Anonymous tips help solve crimes

NANAIMO – RCMP have a number of unsolved files which they hope the public can help solve.

Nanaimo RCMP have a number of unsolved files which they hope the public can help solve.

Anyone with any information about the following crimes is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or



Sometime overnight on March 24, a blue Jeep YJ with B.C. licence plate 526NMV was stolen from in front of a home in the 6000 block of Carmannah Drive.  The jeep has a black hard top, black rims and 35-inch tires.



Sometime between March 23-25, an unknown person broke into Berwick on the Lake  assisted living facility on Ross Road. The suspect broke locks to the first and second floor and stole a copper cap to one of the water mains.


On March 27, a theft was reported at Nanaimo Shipyards, 1040 Stewart Ave. A portable defibrillator was taken from an unlocked first aid room. It is believed the defibrillator, also referred to as a Philip Heartstart FRX, was taken in the past two weeks.



Sometime overnight on March 28, Bartle and Gibsons, located at 4128 Mostar Rd., was broken into. The front door was smashed open and a small amount of cash taken.



Sometime overnight on March 31, a construction site located just off South Forks Road and near the new water treatment plant was broken into. A Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that contained two Lincoln welders, a variety of tools, a full size aluminum tidy tank and more than 450 metres of welding cable were stolen. The truck was recovered two days later on Maughan Road near Duke Point, but all the other items were gone.



On April 4 at 11:30 p.m., a  glass break alarm was reported at a dental clinic located at Brooks Landing shopping centre. When officers attended they found the front door smashed open. A small amount of cash left on site was stolen.



At 4:43 a.m. on April 4, an attempted break and enter was reported at Archie Johnstone Plumbing at 150 Wallace St. A witness told police a male was seen kicking at the front door. When confronted, the male left and got into the passenger side of a small, dark coloured vehicle. The male is white, approximately 5’7” and was wearing dark clothing.


Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for these crimes.