(File photo)

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PQB crime report: Health-conscious thief? Yoga mat, running shoes pilfered

Oceanside RCMP also deal with graffiti, other vandalism

Oceanside RCMP received 226 complaints the week of April 17 to April 23.

Some of the incidents included:

April 17

• A vehicle window was reported smashed and a wallet stolen in the 200 block of Chestnut Street, Parksville.

• A tent/shelter, fishing rods and life-jackets were some of the items reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Village Way, Qualicum Beach.

April 18

• A pair of Ray Ban sunglasses and a Starbucks tumbler were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Hoylake Road West, Qualicum Beach.

• Running shoes and a yoga mat were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Sunningdale Road East, Qualicum Beach.

• Rear B.C. licence plate MK561J was reported stolen form a vehicle in the 5000 block of Thompson Clarke Drive East, Bowser.

April 19

• A shed was reported vandalized in the 200 block of Fern road, Qualicum Beach. Damage reported to door and lock.

• A fire extinguisher, batteries and lights were reported stolen from a construction excavator in the 100 block of Rupert Road West, Qualicum Beach.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 3600 block of Alberni Highway, Whiskey Creek.

• Compound fencing was reported damaged in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

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April 20

• A female was reported spraying graffiti on sidewalks in downtown Parksville.

April 21

• A small control box for an exterior heat pump was reported stolen in the 100 block of Hirst Avenue West, Parksville, on April 21.

• A vehicle was reported vandalized with a window smashed and gas tank punctured in the area of Memorial Avenue and Rupert Road East, Qualicum Beach. Sunglasses and a jumper cable were also noted missing.

April 22

• Compound fencing was reported damaged and three motion lights were reported stolen in the 1200 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville.

April 23

• A storage locker break-and-enter was reported in the 300 block of Morison Avenue, Parksville. A male suspect was arrested a short distance away.

If you see a crime in progress, call 911. Crimes of a less serious nature that are not in progress may be reported online. 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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