courtenay, had been broken into sometime over the weekend. Once inside the compound a truck canopy was stolen. The Canopy is described as being white, for a 2008 – 2010 Dodge Pickup truck and is a ‘Raider’ brand canopy.
(2017-4380)