Public tips help police solve crimes

Nanaimo RCMP have a number of unsolved files they hope the public can help solve.

Anyone with information about the following crimes is asked to call RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or


Sometime between March 15 and March 18, $1,500 of copper wire was stolen from light standards along the Duke Point Highway. Copper thefts are on the rise. If you see vehicles parked near light standards late at night on the Duke Point Highway, the occupants are most likely stealing copper.


During the afternoon of March 18, thieves stole approximately $450 of metal from a residence located in the 1700 block of Aikenhead Road.


On March 19 at 6:50 a.m., a break-in was reported at Gorosh Cranes on Shenton Road. Thieves entered through the front door. The only item taken was an Apple desktop computer.


On March 19, a break and enter was reported to storage containers located at Parkway Storage, on Island Diesel Way. Thieves broke in by cutting a hole through the surrounding fence on the south-side of the yard. It is unknown if anything was taken.


On March 19, a break-in occurred at B.C. Hydro located on Madsen Road. A hole was cut through the fence and several hydro vehicles were entered and toolbox doors opened. A hammer was used to gain entry to an office and six Panasonic Toughbook PCs were taken. Video surveillance noted a male wearing a black balaclava in the yard.


On March 20 at approximately 4 p.m., two males were seen throwing objects at Woodbank Elementary School. No further description was provided and patrols proved negative for broken windows, bottles or the males.


On March 24 a home was broken into in the 400 block of Pine Street. The incident occurred between 1-3:30 p.m. Taken was a laptop and a PlayStation 3.


Overnight on March 25, South Island Imports was broken into. Entry was made through a gated side door. A small amount of cash and a digital camera was taken.


On March 28 between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., a house located in the 3600 block of Wellesley Avenue was broken into. Taken were two silver necklaces, semi-precious stones and  four silver rings.


On April 7, a residence located in the 2200 block of Hemer Road was broken into. The theft most likely occurred between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Point of entry was made through the basement door. Jewelry, a desktop scanner, digital camera and an audio receiver were stolen.



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