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PQB crime report: Bandits pilfer items from unlocked vehicles, also target Christmas decorations

Oceanside RCMP received 284 complaints in one-week period

Oceanside RCMP received 284 complaints the week of Nov. 22-28. Some of the incidents included:

Nov. 22

• An attempted break-and-enter at a business was reported in the 300 block of Island Highway West, Parksville. Damager to an exterior door was reported.

• A fence panel and a window were reported broken in the 300 block of Morison Avenue, Parksville.

Nov. 24

• A red Devinci Chili Pepper 21-speed mountain bike was found in the 500 block of Morison Avenue, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• Change was reported stolen from two unlocked vehicles in the 400 block of Heather Place, Parksville.

• A wallet and contents were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1400 block of Sumar Lane, Parksville.

• A multi-tool, emergency kit and keys were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of Roscow Street, Parksville.

Nov. 25

• A fence was reported damaged and a vehicle tire flattened in the 100 block of Meridian Way, Parksville.

• The lock to a storage locker was reported cut in the 1800 block of Alberni Highway, Coombs.

• A work shed break-and-enter was reported in the 3100 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach.

• A wallet and phone charger were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Meridian Avenue, Parksville. There was no damage to vehicle.

• A string of Christmas lights were reported stolen in the 700 block of Temple Street, Parksville.

• B.C. licence plate JP286J was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 3100 block of Rinvold Road, Qualicum Beach.

Nov. 26

• Approximately 20 feet of colour LED Christmas lights were reported stolen in the 400 block of Church Road, Parksville.

• A wallet and contents were reports stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Eagle Tree Close, Parksville.

• An exercise dog crate, two sheepskin rugs and a hamster cage were reported stolen from a property in the 100 block of Shelly Road, Parksville.

• A multi-coloured Christmas light decoration was reported stolen in the 700 block of Temple Street, Parksville.

Nov. 27

• A four-foot, white Christmas tree was reported stolen from a property in the 700 block of Temple Street, Parksville.

• A grey Ford F350 truck was reported stolen in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue West, Qualicum Beach.

• A wallet and contents were reported stolen in the 1600 block of Easy Way, Qualicum Beach.

• A lock was reported cut off a gate in the 300 block of Island Highway West, Parksville. Surveillance video was supplied to police.

• A counterfeit Canadian $50 bill was reported passed at a business in the 100 block of Island Highway West, Parksville.

• A green-and-white Kona Fire mountain bike was found in the 2700 block of Island highway West, Qualicum Beach. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• A stereo and tools were among items reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of Wembley Road, Parksville. Damage also reported to the ignition.

Nov. 28

• Change was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1700 block of Ballenas Road, Nanoose Bay.

• Illegal dumping of materials was reported in the 900 block of Rivers Edge Drive, Nanoose Bay.

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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