Two police vehicles vandalized over long weekend

North Cowichan\Duncan, BC – RCMP are requesting assistance from the public in investigating damage done to two police vehicles over Thanksgiving weekend.

At approximately 2:30pm on Saturday, October 12, two front-line officers did a proactive foot patrol around the Black Bridge, in an attempt to reduce calls for service in the area and ensure public safety. When they returned to their parked police cars behind the old Vancouver Island University building on Cowichan Way, the rear windows on both police cars had been smashed.

The damage left two police vehicles out of commission over the long weekend until the repairs can be completed.

“We appreciate and enjoy the support that we receive from the majority of the community,” says North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment commander Inspector Chris Bear. “This damage disappoints us because the actions directly impair our ability to respond to the needs of the public. We will continue to strive to provide quality service.”

Police will use non-front line vehicles as needed to ensure that calls for service are met while damage is repaired.

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Anyone with information about this occurrence is asked to reach out to the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment at 250-748-5522. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at to leave a secure tip online, or call 1-800-222-8477.

File # 2019-18198

Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP

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