Oceanside RCMP are trying to re-arrest a man accused of a sexual assault following a break-in at a Nanoose Bay home after he provided police with a false name.
On July 30th around 5:15 a.m., RCMP were called to the Morello Road area for a report of a break-in and sexual assault at a residence.
27-year-old Quinten Anthony Meyer was arrested later that same day, and was later released with a scheduled court date as charges had not been laid at the time.
During further investigation, investigators discovered Meyer had provided a false name to police upon his arrest, leading to the additional charge of obstruction of a police officer.
Meyer is described as a Caucasian man, standing 5’10” weighing 150 pound with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a skull tattoo on his left hand.
Meyer has been charged with break and enter, sexual assault, assault with a weapon and obstruction of a police officer.
According to unconfirmed sources, when Meyer broke into the home, he struck a woman inside the residence over the head before attempting to sexual assault her. It’s unclear what occurred after that.
Once arrested, it is believed the suspect provided police with his brother’s identity.
Meyer’s current whereabouts is unknown, police said he has family connections on Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Calgary.
Anyone with information on where Meyer may be is asked to call police immediately.