Crime roundup: Arrest follows rash of thefts in Parksville

Business broken into three times in last month

A series of thefts in Parksville ended in the arrest of a 22-year-old man of no fixed address who is “well-known to police.”

Cpl. Jesse Foreman said there was “a significant rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles” in September in Parksville. Police made an arrest for mischief on Sept. 28, and such incidents have “dried up” since, he said, “leading police to believe this man was responsible for several such thefts in Parksville.”

— A series of broken windows in Parksville on Sept. 19 ended in the arrest of a 17-year-old, though no charges could be forwarded.

— A business on the 1300 block of Valley Road was broken into for the third time in a month on Oct. 2. Stolen items include a long crow bar, truck battery and a hose used for siphoning gas and fuel. Only fuel was stolen in the latest incident, said Foreman. He said RCMP are unsure why this business in particular is being targeted, adding owners have been encouraged to get better lighting and look into their surveillance system.

— Police have little to follow up on in a home invasion and assault Sept. 22 on the 1100 block of Bellevue Rd., as little to no description of the assailant was given, and the victim has not made themselves available to police.

—NEWS Staff

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