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PQB crime report: Resident loses $4K in reported Instagram romance scam

RCMP also deal with porch pirates; trespassers defecating and starting fires

Oceanside RCMP received 207 complaints the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.

Some of the incidents included:

Oct. 31

• A resident was reported defrauded of $4,350 by responding to an Instagram romance scam.

• A nighttime prowler was reported in the 3700 block of Mallard Place, Nanoose Bay.

Nov. 1

• A theft was reported from a donation bin in the 200 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

• A vehicle was reported vandalized while parked in the area of Horne Lake Road and Inland Island Highway. A catalytic converter and groceries were reported stolen from vehicle, a window smashed and a handicap parking pass missing.

• An iPad, phone, purse and lunch were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville. A male was apprehended by police nearby and all goods returned to owner.

• Trespassers were reported defecating, leaving garbage and starting fires in the 100 block of Alberni Highway, Parkville.

Nov. 2

• Three black Stearns brand, model C1271, personal flotation devices were reported stolen in the 1400 block of Cape Cod Drive, Parksville.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Lee Road, Parksville.

Nov. 3

• A porch pirate was reported in the 1100 block of Roberton Road, Parksville.

• A black colour Gary Fischer 24-speed mountain bike with 26-inch wheels was reported stolen in the 200 block of Jensen Avenue East.

• A boat reported stolen from Nanaimo was recovered at the marina in the 1000 block of Lee Road, Parksville.

• A collapsible table was reported stolen from a community park in the 700 block of Soriel Road, Parksville.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Lee Road, Parksville.

READ MORE: RCMP: Hit-and-run on Alberni Highway sends 1 person to hospital

Nov. 4

• A vehicle was reported vandalized Halloween night in the 100 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

Nov. 5

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 2000 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach. The front door and interior of business sustained damage.

• A green Supercycle BMX bike was found in the 100 block of Harrison Avenue, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP, quoting file number, during regular business hours to claim.

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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