Oceanside RCMP received 277 complaints the week of Sept. 10 to Sept. 16.
Some of those incidents included:
• A vehicle was reported vandalized by keying in the 700 block of Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach.
• Seven cords of wood were reported stolen in the 1600 block of McKibbon Road, Errington.
• A pair of sunglasses, steel-toed boots and a first aid kit were reported stolen from two unlocked vehicles in the 600 block of Wedgewood Way, Parksville.
• A pair of binoculars, registration papers and a first aid kit were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of Willow Street, Parksville.
• A railway crossing control box was reported vandalized causing an estimated repair cost of $12,000 in the area of Northwest Bay Road and Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay.
• Two vehicles were reported vandalized with windows smashed out in the 2600 block of Island Highway West near the roundabout, Qualicum Beach.
• A resident reported being scammed $5,000 responding to a phone call purportedly from a popular magazine advising the resident won millions of dollars.
• A black-coloured 1997 Yamaha model XVII motorcycle was reported stolen in the 3500 block of Outrigger Road, Nanoose Bay.
• A small bricked courtyard garden with benches was reported vandalized in the 100 block of Second Avenue West, Qualicum Beach.
• Change was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of Camas Way, Parksville.
• An estimated $5,000 of trees were reported stolen from private property in the area of Hilliers Road South and Alberni Highway, Qualicum Beach.
• An unsecured tent trailer was reported ransacked with a battery, sleeping bag and groceries missing on Cochrane Road near the Dunsmuir Sub Station, Parksville.
• A nighttime prowler was reported in the 700 block of Camas Way, Parksville.
• Three security cameras and two security lights were reported stolen from a business by two suspects in the 900 block of Chatsworth Road, Qualicum Beach.
• Two vehicles were reported vandalized on Northdowne Road, Bowser.
• Fuel was reported stolen from a business vehicle in the 1000 block of Allsbrook Road, Parksville.
• A resident reported being scammed out of $6,219 responding to a phone call purportedly from a major bank asking for personal information.
• A Lowrance fish finder, a Twin Star flare gun and Bushnell binoculars were reported stolen in the 1000 block of Resort Drive, Parksville.
• A resident reported being a victim of an online crypto scam losing $1,700.
• Both B.C. licence plates SM3458 were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of James Street, Parksville.
• A resident reported being a victim of an online scam losing $300 in Amazon gift cards and a money transfer of $5,100.
• A nighttime prowler was reported in the 1000 block of Fair Road, Parksville.
» 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