News Stories for 2017-04-25– 2017-05-01
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Between April 25th and May 1st, the Comox Valley RCMP received 20 calls regarding thefts from vehicles. 9 of these calls were received on April 25th alone. Items taken from these vehicles included cellphones, cigars, change/cash, sunglasses, keys for another vehicle parked nearby, wallets, a knife, iPods, chainsaws, bankcards, and boat parts. Several debit/credit cards have been used after being stolen, these incidents are still under investigation. The Comox Valley RCMP is asking that if this occurs to you, please report it, so the crime stats 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.
A stolen vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on April 26th. The Navy blue 2002 Chevrolet Sonoma pick up had been parked overnight, on the 3300 block of Tenth Street, in Cumberland. The pickup is described to have a navy blue canopy and a black front bumper.
During the early morning hours of April 27th, Members of the Comox Valley RCMP were conducting a check stop. During the check stop, one driver was stopped and an impaired driving investigation was started. The driver was found to have consumed alcohol before driving. A 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition was served to the driver, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On April 27th, during speed enforcement on Highway 19, Comox Valley RCMP members issued 8 violation tickets for excessive speed. The top speeds seen were 145 km/h and 183 km/h in the 120 km/h zone and 153 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. These three vehicles were impounded for 7 days.
The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a break, enter and theft from a storage unit located on the 4800 block of Headquarters Road, in Courtenay. Sometime between April 24th and April 27th, an unknown person(s) broke into the storage locker and stole items that were stored in it. Vehicle stereo equipment, tools and an outboard boat motor were among items stolen.
On April 29th, during the early morning hours, a traffic stop was conducted, resulting in an impaired driving investigation. The driver of the vehicle was found to have been drinking alcohol before driving. A 90 Immediate Driving Prohibition was issued and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
A mischief to a vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on April 30th. Sometime overnight, unknown person(s) had dripped hot plastic onto the windshield and hood of a vehicle that had been parked on the 600 block of 14th Street in Courtenay.