Oceanside RCMP received 234 complaints the week of Oct. 24 to Oct. 30.
Some of the incidents included:
• Cash was reported stolen from a locked office drawer as well as jewelry missing from the activity centre of a health facility in the 700 block of Jones Street, Qualicum Beach.
• A cypress tree was reported vandalized by having its branches and bark stripped in the 900 block of Riley Road, Parksville.
• Legal documents were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville.
• A resident was reported defrauded of $3,000 responding to an online Facebook Marketplace ad for an “A1 Max Storage” to buy a shipping container.
• A gold colour LA Free e-bike was found in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours and quote this file number to claim.
• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Horne Lake, Qualicum Beach. A male was apprehended and released to attend court at a later date.
• A vehicle including a boat on a trailer was reported stolen in the 1700 block of Alberni Highway, Coombs. The vehicle was located a few hours later vandalized with the boat and trailer a short distance away in the 800 block of Chatsworth Road.
• A resident was reported scammed out of $500 responding to a Facebook Messenger text supposedly from a friend promising $30,000 in exchange for gift cards.
• A sum of money was found in the 100 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours and quote this file number to claim.
• A storage shed was reported broken into with bedding and drug paraphernalia left behind in the 300 block of Craig Street, Parksville, on October 27.
• A Canada Post mailbox was vandalized in the 900 block of Chatsworth Road, Qualicum Beach. It is possible that some mail and/or parcels may have been stolen.
• A white and blue Revolution Getaway 21-speed bike was found in the 300 block of Pioneer Crescent, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours and quote this file number to claim.
• Four old growth fir trees were reported illegally cut down by trespassers on private forest property in the Hilliers Road and Alberni Highway area.
• Two uninsured vehicles were reported stolen from a property in the 5100 block of Marmor Road, Nanoose Bay.
• A resident was the reported victim of identity fraud by disclosing their Canada Social Insurance Number to an unsolicited phone caller purportedly from a phone company offering a $65 credit.
• Totes full of books were found in the area of Amity Way and Belkin Avenue, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours and quote this file number to claim.
• A sum of money was reported stolen as a result of a business break-and-enter in the 3000 block of Van Horne Road, Qualicum Beach. An exterior door was damaged.
• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 1300 block of Chalet Road, Cameron Lake.
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