Crime

Bob Plumb, shown before requiring numerous surgeries to repair damages to his face as a result of a machete assault in downtown Courtenay in 2019. Bob died on June 12, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Family of Courtenay machete attack victim dealing with fact charges may never be laid

RCMP made an arrest in attack on 89-year-old; suspect released due to lack of evidence

 

The new Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)

Drugs, guns found after driver makes legal U-turn in Chilliwack not admissable, judge rules

Officer who thought all U-turns are illegal pursued driver leading to several charter breaches

 

The law courts are shown in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Man receives ten-year sentence for unprovoked hammer attack on Winnipeg teen

Judge: ‘He shows no insight, remorse or willingness to change’

The law courts are shown in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

3 stabbings on Downtown Eastside send men to hospital; motives of attacks unclear

‘As disturbing it is to know that these serious crimes occurred back-to-back’ police don’t believe threat to public

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flames destroyed a home at 2335 Henderson Ave. on June 25, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Pair sentenced for starting 2019 Campbell River house fire

Eddie Cliffe Jr., 44, and Gwen Olney, 65, sentenced to 21 months in jail

Flames destroyed a home at 2335 Henderson Ave. on June 25, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)

Kelowna man arrested after 500 kilos of cocaine found on boat near Nova Scotia

Aleck Villeneuve, 38, faces several drug trafficking charges

A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)
Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses and video footage after a homeless man was allegedly struck with a metal pipe-like object on Oct. 2. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses and video footage after a homeless man was allegedly struck with a metal pipe-like object on Oct. 2. (News Bulletin file)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
Residents in Nanaimo’s downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods perceive that crime is increasing in their areas and they don’t feel safe going out walking after dark. (News Bulletin file photo)

Safety audits show residents in and around Nanaimo’s downtown feel unsafe

Nanaimo RCMP’s community policing department partners with city, university students on audits

Residents in Nanaimo’s downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods perceive that crime is increasing in their areas and they don’t feel safe going out walking after dark. (News Bulletin file photo)
The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

RCMP say reports of shots fired and pipe bomb in Metrotown area ‘unfounded’

Burnaby RCMP say they are now investigating the source of the call

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
This court artist sketch provided on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, Susan Everard, right, the mother of Sarah Everard, reading a victim impact statement as former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, left, sits in the dock at the Old Bailey in London. A prosecutor has argued that a serving London police officer handcuffed a woman on the pretext of breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules before he kidnapped and killed her. Wayne Couzens appeared at London’s Central Criminal Court charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

London police officer gets life for abducting, killing woman

Sentence means Wayne Couzens will die in prison with no chance of parole

This court artist sketch provided on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, Susan Everard, right, the mother of Sarah Everard, reading a victim impact statement as former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, left, sits in the dock at the Old Bailey in London. A prosecutor has argued that a serving London police officer handcuffed a woman on the pretext of breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules before he kidnapped and killed her. Wayne Couzens appeared at London’s Central Criminal Court charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)
People drum at a vigil for Hunter Smith-Straight, a three-year-old who was allegedly stabbed by his mother’s boyfriend and taken off life support, outside Winnipeg’s Childrens Hospital, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Jury finds Winnipeg man guilty of first-degree murder in stabbing of three-year-old

Daniel Jensen automatically gets a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

People drum at a vigil for Hunter Smith-Straight, a three-year-old who was allegedly stabbed by his mother’s boyfriend and taken off life support, outside Winnipeg’s Childrens Hospital, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)

Man ‘swarmed’ and beaten by teenagers in Nanaimo’s Harewood area

Victim injured in assault on Fourth Street early Monday morning, Sept. 27

Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)
CORRECTS SPELLING OF DEVERAUX - Attorney Deveraux Cannick, representing R&B star R. Kelly, center, arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court House on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in New York. The jury resumed deliberations on Monday at the sex trafficking trial of Kelly. The 54-year-old singer of the smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly” has denied any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Singer still facing trials in Illinois and Minnesota

CORRECTS SPELLING OF DEVERAUX - Attorney Deveraux Cannick, representing R&B star R. Kelly, center, arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court House on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in New York. The jury resumed deliberations on Monday at the sex trafficking trial of Kelly. The 54-year-old singer of the smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly” has denied any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)
An RCMP officer speaks with a woman while sitting on the curb outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, March 27, 2021. Police say multiple victims were stabbed inside and outside the library today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Accused in fatal North Vancouver library stabbing facing 5 new attempted murder charges

Yannick Bandaogo, 28, was initially charged with second-degree murder in connection to library stabbing

An RCMP officer speaks with a woman while sitting on the curb outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, March 27, 2021. Police say multiple victims were stabbed inside and outside the library today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., Friday, April 13, 2018. RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mom, toddler found dead were killed in suspect’s Alberta apartment: RCMP

Resident of same Hinton complex charged with two counts of second-degree murder

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., Friday, April 13, 2018. RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man was arrested on several firearms charges after allegedly pointing a gun at people on Departure Bay Road earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Man arrested after pointing pistol at passersby in Nanaimo

Witnesses saw man pointing gun at them and gave description to police that led to quick arrest

A man was arrested on several firearms charges after allegedly pointing a gun at people on Departure Bay Road earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)

V.I. Raiders football gear stolen from team’s locker room in Nanaimo

Culprits make off with estimated $15,000 worth of Nanaimo team’s equipment

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)