Comox Valley RCMP report another spike in theft from vehicles

  • Jul. 11, 2017 1:30 a.m.

Comox Valley RCMP responded to the following incidents between July 4 and 10:

Between July 4th and July 10th, the Comox Valley RCMP noticed another spike in theft from vehicles after responding to 16 calls in a one week period. Items taken from these vehicles included cellphones, purses, wallets, cash/change, an exhaust system, a license plate, rewards/points cards, a camera, medication, car and house keys, a cheque book and a suitcase.

The Comox Valley RCMP is asking that if this occurs to you, please report it, so the crime statistics can be as accurate as possible, but please lock your car doors. The majority of these thefts can be deterred, simply by locking your doors and not leaving anything of value in your vehicle.

From July 4th to July 10th, the Comox Valley RCMP received eight reports of stolen bicycles. The following bikes are still outstanding:

July 4th – Blue 12-speed Huffy Mountain Bike (2017-8990)

July 5th – Silver and blue Kona Dawg men’s 21- speed mountain bike w/full suspension-trailer, hitch-orange sprocket and hard tail seat (2017-9046)

July 5th – Pink and black CCM Slope 21-speed women’s mountain bike w/ a white gel seat, kick stand and red trailer hitch (2017-9046)

July 6th – Black and green Davinci Ewoc Disc Mountain bike w/chrome handle grips with gold ends and Giant brand pedals (2017-9131)

July 7st—Olive green and black Giant Recon mountain bike (2017-9164) July 7th— Black and white Kona Shred mountain bike (2017-9165)

July 7th—Orange Nakumara men’s mountain bike (2017-9191)

July 9th—Black and red Giant men’s road bike w/red taped handle bars and lots of scratches on the frame (2017-9281) The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind bike owners to record the serial numbers of bikes. With the serial numbers, the bikes can be entered onto the RCMP computer system. This will aid in getting your bike back to you if it is located.

The Comox Valley RCMP responded to a theft report at a business located on the 1700 block of Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay. It was reported that a jacket and cellphone were left unattended for a short period of time, when an unknown male and female grabbed both items and left the business. (2017-9028)

The way a vehicle was being operated and unsecure passengers caught the attention of a Comox Valley RCMP constable during the early morning hours of July 6th. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without consideration and the vehicle was impounded for seven days under the British Columbia Stunting legislation. Two passengers were also issued violation tickets for failing to remain seated. (2017-9091)

The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a motorcycle theft on July 6th. The red and white, 1999 Honda CR125 dirt bike and stand was stolen from a shed on the 3700 block of Island Highway South, in Courtenay. It is believed that the theft occurred during the early morning hours of July 6th. (2017-9101)

A theft of two Scotty Downriggers off a boat, parked on the 2400 block of Avro Arrow Drive was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on July 8th. Sometime within the 24-hour period, an unknown person had removed and taken the Downriggers. (2017-9251)

Lottery tickets were reported stolen from a business located on the 1800 block of Lake Trail Road, in Courtenay on July 8th. An unknown male had entered the business, grabbed several lottery tickets and fled the scene on a bicycle. The Comox Valley RCMP Forensic Identification Services is assisting with this investigation. (2017-9257)

Mischief to a vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on July 10th. The vehicle had been parked near the intersection of 10th Street and Fitzgerald Avenue during the weekend. While parked, an unknown person(s) had spray painted blue ‘scribbles’ on the side of the vehicle. (2017-9345)

If you have any information regarding any of these files, or any other crime, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca. When reporting through Crime Stoppers, you never have to identify yourself or testify in court, and you could receive a cash reward for your information.

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