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RCMP: Thieves steal $5K worth of construction equipment in Parksville

Police also deal with car theft, woman starting a fire with plastic hangers
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An estimated $5,000 worth of construction equipment was reported stolen in a business break-and-enter in Parksville.

Oceanside RCMP noted the theft took place the 500 block of Island Highway East in Parksville on Jan. 24.

The incident was one of 247 complaints received by police the week of Jan. 22 to Jan. 28.

Some of the others included:

On Jan. 25, two plant trolleys were reported missing after a business break-and-enter in the 600 block of Island Highway East in Parksville. The trolleys were found the next day a short distance away and returned.

On Jan. 22, a lock was reported cut off a metal garbage bin, with personal belongings left behind in the 1300 block of Errington Road in Errington. The same day, a seasonal residence break-and-enter was reported in the 3400 block of Horne Lake Cave Road in Qualicum Beach. One day later, another seasonal residence was hit, as six 6-volt batteries in the area of Horne Lake Caves Road and Horne Lake Road.

Also Jan. 22, a woman was reported starting a fire with plastic hangers and cardboard near a building in the 800 block of Island Highway West in Parksville. Firefighters extinguised the small blaze.

On Jan. 25, a male trespasser was reported and apprehended in the 800 block of Cannon Road in Parksville. The same day, a motorhome was reported broken into, with a Champion 4500-watt generator, Ohuhu 12.5-foot aluminum telescopic ladder and two MaxxFan ventilation fans stolen in the 600 block of Alberni Highway in Parksville.

On Jan. 26, a community bulletin board was reported damaged at the junction of Horne Lake Road and Spider Lake Road in Qualicum Beach. The same day, a vehicle (left running with the keys inside) was reported stolen in the 6000 block of Island Highway West in Bowser. The vehicle was recovered in Victoria, with its licence plates missing, on Feb. 10.

» If you see a crime in progress, call 911. Crimes of a less serious nature that are not in progress may be reported online. The Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number is 250-248-6111 (extension 7). The detachment is located at 421 Pym Street North in Parksville.

— NEWS Staff

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