From July 26 to Aug. 1, five impaired drivers were taken off the streets of the Comox Valley. Three drivers were issued 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions, and their vehicles were impounded. Two drivers received three-day immediate roadside prohibitions.
The Comox Valley RCMP received three reports of stolen bikes between July 26 and Aug. 1. The missing bikes are described as follows:
July 26 – Silver and charcoal Trek 7.1 Hybrid with road tires and a carrier;
July 27 – Dark green Kona 50 mountain bike, 18-speed with disc brakes;
July 30 – Black Supercycle Cruiser with red fenders and big handle bars.
Between July 26 and Aug. 1, the Comox Valley RCMP received three reports of stolen vehicles. All vehicles have been recovered with the exception of a grey 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier bearing British Columbia Licence Plate CLL825. The vehicle was last seen on the 2100 block of Comox Avenue, Comox.
Theft from vehicles
There were also five reports of thefts from vehicles between July 26 and Aug. 1. Items taken include a purse, watches, mechanic tools and a trailer hitch. The Comox Valley RCMP are reminding everyone to double check that your vehicle is locked and the windows are up while it is unattended.
The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a mischief to a vehicle July 26. The vehicle had been parked overnight on the 2200 Block of Robert Lang Drive, Courtenay. During this time, the windshield was broken by an unknown person. (2016-9061)
A report of a door to a business that had been broken was received by the Comox Valley RCMP on July 26. It appears the glass door on the business, located on the 1500 block of Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, was struck, causing the bottom portion to crack extensively. (2016-9063)
A report of a vehicle damaged, while being parked overnight on the 1600 block of Cliffe Avenue, was received by the Comox Valley RCMP on July 28th. Both side mirrors had been broken off the vehicle by an unknown person(s). (2016-9166)
The Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a mischief to a vehicle on July 29. The vehicle was parked overnight, on the 2500 block of Cathy Crescent, Courtenay, when it had its tires slashed. (2016-9204)
On July 27, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a business alarm on the 200 block of Back Road, Courtenay. Upon arrival it was determined that a break and enter had occurred. A small amount of items were stolen. The Comox Valley RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation. (2016-9108)
The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a break, enter and theft that occurred at a residence on the 3400 block of Heather Road, Black Creek on July 27. Sometime during the day, unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole several personal items. The Comox Valley RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with this investigation. (2016-9140)
Missing marble fish
A marble fish statue was reported missing to the Comox Valley RCMP on July 28. Sometime in the previous week, an unknown person(s), had made off with the pink marble fish statue that had been located in front of a business located on the 5800 block of Island Highway South, Union Bay. The statue is heavy and would most likely required two or more people to be moved. (2016-9181)
On Aug. 1, while conducting speed enforcement on Highway 19 near Buckley Bay, a member of the Comox Valley RCMP municipal Traffic section observed a vehicle approaching at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was found to be travelling at 165 km/h in the posted 120 km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the class 7 ‘N’ driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days. (2016-9368)
Who’s starting fires?
The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating a series of small fires that have recently taken place in a wooded section of park land near the intersection of Bolt Ave and Aspen Road, in Comox. The last report was received at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Aug. 2. This is the second fire set in this area recently. The Comox Valley RCMP are looking for any witnesses, or anyone that may have seen something suspicious in the area recently. Please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2016-9391 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca