Campbell River RCMP Community Update for October 10th, 2021

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2021-10-10 09:29 PDT

Campbell River RCMP Community Update for October 10th, 2021

As of October 9th, 2021, the Campbell River RCMP had dealt with 14,112 calls for service. This marks a close to 1000 file increase over the same period in 2020.

Calls Of Interest

Policing Hat Trick

On October 5th, 2021, at approximately 10:00 pm, a Campbell River Officer was patrolling the area by Nunn's Creek Park when he noticed a shopping cart full of goods covered by a blanket at the bus stop. As the officer turned around a man was diligently trying to usher the cart into the nearby woods and was stopped and arrested for possession of stolen property.

As the officer was returning the goods to the nearby store, a male darted out the front doors with a full cart of goods that hadn't been paid for and was quickly snagged by the officer and arrested for theft.

When the officer entered the store to continue the investigation, staff pointed out another male that was clearly concealing goods in his clothing and he too was arrested. Unlike the other individuals, this male felt it was his right to try to remove things from the store without paying and not be arrested. An extended struggle ensued on the produce department floor.

Following the policing hat trick, charges are being sought for Possession of Stolen Property, Theft, Breach of Release Order, Obstruction, and Assault of a Police Officer.

Stolen Boat and Engine  2021-13795

Campbell River RCMP are looking for the public's assistance in locating a vessel, engine and trailer stolen from the 100 Block of South Murphy Street on October 3rd, 2021.

The Vessel was a 14ft Lund Aluminium boat with a 25 horsepower Yamaha tiller engine. The boat was on a EZ loader boat trailer and stolen from the front yard of the home.

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(Stolen vessel and engine)

This event is unfortunately a stark reminder to secure vessels and trailers in yards with wheel boots and heavy duty trailer hitch locks, said Cst Maury Tyre. Nothing is perfect unfortunately, but the heavier the locks and types of locks used act as a deterrent to theft.

Cyber Security Month

October is Cyber Security Month and the Campbell River RCMP are asking the community to be extra diligent when conducting financial actions on the internet.

First and foremost, if you have been the victim of Cyber Crime, we ask that you report the event to the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre  . The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre is also an excellent site to check out common Cyber Scams.

The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre reports that 77% of all Frauds reported in Canada are as a result of Cyber Crime. The sad part about Cyber Crime is that they are often quite easily to prevent. To learn how to be wiser on the internet check out Get Cyber Safe . It's important to learn what sites are safe and what sites are not and it's worthwhile to do your research. In some cases, fraudsters will use people known as Money Mules in order to launder their ill gotten gains and they are simply middle men.

In recent months, the Campbell River RCMP have been locked into multiple investigations involving Crypto Currency including a loss of over $200, 000 and a high end payroll spoof where the funds were laundered through Crypto Currency.

 

If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221. 

 

 

Released by

Cst. Maury Tyre

Media Relations Officer
Campbell River RCMP
275 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River BC V9W 8C8
Office: 250-286-6221
Cell: 250-895-1468
Fax: 250-286-3983

Email: maury.tyre@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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