News Stories for 2017-06-13 – 2017-06-19

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 June 13th and June 19th, the Comox Valley RCMP received 22 calls regarding thefts from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles included reading/sun glasses, a briefcase, dog life jacket, insurance papers, cigarettes, change/cash, a spare tire and rim, gym and sports equipment, clothing, cell phones, cell phone accessories, alcohol, wallets/purses, bear spray, cooking utensils, license plates and tools. June 19th saw 8 reports alone. 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 June 13th to June 19th, the Comox Valley RCMP received four reports of stolen bicycles. The following bikes are still outstanding:

- June 14th – Red Gary Fisher Sugar 3 Mountain bike with full suspension (2017-7818)
- June 15th – Red Giant Mountain bike (2017-7865)
- June 19th – Grey Norco single speed bike with white peddles and disc brakes (2017-8059)

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.

During bike to work week, the Comox Valley RCMP, Comox Valley Crime Stoppers and Comox Valley RCMP Auxiliary Constables, assisted local residents register their bikes using the app, 529 Garage, at several Celebration Stations throughout the Valley. Approximately 200 bikes were registered. Registering your bike is a very quick process and captures all the information needed to get your bike back to you, if your bike is unfortunately stolen. Another opportunity to have the Comox Valley and Comox Valley Crime Stoppers assist you with registering your bikes will be this Saturday, June 24th at Simons Cycles between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Watch for more chances in the Valley all summer long.

A break, enter, theft and mischief to a local school was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on June 13th. Unknown person(s) had entered the building, located on the 200 block of Beecher Place, in Courtenay. Electronics and other miscellaneous items were stolen. Parts of the exterior of the building were also painted with graffiti, it is unknown if this damage was related to the break, enter and theft. (2017-7753)

The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a mischief to a vehicle that had been parked on the 3600 block of Trent Road in Courtenay. Sometime overnight, an unknown person had entered the vehicle and damaged the ignition, possibly attempting to steal it. (2017-7756)

A residential break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on June 15th. During the day, unknown person(s) had broken into a residence located on the 2400 block of 1st Street, in Courtenay. The house was rummaged through and two laptop computers were stolen. The keys for a vehicle were taken and the vehicle was stolen as well. The truck was later recovered in a neighbouring community. The Comox Valley RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this file. (2017-7875)

A motorcycle was reported stolen to the Comox Valley RCMP on June 15th. The bike, located on the 600 block of 17th street, in Courtenay, has been stolen sometime overnight. The motorcycle is described as a 2012, black and white 200 CC Suzuki Pitster PRO bearing British Columbia Plate W95425. The bike is also missing the left side mirror. (2017-7888)

On June 18th, The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a theft, from a residential yard on the 900 block of Hobson Road, in Courtenay. It was reported that an unknown male had entered the property and stolen a propane fire pit. Extensive patrols conducted in the area, however, no suspect not located. (2017-8021)

The theft of, and recovery of a vehicle was reported on June 19th. The vehicle had been stolen, sometime overnight, from the 400 block of 11th Street, in Courtenay but located first thing in the morning, several blocks away. Lawn care equipment including a lawn mower, hedge trimmer and pruning poles had been stolen from the vehicle. (2017-8043)