Crime

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a hit-and-run incident outside the 7-Eleven store at University Village Mall Feb. 3. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP speak to people of interest in hit-and-run investigation

Police continuing to investigate Feb. 3 incident in Harewood

 

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help locate a guitar and travel bag stolen from a vehicle in a downtown hotel parking lot. (Photo submitted)

Gibson guitar, Louis Vuitton bag stolen from vehicle in Nanaimo

Items taken from car in Coast Bastion Hotel parking lot last week

 

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

 

The incident happened in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar teen recounts stabbing after stranger breaks into grandmother’s house

The unnamed teen survived a terrifying attack Feb. 21

The incident happened in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)

Nanaimo sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Whispers Adult Superstore overnight Feb. 21

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)
RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)

Driver flees, then turns herself in after hitting pedestrian in downtown Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP say woman was struck in marked crosswalk after driver ran red light

RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)
Wayne Allen's graduation photo from Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo submitted)

Brother charged with murder in Vancouver Island teenager’s Ontario death

Jesse James Allen stands accused in the death of Wayne Allen, a 2020 Chemainus Secondary grad

Wayne Allen's graduation photo from Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo found multiple sites with tags they allege were made by three men arrested for mischief in Maffeo Sutton Park on Feb. 15. (Photo submitted)

Graffiti taggers caught in Nanaimo with paint on their hands

Three suspects arrested at Maffeo Sutton Park last week

Police in Nanaimo found multiple sites with tags they allege were made by three men arrested for mischief in Maffeo Sutton Park on Feb. 15. (Photo submitted)
Ashley Paxman, 29, is in the ICU after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 Feb. 18, 2021. She remains in critical condition. (GoFundMe)

Okanagan woman in ICU with broken bones in face after being struck by car

She remains in serious condition following Feb. 18 incident

Ashley Paxman, 29, is in the ICU after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 Feb. 18, 2021. She remains in critical condition. (GoFundMe)
The late Michael Gregory, 57, is accused of sexually exploiting six junior high students between 1999 and 2005. (Pixabay)

Former Alberta teacher accused of sexually assaulting students found dead in B.C.

Mounties say Michael Gregory’s death has been deemed ‘non-suspicious’

The late Michael Gregory, 57, is accused of sexually exploiting six junior high students between 1999 and 2005. (Pixabay)
A 19-year-old man is in police custody following a recent violent robbery and assault in Comox . (File photo)

Arrest made in violent robbery and assault of Comox gas station employee

19-year-old man in police custody after incident where woman was putting things in her car

A 19-year-old man is in police custody following a recent violent robbery and assault in Comox . (File photo)
Janet (left) and Karen Johnson. (Shelley Woods Boden/Facebook)

Petition to keep Wells Gray murderer in jail garners 39K signatures and counting

Family and friends compiling victim impact statements to keep David Ennis behind bars.

Janet (left) and Karen Johnson. (Shelley Woods Boden/Facebook)
City of Nanaimo property crimes map showing 2021 incidents. (City of Nanaimo/Google image)

Safety audits will study effects of crime on Nanaimo neighbourhoods

Six neighbourhoods being selected for project which will get underway next month

City of Nanaimo property crimes map showing 2021 incidents. (City of Nanaimo/Google image)
Steven James Houting was sentenced Friday, Feb. 19, in provincial court in Nanaimo, for sexual interference and possession of child pornography. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo man gets three-year sentence for sexual touching involving nine-year-old

Steven James Houting pleaded guilty to sexual interference, possession of child porn

Steven James Houting was sentenced Friday, Feb. 19, in provincial court in Nanaimo, for sexual interference and possession of child pornography. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP Street Crime Unit members were “Johnny-on-the-spot” after reports of a shoplifting suspect allegedly threatening Canadian Tire store employees with knife on Feb. 13. (Black Press file)

Canadian Tire workers’ real-time updates help police nab alleged shoplifter

Nanaimo RCMP Street Crime Unit nearby when alleged shoplifter threatens store employees with knife

Nanaimo RCMP Street Crime Unit members were “Johnny-on-the-spot” after reports of a shoplifting suspect allegedly threatening Canadian Tire store employees with knife on Feb. 13. (Black Press file)
Shell gas station in Qualicum Beach, located at 2712 Island Highway W. (Google Maps photo)

Quick-thinking B.C. boy safely talks his way out of a vehicle stolen with him in it

Truck was taken from Qualicum Beach gas station with youngster inside

Shell gas station in Qualicum Beach, located at 2712 Island Highway W. (Google Maps photo)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Abbotsford woman awakened by man trying to climb onto her balcony with stolen ladder

Woman awakened by noise on her second-storey apartment balcony

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Police are looking for witnesses after a man was punched and had his wallet and cellphone taken in early morning assault and robbery in downtown Nanaimo. (File photo)

RCMP seeking witnesses to assault and robbery in downtown Nanaimo

Man punched in head and knocked out, discovers cellphone and wallet gone

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was punched and had his wallet and cellphone taken in early morning assault and robbery in downtown Nanaimo. (File photo)
A petition is circulating to keep convicted murder David Ennis from getting parole. Ennis murdered the Johnson and Bentley families in Wells Gray Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)

Petition started to keep convicted killer in Wells Gray Park murders behind bars

David Ennis, formerly David Shearing, is up for parole in July.

A petition is circulating to keep convicted murder David Ennis from getting parole. Ennis murdered the Johnson and Bentley families in Wells Gray Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)
Nanaimo RCMP are hoping the public can help them find Shaun Wiebe who is wanted for alleged fraud under $5,000. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo man allegedly takes item from store rack and returns it for cash value

RCMP say Shaun Wiebe, 43, wanted for alleged fraud at Cabela’s last week

Nanaimo RCMP are hoping the public can help them find Shaun Wiebe who is wanted for alleged fraud under $5,000. (Photos submitted)