Senseless Acts of Mischief


2017-10-02 11:37 PDT

File # 2017-8971

On September 30 sometime between 1 and 4 a.m., there were dozens of vehicles vandalized in Parksville. The Oceanside RCMP received several calls after people awoke to find their vehicles damaged. The incidents occurred on Temple Street, Wright Road, Field Crescent, Marsh Place, Sunray Road, Sunray Close, and Phillips Street.

It would appear that a suspect started their mischief by spray painting foul language on a few cars. They then began opening doors of unlocked cars, stealing small items, and leaving the doors open to allow the rain to get in. The suspect then stole a knife from one of the vehicles and used the knife to slash vehicle seatbelts and scratch the exteriors of other cars. All told, this suspect victimized dozens of people, exhausted police resources and caused thousands in damages.

The Oceanside RCMP are continuing the investigation and would like to ask the public to come forward if they have any additional information that could lead them to a suspect. Please call Cst. Hazelwood at (250) 248-6111 or report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477

Released by

Cpl. Jesse Foreman

NCO i/c Community Policing
Oceanside RCMP
727 West Island Highway, Parksville BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245


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