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PQB crime report: Trio of Parksville businesses hit during robbery spree

RCMP also snag suspect in Qualicum Beach break-in

Oceanside RCMP received 226 complaints the week of March 13 to March 19.

Some of those incidents included:

March 13

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 500 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 500 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. Several computer towers and petty cash box were among the item noted missing.

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 1400 block of Huntley Road, Parksville. Two Ingenico Tetra Move 5000 payment processing machines were noted missing.

• A pair of binoculars, sunglasses and DVDs were reported stolen from two vehicles in the 1400 block of Romain Road, Errington.

• Mail was reported stolen from residential mailboxes in the 500 block of Stanford Avenue East, Parksville.

• An unlocked vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 1300 block of Price Road, Parksville.

• A vehicle was reported vandalized in the area of Inland Highway and Alberni Highway, Parksville. It appears a hole was drilled to drain fuel from vehicle.

• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 600 block of Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach. One male subject was apprehended by RCMP.

March 14

• A chain link gate was reported damaged in the 2300 block of Fowler Road, Qualicum Beach.

• A female prowler was reported to have stolen a bag of recycling and moving blankets in the 1100 block of Dobler Road, Parksville.

• A fence was reported vandalized in the 400 block of Gilbert Road, Qualicum Beach.

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the area of Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach.

• A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the first block of Trill Drive, Parksville. Unknown if any mail was missing.

• A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the 500 block of Corfield Street South. Unknown if any mail was missing.

March 15

• Fishing equipment and credit cards were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 4300 block of Garrod Road, Bowser.

• Booster cables were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Allwood Road, Parksville.

• A prowler was reported in the 800 block of Mulholland Drive, Parksville.

• A flashlight was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of Vine Drive, Parksville.

• A dash cam and a black backpack with painting supplies were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Mulberry Place, Parksville. The backpack and contents were recovered.

• Insurance papers were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of Clarkson Place, Parksville.

• A grey 2002 Ford F250, B.C. licence plate BA4586, was reported stolen in the 100 block of Weld Street, Parksville.

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March 16

• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a municipal vehicle in the 100 block of Jensen Avenue East, Parksville.

• A 2018 black Jonhua MT5X7 utility trailer, BC plate WFB61P, was reported stolen in the 1100 block of Roberton Blvd, Parksville.

• A boat and trailer were reported stolen in the 200 block of James Street, Parksville. The boat and trailer were recovered by RCMP on March 21.

March 17

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 2300 block of Fowler Road, Qualicum Beach, on March 17.

• Construction lumber was reported stolen from a property in the area of Moss Avenue and Desparde Avenue, Parksville.

March 19

• Two planters were reported stolen from a residence in the 1000 block of Roberton Blvd, Parksville.

• Graffiti was reported in the 1800 block of Kaye Road, Nanoose Bay.

• A multi-coloured Vivere hammock was reported stolen from a residence in 200 block of Chestnut Street, Parksville.

• A residential fence gate was vandalized in the 700 block of Stanhope Road, Parksville.

If you see a crime in progress, call 911. 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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