Thieves target parked cars in Park

Four vehicles have been broken into within the Pacific Rim National Park in the past week.

Summer’s end did not bring an end to the West Coast’s troubling trend of thefts as thieves have hit four parked vehicles at the Pacific Rim National Park in the past week.

Two groups of tourists had their vehicles smashed into at the Park on Oct. 15 around 1 p.m., according to Const. Chris Squire of the Ucluelet RCMP who said the victimized vehicles were parked at the Rainforest Trail and Combers Beach.

Windows were smashed to gain entry into both vehicles and luggage and electronics were stolen from each, according to Squire.

He said police believe the same thief, or thieves, committed both crimes.

Two more vehicles—a Porsche and an Audi—were broken into near the Rainforest Trail on Oct. 18 around 11:45, according to Const. Jarrett Duncan.

He said personal items including credit cards were taken from both vehicles.

Police had no suspects at press time but were encouraging anyone with any information to contact the Ucluelet RCMP detachment at 250-726-7773.

“If anyone that was in the area saw anything suspicious give us a call,” Squire said.

Duncan is urging locals and visitors to keep their valuables out of sight and to park in visible areas while visiting the Park.

“Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle or in sight, make sure it’s hidden, and try not to park in a secluded area,” he said.

“If you can park closer to the highway that would help prevent these suspects from having an isolated or secluded area to break into vehicles without anyone seeing them.”

 

andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca

Just Posted

Tla-o-qui-aht artist celebrates first solo show in Victoria.

Victoria Arts Council selects Hjalmer Wenstob as the first artist to showcase in new venue.

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

VIDEO: West Coast youth learn the ins and outs of business

Students develop company ‘Wild Coasters’

Cost of living going up while wages are going down in Tofino and Ucluelet

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s Vital Signs Report shows need to diversify economy.

Extreme waves and king tides expected around Tofino and Ucluelet this weekend

Extreme wave hazard warning at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

B.C. hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of Victoria General Hospital says case of retired veteran ‘definitely excessive’

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

B.C. woman wins Instagram celebrity’s boob job contest

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Most Read