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Crime report: Suspicious vehicle reported following children, offering ride in Qualicum Beach

RCMP also deal with variety of prowlers at night
(PQB News file photo)

Oceanside RCMP received 214 complaints the week of Feb. 7 to Feb. 13.

Some of the incidents included:

Feb. 7

• A nighttime prowler was reported in the 700 block of Canyon Crescent Road, Qualicum Beach.

Feb. 8

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Second Avenue West, Qualicum Beach. A broken window was noted in addition to missing money and a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

• A rental portable furnace and propane tank were reported stolen from a construction site in the 600 block of Briarwood Drive, Parksville.

• A secured compound break-and-enter was reported in the 200 block of Corfield Street North, Parksville. Three utility trailers had locks cut and some contents noted missing.

• Pink boxing gloves, sunglasses and reading glasses were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Island Highway West, Parksville.

• Night male prowlers were reported in the 600 block of Ashcroft Place, Parksville.

• A blue duffel bag containing tools including a Shop Works skill saw was found in the 900 block of Wallys Way, Parksville, on February 8. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular office hours to claim.

• A suspicious vehicle was reported following children and offering a ride in the Meadowood area, Qualicum Beach.

Feb. 9

• A night prowler was reported in the 2400 block of Garry Oak Drive, Nanoose Bay.

• A resident reported being scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars in an online bitcoin scam in Parksville.

Feb. 10

• A secured lock box was reported stolen in the 200 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on February 10.

Feb. 11

• Illegal log harvesting on private land was reported between Inland Island Highway and Gray Road, Qualicum Beach.

Feb. 12

• A prowler was reported rummaging though a vehicle in the 100 block of Jensen Avenue, Parksville. Police arrived and arrested one male.

• A prowler was reported to have damaged an electrical shed in the 1100 block of Smithers Road, Parksville.

• A residential window was reported smashed with a rock in the 200 block of Jensen Avenue East, Parksville. A male was identified on surveillance video and subsequently arrested.

• A Grayco child car seat valued at $300 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Hamilton Avenue, Parksville.

Feb. 13

• A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 400 block of Craig Street, Parksville. The driver’s side door lock was noted damaged.

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If you see a crime in progress, call 911. The Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number is 250-248-6111 (extension 7). The detachment is located at 421 Pym St. North, Parksville, with public business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays.

— NEWS Staff, submitted