Crime

Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)

Shotgun, motorcycle and ping pong table seized in bust in Nanaimo

RCMP say social media tips helped lead to arrests and recovery of allegedly stolen items

 

Defense attorney Franklin Hogue looks at defendant Travis McMichael during the trial of William “Roddie” Bryan, McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael, all charged with the February 2020 death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. (Octavio Jones/Pool Photo via AP)

3 men found guilty of killing Ahmaud Arbery

Each conviction carries a minimum sentence of life in prison

 

This piece of forest equipment was heavily damaged in a fire on Nov. 11. (RCMP photo)

RCMP investigating after $500,000 logging machine burns outside Lake Cowichan

Log-buncher rendered inoperable in blaze outside Dididaht village

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Pat Murphy, an 82-year-old volunteer with the Vancouver Island Military Museum in downtown Nanaimo, was punched and spat on when he asked a group of people blocking a set of stairs to move. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Elderly volunteer punched and spat on in downtown Nanaimo

Military museum volunteer assaulted while asking alleged drug users to vacate stairs

Pat Murphy, an 82-year-old volunteer with the Vancouver Island Military Museum in downtown Nanaimo, was punched and spat on when he asked a group of people blocking a set of stairs to move. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, The FBI on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. (The Moab Police Department via AP)

Lawyer: Brian Laundrie fatally shot himself in the head

Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt in the slaying of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito

FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, The FBI on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. (The Moab Police Department via AP)
A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

15 months for B.C. man who filmed women in grocery store bathroom, posted to porn site

Matthew Charles Schwabe posted naked photos of fellow employees, roommate to Russian porn site

A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Troubled Duncan highway corridor chasing business away

Discarded needles, graffiti and even small fires plaguing area shops

Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Benjamin Gatchell was wanted on several warrants for uttering threats, failing to stop after an accident, causing fear of injury and dangerous operation of a conveyance. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria, Cowichan Valley police arrest wanted man Benjamin Gatchell

Man arrested on warrants stemming from incidents on South Island

Benjamin Gatchell was wanted on several warrants for uttering threats, failing to stop after an accident, causing fear of injury and dangerous operation of a conveyance. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Linley Valley Park after she says she tripped over his dog. (Photo submitted)

Woman injured after confrontation with jogger over dog on Nanaimo trail; suspect at large

Incident happened in Linley Valley Park on Tuesday, Nov. 9

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Linley Valley Park after she says she tripped over his dog. (Photo submitted)
An employee folds yoga pants as the types of pants are animated and displayed on digital screens instead of mannequins at a Lululemon Athletica store in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Flexible Vancouver thief re-arrested days after pilfering 47 pairs of yoga pants

32 people were arrested and nearly $18,000 in stolen property was recovered in weekend crackdown

An employee folds yoga pants as the types of pants are animated and displayed on digital screens instead of mannequins at a Lululemon Athletica store in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Calgary Courts Centre is pictured in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. A man who removed his mask and deliberately coughed on a server at a Calgary bar last year has been convicted of assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta judge convicts man of assault for coughing on server in Calgary bar

Judge notes three other cases where people were convicted after coughing on others during pandemic

The Calgary Courts Centre is pictured in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. A man who removed his mask and deliberately coughed on a server at a Calgary bar last year has been convicted of assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)

Kelowna woman charged after allegedly embezzling $20K from elementary school PAC

Andrea Blanchard, 46, is facing several fraud-related charges

South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room, rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. An Alberta man facing trial later this month in the slaying of a family doctor at a medical clinic has died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Man accused of killing doctor in clinic dies weeks before Alberta murder trial

Deng Mabiour, 54, was charged with first-degree murder in last year’s death of Dr. Walter Reynolds

An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room, rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. An Alberta man facing trial later this month in the slaying of a family doctor at a medical clinic has died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)

Man pleads guilty to smuggling 200 kg of meth across U.S. border into Abbotsford

Zacchary Hecock was caught driving ATV and trailer with drug-filled duffel bags

A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)
The 2019 attack took place in the area near 3rd Street and Menzies Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Violent random attack on Courtenay senior sparks call for more mental health supports

Accused found not criminially responsible, thought victim was a ‘lizard person’ because of gold purse

The 2019 attack took place in the area near 3rd Street and Menzies Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard
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Murder-suicide behind 2 bodies found in Osoyoos: RCMP

One body was found in an abandoned vehicle and another in a home

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2 bodies found in Osoyoos, RCMP investigating

Police say the two victims were known to each other and there is no threat to the public

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Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. An uptick in random assaults that has been highlighted by the Vancouver police points to bigger problems in the city that may be magnified because of the pandemic, say experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID may be contributing to increase in ‘random assaults’ in Vancouver: experts

1,555 “unprovoked, stranger assaults” involving 1,705 victims reported over 12-month period

Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. An uptick in random assaults that has been highlighted by the Vancouver police points to bigger problems in the city that may be magnified because of the pandemic, say experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tommy Johnson with daughter Chelsea Lloy and son Brad Johnson. (Facebook photo)

‘They both had such big hearts’: Father and son identified as victims in Crofton killings

Tom and Brad Johnson known for their big hearts and willingness to help out anyone

Tommy Johnson with daughter Chelsea Lloy and son Brad Johnson. (Facebook photo)
One man is in custody in Nanaimo after calling 911 with false claims of shots fired with multiple casualties at a school. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man arrested after false 911 call about a fatal school shooting in Nanaimo

Nanaimo high school went into lockdown procedures during incident Thursday, Oct. 21

One man is in custody in Nanaimo after calling 911 with false claims of shots fired with multiple casualties at a school. (News Bulletin file photo)