Theft at Geo-Tech Industries in Crofton Feb. 18 was quite significant. All stolen goods have been recovered, other than $15,000 worth of tools. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Second vehicle from Crofton Geo-Tech theft recovered

Supervisor at Crofton operation finds it parked at Chemainus campground

The second of two vehicles stolen from Geo-Tech Industries in Crofton on Feb. 18 has been recovered.

Geo-Tech Industries manager Bob Foldy noted the $15,000 2013 Ford pick-up was discovered in Chemainus at the Country Maples RV Resort on the Trans Canada Highway.

“One of our supervisors was driving to Nanaimo to look at a job and happened to see it parked at Country Maples campground in the driveway.”

It had been left by two guys, who talked to a woman at the campground, and left a note saying they were coming back with a tow truck in three to four hours.

“The truck sat overnight before we found it there,” Foldy indicated. “The decals were stripped off as per the other vehicle.”

A five-ton truck with a loading arm against the cab worth $40,000 and the distinctive Geo-Tech logo on the side that was also stolen during the initial break-in was recovered that same afternoon. Three welding machines were also located


That just leaves $15,000 in stolen tools still unaccounted for with the second truck being found.

Foldy said the Ford was dusted for prints at the Nanaimo RCMP investigation garage, but none were found.

“They said it was professionally wiped down.”

Foldy said there was some damage to the gas filler on the vehicle that needs repair.

Geo-Tech’s compound is located close to the Catalyst Paper Excellence mill in Crofton. The company specializes in all types of custom fabrication and services to the pulp and paper, mining and petroleum and chemical industries worldwide.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Land purchase brings early treaty benefit to Halalt First Nation

Ownership taken of Crofton Corners and Chemainus River Storage

RCMP remind drivers of school zone safety as classes resume

Keep your foot off the gas or police might get their hands… Continue reading

Centennial Hall upgrade, parking lot paving among postponed capital projects in Lake Cowichan

Council lowers tax increase for the year due to COVID-19 crisis

Mill Bay students petition for formal graduation

“We have a few realistic ideas in mind that could provide a safe and healthy grad celebration”

800 meals donated for Cowichan frontline workers

They were at Cowichan District Hospital on May 25 handing out prepared meals to grateful workers

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Stepdad able to walk bride down the aisle days before he passes away

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

Most Read