POLICE BEAT: Vandalism, theft on menu for Comox Valley RCMP

Comox Valley RCMP recently responded to the following incidents:
April 10
Comox Valley RCMP investigated a report of vandalism to a vehicle parked at a residence in the 2100 block of Whiskey Jack Way in Courtenay. The vehicle's rear window was smashed by a rock.
A theft was reported from the owner of a vehicle parked on the 900 block of 21 Street in Courtenay. An unlocked vehicle was entered and a GPS unit was stolen.
A theft of a bicycle was reported in the 2300 block of Lake Trail Road in Courtenay. The bike is red and silver with full suspension.
Police attended an assault outside the 7-11 on Ryan Road, Courtenay. Two men were taken into custody a short distance away. One man faces possible charges of assault and the second man faces possible charges of uttering threats. Both men were released pending court dates.
April 11
RCMP received a report of a hit and run collision on Cliffe Avenue. A parked car received a scratch along the drivers side. A witness to the collision called RCMP with significant details and the investigation is ongoing.
A vehicle was hit while parked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox. The vehicle received a dent and scuff in the rear right quarter panel.
Police received a call from the principal of the Brooklyn Elementary School at 1290 Guthrie Road in Comox. Over the weekend, suspects stole a brand new, red rope ladder from the playground area. The school was also vandalized with graffiti.
Police responded to report of a man chasing a woman around with a stick on Headquarters Road in Courtenay. The intoxicated man was located but the woman was not. The man was found to be in breach of a previous court order as he was not to consume alcohol. The investigation is continuing.
April 12
RCMP received a report of hit and run collision. The incident occurred while a car was parked on the side of the road at Guthrie and Lazo roads in Comox.
A vehicle was reported to be vandalized on Comox Avenue near Bayside Road in Comox. Someone had thrown a large rock through the drivers side window while the vehicle was parked.
Police responded to a domestic assault that occurred in the 100 block of Robb Avenue in Comox. The aggressor was located and arrested.
April 13
RCMP received a report of a stolen, unlocked bike from the Glacier View area.
Police received a report of a shoplifter at the Canada Safeway on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. The thief was approached outside the store by security and while the arrest was being made, the accused pushed the security person and fled on foot, leaving behind $213.82 worth of meat. The investigation is continuing.
The LINC Center at 300 Old Island Highway in Courtenay reported one youth stole another youth's ipod. The investigation is continuing.
April 14
RCMP received a report of illegal dumping in the alley of the 1300 block of Hurford Avenue in Courtenay. Two large piles of yard waste had been dumped. The City of Courtenay bylaw department had been contacted and will be investigation the activity.
Police along with the Cumberland Fire Department attended the Inland Island Highway between Union Bay and Courtenay for a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to be fully engulfed; no foul play is suspected and no injuries were reported.
A Courtenay woman called police to report a dangerous driving incident that took place in the 1700 block of Comox Avenue. While crossing the road with her elderly mother in a crosswalk, a silver Volkswagen Jetta almost ran her down. The driver was a young woman and was using a handheld device at the time.
Comox Valley RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision near the Walmart store located on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Through investigation it was found a merging vehicle failed to yield to a vehicle after stopping at a stop sign. A violation ticket was issued under the Motor Vehicle Act.
April 15
Police received a report of a fire extinguisher being sprayed over a vehicle on the 2100 block of Downey Avenue in Comox.
A homeowner at the 4400 block of Marsden Road in Courtenay reported a suspect entering the unlocked residence while they were home. While inside, the suspect stole a set of car keys which they used to open the homeowner's car and steal a purse inside.
Comox Valley RCMP investigated a report of people shooting guns at the Wolf Lake area. They people were located and were shooting guns at targets. Documentation on the weapons and gun licences were checked and found to be in order.
Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Cumberland Mini Mart at 2779 Dunsmuir Avenue in Cumberland. A lone woman entered the store and produced a taser-type weapon and demanded money from the young girl who was working. The accused fled the scene with cash, cigarettes and food. The investigation is continuing.
April 16
RCMP investigated a report of a non-life threatening stabbing on the 4600 block of Headquarters Road in Courtenay. An injured man was stabbed in the upper chest by a person known to him. The man in question was located and arrested. He was also found to be intoxicated — in contravention of a previous court order. The man was held in custody.
Police received a report of vandalism to the Puntledge Park building located at 1100 1st Street in Courtenay. The damage reported was spray painted graffiti.
An owner called police to report mischief when someone slashed one of the vehicle's tires while it was parked on the road at Fitzgerald Avenue and 5th Street in Courtenay.
RCMP received a report of a break, enter and theft from a resident in the 4700 block of Gail Crescent in Courtenay. The investigation is continuing.

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