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Thief carts off thousands of dollars of dog food from Nanaimo pet store

Break-and-enter happened at Bosley’s in University Village last month

 

Nanaimo RCMP are trying to identify suspects who broke into Winners-HomeSense on the old Island Highway on Sunday, June 12, and stole most of the store’s jewelry. (Photos submitted)

Suspects in Nanaimo break into Winners-HomeSense, smash cases, steal jewelry

RCMP seek tips from public following June 12 break-in

 

Nanaimo RCMP are advising the public about an incident in which two girls were followed by a driver reportedly wearing a balaclava on Rosstown Road on June 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are advising the public about an incident in which two girls were followed by a driver reportedly wearing a balaclava on Rosstown Road on June 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for culprits who wheelbarrow-ed away about $300 worth of firewood from a home in Harewood. (News Bulletin file photo)

Culprits steal firewood from Nanaimo home, wheelbarrow load after wheelbarrow load

RCMP ask for tips about theft in Harewood a week and a half ago

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for culprits who wheelbarrow-ed away about $300 worth of firewood from a home in Harewood. (News Bulletin file photo)
In this Jan. 3, 1997, file photo, a police officer sits in her cruiser outside the home in which 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in Boulder, Colorado on Dec. 26, 1996. The father of JonBenet Ramsey, John Ramsey, is supporting an online petition asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to transfer DNA testing in the case away from the Boulder Police Department to an outside agency. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

JonBenet Ramsey’s father wants outside agency to test DNA

6-year-old found dead in basement of her family’s home in 1996

In this Jan. 3, 1997, file photo, a police officer sits in her cruiser outside the home in which 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in Boulder, Colorado on Dec. 26, 1996. The father of JonBenet Ramsey, John Ramsey, is supporting an online petition asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to transfer DNA testing in the case away from the Boulder Police Department to an outside agency. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island musician hopes for return of beloved stolen guitar

Guitar and sound equipment stolen from home music studio in Nanaimo’s south end

A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
A radar speed sign was padlocked to a concrete base, but thieves took it from its location in Lantzville late last month. (Photo submitted)

Thieves make getaway with Vancouver Island radar speed sign

District of Lantzville staff reports thieves took sign padlocked to concrete base

A radar speed sign was padlocked to a concrete base, but thieves took it from its location in Lantzville late last month. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP seek information from the public after a string of break-ins at Nanaimo-Ladysmith district schools early Feb. 14. (Black Press file)

Alarms sound as four Nanaimo elementary schools broken into on the same night

Incidents occurred in early morning hours Monday, Feb. 14

Nanaimo RCMP seek information from the public after a string of break-ins at Nanaimo-Ladysmith district schools early Feb. 14. (Black Press file)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into woman’s bedroom in Nanaimo, demands money, apologizes for crime

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)

Thieves in Nanaimo steal generator used by emergency medical alert service for seniors

Generator was stolen from Nanaimo Lifeline on Bowen Road earlier this week

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)
Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thousands of dollars worth of sneakers stolen at Nanaimo house party

Party on Kennedy Street “apparently got out of control,” say police

Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Red dresses, LGBTQ+ flag stolen from Nanaimo charity in series of incidents

Thefts happened in November and December outside Nanaimo Family Life Association building

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)
Police are looking for suspects and witnesses after shots were fired into a car in north Nanaimo early Wednesday, Dec. 8. (File photo)

Shots fired at parked car, SUV speeds away from scene in north Nanaimo

Numerous Nanaimo RCMP officers called to Linley Valley Drive early Wednesday, Dec. 8

Police are looking for suspects and witnesses after shots were fired into a car in north Nanaimo early Wednesday, Dec. 8. (File photo)
RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who allegedly spray-painted a swastika on the front of a Nanaimo business. (Photo submitted)
RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who allegedly spray-painted a swastika on the front of a Nanaimo business. (Photo submitted)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

No bomb found in Nanaimo McDonald’s after suspect scrawls threat in washroom

RCMP searched fast food restaurant at Terminal Park Mall on Saturday night

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Red Dress Day honours Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women, men and children

As vandals target displays, May 5 marks Red Dress Day across the Island and the country

Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Anyone with information about this alleged crime is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (File photo)

Thief steals shotgun and rifle after smashing vehicle window in downtown Nanaimo

Hotel guest had left weapons overnight in a case in the back seat of an SUV

Anyone with information about this alleged crime is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (File photo)
The remains of a Nanaimo News Bulletin newspaper box came to rest at least two metres away from where the box had been located on Kilpatrick Road near Jingle Pot Road. An explosive device used to destroy the box was powerful enough to flatten the folded sheet metal. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Explosive device destroys newspaper box in Nanaimo

Blast that flattened metal newspaper box rattled windows of nearby homes in East Wellington

The remains of a Nanaimo News Bulletin newspaper box came to rest at least two metres away from where the box had been located on Kilpatrick Road near Jingle Pot Road. An explosive device used to destroy the box was powerful enough to flatten the folded sheet metal. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)

Nanaimo sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Whispers Adult Superstore overnight Feb. 21

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)