Weekly crimes in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area included bags of rice heisted from a school’s earthquake container. BLACK PRESS file photo

Weekly crimes in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area included bags of rice heisted from a school’s earthquake container. BLACK PRESS file photo

Thief steals from Parksville elementary school’s earthquake preparedness kit

Flashlights, batteries, bags of rice stolen last month

A thief or thieves broke into a Parksville elementary school’s earthquake preparedness kit last month and stole food and other items.

A break, enter and theft at Springwood School earthquake container was reported on Nov. 20, according to an Oceanside RCMP press release. The break-and-enter happened sometime overnight. Items reported missing included yellow flashlights with ‘SES’ inscribed, batteries and some bags of rice.

Vandalism and theft dominated the Oceanside RCMP’s most recent crime report for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24. Read the full report on the Parksville Qualicum Beach News website.

If you see a crime in progress, call 911. If you have information regarding an incident please phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111.