On the evening of July 1, an iPad was stolen from a park on Bolt Avenue in Comox. The iPad had been left unattended for a very short time in the park and when the owner went to get it, it was gone. (2018-8882)
Fire alarm at the police detachment
A woman was arrested by police on July 2, 2018 after she allegedly damaged a vehicle and caused a disturbance on the 100-block of Lerwick Avenue in Courtenay. The woman was released by police; however, on her way out of the detachment, she pulled the fire alarm. The woman was arrested again and held for an appearance in court. (2018-8902).
Drone complaint On July 3, 2018 the Comox Valley RCMP received a complaint of a drone being flown too close to a residence on Hornby Island. The person who was flying the drone was spoken to by the resident; however, has not been identified. There are specific rules and regulations which must be followed when flying a drone. (2018-9002). For more information, visit Transport Canada’s website: http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety.html
On July 3, members of the Comox Valley RCMP Drug Section arrested a 32-year-old Campbell River woman after she was allegedly observed to be trafficking drugs from her vehicle. When police officers searched her vehicle, a large quantity of what is believed to be cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and morphine were located and seized. This investigation is ongoing and officers are being assisted by the Integrated Forensic Identification Section. Charges are expected in the coming weeks. (2018-8996)
Yelling for help
On July 11, the Comox Valley RCMP received a call reporting that someone was screaming for help on Headquarters Road in Courtenay. A police officer went to the area, heard the screaming, and was able to identify where it was coming from. The police officer facilitated entry to the location where the person needed help and then located a person in medical distress. This person was offered assistance and the officer ensured their safety before departing. (2018-9463)
Drug trafficking, again.
On July 8, a vehicle was blocking traffic on the 300-block of Anderton Avenue in Courtenay. When police arrived, the vehicle was located parked on top of a cement barrier. An impaired driving investigation was started and when the driver was searched, police located a large quantity of what is believed to be methamphetamine. The driver was also wanted on several warrants out of Victoria. (2018-9290)
Help from police
On July 9, the Comox Valley RCMP received a call reporting an unwanted homeless person in front of a business located on the 700-block of Ryan Road in Courtenay. Instead of simply moving this person along, the police officer gave them a few first aid supplies and reserved them a room at the local shelter. (2018-9312)
If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite the accompanying file number. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca. When reporting through Crime Stoppers, you never have to identify yourself or testify in court, and you could receive a cash reward for your information.