POLICE BEAT: A whole lot of investigating going on in Comox Valley

Comox Valley RCMP recently responded to the following recent incidents:

Comox Valley RCMP recently responded to the following recent incidents:

Aug. 14

• A report of a break and enter to a residence, on the 1300 block of Hurford Avenue in Courtenay, was received by the Comox Valley RCMP. On the same day items matching the description of the property that was stolen in this break in, was brought into the Comox Valley RCMP office. A suspect was identified and this investigation is continuing.

• A resident who lives on the 9000 block of Clarkson Avenue in Black Creek reported that someone has scratched her entire car sometime in the last week.

• The City of Courtenay reported several incidences of spray painted and marker type graffiti.

• Police attended to a single vehicle collision at the Credit Union on Ryan Road in Courtenay. Through investigation it was learned that the woman driving the car had gotten her sandal caught under the gas pedal causing her vehicle to accelerate and it went through the front doors of the building.

• Police received a report of a cougar sighting in the Stotan Falls area. The public are asked to be aware that this animal is in that area as this is a favorite spot for people during the summer months.

• Several reports of stolen items, which include fishing tackle, bikes and alcohol, were received from campers in the area of the 9000 block of Clarkson Avenue in Black Creek. The public are being advised to lock up valuables.

Aug. 15

• Police attended to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Knight Road in Comox. The investigation revealed the driver of the car was suffering a known medical issue, and suffered a seizure, became disoriented, and drove into the ditch. A medical review of the man’s drivers licence is being submitted.

• A report of a theft of a black colored BMX-style bike from a house on the 4400 block of the Island Highway South in Royston. The bike was in the back yard at the time of the theft.

• A report of a mischief to a fence was reported by the occupant at a residence on the 500 block of Menzies Avenue in Courtenay.

• Comox Valley RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of 4th Street and England avenue in Courtenay. The investigation revealed that a northbound vehicle had failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a vehicle going westbound. The driver of the northbound vehicle was given a ticket for the stop sign violation and was given a 24-hour suspension as he was found to have been consuming alcohol.

• A report of a disturbance was received from a resident on the 3200 block of Seventh Street in Cumberland. Two females were reported to be fighting. Mediation was done but one intoxicated woman was having no part in it and was subsequently arrested and lodged in police cells.

Aug. 16

• A mischief to a vehicle was reported by the owner who resides on the 1400 block of Albatross Avenue in Comox.  The drivers’ side window was smashed sometime on the Aug. 5.

• A break-in to an unlocked shed on the 2700 block of Comox Road in Comox netted thieves two five gallon cans of gas and some tools. The thieves also attempted to steal a truck that was at that location.

• Police responded to a three vehicle collision on Cumberland and Piercy roads in Courtenay. The investigation revealed a vehicle that was following two others failed note that the other two had stopped, for a vehicle turning left, and ran into the back of the second car. The second car was then forced into the first vehicle in line. Minor injuries resulted.

• A report of a theft of a bike was received from a resident on the 1900 block of Hawk Road in Courtenay. The bike is described as a Adams Twister that is lime green and black in colour.

• Police responded to a report from staff from the Real Canadian Super store chasing a native man who had just stolen approximately $300 to $400 in groceries. A foot pursuit took place but the man got away.

• Police took a report of found property when a Courtenay resident turned in a wedding ring that was located by the Native Sons hall in downtown Courtenay. If you have lost this ring you can claim it at the RCMP detachment after identifying it.

• RCMP located a vehicle with an improperly mounted licence plate parked on a parking lot on Mansfield drive in Courtenay. Checks showed that the licence plate was stolen. Two young men were located nearby drinking alcohol in public and were given tickets for this. One of the young men claimed ownership to the car. The investigation is continuing.

Aug. 17

• A report of a theft from a motor vehicle was received by the Comox Valley RCMP. The vehicle’s owner reports unknown persons entered his car, while parked on the 1200 block of Urquhart Avenue, and stole a backpack containing several electronic devices.

• Police attended to a report of a mischief to a vehicle while parked on the 2700 block of Virginia Drive. The owner found that someone had thrown a 20-pound weight through his back window.

• A resident on the 1200 block of Mason Avenue reported sometime overnight, someone stole the flag pole and Canadian flag that was attached to it from his yard.

• RCMP attended to a break and enter that happened on the 200 block of Willemar Avenue, Courtenay. The culprit entered by kicking in a door and it appears that nothing is missing.

• Police are investigating a theft of a 16-foot beam from a residence on the 1000 block of McKenzie Avenue in Courtenay. A suspect in the theft was identified and this investigation is continuing.

• Police entered into an impaired driving investigation on Highway 19A near Braidwood Road in Courtenay. The driver had damaged his vehicle after running into a sign and was attempting to fix it. The driver was found to have been consuming alcohol and refused the breath demand given to him by the police officer. The driver will appear in court on a future date.

• Police received a report of a theft of a back pack, off the porch, at a residence on the 3800 block of Hayward Avenue in Royston. The back pack contained personal items and identification of the owner. • Police responded for a report of three persons illegally in an apartment on the 1200 block of Henry Road on Mount Washington. Through investigation it was learned that there was a misunderstanding about the property manager’s right to rent the unit out.

Aug. 18

• Police received a report of mischief to a fence at 2766 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland on August 18th, 2012. Two young men were caught on video and this investigation is continuing.

• On August 18th, 2012 a report of a mischief to a vehicle was reported by the owner. The car was parked on the 6100 block of Whitaker road in the Merville area. The owner reports that the entire car was scratched.

• Comox Valley RCMP attended to a two vehicle collision on 29th street and Fitzgerald avenue on August 18th, 2012. The first vehicle in line was rear ended when it stopped for another vehicle that came into the intersection and did an illegal U-turn in front of it. The suspect vehicle was not located and no charges were laid due to the circumstances.

• A thirty-two year old man was arrested and charged with breaching a court order on August 18th, 2012. The man was located on Dunsmuir avenue in Cumberland in an intoxicated state, against the conditions on his court document. The man was arrested and lodged in cells and held for court.

• On August 18th, 2012 police responded to a report of a disturbance on Dunsmuir avenue in Cumberland. While on scene an intoxicated male was given direction by police to leave the area and go to his residence, several times. The man resisted police in their efforts to take him into custody and will be attending court for an obstruction charge. The man was eventually taken into custody and held in cells until sober.

• On August 19th, 2012 police received a report of two broken windows in a Travel Trailer while it was parked on the 3200 block of 3rd street in Cumberland.

• The Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of an assault in the Avalanche bar located at 275 8th street, in Courtenay. The victim reports being head butted in the face by an unknown male after he bumped into him. This investigation is continuing.

• Police arrested a man in Comox, on August 19th, 2012, after a complaint was received of a trespassing by night. The man was located hiding in some bushes and found to have been consuming alcohol which is against his probation order. The man will appear in court on a future date.

• On August 19th, 2012 a motor vehicle hit and run collision, with property on the 2900 block of Lupton road, Courtenay, was reported to police by the owner. The home owner reports that a vehicle ran into their fence and left several pieces of their vehicle, including a licence plate. The car was tracked down and the owner was given tickets for Leaving the scene of the accident and No vehicle insurance.

• A theft of a bicycle was received by police on August 19th, 2012 from the owner. The bike is a Yellow and Blue Rocky Mountain Bike and was parked on the 200 block of Puntledge road in Courtenay. Shortly after making the complaint the owner called back to say that he had located his bike a short distance away.

• Police attended to a report of a break and enter at a residence on the 2000 block of Embleton crescent in Courtenay on the 19th of August, 2012. This investigation is continuing.

• On August 19th, 2012 police took a complaint of a theft from a vehicle while it was parked on the 2000 block of Embleton crescent in Courtenay. Small electronic devices were stolen.

Aug. 20

• On August 20th, 2012 police responded to a motor vehicle collision that occurred on 17th street and Cliffe avenue in Courtenay. It was found that a man driving a pickup truck crossed the center line a struck a passing vehicle. The man was given a motor vehicle act ticket. Alcohol was not a factor.

• On August 20th, 2012 police attended to a report of a three-vehicle hit and run collision that occurred on Penrith avenue and Second street in Cumberland. The suspect vehicle was located and the driver was found under the influence of alcohol. The man was given a 90 immediate roadside prohibition, had his vehicle impounded for 30 days and was given a ticket for open liquor in his vehicle.

• On August 20th, 2012 at 03:00 AM police located a vehicle driving, on 19th street and Grant avenue in Courtenay, with its lights off. The car was stopped and the new driver was found to have been consuming alcohol. The young man was given a three day immediate roadside suspension, had his vehicle impounded for three days and given two traffic tickets.

• On August 20th, 2012 a motorist traveling southbound on Highway 19A near Oyster River called police to report that someone had thrown a rock at his car. The rock smashed the windshield.

• Police responded to a third party complaint , on August 20th, 2012, of a domestic dispute in progress. Police attended to the 5800 block of Bates road in Courtenay and learned that a man had dragged a woman and pushed her from a residence at that location. The man was arrested and released with a future court date.

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