POLICE BEAT: Weapons stolen from home

Guns and an oxygen machine were stolen from residence located in the 100 block of South Thulin St. last week

Weapons stolen from home

Guns and an oxygen machine were stolen from residence located in the 100 block of South Thulin St. last week.

The theft occurred overnight on March 21-22. RCMP say the suspects entered the resident’s unlocked car and then used the garage door opener to get inside the home.

Four firearms and a Point 4 Oxygen Maintenance System were stolen from the residence.

There have been no arrests and police are reminding the public that garage door openers are frequently used by thieves to gain entry into homes.

Trucks stolen from dealership

Two trucks stolen from a local dealership could be used by thieves to commit further crimes, according to police.

“Often the thieves will steal vehicles and conceal them at a remote location. One to three days later, they will pick up the vehicles to commit further crime,” said RCMP Sgt. Craig Massey. “It is possible that these vehicles could be linked to a recent rash of copper wire thefts.”

Sometime overnight on Monday and Tuesday, two pickups were stolen from Bill Howich Chrysler, located in the north end of the city.

One is a white 1998 Dodge with a white canopy and some pinstriping and the other is a black 2001 Dodge. The ignition on a third vehicle was also tampered with.

Anyone with information is asked to call Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Another copper wire theft

The rash of copper wire thefts continues.

There have been at least four significant thefts since early February. The latest was reported to Mounties on March 23, and occurred at a commercial compound located in the 5700 block Island Hwy.

The thieves targeted the exterior electrical wiring of the buildings and stole more than $10,000 worth of copper wire. RCMP Forensic Investigators are assisting in the investigation.


Two drug busts

The RCMP Street Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into a suspected drug trafficker last Saturday.

Officers contacted the 51-year-old man and ordered a quantity of cocaine. A short time later the suspect and a passenger were stopped and arrested. A search resulted in the seizure of cocaine and $860 in cash. Police are recommending that both suspects be charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Also, on March 24, there was a report of an intoxicated female refusing to leave a residence on Twillingate Road. Police attended and arrested her.

During a search, some cocaine and ecstasy was found in her possession. Charges are now being recommended for possession of a controlled substance.

Vehicle thefts, accident

Over the evening of March 21-22, an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Thulin Street was entered and numerous electronic items were stolen.

On Friday, a blue 1996 Dodge Ram, BC License Plate 9154EJ, was stolen. The vehicle also had an aluminum dry-box in the bed.

The unlocked vehicle had been parked at a commercial establishment on 14th Avenue.

Also, last Friday, around 3 p.m., police responded to a report of a hit and run in the Tyee Plaza parking lot.

A female in a blue Chevrolet pick-up backed into another vehicle while exiting a parking space, then parked and left the scene in a different vehicle.

Evidence at the scene and witnesses helped identify the female driver.

She was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.


Tagger caught

A man is facing a charge of mischief for “tagging” the walls of an apartment complex on 7th Avenue. The man was caught last Saturday with red and black marker on his hands.