Firefighters tend to a car fire at the base of Mount Washington. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

RCMP Report for week of Dec. 8-14

Thefts, impaired drivers among crimes

  • Dec. 16, 2015 6:00 p.m.

On Dec. 8, a mischief to a vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP. A vehicle, parked on the 4900 block of Cliffe Ave. Courtenay, had the back window broken out by rocks.

Business laptop lifted

A break, enter and theft was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on Dec. 9. Unknown person(s) broke into a business located on the 1300 block of McPhee Ave., Courtenay. While inside the business, the offices had been gone through and a laptop had been stolen. The investigation of this crime is continuing.

Impaired driver

While on patrol, a Comox Valley RCMP member observed and stopped a vehicle they suspected of impaired driving during the early evening hours of Dec. 9. The vehicle was stopped and driver was found to have been consuming alcohol. The driver received an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for 90 days and had his vehicle towed and impounded for 30 days.

Impaired by weed

During a traffic stop on Dec. 10, a Comox Valley RCMP member detected the overwhelming odour of burnt marijuana in the vehicle. An impaired by drug investigation was started and it was determined the driver was under the influence of marijuana. The driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.

12-hour suspension

In the early morning hours of Dec. 12, a traffic stop was conducted by the Comox Valley RCMP.  During the traffic stop, the officer began an impaired investigation. This resulted in the driver receiving a 12-hour licence suspension.

Ranger on the run

A report of a stolen vehicle was made to the Comox Valley RCMP on Dec. 12.  A red 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck, British Columbia licence plate JR1193 was taken from the 100 block of Urquhart Ave., Courtenay. This investigation is continuing.

Computer and cash taken

On Dec. 12, the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a break, enter and theft at a business on the 3100 block of Piercy Ave., Courtenay. Sometime overnight, an unknown person(s) entered the building, stealing a computer and a quantity of cash. The investigation into this crime is continuing.

Vehicle fire

On the evening of Dec. 13, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a vehicle fire at the lower lot of the Mount Washington ski resort. Once on scene, it was discovered that there were three vehicles damaged by this fire. This file is under investigation with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Services.

Hit-and-run involving pedestrian

On Dec. 14, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to pedestrian hit and run motor vehicle incident. Investigation revealed that a pedestrian was crossing the intersection at Headquarters Road and Glacier Road in Courtenay. The driver of the vehicle, described as a dark blue or black car, left after the collision. Police are requesting any witnesses to this incident to please contact Const. Mack at 250-338-1327 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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