On Tuesday, March 17 police received a report of a theft of power tools from a vehicle parked on the 500 block of 17th Street in Courtenay. Later in the day police received a call from a local business reporting a man trying to sell power tools. The investigation revealed they were the tools stolen earlier and the man in possession was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000. He will be appearing in court on a later date.
Police received a report of a break, enter and theft from a residence on the 3200 block of the Comox Logging Road in Courtenay. Stolen were electronics and motorcycling equipment. This investigation is continuing.
Fish and sips
On March 18 police received a report of a break, enter and theft from a homeowner on the 1700 block of 15th Street in Courtenay. The homeowner reports that someone entered their unlocked garage and stole frozen fish and bottles of apple cider. Comox Valley residents are reminded to lock their doors to prevent unwanted intrusions.
Sometime during the night of March 18 unknown persons attempted to steal a vehicle parked on the 2900 block of Moray Avenue in Courtenay. It was found that the ignition had been tampered with but the culprits were unsuccessful.
On March 20 a report of a theft from a residence on the 4900 block of Greaves Crescent in Courtenay was called into police. The homeowner reports having a party with approximately 35 party goers in attendance. After the party several items were found missing which included expensive jewelry and electronics.
Break, enter, flee
On March 21 a report of a break and enter to a garage was received from a homeowner on the 1300 block of Fitzgerald Avenue in Courtenay. An unknown culprit broke into the garage but did not have time to steal anything before fleeing.
On March 21 at 5:45 p.m., the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of a fight in progress at the Courtenay Dairy Queen, at 1030 Cliffe Ave. Police attended and located a suspect being held down, in the parking lot. The male reportedly was asking strangers to buy him food and when they refused he became physically confrontational with them. There were no significant injuries to the parties involved. Charges for two counts of breach of probation have been recommended to Crown council.