Alert Residents Report Thief
2017-10-16 08:23 PDT
File # 2017-9320
On October 11, just before noon, alert residents on Hillview Road in Nanoose Bay called the Oceanside RCMP to report a suspicious looking male trying to open car doors. The residents kept an eye on the thief while awaiting police. The male then entered a carport and proceeded to steal a Yamaha dirt bike and push it out to the street. Oceanside RCMP officers arrived and arrested the male without incident. He was still attempting to start the motorbike he had stolen.
The 34 year old transient man with ties to Port Alberni and Kelowna has a very lengthy criminal record was also found to be in breach of probation at the time of arrest. It was also noted that the man had been released from the Victoria Regional Correctional Facility one week earlier. The man made his first appearance on October 12 and is now being held for a future court date.
We are thankful that the residents of the area kept an eye on this suspicious character and called police immediately. We are unsure while this individual was passing through Oceanside, but these types of tourists are not welcome here. - States Cpl. Foreman
Cpl. Jesse ForemanNCO i/c Community Policing
727 West Island Highway, Parksville BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245
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