From Jan. 2-8, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to 14 calls for theft from vehicles. Items taken from these vehicles included wallets, a purse, drivers licences, passports, bank/credit cards, cash/change, licence plates, gift cards, Golf Clubs, Gasoline, portable DVD player, a knife. The Comox Valley RCMP is asking the public to report all thefts, so the crime statistics can be as accurate as possible, but most importantly, 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.
On Jan. 2, the Comox Valley RCMP was notified of a theft from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in the Crown Isle Shopping Centre parking lot. The theft had occurred on Dec. 30. The item stolen is described as a three-foot-two, eight pound stuffed bear with brown hair and black eyes. (2018-59)
B&E for booze
A residential break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on Jan. 2. The residence, located on the 5800 block of Island Highway North, was broken into by an unknown person(s) sometime during the day. Items stolen include electronics and alcohol. The Integrated Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation. (2018-91)
Seeking inflatable santa
The theft of an inflatable Christmas decoration was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on Jan. 3. The large Santa, riding a motorcycle, was at a residence located on the 1100 block of 17th Street, in Courtenay. (2018-112)
Mischief to a vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on Jan. 4. The vehicle had been parked overnight on the 1100 block of Stewart Avenue, in Courtenay. A mirror had been broken by an unknown person. (2018-161)
Pilfered propane tanks
A break, enter and theft from a business was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on Jan. 4. Over the weekend, a locked compound, located at a business on Fifth Street, in Courtenay, had been entered and several propane tanks were stolen. The propane tanks are spray painted with CCC in red paint on them. If you see these tanks, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2018-166.
On Jan. 6, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to an alarm at a business located on the 100 block of Island Highway North. It was found that an unknown person had broken into a fenced compound. While in a compound, a window for the business was broken, however the business was not entered. (2018-267)
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.