On Friday morning, Campbell River RCMP were called to a complaint of graffiti to buildings, benches and a vehicle on 16th Avenue between Ironwood Road and Dogwood Street.
Buildings in the 1400 block of 16th Ave. were spraypainted and the culprit(s) even tagged the side of a 2007 red Dodge Calibre vehicle.
The mischief occurred sometime between 1-5:40 a.m.
“The damage in these incidents can cause thousands of dollars, especially when vehicles are tagged, as they can’t easily be cleaned up and sometimes have to be re-painted,” said Cpl. Poppy Hallam.
The spraypaint used in the tagging was baby blue in colour.
Police are trying to identify the person(s) responsible and put a stop to this.
If you are a store owner/employee and sold baby blue spray paint recently and you are now suspicious about the purchase, contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Drunk driver crashes stolen vehicle
On May 1, Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle collision in Black Creek.
The investigation revealed that an intoxicated male drove a car into the ditch on the right hand side of the Island Highway near Enns Road. The vehicle was found to have been stolen in Campbell River earlier in the day.
The man was given a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, an unlicensed driver ticket and the Campbell River detachment is proceeding with charges of theft and possession of stolen property.
This male will appear in court on a later date.