Comox Valley Week in Crime: Stolen snowboards, theft from unlocked cars
A number of snowboard thefts have been reported at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. On March 7th, a young woman reported her red snowboard missing. Two days later a green snowboard was also reported stolen. Riders are urged to lock up their gear when taking a break and make their equipment unique with a serial number or easily identifiable with stickers.
On March 7th the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a call of a distraught man who had broken into his girlfriend's family home, in the area of Cougar Smith road in Fanny Bay. He then removed their child from the home against the mothers wishes. With the assistance of many RCMP members and our local RCMP helicopter, the man was located near the house and was taken into custody. Thankfully the child was not harmed.
Comox Valley RCMP attended a 2 vehicle collision on March 6th, at the intersection of Anderton and Thurber roads in Comox. It was revealed through investigation that one of the vehicles failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with the second vehicle. The offending driver was charged.
A theft of bikes from a shed was reported to police on March 7th. The theft happened in the 6500 block of Rennie road, Black Creek. Three mountain bikes were stolen in the theft
Sometime overnight on March 7th while parked in the parking lot of the Comox mall, a car was entered and an Ipod was stolen. The thief entered the car by smashing the back window.
A pick up truck parked in the 3300 block of Fifth street in Courtenay had the side window broken and the face plate off his car stereo stolen. This happened during the week of March 5th, 2012.
On March 8th, police attended a report of a possible impaired driver at the McDonalds restaurant in Comox. The car was located and it was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was issued a driving prohibition.
Comox Valley RCMP investigated a report of a theft from motor vehicle in the 4000 block of Minto road, Courtenay. Thieves entered two vehicles on March 8th and stole loose change.
The Comox Valley RCMP have been receiving reports of thefts of empty bottles and cans from residences in the area. The public are asked to keep items of value secured and out of sight to prevent theft.
On March 8th, a woman called police to report that someone had entered her unlocked van while parked at the Lewis Center in Courtenay and stole her stroller . The stroller was valued at $300.00.
A theft from vehicle was called in from the 3800 block of Warren road, Royston. The owner reports leaving his car unlocked and sometime over night someone entered it and stole loose change and a wallet.
On March 9th the Comox Valley RCMP attended a report of a pickup truck going off the road, coming to a stop up on rocks on the shoreline in Fanny Bay. Through investigation it was learned that the man driving was pulling over because he felt tired. He drove off the roadway and down a small embankment, minor damage to the truck and thankfully no injuries.
On March 9th, police received a report of a theft of an automobile in the 800 block of 5th street in Courtenay. The uninsured, black Chevrolet Camaro was taken sometime between February 17th and February 26th.
Police responded to a call of a shoplifter at the London Drugs store located at 4000-2751 Cliffe avenue in Courtenay on March 9th. The woman was caught by store security leaving the store without paying for 2 rings and lip balm. A request for charges will be sought and the woman will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
On March 10th, a collision was reported on Highway 19 at the Trent River. Upon attendance it was learned that the driver of the car hit a patch of standing water and hydroplaned before spinning and ending in the ditch backwards. There were no injuries reported and only minor damage to the car. A second vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 19 when the driver also hydroplaned, lost control and then went off road through three roadway signs. Drivers are reminded to adjust the speeds and be aware of conditions such as standing water, black ice and slush.
Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of a domestic assault on March 10th in the Valleyview Drive area of Courtenay. The woman victim was located in the house along with the male assailant. The man was arrested, and later released with a future court date.
A two vehicle collision at the intersection of Island Highway 19a and Dingwall road resulted in a driver being charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with Driving without due care and attention. The driver was also found to have been consuming alcohol, he was served a 3 day driving prohibition and had his vehicle impounded.
On March 11th, two unlocked cars were rifled through while parked at his house in the 3800 block of Royston road in Royston. About $2000 worth of property was stolen. This investigation is continuing.
Many unlocked vehicles in the Royston area have been entered and had property stolen over the last couple of weeks. Comox Valley RCMP are wanting to remind people to lock their vehicles and not leave anything of value inside. Should anyone have information with regards to these thefts from vehicles please call Cst. HENRY at 250-338-1321 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
A resident in the 500 block of Nechako avenue in Courtenay reports that overnight on March 10th someone slashed the tires on a car that was parked on their property.
On March 10th a concerned citizen called police to report a Hit and Run collision that happened in the parking lot of the Quality Foods in Comox. A vehicle licence number was obtained and this investigation is continuing.
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