Spring has sprung, so watch out for thieves

The weather is starting to warm up, and that means there could be more than just frogs and salamanders coming out of hibernation in local area parks. 

The warm weather is also rousing thieves, who have begun to get active in parking lots at the area’s natural attractions.

Oceanside RCMP Corporal Richard van de Pol said police were alerted to a report of a theft from a vehicle parked at Englishman River Falls provincial park over the weekend.

“A woman parked her truck and went into the park for about an hour,” he said. “When she returned she found her window broken and her purse, wallet and other personal items had been taken.”

In a second incident, a visitor to Cathedral Grove parked the vehicle, went for a 20-minute walk and returned to find the back window smashed and a purse stolen.

“The weather is warming up and people are starting to go on these walks,” he said. 

“When they do, they shouldn’t leave any valuables in their car.”


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Legion recognizes poppy support
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere facing uncertain future
Mourning Parksville boxing mentor
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
STARRs receive four awards at the 10K Cobble Hill run
Astronomy society invites public to safely view solar eclipse
Dateline: Cowichan 1947: Basketball excitement grips the valley

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.