Parksville residents lose power after electric panel tampering — Oceanside Crime Report Nov. 15–21

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During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 234 complaints, including a resident scammed out of thousands of dollars by someone claiming to represent a major Canadian bank.

Break and enter

-A business break and enter was reported in the 500 block of Stanford Avenue East, Parksville, on Nov. 16. Missing was a Honda 2000 generator, gas can and five rolls of copper wire.

-A storage unit break and enter was reported in the 100 block of Fern Road, Qualicum Beach, on Nov. 18. Missing was some First Nations art.

-A business break-and-enter was reported in the 2700 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, on Nov. 18. A change box and liquor were missing.

Scam

-A local resident was reported scammed out of thousands of dollars by a person allegedly calling from Maryland, claiming to be calling on behalf of a major Canadian bank on Nov. 16. The fraudster got the resident to buy prepaid credit cards and forward the card numbers as well as the security PINs, resulting in a financial loss.

-A resident was reported scammed out of thousands of dollars by a caller claiming to be from a Canadian bank asking to purchase prepaid credit cards and to provide card numbers as well as PINs on Nov. 17.

Stolen vehicle

-A black 2006 Ford F350, BC plate RE8080 was reported stolen in the area of Hilliers Road and Alberni Highway, Whiskey Creek, on Nov. 17. Contents of vehicle included climbing gear.

Theft

-A BC plate was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of Island Highway East, Parksville, on Nov. 16.  Plate was recovered by Nanaimo RCMP on Nov. 26.

-A custom bicycle was reported stolen in the 800 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on Nov. 16.  Video surveillance was obtained and is being reviewed.

-An electric scooter was reported stolen in the 300 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on Nov. 16. It was recovered a short distance away in some bushes.

-A hiking backpack with survival and camping gear valued at $400 was reported stolen in the 100 block of Hirst Avenue West, Parksville, on Nov. 17.

-Change and insurance papers were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of McCarter Street, Parksville, on Nov. 19.

-BC plate UMX78D was reported stolen from a trailer in the 3000 block of Pearce Place, Qualicum Beach, on Nov. 19.

-A blue 2006 Suzuki DL650 motorcycle, BC plate L86068, was reported stolen in the 1700 block of Cameron Crescent, Qualicum beach, on Nov. 20.

Property damage

-The door of an electrical panel was removed and power was shut off to residences in the 1100 block of Smithers Road, Parksville, on Nov. 15.

Trespassing

-A trespasser was reported in the 1200 block of Valley Road, Parksville, on Nov. 15.

-A trespasser was reported in the 500 block of Stanford Avenue East, Parksville, on Nov.15.

-Two trespassers were reported in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville, on Nov. 16.

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-A Ocean Rodeo brand water board was found on Columbia Beach, Parksville, on Nov. 16.

-An iPhone 7+ was found in the 200 block of Higson Crescent, Qualicum Beach, on Nov. 17.

-A quantity of money was found in the 1300 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on Nov. 19.

-A grey Norco mountain bike was found in the area of Arbutus Drive and Madrona Drive, Nanoose Bay, on Nov. 19.

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