The following stories have been culled from the Comox Valley RCMP crime blog.

On October 30th, police were called to the Leeward Liquor store in Comox for a hold-up alarm. A person entered the store and threatened the clerk with what is believed to be bear spray. Cash was taken from the till and the suspect fled the store. This investigation is ongoing.

In the early morning hours of October 31st, police were en route to a complaint when they noticed a vehicle swerve in its lane of travel and strike the roadside curb. The vehicle was stopped and driver found to have been consuming alcohol. Tests resulted in an Immediate Roadside Prohibition being issued for 90 days and the person’s vehicle being towed and impounded for 30 days.

Police were called to a report of a vehicle running into the side of a house on the 1300 block of Stewart Avenue in Courtenay on the morning of October 31st. The home stated that the driver of the vehicle had left the scene prior to police arrival. The male was located a short distance away and later it was determined the vehicle had been stolen prior to the collision. The man is now facing charges of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime.

On the afternoon of November 1st, police were called to a report of a vehicle engulfed in flames on Highway 19 near the McNaughton Creek Bridge. The investigation revealed that a woman and her child were travelling south-bound when the pickup truck they were driving hydro planed and hit the median and caught fire. Both mother and child were taken to St. Joseph’s hospital for assessment and treatment of minor injuries.

A report of a break, enter and theft was received by the Comox Valley RCMP on the evening of November 1st at a residence on the 1300 block of 13th street in Courtenay. The theft occurred sometime the night before and cash and prescription medications were stolen.