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There is a spike in “crimes of opportunity” in the summer and people should take appropriate measures, advises Nanaimo RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

Power tools among items stolen in ‘crimes of opportunity’ in Nanaimo

Spike in crimes of opportunity in summer, says Nanaimo RCMP, who offer advice on how to deter theft

 

Nanaimo RCMP released a surveillance video still to try to help them with their investigation after tools were stolen from Home Depot earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Suspect takes tools and makes run for it at Nanaimo’s Home Depot

RCMP release surveillance image to try to advance investigation

 

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo police are asking for help with identifying a suspect who stole a red and white mountain bike from outside Wellington Secondary School on June 2 at approximately 3:30 p.m. (Image submitted)

Thief cuts lock to steal Grade 9 student’s bike outside high school in Nanaimo

RCMP issue press release asking for tips about incident June 2 at Wellington Secondary

Nanaimo police are asking for help with identifying a suspect who stole a red and white mountain bike from outside Wellington Secondary School on June 2 at approximately 3:30 p.m. (Image submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are trying to identify suspects who broke into Winners-HomeSense on the old Island Highway on Sunday, June 12, and stole most of the store’s jewelry. (Photos submitted)

Suspects in Nanaimo break into Winners-HomeSense, smash cases, steal jewelry

Nanaimo RCMP seek information from public following June 12 break-in

Nanaimo RCMP are trying to identify suspects who broke into Winners-HomeSense on the old Island Highway on Sunday, June 12, and stole most of the store’s jewelry. (Photos submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are advising the public about an incident in which two girls were followed by a driver reportedly wearing a balaclava on Rosstown Road on June 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are advising the public about an incident in which two girls were followed by a driver reportedly wearing a balaclava on Rosstown Road on June 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for culprits who wheelbarrow-ed away about $300 worth of firewood from a home in Harewood. (News Bulletin file photo)

Culprits steal firewood from Nanaimo home, wheelbarrow load after wheelbarrow load

RCMP ask for tips about theft in Harewood a week and a half ago

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for culprits who wheelbarrow-ed away about $300 worth of firewood from a home in Harewood. (News Bulletin file photo)
In this Jan. 3, 1997, file photo, a police officer sits in her cruiser outside the home in which 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in Boulder, Colorado on Dec. 26, 1996. The father of JonBenet Ramsey, John Ramsey, is supporting an online petition asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to transfer DNA testing in the case away from the Boulder Police Department to an outside agency. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

JonBenet Ramsey’s father wants outside agency to test DNA

6-year-old found dead in basement of her family’s home in 1996

In this Jan. 3, 1997, file photo, a police officer sits in her cruiser outside the home in which 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in Boulder, Colorado on Dec. 26, 1996. The father of JonBenet Ramsey, John Ramsey, is supporting an online petition asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to transfer DNA testing in the case away from the Boulder Police Department to an outside agency. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
A radar speed sign was padlocked to a concrete base, but thieves took it from its location in Lantzville late last month. (Photo submitted)

Thieves in Lantzville make getaway with radar speed sign

District of Lantzville staff reports thieves took sign padlocked to concrete base

A radar speed sign was padlocked to a concrete base, but thieves took it from its location in Lantzville late last month. (Photo submitted)
Police are looking for three mobility scooters and whoever stole them from a seniors facility in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

Thieves in Nanaimo roll off with seniors’ mobility scooters

Three scooters stolen from garage at Oak Tree Manor late last month

Police are looking for three mobility scooters and whoever stole them from a seniors facility in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP seek information from the public after a string of break-ins at Nanaimo-Ladysmith district schools early Feb. 14. (Black Press file)

Alarms sound as four Nanaimo elementary schools broken into on the same night

Incidents occurred in early morning hours Monday, Feb. 14

Nanaimo RCMP seek information from the public after a string of break-ins at Nanaimo-Ladysmith district schools early Feb. 14. (Black Press file)
A vandal or vandals broke at least 12 windows Jan. 8 or 9 at Brechin Elementary School at the corner of Millstone Avenue and Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Vandals break a dozen windows at Nanaimo elementary school

Incidents happened the weekend of Jan. 8-9 at Brechin Elementary

A vandal or vandals broke at least 12 windows Jan. 8 or 9 at Brechin Elementary School at the corner of Millstone Avenue and Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into woman’s bedroom in Nanaimo, demands money, apologizes for crime

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)

Thieves in Nanaimo steal generator used by emergency medical alert service for seniors

Generator was stolen from Nanaimo Lifeline on Bowen Road earlier this week

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)
(Black Press file)
(Black Press file)
Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thousands of dollars worth of sneakers stolen at house party in Nanaimo

Party on Kennedy Street “apparently got out of control,” say police

Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thousands of dollars worth of sneakers stolen at Nanaimo house party

Party on Kennedy Street “apparently got out of control,” say police

Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Red dresses and LGBTQ flag stolen from Nanaimo non-profit

Thefts happened outside Nanaimo Family Life Association’s Townsite Road building

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)