COURTENAY, B.C- Police in the Comox Valley surprised a would-be fence last
Monday.

According to the detachment’s news bulletin for June 26, 2018, officers got word that stolen property was being advertised for sale online on June 18, 2018.

Investigators on the file met with the seller, and found even more stolen property inside their vehicle during their meeting.

After officers got a search warrant for the vehicle, around $3000 worth of stolen goods were seized. While some of the items have been returned to their owners, the
investigation is ongoing.

Charges are expected in the case, and the General Duty Investigators are being
assisted by the Crime Reduction Unit on the file. The name of the seller cannot be
released by police at this time, as charges have not yet been formally laid.

In addition to the stolen property case, officers responded to a break-in to a food truck in the 100 block of 5th Street in Courtenay on the night of June 19th. The lock on the truck’s door was cut, and some chef knives and soda were stolen.

On June 21st, around 2:20 pm, a vehicle was left running in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Courtenay when it was stolen. The vehicle was quickly found on Duncan Avenue at 4th Street and was returned to the owner. On June 22nd, another vehicle was left running in the driveway of a residence on the 200 block of 5th Street. It was stolen, but was recovered a few days later on 4th Street in Courtenay.

On June 21st, the Comox Valley RCMP caught a male spray painting the sidewalk at Bolt Avenue and Anderton Road in Comox. The 23 year old man was arrested and charged with mischief, breach of recognizance and breach of probation.

On Saturday, June 23rd, police received a report of a dog left in a hot car. The officer that attended the area opened the door, got a leash and moved the dog to a cooler area on the grass in the shade. According to the news bulletin, the owner had initially parked in a shady spot, but as the day progressed, it became sunnier and hot in the area.

This past Monday, June 25th, a man was reported to be running through backyards on the 1600 block of 20th Street in Courtenay. He was located by police on Cumberland Road, and was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. The man was released with an upcoming court date.

The Comox Valley RCMP also made note of vandalism to a home on Royston Road. Over the last week, rocks have been thrown at the home, damaging windows and other property. The local detachment continues its investigation into the matter.

-With files from James Wood