This inflatable Santa was stolen from an Island Highway home, one of a number of Christmas lawn ornaments that have been taken.

This inflatable Santa was stolen from an Island Highway home, one of a number of Christmas lawn ornaments that have been taken.

Grinches steal Christmas ornaments

Campbell River RCMP have responded to a few calls for thefts of outdoor Christmas decorations, lights and ornaments

There are a number of grinches stealing Christmas around Campbell River this year.

Well, stealing outdoor Christmas decorations, anyway – and isn’t that a little bit like stealing Christmas?

Campbell River RCMP have responded to a few calls for thefts of outdoor Christmas decorations, lights and ornaments. Calls were received from residents on Candy Lane, the 200 block of Birch Street, the 300 block of the Island Highway and the 500 block of Homayno Crescent.

Cpl. Poppy Hallam said Campbell River RCMP’s Community Response Unit, while doing regular checks at a residence of a “priority offender,” observed lawn ornaments consistent with at least one of the descriptions given by callers of the thefts.

The officer remembered seeing pictures of the stolen Santa that dropped it’s drawers revealing “Ho, Ho, Ho” in the media and felt confident this was the same stolen Santa.

“The stolen Santa was seized by the officer to return to it’s rightful owner, who is very excited to get him back,” Cpl. Hallam said.

Still reported missing to police are the following:

  • A 14 foot inflatable Santa (see attached picture) (Island Highway).
  • Three light up stars that stick in the ground (Birch St.).
  • A three-foot plastic cutout of three children carolling that lights up (Birch St.).
  • An inflatable Snow Man (Candy Lane).
  • Various lawn lights (Candy Lane).

If you are missing lawn ornaments or have any information about these thefts, contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Campbell River Mirror

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