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Comox Valley RCMP recently responded to the following incidents:




March 27




Police received a report of a hit and run accident, after four witnesses told the owner of the hit car what had occurred. The driver of the suspect vehicle was reported to have hit the vehicle while turning at the intersection of Comox Avenue and Port Augusta in Comox. The driver of the offending vehicle backed up and left the scene without providing his information. The investigation is continuing.




March 28




RCMP responded to a report of a fight outside of the 7/11 on Ryan Road in Courtenay. One of the intoxicated combatants was located and lodged in cells until he was sober. No charges were levied against the individual.




Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon on the 3800 block of Dohm Road in Oyster River. Through investigation it was learned that a man entered a residence and assaulted one woman with a baseball bat and pushed a second woman down to the the ground. The man was located and arrested, and later released on a promise to appear.




March 29




The loss prevention officer for Zellers at 2801 Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay called police to report a woman shoplifter had fled the store with two sweatshirts. The woman got into a maroon-coloured four-door 1990s sedan and fled the scene with a man who was driving. In her hast, the woman dropped her purse while getting into the car. The investigation is continuing.




Comox Valley RCMP received a complaint of theft of items from a man's luggage while travelling on a local air carrier. The man reports somewhere between Toronto and Vancouver his luggage was entered and items were taken. The air carrier is conducting an investigation. Police remind the public to ensure to lock up belongings.




Police received a complaint of a suspicious occurrence from a resident on the 400 block of Holly Place in Comox. The man had found a ladder against his house on several different occasions. He has also found the screen taken out of his window.




RCMP are investigating a break and enter during the early hours at the United Carpets store located at 362-10th Street in Courtenay.




An assault occurred in the morning at the parking lot of 757 Ryan Road which police investigated. Immediate attendance was made by police and the two people involved were located. Through investigation, it was revealed that a man had assaulted a woman and was witnessed by two other people. The man was arrested and later released for a future court appearance.




A Cumberland man is charged with assault on a woman after he went to a residence on the 2700 block of Ulverston Avenue, and grabbed the woman through an open window. The two were arguing at the time and both are known to each other. The woman received a minor injury as a result. The complaint is still under investigation.




RCMP are investigation a report of two vehicles that were damaged on the 100 block of Timberline Road in Courtenay. The two cars had been scratched down their sides.




March 30




A Courtenay resident reported she had her wallet stolen while at the food bank located at 1126F Piercy Avenue in Courtenay.




Police are investigation a complaint of threat from a Courtenay woman. The report was a woman's father threatened her life if she talked about him. Charges of Uttering Threats are being examined.




RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle driving off with the gas filling hose still attached to the vehicle. The vehicle pulled away from the gas pump at the Superstore gas bar at 753 Ryan Road in Courtenay. No charges will be laid, and alternative measures are taking place to pay for the damage.




March 31




After receiving a request from the Redwater, AB RCMP and with the assistance of GM OnStar, a stolen pickup truck was located on Denman Island. The person responsible for the theft is known and the investigation is continuing.




RCMP received a report of a theft from a patron at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa at 4330 Island Highway South. A man reports securing his valuables in a locker and upon his return, found they were gone. The man's credit cards were used shortly after the theft at some businesses. The investigation is continuing.




April 1




Police responded to a call of a small shoeless child wandering into the street on Hobson Avenue. The three-year-old child was unable to identify his house, so police did door knocks until the mother was located. It was learned a sibling was supposed to be watching the boy, but did not and he wandered out of the house.




An employee from the Mex Beer and Wine Store called police to report a theft of a bottle of wine. The store employee was given information by another customer about the theft and attempted to stop the suspect, but the man kept going. The investigation is continuing.




April 2



Comox Valley RCMP attended to a single vehicle collision on Highway 19 at the Cumberland overpass. The vehicle hydroplaned, left the highway and went down an embankment and flipped a couple of times. Ambulance attended but released the driver at the scene.




A theft report was made by a local logging company who were working in the area of Piggot and Black Creek Main near Oyster River. Several tools and about 1,000 L of diesel fuel with a value of approximately $1,800 was stolen. Some damage was also done to the excavating machines.




Police responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 19A at Cook Creek. One of the drivers reported hitting some standing water and hydroplaned, causing his vehicle to leave his lane and go into the opposing lane, into the path of the second vehicle. All injured were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital. The investigation is continuing.











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