Crime

Nanaimo RCMP hope to return tools believed stolen to their owner that were confiscated from the driver of an illegally parked car. (Photo submitted)

Suspected stolen tools seized from car after Nanaimo RCMP hear ‘nonsensical’ excuses from driver

Officer investigated after coming across illegally parked vehicle on Victoria Road

Nanaimo RCMP hope to return tools believed stolen to their owner that were confiscated from the driver of an illegally parked car. (Photo submitted)
Police are alerting the public to be wary of an online rental scam after a Nanaimo man paid a deposit only to find the rental property was occupied. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are alerting the public to be wary of an online rental scam after a Nanaimo man paid a deposit only to find the rental property was occupied. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Man wanted in Chilliwack fatal shooting was due in court for domestic assault charge that day

Slain women were staying together in Chilliwack for safety after strangulation attempt, says friend

Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Police say Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil escaped custody in Port Coquitlam shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday. (Port Coquitlam RCMP)

Man on trial for first-degree murder escapes from Metro Vancouver jail

Police say Rabih Alkhalil escaped from the North Fraser Pre-trial Centre in Port Coquitlam

Police say Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil escaped custody in Port Coquitlam shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday. (Port Coquitlam RCMP)
Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 32-year-old woman wanted for breaching probation, theft, and failing to appear in court, but she has since been located and arrested. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tips help police locate and arrest Nanaimo woman who was wanted

32-year-old woman accused of missing court appearance and breaching probation

Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 32-year-old woman wanted for breaching probation, theft, and failing to appear in court, but she has since been located and arrested. (Photo submitted)
An image released by Nanaimo RCMP shows a man who is a suspect in a shooting on Laguna Way on July 7. (Photo submitted)

Police release picture of suspect in shooting on Nanaimo’s Laguna Way

Image shows suspect walking up driveway toward victim’s home

An image released by Nanaimo RCMP shows a man who is a suspect in a shooting on Laguna Way on July 7. (Photo submitted)
A suspect in a stranger assault in June 21 in Vancouver, B.C., is described as 30 to 50 years of age, 6-feet tall, with a slim build and short black hair. He was seen wearing a light brown pullover, dark coloured pants and black runners. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen punching woman on Vancouver bus in stranger attack

Another assault on a stranger in Vancouver under investigation

A suspect in a stranger assault in June 21 in Vancouver, B.C., is described as 30 to 50 years of age, 6-feet tall, with a slim build and short black hair. He was seen wearing a light brown pullover, dark coloured pants and black runners. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)
An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)

Joint investigation stops Hells Angels ‘support club’ from expanding into Kamloops

3 alleged Throttle Lockers gang members charged with drug-related offences

An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)
The Bank of Montreal branch at the corner of Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich has reopened. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Vancouver Island BMO branch opens for first time since deadly shootout

Saanich bank reopens after being closed for three weeks during investigation

The Bank of Montreal branch at the corner of Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich has reopened. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) falls in front of Edmonton Oilers’ Ethan Bear (74) as he reaches for the puck while Jesse Puljujarvi, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial begins for Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, former Canuck charged with sexual assault

Charge tied to a police investigation into an incident that took place on Sept. 26, 2017

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) falls in front of Edmonton Oilers’ Ethan Bear (74) as he reaches for the puck while Jesse Puljujarvi, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley guitarist and producer Mitch Merrett, on the right with his band Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion, recently had a guitar missing for 15 years, a gift from his parents, recovered. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. country musician recovers guitar stolen in Surrey 15 years ago

The Telecaster was a gift from his parents when he was starting out

Langley guitarist and producer Mitch Merrett, on the right with his band Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion, recently had a guitar missing for 15 years, a gift from his parents, recovered. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A pellet hole pierced the back passenger side window of a woman’s vehicle at the same location of the most recent incident but just over a year prior. (Submitted photo)

Reports multiply of windows being shot out of occupied cars in downtown Duncan

Several similar incidents are being monitored by analyst RCMP say

A pellet hole pierced the back passenger side window of a woman’s vehicle at the same location of the most recent incident but just over a year prior. (Submitted photo)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Mackenzie RCMP issue warning after man armed with rifle last seen walking into trail

Mounties asking residents to stay away from Morfee Lake Road and trail system

RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Black Press file photo)

B.C. inmate loses case related to restricted computer time during pandemic

Tanzirul Alam alleged he was singled out and his charter rights had been breached

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Black Press file photo)
Amber Manthorne of Port Alberni has been missing since July 7, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Vancouver Island’s major crime unit takes over search for missing Port Alberni woman

Amber Manthorne’s ex-boyfriend has been found but she isn’t with him: RCMP

Amber Manthorne of Port Alberni has been missing since July 7, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
RCMP are looking for the driver who allegedly bear-spayed a couple in their 60s for walking in the roadway of a street in downtown Nanaimo. (File photo)

Two dragonboat festival participants bear-sprayed in downtown Nanaimo

Man and woman, both in their 60s, say motorist yelled at them for walking on the road

RCMP are looking for the driver who allegedly bear-spayed a couple in their 60s for walking in the roadway of a street in downtown Nanaimo. (File photo)
Catalytic converters seized by police in 2019. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Vancouver Island police concerned as catalytic converter thefts mount

To lessen risk, police suggest avoiding low-traffic parking spots

Catalytic converters seized by police in 2019. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a shooting on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Man seriously injured in shooting in Nanaimo, suspect flees scene

Incident happened outside home on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a shooting on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to shots of gunfire involving multiple people and injuries reported at the Bank of Montreal during an active situation in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

True motive of B.C. bank shooting may never be known, says criminologist

‘What gets into the minds of these young men is beyond belief’

Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to shots of gunfire involving multiple people and injuries reported at the Bank of Montreal during an active situation in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie and his family have been inundated with enquiries and online harassment since it was revealed they share the same surname as the suspects in the botched June 28 Victoria bank robbery. File photo

Prominent Vancouver Island family collateral victims of Victoria bank robbery

Auchterlonie family issues statement regarding online harassment

Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie and his family have been inundated with enquiries and online harassment since it was revealed they share the same surname as the suspects in the botched June 28 Victoria bank robbery. File photo
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