Crime

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Washington State. (PCSD/Facebook)

Washington State woman arrested on suspicion of trying to steal baby

The suspect advertised free baby photos as a way to bolster her portfolio and save new moms money on newborn portraits

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Washington State. (PCSD/Facebook)
Drugs allegedly found after warrants were executed in Nanaimo on Feb. 4. (Photo submitted)

Dark web drug trafficking was tied to Nanaimo GHB lab, say RCMP

Police arrested three suspects after busting drug processing lab earlier this month

Drugs allegedly found after warrants were executed in Nanaimo on Feb. 4. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are asking for the public to help locate 44-year-old John Wilfred John who is wanted for various criminal offences, including forcible confinement, assault and threats. (Photo submitted)

B.C. man with same first and last name wanted on various charges

John Wilfred John wanted for forcible confinement, assault and threats

Police in Nanaimo are asking for the public to help locate 44-year-old John Wilfred John who is wanted for various criminal offences, including forcible confinement, assault and threats. (Photo submitted)
Steve Tatoosh, Hupacasath chief councillor, holds two of the approximetely 1,400 sockeye salmon caught by a DFO test boat that were distributed to the nation’s members. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Longtime B.C. First Nation chief charged after break-and-enter

Hupacasath First Nation’s Steven Tatoosh faces numerous charges following a Jan. 28 incident

Steve Tatoosh, Hupacasath chief councillor, holds two of the approximetely 1,400 sockeye salmon caught by a DFO test boat that were distributed to the nation’s members. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Four B.C. residents arrested in Saskatchewan in human-trafficking case

Four B.C. residents arrested in Saskatchewan in human-trafficking case

Four suspects arrested near Swift Current transporting unidentified female passengers

Four B.C. residents arrested in Saskatchewan in human-trafficking case
Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse. A British Columbia woman who killed 14-year-old Reena Virk near a Victoria-area bridge two decades ago is asking a parole board to release her from prison. Kelly Ellard, who was 15 at the time of the death, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder and will appear before a board today to request her release on day parole. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Kelly Ellard’s day parole extended for six more months, allowed to leave four nights per week

Ellard was convicted of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk in 1997

Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse. A British Columbia woman who killed 14-year-old Reena Virk near a Victoria-area bridge two decades ago is asking a parole board to release her from prison. Kelly Ellard, who was 15 at the time of the death, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder and will appear before a board today to request her release on day parole. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter

Vandals sever cables at Vancouver Island EV charging station

All five charging outlets at the Buckley Bay rest stop have been damaged

Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter
An off-duty Nanaimo RCMP officer took down a man who allegedly tried to make off with a backpack full of Dilly Bars from a Nanaimo Dairy Queen on Sunday. (Photo submitted)

Off-duty Nanaimo Mountie takes down would-be ice cream thief

Suspect attempted to steal Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen location on Sunday

An off-duty Nanaimo RCMP officer took down a man who allegedly tried to make off with a backpack full of Dilly Bars from a Nanaimo Dairy Queen on Sunday. (Photo submitted)
A still from security camera footage from an apartment building on Prideaux Street, in Nanaimo, portrays an alleged attack by a man brandishing a pole Wednesday. The victim said he suffered a concussion and damage to his cell phone. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

A still from security camera footage from an apartment building on Prideaux Street, in Nanaimo, portrays an alleged attack by a man brandishing a pole Wednesday. The victim said he suffered a concussion and damage to his cell phone. (Photo submitted)
Surrey ‘private instructor’ charged with two counts of sexual interference
Surrey ‘private instructor’ charged with two counts of sexual interference
Oceanside RCMP say they were able to return thousands of dollars of stolen goods to a business in Parksville after apprehending a suspect immediately after a theft occurred, thanks to a remotely monitored surveillance camera. (NEWS file photo)

Remote surveillance helps RCMP nab suspect immediately in Island break-in

Stolen items returned after Parksville business owner takes quick action

Oceanside RCMP say they were able to return thousands of dollars of stolen goods to a business in Parksville after apprehending a suspect immediately after a theft occurred, thanks to a remotely monitored surveillance camera. (NEWS file photo)
Honey Johnston at Bellevue Veterinary Hospital in Parksville on Jan. 20. (Cloe Logan photo)

Power lines cut as thieves strike Vancouver Island veterinary hospital

‘Thankfully there weren’t any animals or staff in the clinic when this happened’

Honey Johnston at Bellevue Veterinary Hospital in Parksville on Jan. 20. (Cloe Logan photo)
The Sea to Sky gondola had its wires cut on the night of Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (RCMP)

Cutting of Sea to Sky Gondola line confirmed as vandalism, report says

A $250,000 reward has been offered up by gondola operators

The Sea to Sky gondola had its wires cut on the night of Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (RCMP)
Border jumper tossed bags out of plane before arrest at B.C. airport

Border jumper tossed bags out of plane before arrest at B.C. airport

U.S. Customs and the RCMP worked to catch the suspect

Border jumper tossed bags out of plane before arrest at B.C. airport
Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Police worry about violence targeting the outlaw motorcycle group

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops
More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)

RCMP raid clamps down on alleged B.C. pot export ring

‘Medical’ pot was destined for export to Europe, say Mounties

More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)
Crime Stoppers is looking for a man seen spray painting graffiti on a beacon near the Johnson Street Bridge (File contributed/ Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Vandal swims out to spray-paint beacon in Victoria harbour

A man made his way out to a beacon near the Johnson Street Bridge with paint

Crime Stoppers is looking for a man seen spray painting graffiti on a beacon near the Johnson Street Bridge (File contributed/ Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Leeanne and Jack Guthrie at the fruit stand outside their Brentwood Bay home. The stand typically sells baskets of raspberries for $5. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

B.C. fruit stand robbed on first day of season

Leeanne and Jack Guthrie dismayed to find money and fruit stolen from roadside stand

Leeanne and Jack Guthrie at the fruit stand outside their Brentwood Bay home. The stand typically sells baskets of raspberries for $5. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Surrey RCMP Constable Dario Devic was the target of a Surrey Creep Catcher sting in 2016. (Screen grab)

Former B.C. cop pleads guilty to breach of trust after Creep Catcher sting

Dario Devic has been discharged from the RCMP after a Creep Catchers sting outside Surrey’s Central City Mall in 2016

Surrey RCMP Constable Dario Devic was the target of a Surrey Creep Catcher sting in 2016. (Screen grab)