Thieves drop their booty and bolt after interruption

POLICE BEAT: The items were stacked together but left behind

A break in at Vancouver Island Air appears to have been interrupted on the weekend.

Sometime overnight Saturday, Oct. 18 or in the early morning of Oct. 19, the suspect(s) entered the property at 2870 Spit Road, broke into a shed, a tour van and a red pickup, removing various tools and equipment from these places.

The suspect(s) also removed an 8 hp boat motor from a small boat at the dock.

The items were stacked together but left behind.  It appears that the crime was interrupted by something or someone.

RCMP Forensic Identification Section processed the scene for evidence.

The Campbell River RCMP are hoping someone in the area noticed suspicious activity, and can offer some information about the suspect(s) or a possible vehicle associated.

If you have any information about this incident, contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers


Break and Enter and theft at Payne’s Marine Supply


Payne’s Marine Supply at 1890A Meredith Road was broken into Tuesday.

RCMP said someone entered the compound and stole a deep cycle battery and a licence plate off a tent trailer and attempted to steal an 8 HP Honda motor.  Campbell River RCMP Forensic Identification Section are examining evidence from the scene and police are asking for the public’s assistance for information about this crime.


Travel trailer taken from business


A travel trailer was stolen from Flurer Smokery at 5722 Menzies Way on Tuesday.

The trailer is described as a 2005, 23 foot Wildwood travel trailer with slide-out, bearing BC Licence plate UFF71T.

If you have any information about this or know the whereabouts of this travel trailer, the Campbell River RCMP are asking you to call them.


Over $10,000 worth of items stolen from shop


On Tuesday, Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of a break, enter and theft from a shop on Carolyn Road.

Sometime between Sept. 27 and Oct. 10, 2014 someone entered a detached shop on a residential property on Carolyn Road and removed a Lincoln Invertec 275 Stick Welder and a Craftsman Wire Feed welder.

Then over the past couple of days, the suspect(s) returned and stole a 70 HP Johnson outboard motor with blue cover.

The value of items taken exceeds $10,000.

It is believed the suspect or suspects would have to used a vehicle in the commission of the offence so if anyone in the area has noticed suspicious vehicles around Carolyn Road or in the back roads behind those properties, please call the Campbell River RCMP.

Police hope to get photos of the stolen items onto the Crime Stoppers Website to assist in identification as they come available.