Thieves in Parksville make off with statue of St. Francis

Oceanside RCMP provides its weekly crime report for Nov. 3-9

  • Nov. 27, 2019 5:37 p.m.

Some of the crimes in Oceanside this month were relatively minor in nature, but one, in particular, could be considered sacrilegious.

A thief or thieves stole a statue of St. Francis from a residence on Prestwick Place in Parksville on Nov. 6, according to an Oceanside RCMP press release. The statue was about a metre tall and bronze-coloured.

There were other thefts from residences in the region later in the week, with a motor, generator, chainsaw and tool chest stolen from a property on Station Road in Coombs on Nov. 8 and a battery taken from a scooter parked on Morison Avenue in Parksville on Nov. 9.

Oceanside RCMP reported receiving 259 complaints the week of Nov. 3-9.

Also during that week, a vehicle was stolen from a business on Stanford Avenue East on Nov. 4, later recovered by RCMP in Campbell River. On Nov. 7, there was a break-in at a business on the Alberni Highway in Parksville and a safe containing cash was stolen.

If you see a crime in progress, call 911. If you have information regarding an incident, phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111 during regular office hours. Outside of business hours, phone 250-248-6111 extension 7, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

READ MORE: PQB crime report: Oceanside RCMP receive 276 complaints in one-week period

READ MORE: Oceanside RCMP members recognized for tracking prolific offender

For past coverage of unsolved crimes in Nanaimo, click here.

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