Oceanside RCMP received 235 complaints the week of Jan. 8 to Jan. 14.
Some of the incidents included:
A business compound break-and-enter was reported in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. A single subject was seen on video attempting to steal fuel from a vehicle.
Insurance papers were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1100 block of Resort Drive, Parksville.
A garage door opener was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue East, Qualicum Beach.
Christmas lights were reported vandalized twice in the 700 block of Norwood Place, Qualicum Beach.
A business compound break-and-enter was reported in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. A female subject was apprehended nearby with stolen goods and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
A resident was reported scammed of $1,850 in an online puppy seller scam.
A large sum of money and a trailer hitch were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 2800 block of Whistler road, Qualicum Beach.
A resident reported losing $550 when a bank card was accidentally left behind in an ATM and was then used by an unauthorized person.
A resident reported losing $20,000 in a phone scam purported to be from a courier company requiring a payment.
A prowler was reported in the 200 block of Evergreen Street, Parksville.
A vehicle was reported vandalized and items missing in the 1300 block of Claymore Road West, Qualicum Beach.
A rear BC plate, SV288G, was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Pym Street North, Parksville.
A resident reported losing $4,700 to a phone scammer purporting to be from an online retailer.
A vehicle was reported vandalized with damage to a door lock in the 1400 block of Huntley Road, Parksville.
A vehicle was reported vandalized and a squatter was found inside in by the owner in the 100 block of Island Highway West, Parksville. A male was detained by police.
» 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 Street 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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