RCMP Briefs

A suspect in Nanaimo allegedly brandished this replica handgun during a break-in before ramming an RCMP vehicle head-on last week. (Photo submitted)

Man brandishes replica gun in alleged break-in, crashes head-on into Nanaimo RCMP vehicle

Suspect was prohibited from driving and had arrest warrants from Sidney and Saanich

 

RCMP say a woman encountered a man who exposed himself to her on the Beach Estates Trail in Nanaimo last week. (File photo)

Man exposes himself to woman on Nanaimo trail

RCMP offer tips on what to do if in case of an indecent act

 

‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)

Prank calls on the rise in Trail; RCMP call for removal of payphone

A stolen SUV, an arrest and flight-by-foot, plus another bogus 911 call

 

Nanaimo RCMP hope someone will find and return an envelope containing several thousand dollars that a 71-year-old man lost last week. (File photo)

Vancouver Island senior loses envelope stuffed with cash

Nanaimo RCMP help 71-year-old spread word after he misplaced several thousand dollars

Nanaimo RCMP hope someone will find and return an envelope containing several thousand dollars that a 71-year-old man lost last week. (File photo)
This man allegedly walked into Cascadia Liquor Store at Crown Isle Plaza and left without paying for his tequila on January 3, 2022. Photo supplied

Tequila thief sought by Comox Valley RCMP

Comox Valley RCMP are looking to identify the man that allegedly walked…

  • Feb 14, 2022
This man allegedly walked into Cascadia Liquor Store at Crown Isle Plaza and left without paying for his tequila on January 3, 2022. Photo supplied
Police in Nanaimo found drugs, replica firearms, cash and drug paraphernalia when they pulled over a vehicle Jan. 19. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo found drugs, replica firearms, cash and drug paraphernalia when they pulled over a vehicle Jan. 19. (Photo submitted)
Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo doubling up on random piles of found money

RCMP ask for help determining owners of envelope found on sidewalk, lump sum in shopping mall

Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
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 B.C. woman’s bedroom, demands money, apologizes

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 recovered an expensive espresso machine and other items stolen from a church and arrested a 61-year-old woman for breaking and entering. (Photo submitted)

Police recover $10,000 espresso machine stolen from Nanaimo church

61-year-old woman arrested, more stolen items located in north Nanaimo residence

Nanaimo RCMP recovered an expensive espresso machine and other items stolen from a church and arrested a 61-year-old woman for breaking and entering. (Photo submitted)
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, LGBTQ+ flag stolen from Nanaimo charity in series of incidents

Thefts happened in November and December outside Nanaimo Family Life Association 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)
Police are looking for this man, and a mid-1990’s black Nissan pickup with a white stripe down the passenger side that does not extend to the box. (RCMP handout)

RCMP search for man who broke into Vancouver Island Legion on Remembrance Day

Break-in to Legion reported on Remembrance Day

Police are looking for this man, and a mid-1990’s black Nissan pickup with a white stripe down the passenger side that does not extend to the box. (RCMP handout)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses after a woman was hit by an SUV at Brooks Landing mall. (News Bulletin file photo)

SUV revs engine in Nanaimo parking lot, strikes and injures woman, drives off

Incident happened at Brooks Landing mall as victim crossed parking lot

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses after a woman was hit by an SUV at Brooks Landing mall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Rescue workers attempt to find a woman that was reported to be trapped in a vehicle that had gone into the water. It was determined she was safe. (Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue - Station 34 - Cowichan photo)

Witnesses watch as pickup drives into Cowichan Bay

Police dive into the bay in rescue attempt for woman who apparently was safe at home

Rescue workers attempt to find a woman that was reported to be trapped in a vehicle that had gone into the water. It was determined she was safe. (Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue - Station 34 - Cowichan photo)
Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)

Man ‘swarmed’ and beaten by teenagers in Nanaimo

Victim injured in assault on Fourth Street early Monday morning, Sept. 27

Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)
A man was seriously injured on Aug, 26 while transporting materials between logging protest sites at Fairy Creek. (File photo)

Man badly injured in ATV crash near logging protest sites at Fairy Creek

Taken to hospital with significant injuries

  • Aug 27, 2021
A man was seriously injured on Aug, 26 while transporting materials between logging protest sites at Fairy Creek. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP recovered tools they suspect were stolen after officers found a woman slumped over in car that had three different-size wheels and tires. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP recover suspected stolen tools, those on scene ‘perplexed’ how items got there

Tools seized from car in Nanaimo that was towed because its tires were three different sizes

Nanaimo RCMP recovered tools they suspect were stolen after officers found a woman slumped over in car that had three different-size wheels and tires. (Photo submitted)
An aerial view of Kyuquot. (Photo courtesy, Walters Cove Resort)

RCMP called after decomposed body found by cleanup crew on Vancouver Island

Remains ‘very old’, BC Coroners Service investigating

An aerial view of Kyuquot. (Photo courtesy, Walters Cove Resort)
A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4

Man dies in weekend ATV accident near Nanaimo River Road

38-year-old found next to rolled-over ATV by friends on Sunday, July 4

A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4
A woman sustained serious injuries and one man arrested for impaired driving following hit and run collision in Nanaimo Monday night. (Black Press file photo)

Driver arrested for impaired driving after hit-and-run on Nanaimo Parkway

Woman sent to hospital with serious injuries and her Toyota Corolla was destroyed in collision

A woman sustained serious injuries and one man arrested for impaired driving following hit and run collision in Nanaimo Monday night. (Black Press file photo)