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Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Vandals strike city’s community garden

Fence, winter vegetables damaged at McVickers Street location

Oceanside RCMP received 245 complaints the week of Nov. 22 to Nov. 28.

Some of those incidents included:

Nov. 22

• The Community Garden was reported vandalized in the 200 block of McVickers Street, Parksville. Noted damaged was a fence and winter vegetables.

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

• Two fence ornaments were reported vandalized in the 1300 block of Carmel Place, Nanoose Bay.

• A propane camp stove was reported stolen from a storage locker in the 1500 block of Pady Place, Qualicum Beach.

• A prowler was reported in the 1800 block of Claudet Road, Nanoose Bay.

Nov. 24

• An electronic sign was reported vandalized in the 300 block of Pym Street North, Parksville.

• B.C. licence plate JT236T was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of McMillan Street, Parksville.

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Nov. 25

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the area of Memorial Ave and Alberni Highway pullout, Qualicum Beach.

• A black-and-red Briggs Stratton power washer and a red gas can were reported stolen from a secured storage shed in the 100 block of Hoylake Road, Qualicum Beach.

Nov. 26

• A break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Shelley Road, Parksville. Noted missing was an Epson projector and damage reported to a number of doors.

• An ornamental iron gate with a distinctive spider web design was reported stolen in the 900 block of Ford Road, Coombs.

• An electric crimping tool, wiring and aviation parts were reported stolen form an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of Corfield Street, Parkville.

• A vehicle was reported entered and contents moved around in the 400 block of Stanford Avenue East, Parksville.

• The fuel tank was drilled and contents were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Pym Street, Parksville.

Nov. 27

• A hot water tank was reported stolen during a residential break-and-enter in the 900 block of Allenby Road, Parksville. A secured door was breached and power was turned off.

• A secured black mountain bike with blue ‘Specialized’ lettering was reported stolen from an underground parkade in the 300 block of Morison Avenue, Parksville.

• A validation sticker was reported stolen from a vehicle plate in the 300 block of Craig Street, Parksville.

• Damage was reported to community playfields in the 2800 block of Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay. RCMP were able to detain two individuals upon arrival.

Nov. 28

• B.C. licence plate PN273H was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Resort Drive, Parksville.

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

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