Friday, February 23, 2024

Police seek help locating Vancouver Island man wanted on multiple warrants


BC RCMP are urging the public to keep an eye out for Brett Bystrom, a wanted man with multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Bystrom, a 37-year-old Caucasian man, is described as standing at 5’9” tall and weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

He is wanted on various charges: five warrants from Port Alberni for possession of counterfeit money, theft, and failure to appear in court; one warrant for fleeing from police in Nanaimo; and three warrants from Comox Valley for theft under $5,000, failure to attend court, and using counterfeit money.

Two additional warrants are from Ucluelet for assaulting a peace officer, resisting a police officer, and using counterfeit money.

North Cowichan/Duncan has issued a warrant for assault, and he is wanted for four warrants from Ladysmith for breaching his release order.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts or have seen him recently, please contact the police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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