Suspicious behaviour in Comox parks

Comox Valley

2023-10-24 16:14 PDT

File # 2023-16776

The Comox Valley RCMP is currently seeking assistance from the public as they investigate reports of suspicious behaviour in the MacDonald Wood Park and Goose Spit areas of Comox.

On October 11, 2023, police responded to a call regarding a woman's concern about being followed by an individual at Goose Spit, approximately at 4:30 p.m. The description provided was that of a young man, around 25 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, with light brown hair, wearing a beige/grey hoodie and black track pants.

Another incident was reported on October 20, 2023, when a woman reported a similar experience at MacDonald Wood Park in Comox, around 4:00 p.m. The description of the individual in this case was a man approximately 25 years old, with light coloured hair, around 5'7" or 5’8 in height, sparse facial hair, wearing a baseball cap with a yellow reflective jacket and black pants.

These incidents were shared on social media, prompting additional reports from the community over the past few days.

"We want to assure the public that our Special Victims Unit is actively investigating these reports. We are diligently gathering evidence and conducting interviews with witnesses," said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer at Comox Valley RCMP. "We kindly request anyone who may have observed any suspicious behavior in the area recently or has information about these incidents to come forward."

Cst. Terragni also added, "This serves as a reminder for everyone to take safety precautions when out in the community, such as letting someone know your whereabouts, vary your route, take your cell phone or a friend, and listen to your thoughts instead of loud music."

If you have any information or observations related to these incidents, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment at (250) 338-1321, and refer to file 2023-16776.

Released by

Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: monika.terragni@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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