(File photo)

(File photo)

PQB crime report: 2 fires started next to buildings in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP received 301 complaints in one-week period

Oceanside RCMP received 301 complaints the week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 11.

Sept. 7

• A fire was reported started next to a building in the 100 block of Middleton Avenue, Parksville.

Firewood was reported stolen from a property in the 600 block of Forsyth Avenue, Parksville.

• A vehicle was reported vandalized in the area of Alberni Highway and Bellevue Road, Parksville.

• A pellet gun was reported stolen from a residence in the 2700 block of Old Alberni Highway, Qualicum Beach.

Sept. 8

• A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 600 block of Pym Street North, Parksville. The ignition was noted damaged.

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 400 block of Island highway East, Parksville. A door was damaged and a large stainless steel tool chest is missing.

• A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 600 block of Church Road, Parksville. The steering column was noted damaged.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen form a vehicle in the 3700 block of Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bay.

• A blue children’s Norco Storm 2.2 bicycle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

• A counterfeit Canadian $20 bill was received by a financial institution in Parksville. A shed break-and-enter was reported in the 300 block of Craig Street, Parksville.

Sept. 9

• A prowler was reported in the area of Inland Island Highway and Horne Lake Road, Qualicum.

Sept. 10

• A Jimmy Stykes brand inflatable paddle board was found in the area of Doehle Avenue and Temple Street, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the area of Melrose Road and Alberni Highway, Qualicum.

• A fire was reported started next to a building in the 100 block of Hirst Avenue West, Parksville.

Sept. 11

• A window was reported broken by a rock thrower in the 100 block of Island Highway West, Parksville1. A suspect was apprehended a short distance away.

• A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 500 block of Hirst Avenue West, Parksville.

• A blue box full of fishing tackle was found in the area of Ermineskin Avenue and Banks Avenue, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• Approximately 12 black totes of hand tools were reported stolen from a storage container in the 100 block of McColl Road, Bowser.

• An inflatable paddleboard with a blue strip was reported stolen in the 600 block of Gaetjen Street, Parksville.

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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

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