Crime

Nanaimo RCMP issues warning about scam phone calls

Callers claiming to be government officials convince victims to buy Bitcoin

Tools and equipment stolen from B.C. ministry of forests truck in Nanaimo

RCMP turn to public to help retrieve thousands of dollarsworth of specialty tools and supplies

Boat hook-brandishing boat owners help police catch suspect at Nanaimo marina

Suspect flees, leaps into the water after allegedly lighting up meth pipe in front of RCMP officers

Bike stolen from backyard in Nanaimo

GT Transeo hybrid bike taken from home on Arbot Road

Makayla Chang murder investigation concluded, says Nanaimo police

RCMP confirm findings of investigation have been forwarded to Crown counsel

Nanaimo RCMP arrest two at gunpoint before determining lighter was misidentified as gun

Police respond in force after report of man with firearm in Hammond Bay Road area June 12

RCMP say they’re seizing more weapons on Nanaimo’s streets

Weapons confiscated include a ninja throwing star and a dagger concealed in a cane

Three people found dead in Lower Mainland house fire: police

Homicide investigators release update

Nanaimo RCMP shut down ‘problem drug house’ to sound of cheers

Neighbours cheer when Nanaimo RCMP move in on nuisance house on Milton Street evening of June 10

Nanaimo RCMP hope to clear up old warrants with the help of social media

Police have files attached to hundreds of outstanding arrest warrants dating back to early 1990s

Expensive shoes stolen in break-and-enter in Nanaimo

Several pairs of Gucci and Yeezy shoes worth hundreds of dollars taken in break-in June 8

Stolen gargoyle returns to its perch in Nanaimo’s south end

Petey, a concrete gargoyle statue, was returned by police after City of Nanaimo crew found it

RCMP use spike belts to stop trio in crime spree spanning from Calgary to Hope

Two charged after alleged car-jacking, shoplifting and high speed driving from Alberta to Hope, B.C.

Thief in Nanaimo spends two hours stealing children’s shoes through mail slot

Incident happened last week at Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization’s centre on Needham Street

Police swoop down on man who couldn’t wait to get home to admire his new BB gun

Opened it in his car in store parking lot but it looked too real

Arsonist wrecks machinery being used to build Nanaimo playground

Incident happened Saturday night at Maffeo Sutton Park

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP arrest second Circle K fire suspect

Arson, robbery, weapons-related charges approved against suspects who remain in police custody

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP arrest teen in flare and fire investigation

Police searching for second suspect following Saturday’s alleged flare-shooting incident at Circle K

Nanaimo RCMP warn that people are ‘prowling’ around late at night looking to steal

Police say incidents were reported in the hospital area and the Departure Bay neighbourhood