RCMP Briefs

Nanaimo RCMP hope tips from the public will help solve an assault case that occurred in a skate park in Cedar on Dec. 10. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP turn to public to identify suspect in assault at Cedar skatepark

Male suspect assaulted female victim in her late teens the morning of Dec. 10

Nanaimo RCMP hope tips from the public will help solve an assault case that occurred in a skate park in Cedar on Dec. 10. (File photo)
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Woman tells police her dog was driving after vehicle ends in ditch on Vancouver Island

Woman allegedly refuses to give breath sample, slapped with 90-day driving prohibition

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Nanaimo RCMP hope to speak to anyone who might have witnessed an early-morning crash that sent a driver to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses after SUV crashes into business sign along Departure Bay Road

Person who phoned in to report incident heard ‘several loud crashes and then a thud’

Nanaimo RCMP hope to speak to anyone who might have witnessed an early-morning crash that sent a driver to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. (File photo)
Two people suspected of stealing parcels delivered to residences in Nanaimo were arrested on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP arrest alleged ‘porch pirates’ after parcel thefts

Home security video, tips and investigative work leads to male and female suspects

Two people suspected of stealing parcels delivered to residences in Nanaimo were arrested on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo stopped 600 vehicles at road checks last weekend, checked five drivers for alcohol impairment and arrested two individuals. (Black Press file photo)

Driver arrested after asking Nanaimo RCMP for advice on avoiding road checks

Police report results of first weekend of CounterAttack impaired driving enforcement

Police in Nanaimo stopped 600 vehicles at road checks last weekend, checked five drivers for alcohol impairment and arrested two individuals. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a woman who was caught on camera allegedly stealing a parcel from a porch in central Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: ‘Porch pirate’ strikes in alleged parcel theft from Nanaimo home

Nanaimo RCMP releasing video in hopes the public can help identify theft suspect

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a woman who was caught on camera allegedly stealing a parcel from a porch in central Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Police are offering advice to online shoppers in anticipation of parcel theft this holiday season. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo RCMP warn about parcel theft ahead of holiday gift-giving

Incident reported last week, police offer tips to online shoppers

Police are offering advice to online shoppers in anticipation of parcel theft this holiday season. (Stock photo)
An arrest warrant has been issued for Reginald Butler who police say should be considered violent and unpredictable. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP ask for information about whereabouts of violent offender

36-year-old Reginald Butler wanted for breach of a conditional sentence order

An arrest warrant has been issued for Reginald Butler who police say should be considered violent and unpredictable. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a woman driving a Ford pickup who fled the scene following and collision on Wellington Road Tuesday. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seek driver alleged to have fled from hit-and-run on Wellington Road

Driver allegedly flees scene after head-on crash between two Ford pickups

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a woman driving a Ford pickup who fled the scene following and collision on Wellington Road Tuesday. (File photo)
The driver of a car that crashed in downtown Nanaimo Tuesday is facing multiple charges. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

RCMP recommending impaired driving charge after crash into lamp post in downtown Nanaimo

Driver sped away after ‘heated argument’ in another part of downtown, say RCMP

The driver of a car that crashed in downtown Nanaimo Tuesday is facing multiple charges. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Nanaimo RCMP have a variety of tools seized during a traffic stop and would like to return them to their rightful owner. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo RCMP have a variety of tools seized during a traffic stop and would like to return them to their rightful owner. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Thief steals children’s backpacks from Nanaimo daycare

Suspect rode a yellow mountain bike and made off with backpacks hanging on fence

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo never know what they’ll encounter when called upon to check on the well-being of people. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo RCMP find ‘heart-breaking’ circumstances during wellness checks

Police offer sampling of outcomes from well-being checks over recent weeks

Police in Nanaimo never know what they’ll encounter when called upon to check on the well-being of people. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say police have made progress in narrowing down suspects in an investigation into a coffee-throwing incident in October. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP expect to forward report to Crown for possible charges after coffee-throwing incident

Police say tips from public helped investigators ‘narrow the suspect pool’

Nanaimo RCMP say police have made progress in narrowing down suspects in an investigation into a coffee-throwing incident in October. (File photo)
Police found drugs, guns, ammo and cash when they raided a home and arrested two suspects in Nanaimo on Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)

Fentanyl and cash seized; two suspects arrested in Nanaimo

Suspects’ alleged history of violence triggered Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team deployment

Police found drugs, guns, ammo and cash when they raided a home and arrested two suspects in Nanaimo on Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP find large amounts of drugs and cash after stopping vehicle

Police pulled over vehicle after noticing its insurance had expired

Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)
RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)

Hefty fines create ‘financial woes’ for motorist caught driving 175km/h on Nanaimo Parkway

Nanaimo RCMP report motorist who was excessively speeding was also driving without insurance

RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)
Trail police advise that fines for refusing to wear a mask may apply under the Emergency Programs Act. Photo: visuals on Unsplash

One man fined, another banned from Trail store for refusing to wear masks indoors

Trail RCMP: Businesses have the right to ask customers to wear face coverings or non-medical masks

Trail police advise that fines for refusing to wear a mask may apply under the Emergency Programs Act. Photo: visuals on Unsplash
A man was arrested in Nanaimo for spray-painting an RCMP vehicle. (File photo)
A man was arrested in Nanaimo for spray-painting an RCMP vehicle. (File photo)
A man was arrested at a Nanaimo convenience store last week for challenging customers to fights. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Shadow boxing’ Nanaimo man arrested after challenging convenience store customers to fights

Man spends night in a cell at Nanaimo RCMP detachment, released without charges

A man was arrested at a Nanaimo convenience store last week for challenging customers to fights. (News Bulletin file photo)