RCMP Briefs

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old man on the weekend. (File photo)

19-year-old dies in crash on Yellow Point Road south of Nanaimo

Crash site discovered by passing motorist Sunday morning

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old man on the weekend. (File photo)
Police are looking for Stuart Forrest, 31, for alleged breach of probation. (Photo submitted)

Warrant issued for violent offender believed to be in Nanaimo

Stuart Forrest wanted by Abbotsford Police Department for alleged breach of probation

Police are looking for Stuart Forrest, 31, for alleged breach of probation. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo gather up firearms confiscated following an alleged assault in Harewood on the weekend. (Photo courtesy Brendan Michael Hansen)

Man struck with weapon, suspect restrained by bystanders in ‘chaotic’ incident in Nanaimo

One man taken to hospital and two people arrested following a violent altercation on Sunday

Police in Nanaimo gather up firearms confiscated following an alleged assault in Harewood on the weekend. (Photo courtesy Brendan Michael Hansen)
An arrest made during an alleged drug transaction at a Nanaimo shopping centre parking lot led to the discovery of 40 litres of GHB, as well as a drug production site in another part of the city. (File photo)

RCMP arrest Nanaimo man with 40 litres of GHB in the trunk of his vehicle

Investigation leads to discovery of a drug lab in a storage locker

An arrest made during an alleged drug transaction at a Nanaimo shopping centre parking lot led to the discovery of 40 litres of GHB, as well as a drug production site in another part of the city. (File photo)
Police are looking for witnesses and other possible victims following two cases of vehicle wheel lug nuts being intentionally loosened in Nanaimo. (File photo)

Stupid joke or much worse? RCMP probes loosened lug nuts in Nanaimo

Car’s wheel rolls through Nanaimo park after someone tampers with vehicle wheels

Police are looking for witnesses and other possible victims following two cases of vehicle wheel lug nuts being intentionally loosened in Nanaimo. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP want to speak with two people who might have spoken with the driver of a vehicle before it hit a pedestrian at the 7-Eleven store at University Village Mall Feb. 3. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP ask for help with hit-and-run investigation

Police release photos of people of interest who spoke to the suspect driver just prior to incident

Nanaimo RCMP want to speak with two people who might have spoken with the driver of a vehicle before it hit a pedestrian at the 7-Eleven store at University Village Mall Feb. 3. (Photos submitted)
RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)

Driver flees, then turns herself in after hitting pedestrian in downtown Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP say woman was struck in marked crosswalk after driver ran red light

RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)
Police in Nanaimo found multiple graffiti tags they allege were made by three men arrested for mischief in Maffeo Sutton Park on Feb. 15. (Photo submitted)

Graffiti taggers caught in Nanaimo with paint on their hands

Three suspects arrested at Maffeo Sutton Park last week

Police in Nanaimo found multiple graffiti tags they allege were made by three men arrested for mischief in Maffeo Sutton Park on Feb. 15. (Photo submitted)
Police are looking for witnesses after a man was punched and had his wallet and cellphone taken in early morning assault and robbery in downtown Nanaimo. (File photo)

RCMP seeking witnesses to assault and robbery in downtown Nanaimo

Man punched in head and knocked out, discovers cellphone and wallet gone

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was punched and had his wallet and cellphone taken in early morning assault and robbery in downtown Nanaimo. (File photo)
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Jesse Goodale, formerly of Nanaimo, for allegedly breaching conditions of his release from prison. (Photo submitted)

Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for ‘violent’ Island man

Nanaimo’s Jesse Goodale last seen in Victoria, wanted for breaching conditions of release from prison

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Jesse Goodale, formerly of Nanaimo, for allegedly breaching conditions of his release from prison. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two male suspects involved in a home invasion that happened at a condominium on the 700 block of Poplar Street on Monday, Feb. 8. (News Bulletin file photo)

Victim struck with machete during home invasion in Nanaimo

Incident happened on Poplar Street on Monday night

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two male suspects involved in a home invasion that happened at a condominium on the 700 block of Poplar Street on Monday, Feb. 8. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say drug charges could be pending as an investigation continues into a weekend crash on the Nanaimo Parkway. Drugs were found in vehicle and two occupants fled the scene. (File photo)

Vehicle occupants flee from highway crash in Nanaimo, drugs and weapons found in car

Machetes, baton, ice pick, drugs found in station wagon; one suspect tracked down by police dog

Nanaimo RCMP say drug charges could be pending as an investigation continues into a weekend crash on the Nanaimo Parkway. Drugs were found in vehicle and two occupants fled the scene. (File photo)
An allegedly impaired driver was ticketed for excessive speed and given a driving prohibition in Nanaimo after her car was clocked at 137 kilometres per hour in 70km/h zone. (File photo)

Impaired driver clocked driving almost double the speed limit in Nanaimo

Woman in her 20s has car impounded, gets ticket for excessive speeding

An allegedly impaired driver was ticketed for excessive speed and given a driving prohibition in Nanaimo after her car was clocked at 137 kilometres per hour in 70km/h zone. (File photo)
RCMP chalked up two arrests just minutes after setting bait bike traps in Nanaimo. (File photo)

Bait bike stolen seven minutes after being left unattended in Nanaimo

Two suspects nabbed after Nanaimo RCMP set bait bike traps earlier this month

RCMP chalked up two arrests just minutes after setting bait bike traps in Nanaimo. (File photo)
A suspect wanted on numerous outstanding warrants tried to outrun officers, but couldn’t get away from police dog Luca in south Nanaimo on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)

Police dog chases down suspect on the run in Nanaimo’s south end

Suspect facing several counts of breach of undertaking, theft, obstruction and robbery

A suspect wanted on numerous outstanding warrants tried to outrun officers, but couldn’t get away from police dog Luca in south Nanaimo on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Peter Ludvigson who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Peter Ludvigson who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo submitted)
Jesse Savidant, 31, is wanted by the RCMP after failing to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo in December. Police warn Savidant should be considered violent. (Photo Submitted)

Warrant out for man accused of stolen property offences across Vancouver Island

Jesse Savidant did not appear for court date in Nanaimo last month, say RCMP

Jesse Savidant, 31, is wanted by the RCMP after failing to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo in December. Police warn Savidant should be considered violent. (Photo Submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)

Police seek public’s help after ‘tire slashing spree’ in central Nanaimo

Ten reports of slashed tires in the last three days, say Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)
A driver in Nanaimo was ticketed for not having a valid B.C. driver’s licence after colliding with a jogger who was sent to hospital with serious injuries. (Black Press file photo)

Driver without a licence ticketed after hitting and injuring jogger in Nanaimo

Collision happened Monday night at intersection of Departure Bay and Estevan roads

A driver in Nanaimo was ticketed for not having a valid B.C. driver’s licence after colliding with a jogger who was sent to hospital with serious injuries. (Black Press file photo)
Michael Bonson, 33, of Nanaimo is wanted by police for several alleged offences, including assaulting a police officer and fleeing from police. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP searching for suspect they say dodged Tasering attempt in scuffle with officer

Michael Bonson wanted after failing to appear in court to face assault charges

Michael Bonson, 33, of Nanaimo is wanted by police for several alleged offences, including assaulting a police officer and fleeing from police. (Photo submitted)