Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Crime

Drug lab in Nanaimo busted after federal RCMP track suspect’s dark web and bitcoin...

The suspect allegedly used a moniker to anonymously peddle drugs through the dark web

RCMP identify suspect captured on surveillance using a stolen credit card in Colwood

The card was used at multiple retail locations.

Federal RCMP agents uncover clandestine drug lab in Nanaimo after year-long investigation

Three people have also been arrested as part of the investigation

Victoria Taxi driver arrested for assault after injuring pedestrian near Tillicum mall

The victim was left with bruised ribs and a concussion
Armed Robbery

Two suspects sought after armed robbery in Victoria

A police cruiser crashed into a civilian vehicle while responding to the call
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo man arrested after stealing vehicle, crashing into unmarked police car

The cruiser sustained significant damage
Man accused of trafficking

Nanaimo man arrested in Saskatchewan also faces sex trafficking charges on Vancouver Island

He was arrested earlier this week alongside three others for human trafficking
Hit and Run in Nanaimo

Four Vancouver Island residents arrested for human trafficking in Saskatchewan

They were found with two girls under 18 who did not have identification
hit and run

Oak Bay woman charged for assaulting police officers after hit and run

She repeatedly kicked the legs of the arresting officers
Victoria Police Needle

30-year-old Saanich man shot dead in rural Alberta

Police believe this was an isolated incident

Police release footage of suspects who broke into apartment building in Victoria (VIDEO)

They allegedly stole items from two vehicles
fraudster

Savvy Saanich senior shuts down potential phone fraudster

Police are sharing the 90-year-old’s story to protect the public from similar scams
Brandon Bartlett

38-year-old Victoria man held on animal injury charges after dog found dead on Hillside

The suspect allegedly took someone else’s dog after breaking into their home
Credit card fraudster

Nanaimo man scammed out of over $25,000 in credit card fraud

RCMP have released a photo of the alleged scammer

Victoria man loses $6000 to scammers impersonating bank representatives

He was instructed to buy $100 gift cards at various retailers
Itska and Shannon reunited

Owner and dog reunited two months after the pet was taken from a Tofino...

Shannon Boothman says police’s efforts almost led to her dog being lost forever

Homicide suspected after man found dead in vehicle in Langford

People in the area are asked to review their surveillance and dashcam footage

Police suspect foul play after 53-year-old man found dead near Duncan

They say it is not linked to the Christmas Eve double homicide

Victoria man arrested for stealing vehicle, found carrying weapons and drugs

He was also linked to a break-and-enter and theft that happened two weeks ago.
baseball bat fraudsters

Nanaimo man chases down credit card fraudsters with baseball bat

Just to be clear — the Nanaimo RCMP do not recommend investigating your own credit card theft with a baseball bat in hand. But that’s what...
Equipment stolen from Skam

Over $5000 worth of equipment stolen from Victoria arts organization

The robbery could affect several more arts groups around the city.
Snowballs

Kids crack driver’s windshield by throwing snowballs from McKenzie pedestrian overpass

The culprits could face criminal charges if caught.
Hit and Run in Nanaimo

Witnesses sought after hit and run leaves one woman injured in Nanaimo

She was sent to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

One man hospitalized after barricading himself inside Vic West apartment building Friday

Residents were evacuated for about 2 hours during the incident
Driver allegedly under influence of narcotics

Driver allegedly under the influence of drugs arrested after hitting cyclist in Colwood

The cyclist was taken to the hospital after the collision.

West Shore RCMP release sketch of sex assault suspect on Cooper Road

The alleged incident occurred last April.
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo RCMP arrest 29-year-old man for reportedly threatening hostages with weapon

The suspect was found in an apartment with two children aged 7 and 3 years old
Hit and Run in Nanaimo

One man dead after head-on crash with armoured truck in Comox Valley

Police say the car veered into oncoming traffic before colliding with the truck

Victoria police officers rescue women from sexual assault during vacation in Hawaii

They were vacationing in Kona when the incident occurred
Field destroyed by doughnuts

Central Saanich farm field destroyed after teens caught doing doughnuts

They caused nearly $7,000 in damages.
Downtown Victoria fire

Woman dies from injuries sustained in downtown Victoria apartment fire

The fire began after she barricaded herself inside a suite.
Two men breaking into a liquor store

Police looking to identify two men in Oak Bay liquor store smash-and-grab

The two men were caught on CCTV smashing the front window with a rock.
9-1-1 dispatchers warn about non-emergency calls

B.C. dispatch room releases its 10 most ridiculous 911 calls of 2019

These are not good reasons for calling the police 🙅‍♂️

ICBC are “deeply sorry” about claiming that slain West Shore RCMP officer was at...

“We were wrong and we are going to fix it,” the insurance agency says.
hit and run

Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in Oak Bay

They suffered a head injury and are in serious condition.
Hit and Run in Nanaimo

West Shore RCMP arrest drug dealer wanted on Canada-wide warrant

The suspect is wanted in PEI for cocaine trafficking.

Victoria Police arrest one man after two thefts during Facebook Marketplace transactions

In the first incident, the suspect succeeded in stealing a used iPhone 10

Oak Bay father Andrew Berry sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after...

After being found guilty of murdering his daughters, six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey Berry.

44-year-old Saanich man arrested for trafficking drugs including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine

They also found weapons, $40,000 in cash, and valuable stolen property

Police warn of thief stealing from staff rooms in downtown Victoria businesses

The theft closely resembles several recent similar incidents in downtown Victoria.

Nanaimo RCMP looking for man who stole over 150 pairs of coloured contact lenses

Security camera footage shows the man breaking the display case in half

RCMP investigating suspicious house fire in Courtenay

Police do not believe it was accidental

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