News Stories for 2017-05-02 – 2017-05-08

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.

Between May 2nd and May 8th, the Comox Valley RCMP received 26 calls regarding thefts from vehicles. 30 vehicles in total had been entered. Items taken from these vehicles included licence plates, Sunglasses, wallets, purses, credit cards, cash/change, binoculars, cell phones, a hatchet, a flashlight, phone chargers, a GPS, an iPod, a duffle bag with sports equipment, and diapers. 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.

From May 2nd to May 8th, 8 impaired drivers were taken off the streets of the Comox Valley. Five drivers were issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, and their vehicles were impounded. Two drivers were issued 3 day immediate Roadside Prohibitions and one driver received 24 hour driving prohibitions.

From May 2nd to May 8th, the Comox Valley RCMP received five calls of stolen bicycles. The following bikes are missing:

- May 2nd -- Blue and Silver Giant Yukon SE 24 speed mountain bike was taken from the 1700 Block of Cliffe Avenue, in Courtenay. The bike is described as having front shocks, 26” rims with miss matched rims and a new Giant seat with red outline. (2017-5441)
- May 5th -- Black and Red 18 speed Supercycle bike. Stolen from the 900 block of England Avenue, in Courtenay. (2017-5611)
- May 5th -- Orange, men’s 21 speed Supercycle bike. Taken from the 400 block of 10th Street, Courtenay. The bike is further described as having a Phantom 29 sticker on it. (2017-5612)
- May 6th -- Black and White Motorino XPh e-bike. The bike had been locked up on the 1900 block of Fitzgerald Avenue, in Courtenay. There is no battery or keys with the e-bike. (2017-5687)
- May 7th -- Grey Jamieson women’s 24 speed mountain bike. The bike was stolen from the 500 block of Crown Isle Boulevard on May 7th. It is described as having front shocks, a black rear fender and water bottle. (2017-5742)

The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind bike owners to record the serial numbers 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.

A break, enter and theft, that occurred at a residence located on Mills Road, in Courtenay, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on May 2nd. Sometime over the weekend, an unknown person(s) had broken into the home and had stolen a number of tools. The Comox Valley RCMP forensic Identification section is assisting with this Break, Enter and Theft.
(2017-5469)

On May 5th, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of a break, enter and mischief on the 2500 block of Kendal Avenue, in Cumberland. The owner of a work trailer had noticed that an unknown person(s) had cut a lock on the trailer and entered it. It was thought that tools had been stolen, however, they were located on the property. A generator and compressor had been damaged.
(2017-5598)

The Comox Valley RCMP received a second call of break, enter, theft and mischief that occurred on Kendal Drive, in Cumberland on May 5th. A construction site office trailer had been broken into overnight, and a laptop computer had been stolen. While inside, the unknown person had also set off a fire extinguisher.
(2017-5602)

A patio table and chair was reported stolen to the Comox Valley RCMP on May 5th. Sometime overnight, the heavy Patio table and chair was taken from a residence located on the 1500 block of Larsen Road, in Courtenay BC.
(2017-5608)

On May 5th, a Comox Valley RCMP Municipal traffic, patrolling on Ryan Road, observed a vehicle coming towards them at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was found to be traveling at 107 Km/h in the 60 Km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed. The Vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
(2017-5632)

The Comox Valley RCMP are requesting assistance, in identifying a vehicle involved in a pedestrian hit and run on May 5th. The incident took place at approximately 3pm. A pedestrian had been in the crosswalk, entering the Superstore parking lot closest to the estuary. Police are looking for witnesses and help to identify the driver of a Blue metallic SUV that struck the male. Please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file 2017-5618.

A break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on May 8th. Late last week, a building was broken into on the 2900 block of Ulverson Avenue, in Cumberland. A 4’ aluminum ladder had been stolen. Then, sometime between May 7th and May 8th, a compound on the same property was broken into and a 14’ aluminum boat was stolen.
(2017-5763)(2017-5764)