PQB crime report: Graffiti suspect identified; crooks remain busy

Oceanside RCMP receive 229 complaints in one-week period

Oceanside RCMP received 229 complaints the week of April 19 to April 25.

Some of the incidents included:

April 19

• An unlocked vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 1200 block of Arbutus Road, Parksville.

• An unlocked vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 100 block of Acacia Street North, Parksville.

April 20

• An older white bike was reported stolen from a property in the 2400 block of Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay.

• A storage trailer was reported vandalized in the 1700 block of Martini Way, Qualicum Beach.

• Fire damage was reported to the rear of a property in the 100 block of Craig Street, Parksville.

• A 7500-watt Ridgid generator, a compressor, electrical wire and piping were reported stolen from a property in the 100 block of Weld Street, Parksville.

• A break-and-enter to a number of storage lockers was reported in the 1700 Spirit Way, Qualicum Beach.

• A Parksville bank reported that a counterfeit $100 was received from a business in the Parksville area.

• B.C. licence plate UEN91H was reported stolen from a trailer in the 5861 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach.

• A 21-inch, 12-speed burgundy Raleigh bicycle was reported stolen in the 600 block of Spruce Street, Parksville.

•Propane tanks and a deep cycle battery were reported stolen from a trailer in the 700 block of Wembley Road, Parksville.

READ MORE: Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Thieves pilfer everything from kayaks to a Christmas tree

April 21

• A vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 900 block of Fisherman’s Circle, Parksville.

• B.C. licence plate HW0332 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach.

• Two bicycles were reported stolen from a storage trailer in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

• A vehicle was vandalized in the 1500 block of Sunrise Drive, Parksville. There was damage to the ignition.

• A post box was sprayed with graffiti in the 700 block of Forsythe Avenue, Parksville.

• Tools valued at $1,000 were reported stolen from a property in the 6100 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach.

• Alberta plate VVP465 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 3200 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach.

• A 9.9-HP Mercury motor was reported stolen from the back of a boat in the 1400 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville.

• A break-and-enter of an outbuilding was reported in the 300 block of Morrison Avenue, Parksville.

• Liquor and other items were reported in a break-and-enter in the 3400 block of Horne Lake Road, Qualicum Beach.

READ MORE: Oceanside RCMP urge residents to lock their vehicles at night

April 22

• A Makita impact drill, a skill saw, various other tools and possessions were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 500 block of Stanford Avenue East, Parksville.

• A red with black-and-yellow markings Cross mountain/road bike was reported stolen in the 600 block of Willow Street, Parksville.

April 23

• A North Face jacket, Mountain Hardware green sweater and a cream Marmot raincoat were stolen from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Granville Road, Nanoose Bay.

• A vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 1800 block of Amelia Crescent, Nanoose Bay.

• Two garden chairs were reported removed from a property but later recovered in the 100 block of Hickey Avenue, Parksville.

• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 800 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

April 24

• An unlocked vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 2600 block of Andover Road, Nanoose Bay.

• Graffiti was reported sprayed on a property in the 1100 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach. A suspect has been identified.

• An unlocked vehicle was rummaged through in the 3600 block of Dolphin Drive, Nanoose Bay.

• A wallet and laptop computer were reported stolen in the 900 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

April 25

• A grey Giant Talon mountain bike, S/N C1BD7943, was reported stolen in the 1300 block of Madrona Drive, Parksville.

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. Outside of business hours, phone 250-248-6111, extension 7.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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