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RCMP investigating after boat stolen along Island Highway

COURTENAY, B.C- Police in the Comox Valley are looking for a stolen boat.

The theft of the vessel was reported to the detachment on Mar.25, 2018. The boat had been parked overnight on the 4800 block of the Old Island Highway, in Courtenay’s north end.

It’s described as a 1992 white Gulfstream, measuring 23 feet long and made out of fibreglass. It was on a grey Roadrunner trailer at the time of the theft.

The vessel bears the name “Grady-White”, as well as two 175 horsepower Evenrude outboard motors, a 9.9 horsepower Yamaha Kicker, and a blue canvas tarp. The license plate on the boat is from British Columbia, and reads UXC91C.

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In addition to the boat theft, Forbidden Brewing had it’s sign stolen, and a mischief to a building was reported on Mar.24, after an empty structure on Cumberland Road was spray-painted.

Police were enforcing speeding and distracted driving infractions on Mar. 21. The enforcement was conducted along 5th Street, with officer issuing 15 violation tickets for items including distracted driving, seat belt violations, open liquor, and the making of illegal left turns onto 5th from Cliffe Avenue.

“Seatbelt infractions and drivers operating their vehicles with pets on their laps, will be one of the focuses of the Comox Valley RCMP in April,” read a release from the police.

Three notable speeding violations were also recorded on Mar. 22 and Mar. 21. In the first on the 22nd, officers found a vehicle going 120 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone along Ryan Road. The driver was given an excessive speeding ticket, and their vehicle was impounded.

The second violation occurred in the evening hours of the same day. During regular patrols, an officer located a vehicle going 100 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone along Cliffe Avenue.

“A traffic stop was conducted, which resulted in an impaired operation of a motor vehicle investigation,” read the release.

“It was found the driver had consumed alcohol before driving. As a result, the driver was issued a three day immediate roadside driving prohibition and received a violation ticket for excessive speed. The vehicle was also impounded.”

As for the incident on the 21st, a driver was pulled over in the Union Bay area. The officer who performed the pullover found that the vehicle had been traveling at 180 kilometres per hour in a 120 zone.

For that, they received an excessive speed ticket, and their vehicle was impounded.

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