News Stories for 2017-05-16 – 2017-05-22

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.

Comox Valley Block Watch is looking to add more blocks in the Valley. Through education on property marking and reporting suspicious activity, Block Watch provides a means for the community to take responsibility for its own safety by reducing the opportunity for crime. The participants of the program are trained to observe, record and report suspicious occurrences in their neighbourhood. A community meeting will be held at the Courtenay Fire Hall on May 31st at 6:00 pm for anyone who is interested in this program. You can also contact the Comox Valley Block Watch Coordinator, Debbie Williams at 250-338-5966 or Comox Valley RCMP Cst Rob Gardner at 250-338-1321. More information is also available at http://blockwatch.com/.

Between May 16th and May 22nd, the Comox Valley RCMP received 24 more calls regarding thefts from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles included rims and tires, Jewelry, clothing, glasses, identification, cash/change, a GPS unit, a backup camera, a wallet, a purse, cameras, a go pro, an iPod, golf clubs, a flashlight, a cellphone, and a tablet. 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 and not leaving anything of value in your vehicle.

From May 16th to May 22nd, 4 impaired drivers were taken off the streets of the Comox Valley. Two drivers were issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, and their vehicles were impounded. One driver was issued 3 day immediate Roadside Prohibitions and one driver received 24 hour driving prohibition for being intoxicated by a drug.

From May 16th to May 22nd, the Comox Valley RCMP received two calls of stolen bicycles. The following bikes are missing:

- May 16th -- Dark Green Ridge Runner DX Mountain Tour bike
- May 18th – Blue and White Specialized Mountain Bike

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 and enter to storage units, located on the 4800 block of Headquarters Road, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on May 16th. Several units had locks cut off, and other locks placed onto them. The belongings in the units had been gone through. It is unknown at this time if any items were stolen.
(2017-6133)

A driver found to be operating their vehicle at an excessive speed, was located on Highway 19 on May 16th. The vehicle was found to have been travelling at 144 km/h in a posted 90 km/h speed zone near Cook Creek. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed, and the vehicle was impounded.
(2017-6144)

The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a stolen generator on May 16th. The generator, described as a Briggs and Stratton PRO4000 had been stolen from a residence located on the 1900 block of Coleman Road, in Courtenay.

A large duffle bag if sports equipment was turned into the Comox Valley RCMP on May 16th. The bag was located at approximately the 3600 block of Highway 19A, south of Courtenay. The Comox Valley RCMP would like to return this equipment to the owner. If you are missing a large duffle bag and can identify the equipment, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2017-6152.

A mischief to a vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on May 16th. The rear window of a vehicle parked on the 800 block of 26th street, in Courtenay, had been smashed.
(2017-6170)

A break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on May 17th. Sometime overnight, an unknown person had broken into a building located on the 1400 block of Grieve Avenue, in Courtenay. Once inside, a Bosch table saw was stolen. The Comox Valley RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation.
(2017-6190)

A theft of windows was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on May 17th. An unknown person(s) had entered a business compound, located on the 400 block of Puntledge Road, in Courtenay. Once inside the compound, three windows were taken, however, one of the windows was recovered.
(2017-6198)

On May 17th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a theft of metal utility carts, from a complex located on the 2200 block of Lambert Drive. Overnight, 6 carts, described as being dark green with rubber wheels were stolen. The metal utility cars are manufactured by Millside Industries.
(2017-6199)

A report of a vandalized RV was received by the Comox Valley RCMP on May 17th. Sometime over the previous weekend, unknown person(s) had smashed all the windows, trashed the inside and caused dents to the outside of the unit that had been parked on the 300 block of Clubhouse Drive, in Courtenay. The Comox Valley RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation.
(2017-6230)

On May 18th, a break, enter and theft to a garden shed, located on the 1900 block of Crown Isle Drive, in Courtenay was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP. A pressure washer was stolen from the shed, sometime in the previous week.
(2017-6286)

The Comox Valley RCMP received two reports of stolen vehicles on May 22nd. The first vehicle was stolen between 2 am and 6 am from the 4600 block of Cruickshank Avenue, in Courtenay. The vehicle is described as a Grey, 2007 Nissan Versa with British Columbia Licence plate number AK073F.(2017-6466) Overnight, another vehicle had been stolen from the 1400 block of Larsen Road, Courtenay. This vehicle is a Black, 2004 Dodge SX with British Columbia licence plate AH298A.(2017-6473). If you see either of these vehicles, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.