RCMP Report Jan. 29 - Feb. 5

Cpl. Nathan Dame

Detachment Commander, Gabriola RCMP

Tuesday, February 7 2017

January 29 - An abandoned 911 call was received. The RCMP attended the residence and found that everything was OK.

January 30 - the RCMP received a report of a fraud. A company claiming to work for Microsoft said that there was a problem with the victims computer and asked for their VISA number. If any company or anyone calls asking for any information to get money from you do not give them your information and hang up. You can research the companies phone number and call them to confirm the legitimacy of the call.

January 31 - a report of a credit card fraud was received by The RCMP. When making purchases over the phone over the internet research the company or persons. The better business bureau website will have fraud alerts and using Google can also provide you with information.

North Road Sports reported a theft from their store that occurred on January 28. Over $1000 in clothing was taken from the store. Please contact the Gabriola RCMP with any information.

January 31 - RCMP received a report of criminal harassment. The file is under investigation.

February 1 - the RCMP received a report of criminal harassment. The suspect was spoken to and the file is still under investigation.

A crime stoppers tip for theft of electricity was received by the Gabriola RCMP. Still under investigation.

February 2 - the Gabriola RCMP attended Tyee drive for a report of a Break and Enter. Please contact the RCMP if you have any information.

A vehicle struck the railing for the Canada Post steps causing damage. The RCMP are reviewing the video surveillance and will be making a visit to the owner of the vehicle. Please come to the office to report the collision if this is you, saving yourself some extra fines.

At 5:40pm a male was reported to be chasing cars and punching windows on North Road. Patrols were made for the male but he was not located.

February 3 - the RCMP responded to a low impact head on vehicle collision. No injuries were sustained by either drivers.

February 4 - the Gabriola RCMP received a call to the check the well being of an elderly female due to the power outage. Cst. Mark HILLAND attended the residence, located the female with several blankets on and lit the wood stove for her.

At 9pm the RCMP and ambulance responded to a report of a collision on Berry Point RD. The vehicle had attempted to avoid a large branch on the road which caused the vehicle to veer off into a tree. The driver was taken to the Nanaimo emergency by the ambulance.

The Gabriola RCMP would like to remind drivers to slow down in the snow. Winter tires are required so please do not drive if you do not have them. 

EMCOM has been working very hard to keep the roads safe and with this type of snowfall they have been working around the clock with the resources available to them.