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PQB crime report: RCMP investigate string of break-ins to Cameron Lake seasonal cabins

Oceanside RCMP also deal with stolen vehicles, business break-ins
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Oceanside RCMP received 217 complaints the week of Feb. 5 to Feb. 11.

Some of the incidents included:

Feb. 6

• A vehicle was reported vandalized in the 2700 block of Alberni Highway, Qualicum Beach. Damage to door and ignition noted.

• Two cell phones were found in the Parksville Community Park. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

Feb. 7

• A commercial flat bed trailer reported stolen out of Campbell River was recovered in the Horne Lake Road and Spider Lake Road area thanks to a call from a resident.

• A resident reported losing $32,000 in an email fraud requesting bail money for a relative.

READ MORE: PQBeat: A discussion with Sgt. Shane Worth of the Oceanside RCMP

Feb. 8

A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Bay Road, Qualicum Beach.

A vehicle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Cheney Street, Parksville. The vehicle was recovered on Feb. 10 in Parksville.

A Costco ski jacket, gloves and a flashlight were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1500 block of Arbutus Drive, Nanoose Bay. There was no damage to the vehicle.

Feb. 10

A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Moilliet Street North, Parksville.

A business break-and-enter was reported in the 1400 block of Huntley Road, Parksville.

A nighttime car prowler was reported in the 800 block of Island Highway West, Parksville.

Feb. 11

A business break-and-enter was reported in the 1600 block of Alberni Highway, Coombs. Damage also to the compound gate.

A car prowler was reported in the 100 block of Hirst Avenue, Parksville. A female was apprehended by police.

BC plate SK6546 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Pioneer Crescent, Parksville. Plate was recovered on another vehicle in Shawnigan Lake by RCMP.

A white Ford F250, BC plates 9412KB, was reported stolen in the 4700 block of Claymore Road, Qualicum Beach. The vehicle was located burnt.

Two roadway gates were vandalized to properties in the Cameron Lake area.

A business compound break-and-enter was reported in the 1200 block of Taylor Road, Parksville. Chain link fence damage was estimated at $2,000.

Two filled propane tanks were reported stolen from a business in the 1500 block of Grafton Avenue, Errington.

Four break-and-enters to seasonal cabins were reported on Cameron Lake, Alberni Highway.

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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