theft

Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unique masks valued at $1,000 stolen from Chemainus Theatre Gallery

Thieves smash a window and grab the goods early Monday morning

 

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)

Vancouver Island sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Nanaimo store, cutting himself in the process

 

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Anti-masker accused of threatening employee with baton after stealing apple: Vancouver police

Officers say they found the suspect trying to break into a compound later that night

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Fortis utility truck was stolen from the site of a gas line break on Brechin Road on Tuesday and driven all the way to Campbell River where a 22-year-old suspect was arrested. (Photo courtesy Joy Livingstone)

Man steals utility truck from site of gas leak, drives it from Nanaimo to Campbell River

Truck’s flashing amber lights made it ‘very easy to follow,’ say RCMP

A Fortis utility truck was stolen from the site of a gas line break on Brechin Road on Tuesday and driven all the way to Campbell River where a 22-year-old suspect was arrested. (Photo courtesy Joy Livingstone)
Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied

RCMP asking Vancouver Island residents to watch for stolen generator

Vehicle may have been travelling on Highway 19

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied
(Black Press Media files)

Woman steals bottles of wine after brandishing stun baton in New Westminster

Police say the female suspect was wearing a beige trench coat with fur lining

(Black Press Media files)
Two people suspected of stealing parcels delivered to residences in Nanaimo were arrested on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP arrest alleged ‘porch pirates’ after series of parcel thefts

Home security video, tips and investigative work leads to male and female suspects

Two people suspected of stealing parcels delivered to residences in Nanaimo were arrested on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Thief steals children’s backpacks from daycare in Nanaimo

Suspect rode a yellow mountain bike and made off with backpacks hanging on fence

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)
The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen Chemainus church set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.

From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

Household items, including food, are the most common type of stolen cargo

Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.
The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Drum set stolen from Chemainus United Church

Theft occurred on either Friday or Saturday night on the long weekend

The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)

Stolen gargoyle returns to its perch on central Vancouver Island yard

Petey, a concrete gargoyle statue, was returned by Nanaimo RCMP after being found by city crew

A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)

RCMP crying fowl over stolen Duncan chickens

Between April 29 and April 30, approximately 24 chickens were stolen from Hope Farm Healing Centre

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)
Louise Neveu, one a group of volunteer gardeners at Cairnsmore Place, a long-term care facility, stands outside the storage shed where thieves stole valuable gardening equipment on Feb. 2. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

What you said (back before COVID-19): Garden tool grabber sparks frustration on Facebook

The accompanying Facebook post had members of the community fuming.

Louise Neveu, one a group of volunteer gardeners at Cairnsmore Place, a long-term care facility, stands outside the storage shed where thieves stole valuable gardening equipment on Feb. 2. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
This distinctive boat trailer was stolen from Shawnigan Lake overnight from April 28-29. (submitted)

Distinctive boat trailer stolen from Shawnigan Lake

“This is a unique trailer that could not have been simply towed away with a regular pickup”

This distinctive boat trailer was stolen from Shawnigan Lake overnight from April 28-29. (submitted)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Suspect defecates in Nanaimo carport then steals tool

Incident happened Monday in the 2500 block of Labieux Road

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Police believe this man stole a seaplane from the Harbour Air terminal at the Vancouver harbour on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)

Caught on camera: Police release video of man who allegedly stole seaplane in Vancouver

Police say the man broke into the Harbour Air terminal and then got into one of the seaplanes in the harbour

Police believe this man stole a seaplane from the Harbour Air terminal at the Vancouver harbour on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)
Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)