Oceanside RCMP say they have arrested two people suspected in a string of thefts in Oceanside and Nanaimo areas.
Acting on tips from the public and investigation at an earlier break and enter, police say they tracked a male suspect to a trailer park in Parksville.
The 47-year-old man was arrested for break and enter, and a 42-year-old female accomplice was also arrested on breach of court ordered conditions.
According to police, a search of the pair’s trailer also turned up several stolen items from thefts in Oceanside and Nanaimo.
Police say there was a “staggering amount of stolen goods” in the trailer and an adjoining storage unit, including two stolen vehicles, two motorcycles, a firearm, several bicycles, power tools and hand tools. Oceanside RCMP say they have returned most of the stolen property, valued at over $30,000.
“This was excellent police work and I’m proud of the investigation put forth by the officers involved,” said Staff Sergeant Pelletier.
“It is fantastic to get a prolific offender off the streets and to not only solve several break and entries but to get people their property back.”
Oceanside RCMP say that the female suspect has been granted conditional release and will attend court at a later date, while the male suspect has been held in custody on several charges.