RCMP seeks leads

Pair of Port McNeill homes robbed in break-ins last week.

PORT McNEILL—The local RCMP detachment is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in a pair of home break-ins and thefts that occurred early last week.

The break-ins were discovered Tuesday, March 26, but may have occurred a day or two earlier, Port McNeill RCMP sergeant Craig Blanchard said. A variety of jewelry, gold and other valuable small items was taken from the homes, which were unoccupied at the time.

“It was unusual for here,” said Blanchard. “They were two empty houses whose owners were away on holiday.”

Blanchard asked that anyone with information on the crimes contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Port McNeill RCMP detachment at 250-956-4441.

“If anyone sees somebody with jewelry they shouldn’t have, we’d like to hear from them.”


Just Posted

Port Hardy’s RCMP Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen: ‘It’s business as usual’ after cannabis legalization

Local RCMP will still be on the lookout for impaired driving despite cannabis legalization.

Jay Dixon finishes top three for School and District Leadership award

“I believe it’s all of our responsibility for our schools to provide quality education,” said Dixon.

7 Mile Landfill operations tender closes October

Taxes covering the landfill have not increased over the past 15 years and are not expected to soon.

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

10 things still illegal in the new age of recreational cannabis

Pot is legal – but there are still a lot of rules, and breaking some could leave you in jail

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

Port Alice municipal election candidate Bruce Lloyd’s profile

Lloyd describes his plans in great detail if re-elected on council.

Port Alice municipal election candidate Angela Yunker’s profile

Yunker wants to diversify the town away from the mill if she sits on council.

Port McNeill municipal election candidate Ann-Marie Baron’s profile

Baron wants to “respect the local businesses, encourage growth, maintain what we own” as councillor.

Port McNeill municipal election candidate Shelley Downey’s profile

Downey plans to update the zoning bylaw, community plan and economic development if elected.

B.C. jury finds man guilty of Japanese exchange student’s murder

Natsumi Kogawa was found at empty heritage mansion shortly after she was reported missing in 2016

B.C. man accused of killing Belgian tourist along Highway 1 appears in court

Sean McKenzie, 27, made second court appearance since his arrest in connection with the murder of Amelie Sakkalis

Port Alice municipal election candidate Holly Aldis’ profile

“I love our community unconditionally, we are a Village of strong heart,” said Aldis.

Most Read