The following stories have been culled from the crime blog of the Comox Valley RCMP.
A call was made to the Comox Valley RCMP about a vehicle that was possibly being driven by an intoxicated person during the late night hours of December 29th. Patrols for the vehicle were made and it was located in Comox. The driver was not intoxicated, however, the vehicle had been reported stolen on December 12th. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of stolen property and released on a promise to appear in court in the New Year. The investigation into this theft is continuing.
A report of Mischief was made to the Comox Valley RCMP on December 30th. Construction Equipment was parked at a work site on the 2400 block of Arden overnight. Unknown person(s) smashed all the windows in the piece of machinery. Anyone that may have information regarding this mischief can report it to the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
While conducting patrols, on January 1st, a Comox Valley RCMP constable noted a vehicle speeding on Comox Ave, Courtenay. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was found to be under in the influence of marijuana. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was given a 24 hour driving prohibition and a violation ticket for speeding.
A stolen vehicle report was made to the Comox Valley RCMP on January 2nd. The vehicle was taken from the 1200 block of Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay. On January 3rd, a reported sighting of the vehicle led to the vehicle being located and a suspect arrested. The suspect was charged with the theft of the vehicle and was released on documents to attend court on a future date.
A theft of a vehicle from, the 600 block of Salish St, Comox, was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on January 3rd. The vehicle, described as a 2013 Grey Hyundai Elantra, British Columbia Plate 147LRT, with a roof rack, dent in the Driver side rear bumper and cracked front bumper, was taken from the residence sometime overnight. The investigation to locate this vehicle is still ongoing.
On January 4th, during speed enforcement on Pritchard Rd, Comox, a vehicle was stopped for excessively speeding in a school zone. The vehicle, travelling 75 Km/h in the 30 Km/h zone, was subsequently impounded for 7 days and an excessive speed violation ticket was issued to the driver.