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POLICE BEAT: Tires slashed on 13th Street in Courtenay

On Aug. 16 at around 7:51 p.m. a complaint of mischief was received from a resident in the 2000 block of 13th St., Courtenay. The resident reports that two young males slashed the tires on a Green Ford Ranger pickup truck parked at that location.

• On Aug. 16,  a report was received by the Comox Valley RCMP of bags of marijuana being located at an unused mini storage facility. The marijuana weighed over 30 pounds. The investigation into this find is continuing.

• A theft from a sawmill was reported on Aug. 18. The theft occurred in the 3800 block of Macaulay Rd. in Black Creek. Stolen in the theft were a Husqvarna chainsaw, a motor from an industrial bandsaw and an undisclosed number and type of tools. The investigation into this theft will be continuing.

• On Aug. 18, a call for assistance was received from the Chances Casino in Courtenay. The casino required assistance in investigating a male that they had detained as he was trying to get two counterfeit $100 bills changed. In the past week the Comox Valley have been experiencing a rash of counterfeit $100 bills. Charges have been laid against the male.

• A theft of a motor vehicle from the front of the Waverley Pub in Cumberland results in charges against one male. On Aug. 19,  a Jeep was stolen, from in front of the Waverley Pub, and witnessed by the owner. The vehicle was pursued and stopped by the owner. The thief was confronted and bit the female owner. The RCMP police dog was called and along with the police helicopter. The accused was located shortly after and arrested for theft and assault and lodged in police cells.

• While working a police road check on Aug. 20 on Tsolum River Road near the site of the Norwood Barn Dance, a male was found driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The male attempted to run away but was caught a short distance from his truck. The male was subsequently given an immediate roadside prohibition for 90 days, as his attempt to flee constituted a refusal of a breath screening device. Once this male is able to get his licence and vehicle back his fines will be in excess of $4,200.

• On Aug. 20, the Comox Valley RCMP received a telephone call from a female reporting that there had been damage done to the Robb road Elementary School in the 1900 block of Robb Avenue in Comox. Two broken windows, a burned shirt, items ground into the siding, feces smeared on the children's slide and a padlock that was cut off of a crawl space.

• On Aug. 20, a report of a vehicle having its windshield smashed was received by the Comox Valley RCMP. The damage was done while the car was parked on the 300 block of Anderton road in Comox.

• A report of a stabbing was received on Aug. 20, from an occupant of an apartment at 175 Centennial drive in Courtenay. The investigation reveals that after an argument a female had stabbed her boyfriend  with a knife. The female accused was arrested on scene and attended court. The female has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.

• After receiving a complaint of a motor vehicle stuck on the shoulder of Knight Road in Comox an investigation was started

and the female registered owner was located at home. Through further investigation it was found that the female had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident and was given an Immediate Driving Prohibition and Vehicle Impoundment.

• The Comox Valley RCMP attended to a report of suspicious activity at Corsa Welding, at 3230 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay on Aug. 21. It was reported that a male, who had two dogs on a leash, was doing something in the engine compartment of a forklift. The police attended and found several pieces of copper wire piled on

the ground beside the forklift. A male matching the description was located a short distance away and arrested for Mischief and Possession of house-breaking tools. The male was released on court documents for a future court date.

• On Aug. 22,  at 8:47 p.m. a 1990 Plymouth Voyager van, BC licence 754SCD, was stolen from the trailer park located on the  2600 block of Mansfield Dr., Courtenay.

The Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of an extortion on Aug. 22  at the Maple Pool campground at 4685 Headquarters Rd., Courtenay. A female reported to police that she was forced to sign over her vehicle for an owed debt. The suspect female and male were located and arrested and charged with extortion. Both appeared before a Justice of the Peace and were released with a future court appearance.

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Weekly statistics for the week of Aug. 16 to 23.

Roadside prohibitions — 6

Assaults — 7

Liquor offences — 22

Disturbances — 29

Break and enters — 3

Total number of complaints attended for the time period — 454.

— Comox Valley RCMP

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