An investigation into a break-and-enter to a south end Nanaimo home has resulted in the arrest of seven people and the seizure of illegal drugs and stolen property.
According to Nanaimo RCMP, the investigation started July 31 when police were called by a witness who reported suspicious activity at his neighbour’s home.
The caller knew the home was unoccupied and saw three unknown people enter the garage and carry out items that included electronics, camping supplies, laptops and tools.
The descriptions provided of the suspect vehicle and people involved lead the Nanaimo RCMP Street Crimes Unit to search two drug houses at 573 Rosehill St. and in the 500 block of Seventh Street, which police said are known to them for criminal activity that impacts adjacent homes and neighbourhoods.
The searches resulted in most of the stolen items being recovered.
On Thursday Trevor Logan, 26, and his brother Tyler Logan, 29, were arrested in central Nanaimo for the original break-and-enter and theft. They have been released from police custody and are scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court on Sept. 20. Both are charged with drug and property-related offences.
Others arrested and formally charged include:
Tyler Kolosoff, 33, of Nanaimo, arrested at the home on Seventh Street, has been charged with four counts of possession of stolen property and two counts of possessing a controlled substance (fentanyl and marijuana). Kolosoff was held in custody to appear in court Thursday (Aug.11).
Donovan Kent, 25, from Nanaimo, was arrested at 573 Rosehill St. and charged with one count of break and enter and three counts of possession of stolen property. Kent was held in custody and appears in Nanaimo provincial court Friday (Aug. 12).
Robert Jone, 27, from Nanaimo, was arrested with the Logan brothers and charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Jones was released and will appear in court Sept. 20.
Breanna Mackenzie, 19, from Nanaimo, was charged with one count of possession of stolen property and released to appear in court Sept. 20. Mackenzie was allegedly found in possession of a passport stolen just hours before her arrest from a north-end Nanaimo home.
Derek Ealey, 31, has already entered a guilty plea and received one month’s jail time.