Comox Valley RCMP – What’s Happening
2021-06-04 08:18 PDT
Catalytic converter thefts in the Comox Valley
Fifteen catalytic converters have been reported stolen in the Comox Valley since May 1, 2021 compared to 5 reports in the month of April. The rise in these thefts is occurring all over the province, which is likely due to an increase in the value of the precious metals contained within the integral auto part.
- Park inside your garage, in a well-lit area, or an area with video surveillance.
- Report all suspicious activity to police. It takes a little bit of time to steal a catalytic converter. At night, thieves will often use a flashlight as they steal which will draw the attention of potential witnesses.
- Park in such a way that makes it difficult to access the underside of your vehicle. For example, against a wall or alongside other vehicles.
- Have your mechanic etch an identification number into the catalytic converter so that it is easily identifiable - this might make it harder to sell and easier to identify if recovered.
Excessive speeding through playground zone in Cumberland
On May 27, 2021, a member of the Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Traffic Section impounded a vehicle for going 80km / hr in a playground zone in Cumberland.
The traffic section member pulled over the vehicle, issued the driver a $483 Violation Ticket for excessive speed, and impounded the vehicle for seven days.
The speed limit near a playground is 30 km/h from dawn to dusk every day of the year.
Break, Enter and Theft on Denman Island
On May 27, 2021 Comox Valley RCMP received a report that the Denman Island Fire Department had been broken into and one of their duty trucks was stolen. The truck was quickly recovered at the north end of the Island. Investigators are being assisted by the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and are looking for anyone with information to call police.
Can you identify this man?
Comox Valley RCMP are looking for assistance from the public to identify a man suspected of stealing from a Courtenay business.
On May 3, 2021 the Comox Valley RCMP received a report that a man stole several power tools from the Central Builders – Home Hardware store in Courtenay. The theft allegedly occurred on April 27, 2021 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Investigators obtained a surveillance image of the suspect and are looking to identify him. The suspect is associated to a red Suzuki Sidekick SUV.
If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, or any other crime, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca. When reporting through Crime Stoppers, you never have to identify yourself or testify in court, and you could receive a cash reward for your information.
Cst. Monika TerragniMedia Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
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