Four prolific offenders arrested in Port Alberni

Four prolific offenders arrested in Port Alberni

Drugs, weapons and stolen property seized in search warrant

Four prolific offenders have been arrested in Port Alberni as a result of the ongoing efforts of the Port Alberni Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

Members of the CRU located and arrested two Port Alberni residents on Wednesday, Feb. 21 A 45-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for breach of probation and fail to appear, and a 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly being in possession of quantities of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine. Both men have since been released from custody, with the second released on a promise to appear in court in April.

A search warrant was executed later that same day at a home in the 2800-block of Fifth Avenue, where numerous weapons, ammunition, drugs and cash were seized and stolen property was recovered.

The 36-year-old resident was arrested for allegedly being in possession of several prohibited firearms, ammunition, a significant amount of cash and stolen property. A 27-year-old Nanaimo man, who was found to be breaching a court order and was allegedly in possession of prohibited weapons, was also arrested. Both of these men remain in custody pending a court appearance.

“Investigators believe that these arrests will disrupt a stream of property trading and drug dealing,” said Cpl. Amelia Hayden, media relations officer for the Port Alberni RCMP. “Additionally, we have seized a cache of weapons and ammunition which may have ended up on the streets in our community.”