PQB crime report: Scammers pilfer $20K from one resident, $15K from another
Oceanside RCMP received 292 complaints the week of Sept. 11 to Sept. 17.
Some of those incidents included:
• Two male prowlers were reported climbing a fence to remove items from a dumpster in the 100 block of Island Highway West, Parksville.
• A big screen TV, tools and a tub of ice cream were reported stolen in the 300 block of Martindale Road, Parksville.
• Vandals were reported to have damaged picnic tables and threw children toys around in the 100 block of Renz Road, Parksville.
• A Craftsman ratchet set was reported stolen from the back of a vehicle in the 3500 block of Outrigger Road, Nanoose Bay.
• A Nanoose Bay resident reported that they were scammed out of $20,000 by a caller who reported their bank account had been compromised and they needed access to the account.
• A 2014 blue/black Yamaha enduro motorcycle, B.C. licence plate Y70607, was reported stolen in the 700 block of Daffodil Drive, Parksville.
• A nighttime prowler was reported in the 700 block of Boultbee Drive, Parksville, on September 13.
• A white 2004 Ford E250 cargo van, B.C. licence plate NC9703, was reported stolen in the 2700 block of Alberni Highway, Coombs Junction.
• A wallet, cash and a Milwaukee stereo were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Dunbar Way, Parksville.
• A window was reported broken, a black jacket and a spike choke collar style necklace were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Despard Avenue West, Parksville.
• A soaker hose was reported vandalized and a one-hundred-foot garden hose removed from a yard in the 500 block of Falcon Court, Parksville.
• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Horne Lake Road, Qualicum Beach. A female was apprehended on site by the RCMP.
• A sheet of plywood was reported stolen from a construction site in the area of Pioneer Crescent, Parksville.
• A suspicious structure fire was reported in the 400 block of Island Highway West, Parksville. Damage was minor to the exterior of the building.
• An eight-foot Starboard Pocket Rocket paddle board with silver carrying case was reported stolen in the 800 block of Claymore Crescent, Qualicum Beach.
• A Milwaukee battery charger, Titan brand wrench set, and a step stool were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville. An utility truck box was vandalized in the theft.
• An exterior drop box was reported vandalized in the 100 block of Memorial Avenue, Parksville.
• Ontario licence plate CFXL932 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Lee Road East, Parksville.
• A Parksville resident was defrauded of $15,000 by a fraudster claiming to be from a financial company that gained access to their computer.
• A silver Phantom XR e-bike was found in the 100 block of Moss Avenue, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.
• A Makita circular saw, Milwaukee circular saw and a Bosch jigsaw were reported stolen when a garage door was left open unattended in the 700 block of Mariner Way, Parksville.
• Two 60-inch Scotty downriggers model 1106, Laurence HDS 7 chart plotter and black Islander fishing reels were some of the items reported stolen from a boat in the 800 block of Arbutus Street, Qualicum Beach.
• A wood coloured skateboard with orange axels was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 3100 block of Island highway West, Qualicum Beach.
• A suspicious fire was reported in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. Damage observed to an old utility trailer and old boat.
• A vehicle was reported vandalized with a key in the 100 block of Hirst Avenue West, Parksville.
• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 2400 block of Frowler Road, Qualicum Beach. Four subjects were apprehended by RCMP.
If you see a crime in progress, call 911. Crimes of a less serious nature that are not in progress may be reported online. The Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number is 250-248-6111 (extension 7). The detachment is located at 421 Pym St. North, Parksville, with public business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays.
— NEWS Staff, submitted
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