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Vandals damage property throughout Parksville Qualicum Beach

Oceanside RCMP also deal with vehicle and licence plate theft
(PQB News file photo)

Vandals have been busy recently in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

On June 10, a residence and a vehicle were reported vandalized with eggs and graffiti in the 700 block of Sanderson Road in Parksville. The same day, a Canada Post box was reported vandalized in the area of Lowrys Road and Osprey Way. On June 11, vandals were reported turning on residential exterior water taps in the 100 block of Moilliet Street North, Parksville, on June 11. One day later, a sports facility was reported vandalized with damage to various doors in the 7000 block of Island Highway West in Bowser.

Also June 12 in Bowser, a municipal water utility building was reported vandalized with damage to a wall in the area of Cowland Road and Crosley Road, The same day, a municipal water utility building was reported vandalized and fuel was stolen from a generator in the area of Horne Lake Road in Qualicum Beach.

On June 14, a vehicle was reported vandalized, with a hole drilled in the gas tank, in the 600 block of Berwick Road North in Qualicum Beach.

During the week of June 10 to June 14, Oceanside RCMP received 264 complaints. Some of the other incidents included:

On June 10,  both B.C licence plates, FTM539, were reported stolen from a vehicle in the area of Allsbrook Road in Parksville. The next day in Errington, an estimated $3,500 of camping gear was reported stolen from a shed in the 2100 block of Errington Road. On June 13, an unregistered grey 1998 Mazda Protégé was reported stolen in the 5400 block of Island Highway West in Qualicum Beach. Also June 13, two-coin operated shower boxes were reported stolen from a business in the 100 block of Island Highway West in Parksville.

— NEWS Staff

If you see a crime in progress phone 911. The Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number is 250-248-6111 and the detachment is located at 421 Pym Street North, in Parksville. Public business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays.

Philip Wolf

About the Author: Philip Wolf

I’ve been involved with journalism on Vancouver Island for more than 30 years, beginning as a teenage holiday fill-in at the old Cowichan News Leader.
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