News Stories for 2017-02-14– 2017-02-20

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The Comox Valley RCMP has begun to share surveillance photos with the public, looking for assistance in identifying people of interest. You can view these photos by visiting the Comox Valley Crime Stoppers website, www.comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca. While there, you can anonymously submit a tip of who you believe the person is, and upon conviction, you may be eligible for a reward. You can also view these photos on twitter @comoxvalleyRCMP @GRCvalleecomox or the BC RCMP website www.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/, under the Alerts heading.

Between February 14th and February 20th, the Comox Valley RCMP received 11 more calls regarding thefts from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles included wallets, change, licence plates, a Narcan kit, a stereo and a suitcase full of personal belongings. One of these vehicles did have a window broken to gain entrance into it, which is very rare. The Comox Valley RCMP are reminding residents that this is an ongoing issue and to ensure your vehicle is locked at all times, while unattended, and that nothing of value is left in it.

On February 14th, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a shed located on the 1300 block of 20th Street, in Courtenay. Sometime overnight, an unknown person had broken the door to the shed to gain entry. Nothing was reported stolen. (2017-1892)

The Comox Valley were advised of the theft of a sign on February 14th. Sometime between February 11th and February 12th, an unknown person(s) had stolen a sign that was made of stone. The sign was attached to a large bolder by rebar, which had been cut. The sign was located in the Forbidden Plateau/ Mountain Spirit Way area when it was stolen. (2017-1903)

A report of a vehicle parked in the middle of a roadway in the Merville area was received by the Comox Valley RCMP on February 14th. A member attended and located the vehicle with the driver behind the wheel. The investigation revealed that the driver had used an intoxicating substance before driving. As a result the driver was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded. (2017-1929)

A break, enter and theft from a business located on the 600 block of Lazo Road, in Comox, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on February 16th. A laundry facility was broken into, and change was stolen from the dryers. The Comox Valley RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation. (2017-2000)

The theft of a boat motor was received by the Comox Valley RCMP on February 16th. The boat motor was attached to a boat that was parked on the 6500 block of Walker Road, in Fanny Bay. Sometime during the day, an unknown person(s) removed the boat motor. The motor is described as a black 2016 Evinrude E-Tec 25 HP Outboard motor. (2017-2025)

A motorcycle theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on February 17th. Sometime overnight, an unknown person stole the motorbike from the 400 block of Willemar Avenue, on Courtenay. The stolen bike is described as a red 2000 Honda XRL 650. (2017-2048)

The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a stolen paddle board. The board had been locked onto a vehicle rack, parked on the 300 block of Douglas Street, in Comox. The Paddle Board is described as a yellow, 2014 Hokua style G5 and is 9’ 5” in length. It also has a “coastsurfshop.com’ sticker on it. (2017-2053)

A break, enter and theft to a storage locker, located on the 3000 block of Royal Vista Way, in Courtenay was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on February 17th. The locker had been broken into and several tools had been stolen on February 13th. (2017-2067)

Two mischiefs to vehicles were reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on February 18th. The first report was regarding an unknown person(s) slashing two tires on a vehicle parked on the 1500 block of Grieve Avenue, in Courtenay. (2017-2103) The second report made was of a vehicle damaged that had been parked overnight on the 600 block of 22nd Street, in Courtenay. An unknown person(s) had spray painted the hood of this vehicle.

On February 18th, the Comox Valley received a report of a stolen motorcycle. The Orange with black and white, 2016, KTM Model 200XC-W motorbike had been stored in a shed on the 100 block of Rod and Gun Road, in Courtenay. The bike is described to also have an aftermarket headlight surround and an aluminium grab bar on the right rear side. (2017-2110)

Stolen Dirt bike 2017 2110

While conducting a check stop, during the early morning hours of February 19th, a driver was stopped by a Comox Valley RCMP member and an impaired driving investigation was started. It was found that the driver had consumed alcohol before driving. As a result, the driver was issued a 3 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for three days. (2017-2126)

A break, enter and theft from a work trailer that was parked on the 4000 block of Southwalk Drive, in Courtenay, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on February 20th. Sometime over the weekend, an unknown person(s) had broken into the trailer which contained several constructions tools. Several of these tools were stolen. (2017-2162)