Rash of break-ins near Parksville resorts

Police are asking the public to report any suspicious behaviour

Police are warning residents about a string of break and enters in Parksville’s resort drive neighbourhood.

“There is someone obviously casing the area looking for cabins that appear vacant,” Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman told The NEWS Friday, noting the neighbourhood is “usually quiet.”

According to police, Beach Acres and Oceanside Village Resort have fallen victim to a number of break-ins in the last two weeks.

“The suspect has looked for dark (no lights left on) cabins without a vehicle in the driveway,” states a news release issued by RCMP.

“The suspect then used a prying instrument to enter through the rear door or window.”

Police said the suspect stole “several” flat screen televisions of all sizes from wall mounts.

Investigators believe the suspect had access to a nearby vehicle.

Police are asking the public to report any suspicious behaviour in the area and ask that people consider leaving their lights on when they leave as “a cabin that shows signs of being occupied is far less likely to be targeted by thieves.”

If you have any information on these crimes please call the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Just Posted

Business Notes: M&N wins third Torch Award

Parksville mattress and furniture store earns 2019 honour

Ballenas Whalers players earn gridiron all-star nods

Pair of local standouts also earn MVP accolades

Four generations of logging and mining stories in one Parksville show

John Gogo will share regional stories, family history, song at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

New chess club starts up in Qualicum Beach

Replaces Bishops of Bowser, which shut down operations in September

‘We love you, Alex!’: Trebek gets choked up by ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s answer

The emotional moment came in Monday’s episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur’s final answer

Judge rejects Terrace man’s claim that someone else downloaded child porn on his phone

Marcus John Paquette argued that other people had used his phone, including his ex-wife

Petition for free hospital parking presented to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould

What started as a B.C. campaign became a national issue, organizer said

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

B.C.’s high gasoline prices still a mystery, Premier John Horgan says

NDP plans legislation this month, seeks action from Justin Trudeau

Group walking on thin ice at B.C. lake sparks warning from RCMP

At least seven people were spotted on Joffre Lakes, although the ice is not thick enough to be walked on

One dead after fiery crash in Duncan

A man has died after a fiery motor vehicle collision Monday night,… Continue reading

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Woman airlifted with serious injuries after being struck by car in Nanaimo

Woman, hit in crosswalk, suffers life-threatening injuries; driver co-operating with police

Most Read