Comox Valley RCMP – What’s Happening

Comox Valley

2021-01-12 07:46 PST

Checking door handles leads to arrest

On December 22, 2020 the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a man checking car door handles as he walked through the parking lot at Winners. Police attended, located the man, and placed him under arrest. Fortunately, it does not appear the man was able to gain entry into any of the vehicles in the parking lot. This serves as an important reminder that calling police to report suspicious behaviour is valuable and contributes to the reduction of crime in our community.
(Ref. Comox Valley 2020-20537)

Gargoyles stolen from Fanny Bay

On January 1, 2021 the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a fenced compound on the 7500-block of Island Highway South in Fanny Bay. The break and enter occurred between December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021. The suspect(s) were likely in the area for a while as they stole several statues worth hundreds of dollars and weighing hundreds of pounds. Photos of similar statues can been seen below. Anyone who observed suspicious behaviour, vehicles in the area, has dashcam footage, or knows the whereabouts of these stolen statues is asked call police.
(Ref. 2021-38)

pictures of all the stolen statues.  Grey statues.  Gargoyles, dragons, Buddha, and a knome.

Reporting to the RCMP

Would you like to report a crime? Do you have information about a crime that has already happened? Would you like to remain anonymous? You have options.

Emergency – Call 911

911 is used for emergencies only when an immediate police response is required. This would be when lives are in danger and/or there is a crime in progress.

Non-Emergency Comox Valley RCMP
(250) 338-1321

The non-emergency phone line can be used when an immediate police response is not required.

Online Crime Reporting

This is a convenient option which can be used to make a police report that does not require an immediate police response. For more information, please click here.

Crime Stoppers
1-800-222-8477 or

Crime Stoppers is for use in specific circumstances, enables you to provide tips anonymously, and should not be confused with online crime reporting. By submitting information to Crime Stoppers, you will never be required to go to court and may be eligible to receive a reward. Crime Stoppers is not to be used in an emergency that requires an immediate response as there might be some delay getting the information to police. If Crime Stoppers is unable to ensure your anonymity, they will be unable to forward your information to investigators. If you are a victim of a crime and looking to make a police report, please call the non-emergency number, or dial 911 if it is an emergency. Please do not use Crime Stoppers in a situation where you need a police officer to contact you about your complaint.

New Years in the Comox Valley

Frontline members of the Comox Valley RCMP were all over the Comox Valley responding to a large number of calls on New Years Eve into the morning hours on New Years Day.

There were 3 reports of shots fired and 6 reports of fireworks before midnight.

One driver passing through a check stop told the officer that her last drink was at 10:00 p.m. when it was only 9:30 p.m. A little more investigation lead the officer to believe her ability to operate her vehicle was affected by alcohol. She was issued a driving prohibition for 90 days and had her car impounded for 30 days.

In the morning, a member of the Comox Valley RCMP Bike Unit located a large dog running in traffic. The dog stopped and stood in the middle of the 5th Street Bride as traffic came to a standstill. The quick-thinking officer commandeered a snack from one of the drivers who was stuck in traffic. With the assistance of bystanders and other police officers, a granola bar was used to lure to dog into the back of a police truck. The dog enjoyed his ride in the back of a police truck to the detachment where he waited for his owner to come and get him.

Happy New Year Comox Valley!

If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, or any other crime, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at When reporting through Crime Stoppers, you never have to identify yourself or testify in court, and you could receive a cash reward for your information. 

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


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