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Comox Valley RCMP respond to call to help ducks cross highway

RCMP report, week of May 22-28
RCMP responded to a call in Black Creek to assist a family of ducks crossing the highway. File photo

Ducking duty

A mother duck needed a helping hand in Black Creek on May 24. Someone observed a mother duck and her ducklings running along the road and, concerned they would cause a car accident, called police. An officer went to the area and blocked traffic for a few minutes to allow the ducks to cross the road. (2018-6842)

Kicking leads to arrest

On May 22, a woman kicked the front glass of a business on the 200 block of Fifth Street in Courtenay. The glass broke, the woman sustained an injury to her leg, and was arrested by police. The woman obtained medical treatment and was released by police with an upcoming court date. (2018-6761)

Phone stolen from car

On May 25, a phone was stolen from inside a vehicle parked at a local gas station. The occupant of the vehicle was just inside the store paying for snacks when the phone was stolen. This is an unfortunate reminder for residents to keep cars locked up, even when you’re only away for a moment. (2018-6918)

Signalling an impaired

On May 26, a vehicle caught the attention of a member of the Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Traffic Section. The driver of the vehicle was allegedly speeding, stopped at a green light and then put a signal light on without turning. The officer stopped the car and an impaired operation of a motor vehicle investigation was started. It was found that the driver had consumed alcohol before driving. A 90-day immediate roadside prohibition was served, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (2018-6959)

School bus vandal

Over the weekend, on the 2000 block of Wallace Avenue in Comox, someone got into a school bus and sprayed a fire extinguisher all over the inside leaving white powder all over the bus. The suspect(s) got into the bus through a broken window. (2018-6802)


If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, 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 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.