News

Weapons, stolen property seized during arrest

Mounties confiscated firearms and suspected stolen property and arrested two suspects following a chase in south Nanaimo Thursday.

Shortly before 2 p.m., a traffic officer spotted a stolen B.C. licence plate on a grey Plymouth Acclaim. The driver of the Acclaim refused to stop when the Mountie switched on his emergency lights on Nicol Street near the Value Lodge. Two suspects bailed out of the Plymouth when it struck the corner of the Value Lodge, ran across Nicol Street and into Snuneymuxw First Nation reserve. A police dog team and other members gave chase.

Two Nanaimo teens, 18 and 17, both known to police, were arrested after about 40 minutes.

A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded .22-calibre firearm and other guns, plus ammunition and suspected stolen property.

Both suspects were held in custody and were scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Friday.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Living with juvenile diabetes a constant learning curve
 
Family Day boasts flurry of fun across Capital Region
 
Wheels in motion
Exchange enhances friendships
 
RDN wary of tower, smart meters
 
Remembering her smile
Chalk it up to honesty
 
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners
 
Wish Tree fulfilled

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.