The following stories have been culled from the Comox Valley RCMP crime blog of the week.
On the evening of November 4th, police located and stopped a speeding vehicle on the Island Highway North near the Black Creek store. The vehicle was caught doing 111 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. The driver was charged under the motor vehicle act for excessive speed and had their vehicle towed and impounded for 7 days.
On November 4th, a report was received of a near head-on collision on the Island Highway North on the Mission Hill. The investigation revealed that a vehicle merging onto the highway from Muir Road, going Southbound, failed to go into the proper lane of travel and side swiped another vehicle coming Northbound in their lane of travel. The offending driver was charged for failing to keep right. No injuries resulted from this collision.
During the early morning hours of November 5th, police were called to the scene of a fire on the 300 block of Nim Nim Place in Courtenay. The investigation revealed that someone had set a section of fencing on fire with the aid of gasoline. Courtenay Fire also attended the scene. This investigation is ongoing.
On November 8th, police were called to a report of a theft of two firearms from an unlocked truck in Comox. Sometime overnight someone stole a 7mm caliber rifle and a 410 single barrel shotgun from the vehicle. This investigation is continuing with charges pending in relation to unsafe storage of firearms.
Police received reports, on November 8th, of 13 vehicles having their tires slashed while parked on the 500 block of Pidcock Avenue and Menzies Avenue in Courtenay. All the owners report that sometime over the night is when the mischief took place.
On the morning of November 9th, police were called to a report of a theft of a vehicle. The driver stated that the vehicle had been parked on the lot at 450 – 8th street in Courtenay at the time of the theft. The vehicle is a Grey 2008 Dodge Ram pickup and had a canopy on the back. On the canopy there were company logo stickers in the name of Ecofish Research Victoria.