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PQB crime report: Election signs defaced by vandals in Qualicum Beach

Thieves also busy in Parksville, Nanoose Bay

Oceanside RCMP received 270 complaints the week of Aug. 21-27

Some of the incidents included:

Aug. 21

• Two wallets were reported stolen from a campsite in the area of Horne Lake Road and Bay Road East, Qualicum Beach.

Aug. 22

• Change, an iPad Air 3 and a lunch box were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 3400 block of Goodrich Road, Nanoose Bay.

Aug. 23

• A silver Raleigh mountain bike was found in the 300 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• A blue CCM mountain bike was found in the 1000 block of Canterbury Place, Qualicum Beach. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• A resident reported a telephone fraud by a person posing as an employee of TELUS selling a discount package of services, in Parksville.

• A generator and three inflatable paddle boards were reported stolen in the 1000 block of Shayla Road, Qualicum Beach.

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Aug. 24

• Drug paraphernalia and remnants of a small fire in the doorway of a business was reported in the 200 block of Island Highway West, Parksville.

• Election signs were reported defaced in the area of Alberni Highway and Britannia Blvd, Qualicum Beach.

• Six message board batteries were reported stolen in the area of Kaye Road and Chattel Road, Nanoose Bay.

Aug. 25

• A tool kit was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

• A commercial sign was reported vandalized in the 1800 block of Kaye Road, Nanoose Bay.

Aug. 26

• The security gate of a business was reported vandalized in the 100 block of Morrison Avenue, Parksville.

• Two truck running boards were reported stolen from a property in the 2000 block of Saddle Drive, Nanoose Bay.

• Exterior water taps were reported left opened twice on a property in the 1000 block of Shayla Road, Qualicum Beach.

• A Stihl gas powered leaf blower was found in the 300 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

• A DVD player and change were reported stolen in a residential break-and-enter in the 3500 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach.

Aug. 27

• A construction site break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Jensen Avenue East, Parksville. Suspects fled the scene as police arrived.

• Two storage locker break-and-enters were reported in the 1700 block of Country Road, Qualicum.

• A Ryobi reciprocating saw including 18-volt Ryobi battery pack were reported stolen in the 1900 block of Widgeon Road, Qualicum Beach.

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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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