Passenger breaks bus window in Deep Bay — Oceanside Crime Report April 11–17

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During this time period the Oceanside RCMP said it received 277 complaints.

Break and enter

-Food, liquor and propane tanks were reported stolen in a business break and enter in the 100 block of Morrison Avenue, Parksville, on April 11.

-An attempted break and enter was reported to a water utility facility in the Gainsberg Road and Island Highway West, Bowser, on April 15. The roadway gate was vandalized and the alarm was still sounding when authorities arrived to the facility.

-A break and enter to a storage container was reported in the 300 block of Crome Point Road, Bowser, on April 15. The container held old research equipment. 

-A residential break and enter was reported in the 1600 block of Errington Road, Errington, on April 15. A chainsaw and various items were noted as missing.

Theft

-A vacuum hose was reported stolen from a business in the 400 block of Island Highway East, Parksville, on April 12. RCMP contacted a suspect and the item was returned.

-A home-made metal ramp was reported stolen in the 1000 block of Allsbrook Road, Parksville, on April 13. 

-A delivery package was reported stolen from a doorstep in the 1100 block of Smithers Road, Parksville, on April 14.

-Five feet of copper wire was reported stolen from the communication tower in the 100 block of Rupert road East, Qualicum Beach, on April 14.

-BC plate JP679J and a battery were reported stolen from a vehicle in the area of Melrose Road and Alberni Highway, Qualicum Beach, on April 15. There was damage noted to the vehicle hood, door handle and catalytic converter.

Vandalism

-Vandal(s) were reported to have damaged a $17,000 wash pump in the 800 block of Redman Road, Qualicum Beach, on April 15.

-Vulgar graffiti was reported painted on baseball dugouts in the area of 700 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, on April 17. Town of Qualicum Beach staff were dispatched after hours to remove.

-A business was reported vandalized in the 2500 block of Alberni Highway, Coombs, on April 12. A suspect was identified by the RCMP from a surveillance video.

-A transit bus window was reported broken by a male passenger at the Deep Bay Marina, on April 16. 

-Postal boxes were reported vandalized in the 400 block of Martindale Road, Parksville, on April 15.  It did not appear that mail was compromised.

Counterfeit bill

-A counterfeit $5 Canadian bill was reported received by a local financial institution in the 800 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on April 13.

Prowler

-A prowler was reported in the 200 block of McVickers Street, Parksville, on April 13.

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