In face of upswing in auto thefts, Campbell River RCMP make an arrest

Ford F-series pickup trucks a preferred target

Ford F-350 pickup trucks have been the preferred targets during an upswing in auto thefts in Campbell River, according to Campbell River RCMP.

And police got a break in the case on Wednesday when a stolen van was spotted, prompting a combined effort by Campbell River RCMP including general duty officers, Police Dog Section, plainclothes officers and forensic identification. A male and female pair were located and arrested for theft of the van and possession of stolen property.

Over the past few months, the Campbell River RCMP has seen an increase in the theft of autos, predominantly in Ford F-series pick-ups, specifically targeting F-350’s, Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk said. RCMP members were able to recover two of these stolen pickups from the Willow Point area in Campbell River as well as vehicles stolen from both Nanaimo and Duncan.

On the Tuesday evening, the Ford van that led to the break in the case was stolen from a business in Campbell River.

A male and female couple who are residents of Campbell River were identified as suspects in these thefts through subsequent investigation. Both are in custody and before the courts. Further investigation continues.

Cpl. Vlooswyk reminds vehicle owners to lock their doors, keep valuables out of sight and says, “Report suspicious activity immediately to police and take steps to make your property a ‘hard target’ to deter thieves.”

Related:

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Merville wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

One woman arrested after pair of armed robberies in Campbell River

Police still looking to speak with anyone who was around downtown Chevron Sunday night

VIDEO: Convoy of forest industry supporters on its way to Victoria

Rally at the B.C. legislature begins with participants setting off from Campbell River

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

Galchenyuk nets shootout winner as Wild edge Canucks 4-3

Vancouver tied with Calgary for second spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

Original Victoria Clipper vessel sails one last time

Vessel sold to buyers in Gabon, Central Africa

B.C.’s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

Dr. Tom Warshawski says studies show sugary drinks contribute to obesity

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

Two new hybrid BC Ferries ships christened with new names in Victoria ceremony

Island Aurora and Island Discovery will service Gulf Island and North Island routes

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

Province shows no interest in proposed highway between Alberta and B.C.

Province says it will instead focus on expanding the Kicking Horse Canyon to four lanes

Most Read