RCMP report May 25-31

Pawn gone bad; Bad habits for 'New' driver

  • Jun. 3, 2015 8:00 p.m.

RCMP

During the early morning hours of May 25 police were called to a residence on the 1800 block of Cumberland Rd. in Courtenay for an attempted break and enter. The home owner heard a noise and saw a male attempting to open a window. The suspect was scared off. This investigation is continuing.

Bike-for-car swap

On May 25 police were called to a residence on the 4700 block of Condensory Rd. in Courtenay to a report of a stolen vehicle. The owner reports finding a bike, which was later found to be stolen as well, in place of her car. Later in the day the Nanaimo RCMP located the car abandoned but not damaged.

Pawning the goods

On May 28 police were called to a report of a man pawning stolen property at a local pawnshop. The man was known to police and later located after having committed several other crimes. The man is now in custody and awaiting court.

Motor heist

Police took a report of a theft of a 5.5 horsepower boat motor, taken off of a boat located on the 100 block of Stubbs Place in Courtenay.

Newbie refuses to blow

During the early morning hours of May 31 police happened upon a vehicle that was being driven in an erratic manner. The vehicle was stopped and the “New” driver was exhibiting signs of alcohol impairment. The driver refused the roadside screening devise and was given a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition and had his vehicle towed and impounded for 30 days.

Attempted hot-wire

On May 31 police took a report of an attempted theft of a pickup truck while it was parked on the 2300 block of Mansfield Dr. in Courtenay. The suspect pried open the truck door and then tampered with the ignition. A residential garage door opener was the only thing reported missing.

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