Rash of bike thefts in Parksville

Police warn bicycle owners to lock them up at night

The fine summer weather experienced by District 69 residents is perfect for riding a bike, but as the local RCMP note, it’s also perfect for going for a ride on bicycles that don’t belong to you. Corporal Jesse Foreman said Monday bike thieves have been active in the Wembley Road area over the past few days.

“It looks like we had quite a rash on both Friday and Saturday nights,” he said, noting several vehicles were also entered and rifled through.

“Lots of people just leave their bikes out in the yard or on the patio or even in the back yard at this time of year,” he said.

Foreman urged bicycle owners to lock their rides at night, regardless of how seemingly secure they might appear. As well, he urged drivers to both lock their doors and remove all valuables prior to leaving their vehicles for the night.

 

Just Posted

Soccer Whalers trip 49ers 1-0 in high school clash

Ballenas now prepares for North Island championships

Third delivery of building units for 222 Corfield in Parksville arrives April 26

Vehicles should expect intermittent, single-lane alternating traffic

City of Parksville to look into cost, process of beach cleanup

Cleanup would include removing rotten logs, adding sand

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Dashcam captures close call between minivan, taxi at busy Vancouver intersection

To make the footage more nerve-wracking, a pedestrian can be seen standing at the corner

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Most Read