RCMP Briefs

A suspect wanted on numerous outstanding warrants tried to outrun officers, but couldn’t get away from police dog Luca in south Nanaimo on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)

Police dog chases down suspect on the run in Nanaimo’s south end

Suspect facing several counts of breach of undertaking, theft, obstruction and robbery

A suspect wanted on numerous outstanding warrants tried to outrun officers, but couldn’t get away from police dog Luca in south Nanaimo on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)
RCMP chalked up two arrests just minutes after setting bait bike traps in Nanaimo. (File photo)

Bait bike stolen seven minutes after being left unattended in Nanaimo

Two suspects nabbed after Nanaimo RCMP set bait bike traps earlier this month

RCMP chalked up two arrests just minutes after setting bait bike traps in Nanaimo. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Peter Ludvigson who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Peter Ludvigson who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo submitted)
Jesse Savidant, 31, is wanted by the RCMP after failing to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo in December. Police warn Savidant should be considered violent. (Photo Submitted)

Warrant out for man with alleged stolen property offences across Vancouver Island

Jesse Savidant did not appear for court date in Nanaimo last month, say RCMP

Jesse Savidant, 31, is wanted by the RCMP after failing to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo in December. Police warn Savidant should be considered violent. (Photo Submitted)
Police in Nanaimo hope to find the owner of a Giant Reign mountain bike that was seized after a man was spotted riding it without a helmet on the wrong side of the road on Christmas Eve. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP suspicious to find expensive bike covered in layer of duct tape

Police looking for owner of Giant Reign mountain bike that they believe was stolen

Police in Nanaimo hope to find the owner of a Giant Reign mountain bike that was seized after a man was spotted riding it without a helmet on the wrong side of the road on Christmas Eve. (Photo submitted)
Police hope to find the owners of two canoes found at Descanso Bay on Gabriola Island. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek owners of canoes found on Gabriola Island that possibly came from Nanaimo

Two older canoes, found by police at Descanso Bay, could have washed ashore with recent storms

Police hope to find the owners of two canoes found at Descanso Bay on Gabriola Island. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)

20 tires punctured in ‘slashing spree’ in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP ask for any tips about Jan. 12-14 incidents in Country Club and Boxwood areas

Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)
A driver in Nanaimo was ticketed for not having a valid B.C. driver’s licence after colliding with a jogger who was sent to hospital with serious injuries. (Black Press file photo)

Driver without a licence ticketed after hitting and injuring jogger in Nanaimo

Collision happened Monday night at intersection of Departure Bay and Estevan roads

A driver in Nanaimo was ticketed for not having a valid B.C. driver’s licence after colliding with a jogger who was sent to hospital with serious injuries. (Black Press file photo)
Michael Bonson, 33, of Nanaimo is wanted by police for several alleged offences, including assaulting a police officer and fleeing from police. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP look for suspect who dodged Tasering in scuffle with officer

Michael Bonson wanted after failing to appear in court to face assault charges

Michael Bonson, 33, of Nanaimo is wanted by police for several alleged offences, including assaulting a police officer and fleeing from police. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for tips after a suspect allegedly stole a blender from Real Canadian Superstore and then threatened an employee when confronted. (Photo submitted)

Alleged appliance thief threatens employee when confronted at Nanaimo store

Suspected shoplifter stole blender from Real Canadian Superstore this past weekend

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for tips after a suspect allegedly stole a blender from Real Canadian Superstore and then threatened an employee when confronted. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are interested in speaking with two people, not named as suspects, following a theft of a purse from a vehicle parked on Cavan Street. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP interested in talking to two people after car window smashed, purse stolen

Man and woman aren’t named as suspects, but were seen on security video following Cavan Street crime

Nanaimo RCMP are interested in speaking with two people, not named as suspects, following a theft of a purse from a vehicle parked on Cavan Street. (Photos submitted)
Kelly O'Dwyer, VIREB director, left, presents cheque for $2,000 to Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, to support Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services. 
(Photo submitted)

Real estate board supports RCMP Victim Services in Nanaimo

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board writes cheque for $2,000 over the holidays

Kelly O'Dwyer, VIREB director, left, presents cheque for $2,000 to Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, to support Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services. 
(Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner of cash that flew out of a moving vehicle in the north end on Monday. (File photo)

Pedestrian in Nanaimo finds money ‘floating from the sky,’ turns it over to RCMP

Woman out for a walk gathers up cash that flew out of moving vehicle

Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner of cash that flew out of a moving vehicle in the north end on Monday. (File photo)
Shai Ilan of Nanaimo is wanted by the RCMP for 10 outstanding warrants. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wanted on 10 outstanding warrants

RCMP ask for public’s help in locating man facing drug trafficking charges

Shai Ilan of Nanaimo is wanted by the RCMP for 10 outstanding warrants. (Photo submitted)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Thieves steal tools that had belonged to Nanaimo man who recently died

Items taken from Seventh Street property had ‘sentimental’ value to widow

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Woman has wallet stolen while handing out soup to people experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo

Suspect has been identified and is facing charges of fraud and theft, say RCMP

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
A man who drew a lot of attention from Nanaimo RCMP after he shot a BB gun was let off with a warning. (File photo)

Gun complaint turns out to be Nanaimo senior shooting tin cans with BB rifle

Police, ‘in the spirit of Christmas’ elect not to confiscate man’s BB guns

A man who drew a lot of attention from Nanaimo RCMP after he shot a BB gun was let off with a warning. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Heath Handy, who is accused of assaulting a women this past spring. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wanted following an alleged hours-long physical assault

Nanaimo RCMP issue press release asking for information on the whereabouts of Heath Handy

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Heath Handy, who is accused of assaulting a women this past spring. (Photo submitted)
Eleven teenagers were ticketed $230 each for not dispersing from a gathering in a Nanaimo high school parking lot this past weekend. (File photo)

11 teens ticketed in Nanaimo for allegedly gathering without regard for COVID-19 orders

Youths face $230 fines after gathering Saturday at Dover Bay Secondary parking lot

Eleven teenagers were ticketed $230 each for not dispersing from a gathering in a Nanaimo high school parking lot this past weekend. (File photo)