POLICE BEAT: Trailer burns, possible arson

Police were called out to to the 3700 block South Island Hwy. to investigate the blaze

A 55-year-old Campbell River man is facing an arson charge after a trailer in Oyster Bay burned on March 29.

“A 32-foot travel trailer was fully involved and police were informed that it may have been deliberately set on fire,” said RCMP Cpl. Poppy Hallam. “No one was hurt and the damage was limited to the trailer itself.”

Police were called out to to the 3700 block South Island Hwy. to investigate the blaze at 10:47 a.m.

The male suspect was arrested at the scene and held in custody over the weekend.

He remains in custody and his name has not been released.

 

Expensive gear stolen

 

Camera gear valued at approximately $15,000 was stolen from a parked vehicle last weekend.

Police say the theft occurred overnight on March 30-31, in the 2400 block of Milford Road.

The camera gear was in a black pelican case stolen from a brown GMC pickup that was parked in the driveway.

The case is medium-sized, made from hard plastic and covered in traveling stickers.

If you have any information about this theft, contact Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

Damage to vehicles

 

On March 30, Bill Howich Chrysler called police to report two vehicles that were damaged.

It appears that a large truck or a piece of heavy equipment struck the parked vehicles in the used car lot.

A blue 2003 Pontiac Sunfire and a white 1995 GMC Rally camper van were heavily damaged.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying who and what struck these vehicles.