News Stories for 2017-02-07 – 2017-02-13

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Between February 7th and February 13th, the Comox Valley RCMP received 6 calls regarding thefts from vehicles. In many instances, two or more vehicles on the same property had been gone through. Items taken from these vehicles included, licence plates, a GPS, an iPod Touch change and one several vehicles had gasoline syphoned from them. The Comox Valley RCMP are reminding residents that this is an ongoing issue. The majority of these thefts can be prevented by locking car doors, securing items and not leaving valuables in vehicles.

Between February 7th and February 13th, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to 27 reports of motor vehicle collisions. 18 of these calls were single vehicle collisions. A large number of these collisions appeared to have been weather related. February 10th saw the Comox Valley RCMP respond to 5 collisions between 6:17 pm and 6:47 pm alone. There were several calls that evening as well. Drivers are being reminded that as the snow melts during the day, the water on the roadway will freeze as temperatures dip in the evening. Please slow down and give yourself extra time to travel.

On February 8th, the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a break enter and theft that occurred to a shed located on the 2300 block of Stewart Avenue, Courtenay. Sometime overnight, and unknown person had entered the shed and made off with an air compressor. (2017-1653)

A report of mischief to a vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on February 9th. It was reported that a vehicle parked on the 4600 block of Headquarters Road, in Courtenay, had its tires slashed. Investigation revealed that the tires were not damaged, however, an unknown person had deflated them. (2017-1695)

On February 12th, the Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Traffic Section conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle that was being operated in an erratic manner. Investigation revealed that the driver was driving under the influence of marijuana. A 24 hour road side driving prohibition was issued and the vehicle was impounded. (2017-1822)

The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a mischief that occurred to a business located on the 500 block of 5th Street, in Courtenay. Sometime over the weekend, an unknown person had thrown a rock through the outer front door glass of the business. (2017-1877)