RCMP kept busy with thefts, break and enters

Two thieves entered a home through an unlocked back door between Dec. 12 and Dec. 13

  • Dec. 29, 2011 9:00 a.m.



Dec. 12

• Two thieves entered a home through an unlocked back door between Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 in the 400 block of 14th Street in Courtenay and stole two large TVs.

Dec. 13

• A theft was reported at the Without Sugar Shop at 104-1025 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. The report indicated a man entered the store and stole a jug of change for the diabetes association. RCMP attended the scene along with the canine section and tracked the suspect. The suspect was not located although police found a discarded jug and a bag of chocolates.

• RCMP responded to a call of a vehicle which was broken into through an open window while parked on 12th Street and England Avenue in Courtenay. A black bag with personal toiletries and clothing was stolen.

Dec. 15

•  Police responded to a complaint of a theft in progress at 1975 Fitzgerald Ave in Courtenay during the early morning hours. The property manager reported hearing loud noises and then located a man prying open a coin operated laundry machine. When police arrived, they located a man matching the description, and was arrested and lodged in cells. The man also breached a no alcohol condition from a previous charge, and was released with a court date.


• RCMP received a complaint from a man who reported someone in a ski mask had attempted to gain entry to his residence in the 1800 block of Fir Avenue in Comox through the front door. The man fled when he saw someone was home.

• Comox Valley RCMP received a complaint about an attempted break and enter at the 4200 block of Briardale Road in Royston. The resident found the back door of the shop off its track but entry was not gained.

• RCMP responded to a call from a resident of the Washington Inn apartments at 1027 Ryan Road. Police found a deceased man, and their investigation determined the man’s death was due to natural causes.

• Police attended the Walmart store in Courtenay after two people were apprehended by store security. One male and one female were released on future court dates facing charges of theft under $5,000.

Dec. 17

• Comox Valley RCMP received a complaint about a possible impaired driver. The caller reported a man sleeping in the drivers seat of his running vehicle. The man was detained an investigated for care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired. Two samples of his breath were taken, which produced readings of .22 and .21. The man was released for court at a later date.


• A theft from a vehicle was reported from a man who parked his car at 2801 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. The man stated that two females, working together, tricked him, then stole a laptop, two one-terabyte hard drives and two Dewalt drills.

• The loss prevention officer for Zellers called police to report that a man attempted to leave the store without paying for two bags of groceries. The employee attempted to detain the man but he fled. The groceries were recovered, however the suspect remains at large.

• Around 9 p.m. Comox Valley RCMP responded to a car accident on the 17th Street bridge in Courtenay. Police found a vehicle on its side with a woman in the drivers seat. The investigation revealed the woman was under the influence of alcohol and she was released with a future court date.

Dec. 19

• RCMP received a complaint from a resident of Marine Drive in Royston about a lost or possibly stolen canoe. The resident reported leaving his 15-foot red Coleman canoe on the beach in the evening and returning in the morning to find it gone. The canoe had a mini Cota electric motor.


•Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a theft from a car from the 200 block of Stafford Avenue in Courtenay. The victim reported his driver’s side front window smashed. A GPS and a Bluetooth phone were stolen. Both devices were on the dash of the car in plain sight.