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RCMP report, week of March 16-23

Impaired drivers, vandals and thieves

  • Mar. 23, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Two break, enter and thefts were reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on March 15.  One break, enter and theft occurred between March 12 and March 15. A garage on the 2300 Block of Piercy Avenue was broken into and several power and hand tools were taken. The second break, enter and theft occurred on the 600 block of Pidcock Avenue. A shed was broken into and a dark blue 2004 660 Yamaha Raptor quad was stolen. There are four ‘Nitro Circus’ stickers on each rear fender, the left front fender is zap-strapped on and the back of the seat has a tear. If you know the whereabouts of this quad, or have any information regarding these break, enter and thefts, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Inspect defect, detect drunk

While on patrol in the downtown Courtenay area, during the early morning hours of March 16, a vehicle with a mechanical defect caught the attention of a Comox Valley RCMP constable. A traffic stop was initiated and, while speaking with the driver, an impaired driving investigation was started. As a result of the investigation, the driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Speed and weed don’t mix

While conducting speed enforcement on Highway 19 near Fanny Bay Main, on March 16, a vehicle was found to be travelling over the speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted and an impaired drug investigation was quickly started. The driver was served with 24-hour driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 24 hours as the driver was under the influence of marijuana. A quantity of marijuana was seized as well.

Flames on Ryan Road

On the evening of March 17, the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a mischief on the 2300 block of Ryan Road. It was reported that a small kiosk with a bulletin board had been lit on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished. If you have any information regarding this mischief, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-2933)

Drinking, then driving

During the early morning hours of March 20, the Comox Valley RCMP found that three drivers that had consumed alcohol before driving. Two drivers were issued seven-day immediate roadside prohibitions and their vehicles were impounded for seven days. One driver was issued a 24-hour roadside prohibition along with a violation ticket for driving contrary to restrictions.  The driver had a class 7N license which has the restriction “You must not drive with any alcohol in your body.”

Propane tanks pilfered

The Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a break, enter and theft that occurred overnight on the 6800 block of Island Highway south, on March 21. An unknown person had broken into a propane storage cage and stole several propane tanks. If you have any information regarding this break, enter and theft, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP detachment at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-3051)

BOLO for damaged Toyota

On March 21, The Comox Valley Traffic Section responded to a hit and run on the 2400 block of Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay. A legally parked vehicle was hit, causing significant rear driver side damage. An investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle is a 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla or Matrix. The suspect vehicle will likely have extensive front passenger side damage. If you have any information regarding this hit and run, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-3054)


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