POLICE BEAT: Fire, cougar, B&Es, fraud — Comox Valley RCMP on the job

A report of a possible impaired driver leaving the scene of a collision was reported.

Aug. 28

A report of a possible impaired driver leaving the scene of a collision was reported. The victim reports going through the drive-thru at McDonalds and was rear ended. The suspect vehicle then fled from the scene. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 10764 )

During the early-morning hours police stopped a driver for driving without consideration. The RCMP could smell an odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The driver was given a 3 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle impounded for 3 days. The driver was also given a motor vehicle act ticket. ( 2012 – 10765 )

During the early morning hours a car was stopped after it was seen driving at a high rate of speed and squealing its tires as it went around a corner. The driver was found to have been drinking. The driver received an Immediate Roadside Prohibition, the vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver given three motor vehicle act tickets. ( 2012 – 10766 )

The Comox Valley RCMP were called to an attempted break and enter at the jewelry shop located at 320 5th street in Courtenay. The culprits destroyed an interior door but it appears that nothing was stolen. This investigation is continuing.( 2012 – 10768 )

A call of fraud was reported to the RCMP by a Courtenay resident. The victim reports answering an add for investment with a company called GNS Wealth Management. A large sum of money was sent to the contact for GNS  and to date there has been no contact with the company. Internet checks show that the company’s website has been disabled. ( 2012 – 10770 )

A call was received from a Comox man who replied to an ad for a personal assistant. One of his duties was to cash cheques and then forward monies to other places and people. The catch was that he had to do it from his own account. The problem is that once he cashed the cheques and forwarded the money he found out the cheques were fraudulent. ( 2012 – 10773 )

Police are investigating a collision involving a cyclist and vehicle at the round-about on Knight and Pritchard road. ( 2012 – 10779 )

Police attended a report of an erratic driver passing vehicles on the shoulder on the Highway 19. A second report was received of the car stopping and the driver running down the highway in the

traffic lanes. The man was located running and under the influence of cocaine. The man was taken to the hospital and later served several Motor Vehicle Act violation tickets. He was also given a 24 hour driving suspension under the Motor Vehicle Act. ( 2012 – 10783)

RCMP responded to a report of a female shoplifter at the Walmart store in Courtenay. The investigation revealed that a young female employee had been watched for the past few months on a suspicion of theft. The young female was arrested and released for court on a future date. ( 2012 – 10784 )

A theft of vehicle was reported to the RCMP. The owner reports parking it in the 1700 block of Comox Avenue in Comox. The vehicle is described as a 1995, four door, green Honda Accord with a British Columbia licence plate 317 VAT. ( 2012 – 10792 )

Police responded to a report of a drunk man causing a problem in the Lo’s Garden restaurant in Courtenay.  The man left before police arrived but was located a short distance away. He was intoxicated and arrested for the disturbance and held until sober. ( 2012 – 10797 )

Aug. 29

A break and enter to a home was reported in the 600 block of 17th street in Courtenay. The culprit broke a basement window and cut themselves in the process. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 10814 )

A hit and run collision was reported to police. The owner of the vehicle that was hit reports that he was parked at the Superstore parking lot at 757 Ryan road and his car now has a dent in the side. ( 2012 – 10821 )

The RCMP responded to a report of an intoxicated and violent woman in an apartment on 9th street in Courtenay. The young woman was located and given the opportunity to go to an alternate location but continued to be aggressive. She was taken into custody and lodged in police cells until sober. ( 2012 – 10858 )

Aug. 30

Police conducted a traffic stop behind the Washington Apartments at 1029 Ryan road in Courtenay. As a result of these checks, a man was found driving with no valid driving licence and was also a vehicle impound candidate. He was given a motor vehicle act ticket and the vehicle was towed and impounded. ( 2012 – 10864 )

A vehicle check was done by the Comox Valley RCMP which found the driver of the vehicle to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was given a 24 hour suspension. The driver was also found to be a prohibited driver from a previous offence. He was arrested and later released on an Appearance Notice for court. The vehicle was impounded for seven days. ( 2012 – 10866 )

Police are investigating a report of a theft that was reported at a rental property located on the 300 block of Gladstone street in Comox. The owner of the rental house reported that as renters vacated, they left a huge mess and stole the washing machine that was in the house. This investigation is continuing. (2012 – 10882)

The Comox Valley RCMP are assisting the Port McNeill detachment in an investigation of break and enters, and possession of stolen property. A local pawn shop was checked and over $7,000 worth of property was pawned by two suspects from the Port McNeill area. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 10884 )

A report of a theft of a bicycle was received from the owner. The bike had been left at a business on the 1500 block of Knight road in Comox. The bike is described as a gray Davinche Camelion.  ( 2012 – 10900 )

Aug. 31

A vehicle was entered and some cash was stolen. The vehicle was parked at the owner’s residence on the 220 block of Urquhart avenue in Courtenay. ( 2012 – 10920 )

A theft of frozen food was reported to the RCMP  from private property in the 2800 block of Wellington street in Courtenay. The thieves broke a lock hasp off the freezer that was outside in the carport. ( 2012 – 10922 )

A report of a mischief in the Murrelet drive, Comox was received from a real estate agent. It appears that someone is destroying Re/Max Realty signs in that area. ( 2012 – 10938 )

The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a theft of 5 loads of cut firewood from Island Timberland property near Jacob road and the Island Highway South. A suspect was caught on video surveillance and this investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 10948 )

A report of an assault was received from the victim who had fled the family home located on the 1000 block of Lazo road, in Comox. Police attended the home, a man was arrested for assault and later released for court. ( 2012 – 10955 )

Police received a report of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 19 near Piercy road in Courtenay. The investigation revealed that the woman driving the car swerved to miss a rabbit. Minor injuries are reported. ( 2012 – 10970 )

Sept. 1

RCMP received a call from the owner of the Jacked clothing store located in downtown Courtenay. The owner reports that a man came in and then walked out with a shirt without any attempt to pay. ( 2012 – 11000 )

Police received a call of a theft from a locked vehicle in the 1700 block of England avenue in Courtenay. A small amount of change was stolen in the theft. ( 2012 – 11004 )

A report of a two vehicle, one a BC transit bus, collision was received. The collision occurred at the intersection of Cliffe avenue and 17th street in Courtenay. The damage to both vehicles was under $1000. ( 2012 – 11008 )

Police attended a collision involving a van and a horse. The investigation revealed that the horse and owner were at a residence when the horse escaped and ran onto the highway and collided with a van driving by. The horse died on scene and the van was damaged beyond repair. ( 2012 – 11017 )

A break and enter to a home in the 500 block of Harmston avenue in Courtenay was called into police. The owner of the home had been out and on return found a smashed window. A computer and music equipment is missing. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 11023)

A mischief to a vehicle, on the 500 block of Harmston avenue in Courtenay, was reported to police. The victim suspects a man she knows. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 11024 )

Sept. 2

Police received a report of a vehicle fire on Comox Lake road. Attendance to the scene was made and a  burned out van was located. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 11029 )

The Comox Valley RCMP in conjunction with the Courtenay Fire department are investigating a suspicious fire that happened on Archery crescent in Courtenay. ( 2012 – 11030 )

A report of a disturbance was called in by a homeowner on the 4600 block of MacIntyre avenue in Courtenay. Upon RCMP arrival, witnesses pointed out a young intoxicated man who had been yelling and smashing items. The man was arrested and lodged in cells. ( 2012 – 11032 )

A theft of a vehicle was reported to police. The owner had lent the vehicle for a quick trip but after two days believes that the man who borrowed it is not going to return it. The man who borrowed the car  was located later in Campbell River but the car is still outstanding. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 11037 )

Reports were received of a cougar chasing dogs and cats on the 2000 block of Comox Lake road in Cumberland. The police attended the area and unfortunately due to many circumstances the cougar had to be destroyed to protect the public. ( 2012 – 11042 )

RCMP were called by the Comox Valley Search and Rescue about an injured hiker in the Comox Glacier area. The hiker was located and transported out of the mountainous area by helicopter. ( 2012 – 10881 )

A two vehicle collision was attended on the 17th street bridge. The investigation revealed that a vehicle had been rear ended after stopping in traffic by a second vehicle that was changing lanes. ( 2012 – 11051 )

Police responded to a report of a stolen van in the 900 block of Stewart avenue in Courtenay. Police located the van with a man who is known to the owner inside. The man was arrested and charged. He was later released for court . ( 2012 – 11057 )

Sept. 3

A report of a fence being vandalized was received. The owner of the fence who lives in the 2100 block of Blue Jay place in Courtenay reported that sometime overnight unknown persons kicked panels out of his fence. Several other persons also reported the same thing in the general area. ( 2012 – 11084 )

A report was received of vandalism to a car in the 1700 block of Ryan road in Courtenay. The owner heard a loud bang and when he examined his car he found that someone had smashed his drivers side window. ( 2012 – 11094 )

Sept. 4

An owner of a car parked on the 400 block of 8th street in Courtenay reports someone entered her car and stole some fish sampling equipment valued at $2000. ( 2012- 11102 )

A report of vandalism to a vehicle that had occurred at the parking lot at the base of Mount Washington was reported. The car had its windows smashed. Nothing appeared to have been taken. ( 2012 – 1107)

A theft of a wood splitter was reported to police. The theft occurred on the 6300 block of Island highway South. The wood splitter is valued at $3000.00. ( 2012 – 11112 )

A report of a break, enter and theft of a safe was reported to the RCMP. A suspect has surfaced and this investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 11115 )

A report of vandalism to a business in downtown Courtenay was called into police. The culprits spray painted the building in the 400 block of Duncan avenue. ( 2012 – 11122 )

A break in to a shed was called in by the owner of the property on the 5200 block of the Duncan Bay main. The owner reports that a chainsaw, weedwacker and a hedge trimmer were taken. ( 2012 – 11133 )

Police responded to a report of a hit and run collision that happened on Back road and Centennial drive in Courtenay. A B.C licence plate number was obtained and the registered owner identified. This investigation is continuing. ( 2012 – 11137 )

A mother reported a theft of her purse while at the Courtenay public library.  The woman put her wallet in the baby stroller with her child and someone took the wallet while she was getting a movie from the shelf.

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