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PQB crime report: 2 vehicles set ablaze in Qualicum Beach

Oceanside RCMP also deal with prowlers, cryptocurrency scams
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Oceanside RCMP received 267 complaints the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 4.

Some of the incidents included:

Oct. 29

• Four nighttime property prowlers were reported in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville.

• A nighttime car prowler was reported in the 300 block of Young street, Parksville.

• A motorcycle was reported vandalized with damage to the ignition in the 100 block of Lombardy Street, Parksville.

Oct. 30

• A white-with-red-letter DJ Bikes brand e-bike was reported stolen in the 1300 block of Cape Cod Drive, Parksville.

• A resident responded to an email offering a $300 rebate and permitted outside access to their computer with resulted in an attempt to steal $20,000 from a bank account. The financial institution noticed the suspicious transaction and stopped the transfer.

• A resident responded to a phone call from a private number advising a relative was in a car crash and bail was needed. The scammer was able to get the resident’s credit card information and proceeds of $800 in gift cards.

Oct. 31

• A vehicle was reported vandalized with damage to the trunk and a hole in the rear window in the 600 block of Johnstone Road, Parksville.

• Catalytic converters were reported stolen from motor homes in the 1400 block of Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay.

• A vehicle was reported vandalized by being pelted with eggs that marred the finish in the 100 block of Stanford Avenue West, Parksville.

• A 2001 blue Kawasaki 600 motorcycle, B.C. plate J40126, was reported stolen in the 600 block of Imperial Drive, Parksville.

• A sliver Nine Bot Kick Scooter was reported stolen in the 100 block of Pym Street, Parksville.

Nov. 1

• A nighttime car prowler was reported in the 1100 block of Industrial Way, Parksville, on November 1.

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Nov. 2

• A vehicle was reported vandalized with fuel stolen in the 1500 block of Veterans Road, Errington.

• A vehicle was reported vandalized with windows smashed in the 1600 block of Stroulger Road, Nanoose Bay.

Nov. 4

• Two vehicles are reported lit on fire in a case of arson in the 3500 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach. Video surveillance is being reviewed.

• A black Cannonball brand dirt bicycle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Pym Street North, Parksville.

• A resident reported being scammed out of $9,000 responding to telephone call for an investment in crypto currency.

» If you see a crime in progress, call 911. Crimes of a less serious nature that are not in progress may be reported online. The Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number is 250-248-6111 (extension 7). The detachment is located at 421 Pym Street North, Parksville, with public business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays.

— NEWS Staff, submitted



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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