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PQB crime report: Thieves pilfer catalytic converters in Parksville, Nanoose Bay

Oceanside RCMP also deal with online scams, business break-and-enters

Oceanside RCMP received 217 complaints the week of Dec. 18 to Dec. 24.

Some of the incidents included:

Dec. 19

• Food was reported stolen in a business break-and-enter in the 2300 block of Alberni Highway, Coombs.

Dec. 20

• An online social media scam was reported in the Oceanside area. The resident responded to a job offer receiving a $6,000 mobile cheque deposit, that later bounced, with instructions to buy gift cards, take photos of same and provide codes to three separate email addresses.

Dec. 22

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle it the 3100 block of Dolphin Drive, Nanoose Bay.

• A business break-and-enter of a storage trailer was reported in the 2900 block of Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay. A speaker and a laser printer were reported missing.

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

• A prowler was reported in the 2500 block of Ross Road, Nanoose Bay.

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Dec. 23

• A business break-and-enter of a storage shed was reported in the 100 bloc of Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach. Five boxes of chain oil were noted missing.

• A business break-and-enter of a storage shed with damage to perimeter fencing was reported in the 1200 block of Taylor Road, Parksville.

• A tent used by volunteer firefighters was reported vandalized in the 200 block of Hobbs Road, Qualicum Beach.

» 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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