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Crime Report: Police arrest variety of suspected thieves

Several vehicles also impounded

Oceanside RCMP crime watch report, Jan. 7-14:

On Jan. 7, a business reported a theft in the 700 block of Island Hwy E, Parksville. Two people came into the store and took products from the shelf. The two women were seen leaving in a silver Dodge truck. They were subsequently identified, arrested and shoplifting charges recommended to Crown.

On Jan. 8, a woman entered a business in the 2100 block of Alberni Hwy, Coombs and after distracting the employee and took a laptop computer from a shelf. As a result of video surveillance in the business, the woman was identified by police and arrested. Charges are pending.

On Jan. 9, an RCMP officer observed a woman drive a vehicle into the Oceanside detachment parking lot. He recognized her from a previous interaction as being unlicensed driver. Police impounded the vehicle.

On Jan. 10, police assisted a commercial vehicle safety enforcement officer after he had stopped a vehicle for no insurance. Police attended and learned that the driver was also prohibited from driving. The woman was arrested and the vehicle was impounded.

On Jan. 12, police stopped a vehicle for speeding in the Errington area. The adult driver was charged for having cannabis in the vehicle he was operating.

If you see a crime in progress, call 911. If you have information regarding an incident, phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111 during regular office hours. Outside of business hours, phone 250-248-6111 extension 7, or phone Crime Stoppers at 250-248-TIPS.

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