‘Prolific offender’ arrested with weapon, suspected illicit drugs near Parksville

28-year-old found on logging road in Nanoose Bay

Oceanside RCMP arrested a man they dubbed a ‘prolific offender’ last week.

Police reported that on April 3, they responded to reports of a possibly impaired driver on Alberni Highway near Coombs. The police found the suspect vehicle and ran the licence plate, which had earlier been reported stolen. A man in the vehicle drove away from police at a high rate of speed and the officer did not pursue as he had positively identified the driver.

On April 5, Oceanside RCMP found the man in the same vehicle on a logging road in Nanoose Bay. Steven McKnight, 28, was arrested without incident.

At the time of arrest he was in breach of a probation order and in breach of recognizance of bail. Police say he was found to be in possession of a weapon and in possession of suspected illicit drugs. He was also a prohibited driver.

READ MORE: Crime Report: Oceanside RCMP deal with thieves, vandals, drug users

McKnight, of no fixed address, has made his first appearance in court and was subsequently remanded in custody until his next court appearance on April 16.

“We will continue to address prolific offenders and bring them before the courts,” said Oceanside RCMP Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Rural Island property owners stymied by agricultural land changes

Regulations encouraging farming, ALR land protection, stymie legacy planning

Anticipation building for trip to D-Day anniversary for Chemainus students

Experience of being there promises to be a memorable one

Retired teacher’s generosity provides historic opportunity for two Chemainus students

Blitterswyk and Brown looking forward to being at Juno Beach for 75th anniversary of D-Day

Songbirds return to their roost in the West Shore

Tips, such as keeping roaming cats from ruffling any feathers, can attract more birds

EDITORIAL: Cancellation of drag races another hit to Port Alberni tourism

The first hit came a few months ago when city council shut down popular Alberni Pacific Railway

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read