Oceanside RCMP received 217 complaints the week of Dec. 18 to Dec. 24.
Some of the incidents included:
• An online social media scam was reported in the Oceanside area. The resident responded to a job offer receiving a $6,000 mobile cheque deposit, that later bounced, with instructions to buy gift cards, take photos of same and provide codes to three separate email addresses.
• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle it the 3100 block of Dolphin Drive, Nanoose Bay.
• A business break-and-enter of a storage trailer was reported in the 2900 block of Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay. A speaker and a laser printer were reported missing.
• A catalytic converter was reported stolen for a vehicle in the 1000 block of Lee Road, Parksville.
• A prowler was reported in the 2500 block of Ross Road, Nanoose Bay.
• A business break-and-enter of a storage shed was reported in the 100 bloc of Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach. Five boxes of chain oil were noted missing.
• A business break-and-enter of a storage shed with damage to perimeter fencing was reported in the 1200 block of Taylor Road, Parksville.
• A tent used by volunteer firefighters was reported vandalized in the 200 block of Hobbs Road, Qualicum Beach.
» 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 a.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays.
— NEWS Staff, submitted