Valley Mounties release weekly Crime Blog
On May 8th police received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence on the 2400 block of Tiger Moth Place in Comox. The vehicle was located shortly after on the Comox Lake road near Cumberland. The truck suffered extreme damage from what appeared a blunt object. This file remains under investigation.
During the early evening hours of May 8th police entered into an investigation of a cyclist hit and run on Island hwy. South near Hastings road. The cyclist stated that he was Southbound when a Blue colored pickup hit him with what he believes was a mirror. The cyclist was taken to St. Joseph’s and only suffered minor bruising as a result of the collision. This investigation is continuing.
On the evening of May 9th police entered into a hit and run, multiple vehicle and property collision that had occurred on and around the parking lot on the 100 block of 20th street in Courtenay. Several witnesses saw the accused in the suspect vehicle and reported same to the police. Charges of Dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident are pending.
On May 9th the Comox Valley RCMP were called to a report of a small single engine aircraft crashing shortly after taking off from the Courtenay airpark landing strip. The plane crashed into two vehicles and a building on the 3100 block of Comox Road and the 61 year old pilot was extricated from the wreckage. The pilot was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital and then airlifted to Victoria due to the seriousness of his injuries. The Transport Safety Board will be reviewing this incident.
The RCMP took a report of a dangerous use of a firearm from boaters on Comox Lake on May 10th. The boaters related that two males were seen to be shooting a shotgun out towards the lake and the pellets were falling all around them.
It’s that time of year again and the heat is upon us. Do you feel hot when the sun is beating down and you are driving around in the car?
Well your best friend, the dog, is probably worse off than you. He has to wear a fur coat and he can’t roll down the window to cool off. Police are asking pet owners to act responsibly and don’t leave your pet in the hot car.
In general police do not like to forcibly enter people’s vehicles but if required to save an animal’s life they will do what is required.
The Comox Valley RCMP traffic section stepped up the provincial traffic enforcement initiatives last week. Cst. Owen Laforest said “that in two hours they wrote 25 tickets for infractions of cell phone use and seatbelt non-usage”.
Now that summer is here the motoring public can expect more impromptu traffic stops. Inspector Tim Walton said,” it’s not like we are hiding , we are telling the Comox Valley citizens that we are going out looking for violators almost to the point where we are giving the exact intersection we will be working at”.