More of the weird and wacky in Nanaimo


2017-12-01 15:06 PST

File # More of the weird and wacky in Nanaimo

Nanaimo file # 2017-39723 A Nanaimo man recently got an ear full from his lady friend after he became the most recent victim to fall for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam. The male told attending officers he had received a phone call from the CRA stating he owed back taxes and the only way to remedy it was to purchase $500 in i-tune cards. He thought this seemed a little odd and even asked the CRA person about it, and was told it’s just easier to track this way. So off he went to purchase the cards then called the individual back and gave him the ten digit codes on the back of each card.

Nanaimo file # 2017-39747 On Friday November 24th police received a report of a local man being duped for almost $10,000 dollars over a period of six months, by an individual purporting to work for the FBI. The complainant was told if he did not pay up he would go directly to jail. So, over a period of six months the money was paid through money transfers. Investigators are attempting to determine who received the international transfers.

Nanaimo file # 2017-39742 On November 24th a break and enter was reported to an RV parked at Westwood Lake. The owner told police two other RV’s parked nearby were also broken into. The owner said the only item missing were his keys. The owner then pointed out that his toilet seat had been left down and there was also a distinctive boutique of woman’s perfume wafting through his man cave. Both were very odd and noted by the officers.

Nanaimo file # 2017-39877 Nanaimo is experiencing an alarming increase in thefts from parked vehicles. Over half of the 542 thefts reported in the previous 3 months were from unlocked vehicles. Criminals are inherently lazy but why make it easy for them. Keep your doors at all times and leave nothing of value in your vehicles.

Nanaimo file # 2017-391818 Some people will almost do anything to spend time as a guest of the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment. No truer was this when on November 27th officers came across an adult female who was adamant that she wanted to be arrested. Officers were unable to concede to her request as they were very busy keeping a lid on the hundreds of patrons spilling out of local night clubs, so her request was momentarily denied. This didn’t set well with her so in a moment of lucidity she decided to squirt water in the faces of the attending officers. Officers suddenly had a change of heart and conceded to her request. Her male companion, who was longing for her companionship, then decided to urinate on nearby wall. He too had his wish granted and both were unceremoniously whisked off to the local detachment for the remainder of the evening.

Nanaimo file # 2017-39887 On Saturday November 25th officers responded to a report of a male yelling and screaming near the Social Centre in Bowen Park. Apparently he was not happy with the Universe and was letting anyone within ear shot know of his displeasure with it. When officers arrived the upset male had departed. Accordingly the officers attempted to follow up with the Universe to let it know of the male’s concerns however the Universe did not respond to their inquiries.

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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