News Stories for 2017-08-22 – 2017-08-28

If you have any information regarding any of these files, or any other crime, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.
If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca. When reporting through Crime Stoppers, you never have to identify yourself or testify in court, and you could receive a cash reward for your information.

For the week of August 15th to August 21st, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to another 25 calls for theft from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles this week included, licence plates, an iPad Mini, change/cash, a back pack with work documents, a battery charger and booster pack, flashlights, wallets, medication, cell phones, a guitar and a passport. Of note, several of these files were created as residents noticed suspicious people in their neighbourhoods. The Comox Valley RCMP is reminding people to keep your car doors locked, and report any thefts or instances where your vehicle has been entered, this allows us to update our crime statistics and look for trends.

From August 22nd to August 28th, the Comox Valley RCMP received five reports of stolen bicycles. The following bikes are still outstanding:

June 15th – Green men’s Rocky Mountain Equipe 21 speed bike with Black Shocks. (2017-12113)
August 23rd – White ladies Giant Escape 21 Speed mountain bike with orange stripes (2017-12198)
August 23rd – White and Blue Specialized mountain bike (2017-12199)
August 24th– Red Giant Mountain bike with black highlighting on the spokes (2017-12224)

The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind bike owners to record the serial numbers and good descriptions of bikes. With the serial numbers, the bikes can be entered onto the RCMP computer system. This will aid in getting your bike back to you if it is located.

During the late evening hours of August 22nd, the manner in which a vehicle was being operated caught the attention of a Comox Valley RCMP constable out on patrol. A traffic stop was conducted and an impaired operation of a motor vehicle investigation was quickly started. It was found the driver had consumed alcohol before driving. As a result, the driver was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (2017-12154)

On August 23rd, a Comox Valley RCMP Constable was on patrol along Veterans Memorial parkway, in Courtenay. A vehicle was noted to be approaching at a high rate of speed. It was confirmed that the vehicle was travelling at 101 km/h, 51 kilometres an hour over the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket, and the vehicle was impounded. (2017-12155)

A break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on August 25th. A shop, located on the 2000 block of Idiens Way, in Courtenay had been enters, and various tools were stolen. (2017-12297)

On August 26th, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle, described as a 2005 grey four door Chrysler 300 bearing British Columbia License plate CE844C, had been parked on the 500 block of 11th street in Courtenay. If you see this vehicle, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. (2017-12362)

A business break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on August 28th. Sometime over the weekend, unknown person(s) had entered the business, located on the 8500 block of Reinhold Road, in Black Creek. Various electronics were stolen. (2017-12476)