Crime

Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses and video footage after a homeless man was allegedly struck with a pipe on Oct. 2. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses and video footage after a homeless man was allegedly struck with a pipe on Oct. 2. (News Bulletin file)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

RCMP say reports of shots fired and pipe bomb in Metrotown area ‘unfounded’

Burnaby RCMP say they are now investigating the source of the call

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
This court artist sketch provided on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, Susan Everard, right, the mother of Sarah Everard, reading a victim impact statement as former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, left, sits in the dock at the Old Bailey in London. A prosecutor has argued that a serving London police officer handcuffed a woman on the pretext of breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules before he kidnapped and killed her. Wayne Couzens appeared at London’s Central Criminal Court charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

London police officer gets life for abducting, killing woman

Sentence means Wayne Couzens will die in prison with no chance of parole

This court artist sketch provided on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, Susan Everard, right, the mother of Sarah Everard, reading a victim impact statement as former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, left, sits in the dock at the Old Bailey in London. A prosecutor has argued that a serving London police officer handcuffed a woman on the pretext of breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules before he kidnapped and killed her. Wayne Couzens appeared at London’s Central Criminal Court charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)
People drum at a vigil for Hunter Smith-Straight, a three-year-old who was allegedly stabbed by his mother’s boyfriend and taken off life support, outside Winnipeg’s Childrens Hospital, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Jury finds Winnipeg man guilty of first-degree murder in stabbing of three-year-old

Daniel Jensen automatically gets a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

People drum at a vigil for Hunter Smith-Straight, a three-year-old who was allegedly stabbed by his mother’s boyfriend and taken off life support, outside Winnipeg’s Childrens Hospital, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
A projectile shattered Bob Hutchinson’s patio window Sunday. (Submitted photo)
A projectile shattered Bob Hutchinson’s patio window Sunday. (Submitted photo)
Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)

Man ‘swarmed’ and beaten by teenagers in Nanaimo

Victim injured in assault on Fourth Street early Monday morning, Sept. 27

Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)
CORRECTS SPELLING OF DEVERAUX - Attorney Deveraux Cannick, representing R&B star R. Kelly, center, arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court House on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in New York. The jury resumed deliberations on Monday at the sex trafficking trial of Kelly. The 54-year-old singer of the smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly” has denied any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Singer still facing trials in Illinois and Minnesota

CORRECTS SPELLING OF DEVERAUX - Attorney Deveraux Cannick, representing R&B star R. Kelly, center, arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court House on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in New York. The jury resumed deliberations on Monday at the sex trafficking trial of Kelly. The 54-year-old singer of the smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly” has denied any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)
An RCMP officer speaks with a woman while sitting on the curb outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, March 27, 2021. Police say multiple victims were stabbed inside and outside the library today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Accused in fatal North Vancouver library stabbing facing 5 new attempted murder charges

Yannick Bandaogo, 28, was initially charged with second-degree murder in connection to library stabbing

An RCMP officer speaks with a woman while sitting on the curb outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, March 27, 2021. Police say multiple victims were stabbed inside and outside the library today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The suspect(s) in the break in at Mill Bay Nature School on Sept. 15 broke in through the school’s rear door. (Submitted photo)

Thieves steal computer equipment from Mill Bay Nature School

iPads and other electronic equipment stolen

  • Sep 22, 2021
The suspect(s) in the break in at Mill Bay Nature School on Sept. 15 broke in through the school’s rear door. (Submitted photo)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., Friday, April 13, 2018. RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mom, toddler found dead were killed in suspect’s Alberta apartment: RCMP

Resident of same Hinton complex charged with two counts of second-degree murder

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., Friday, April 13, 2018. RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

B.C. man faces charges related to 2020 fire in Prince George that killed three

Justin Aster is charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death

Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., late Saturday July 13, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police say fatal daylight shooting in downtown hotel parkade was targeted

Police statement does not say if the city’s 13th homicide of the year is linked to gangs

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., late Saturday July 13, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a murder in Saanich, after a man’s body was found Sept. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police say man found in Greater Victoria home Wednesday was murdered

Saanich police discover body midday after responding to a 911 call, Island crime unit investigating

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a murder in Saanich, after a man’s body was found Sept. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said body-worn cameras will require more paper work from his already busy officers. (File photo)

Cowichan RCMP raise concerns that body cameras will increase workload

Increased paperwork could eat into already busy schedules

Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said body-worn cameras will require more paper work from his already busy officers. (File photo)
Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)

Judge in Victoria to consider sentence for man who filmed women in bathroom, put images online

Crown seeking 18-month to 2-year jail sentence, internet restrictions; decision to come Sept. 14

Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)
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Woman who hid 26 kids behind false wall at Colorado daycare guilty

Many of the children had soiled or wet diapers and were sweaty and thirsty

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Vancouver police service dog Mando (Vancouver police handout)

Man facing charges after biting police dog during altercation on Downtown Eastside

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. in a social housing complex for women and children

Vancouver police service dog Mando (Vancouver police handout)
The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Jan. 5, 2018. A Toronto man has been handed a fine and is required to cover court costs for taking photos of an Alberta judge and Alberta Health Services lawyer and posting them online. Donald Smith, whose lawyer called him an amateur journalist, appeared by video from Toronto today before Justice Adam Germain. He was fined $1,000 and will be required to pay $1,500 in court costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Man fined for taking photos of Alberta judge

Toronto man had taken screenshots of a virtual court hearing hosted on Webex

The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Jan. 5, 2018. A Toronto man has been handed a fine and is required to cover court costs for taking photos of an Alberta judge and Alberta Health Services lawyer and posting them online. Donald Smith, whose lawyer called him an amateur journalist, appeared by video from Toronto today before Justice Adam Germain. He was fined $1,000 and will be required to pay $1,500 in court costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Vancouver Police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect, seen here in a red basketball jersey, who assaulted a homeless man in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood on July 26. (VPD photo)

Unprovoked disturbing assault on homeless man leaves Vancouver police looking for suspect

The suspect is believed to be in his 20s with an above-average build and a medium skin tone

Vancouver Police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect, seen here in a red basketball jersey, who assaulted a homeless man in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood on July 26. (VPD photo)