Tis the season to be nice. Unfortunately, some people didn’t get the memo.


2017-12-18 11:23 PST

File # More of the weird and wacky

Nanaimo file # 2017-41055 Have you ever had the urge steal a power washer from the back of a trailer parked in someone's driveway- The answer for the overwhelming majority of people would be NO. Well unfortunately someone had a different response when on Tuesday December 5th an unscrupulous individual took it upon themselves to abscond with a red Honda gas Power Washer with serial # B-GCBGT-1525677 from a trailer, parked in the driveway of an Old Victoria Road residence.

Nanaimo file # 2017-41111 If you don't want to attract the attention of the police, don't walk down the street with a sword hung from your hip. This is what happened on Wednesday morning around 10 am December 6th when officers were alerted to a male brandishing a sword, wearing a Santa hat, sauntering along a Nanaimo street. Officers relying on their extensive training in sword detection were able to locate the wannabe Santa with a sword on his hip. As it turns out the "sword" was actually a 2-foot piece of doorway trim with a handle attached to it, creating the allusion of a quasi-sword. The officer took a few moments to instruct the fellow on proper sword etiquette and storage then sent him on his way.

Nanaimo file # 2017-41193 On December 7th, officers were called to an apt on Tulsa Road for a report of loud music. Upon arrival the officers were informed by the tenant, their office party had been so much fun, they just wanted to stay in the moment. After listening to some Stones followed up with sweet reggae compliments of Bob Marley, the music was shut down and the party ended. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Nanaimo file # 2017- 40861 Thieves have no boundaries when it comes to taking things. So was the case on December 3rd when officers attended to theft of an inflatable Santa and Frosty the Snowman. By the time the officers arrived the owner had already given chase to the nefarious individuals who had fled on foot with his priced possessions. Officers learned the owner, with lungs burning, was close to single handily napping the suspects when Santa and Frosty suddenly deflated. The suspects then decided to ditch their haul and scurried off empty handed. The owner carefully picked the two up and returned to his home where he carefully repositioned Santa and Frosty on his front lawn, where he hopes they will hopefully stay for the remainder of the Christmas season.

Nanaimo file # 2017- 41844 Some people will do almost anything for a muffin. On December 13th officers responded to a downtown bakery for a report of a theft. Staff said they were watching the suspect for some time and were taking bets on when and what he would take. Sure enough, with the agility of Spider Man, he leaped in a single bound on to their counter, grabbed a muffin to his liking and broke for the door. The owner wasn’t interested in charges and just hoped the suspect slowed down long enough to enjoy their freshly baked muffin.

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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

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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