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Crime report: Qualicum Beach bandits smash vehicle windows, pilfer fishing gear and more

Oceanside RCMP receive 264 complaints in one-week period

Oceanside RCMP received 264 complaints the week of Nov. 15-21. Some of the incidents included:

Nov. 15

• It was reported that at least two vehicles were rummaged though in the 500 block of Sycamore Drive, Qualicum Beach.

Nov. 16

• A valet key, change and sunglasses were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Butler Avenue, Parksville.

• A white Apple iPhone was found at the Englishman River Estuary Park, Parksville, on November 16th. Please contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• Two 30-pound propane tanks were reported stolen in the 100 block of Finholm Street North, Parksville.

• A battery was reported stolen from a travel trailer in the 100 block of Finholm Street North, Parksville.

• A laptop, Fenwick Eagle fishing rod and tackle box were reported stolen from a vehicle in the area of Memorial Avenue and Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach. Entry was gained by smashing the back window.

• Damage to the wiring harness including theft of a battery was reported to earth moving equipment in the 900 block of Lee Road, Parksville.

• A pair of fishing waders were reported stolen from a vehicle in the area of Hilliers Road South and Alberni Highway, Qualicum Beach. Entry was gained by smashing out the back window.

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Nov. 18

• A black Giant bicycle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Kinkade Road, Qualicum Beach.

Nov. 20

• A decorative lobster trap and a fence were reported vandalized in the 300 block of Sutherland Place, Parksville.

• A greenhouse was vandalized in the 300 block of Sutherland Place, Parksville.

• A patio roof and a window were reported damaged by a thrown rock in the 300 block of Rheumer Crescent, Parksville.

• Keys and insurance papers were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Craig Street, Parksville.

Nov. 21

• Change was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of Temple Street, Parksville.

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 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) weekdays except holidays. Outside of business hours, phone 250-248-6111, extension 7.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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