Rain dampens local bad behaviour

Beach festival weekend sees little criminal activity due to rain

ainstorm acts like having an extra 10 cops on the beat in terms of criminal activity, and that certainly seems to have been the case in Parksville last weekend.

Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson said the first weekend of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition in Parksville was very quiet, likely because of the rain.

“It was a pretty uneventful weekend,” Robertson said. 

“The rain really slowed things down for us.”

Noting police had to patrol not only the beachfront but a music festival at the same time, Robertson said he was pleasantly surprised by the lack of bad behaviour.

“The Kulth Fest had no incidents,” he said. 

“The weather really put a damper on a lot of activities.”



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