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Police in Nanaimo have confirmed the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Makayla Chang has concluded and been forwarded to Crown counsel. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Investigation into murdered teen concluded, says Island RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP confirm findings of Makayla Chang murder investigation forwarded to Crown counsel

Police in Nanaimo have confirmed the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Makayla Chang has concluded and been forwarded to Crown counsel. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
One man was arrested by Saanich police after he was caught speeding in a stolen vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man was arrested by Saanich police after he was caught speeding in a stolen vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)
A cigarette lighter mistaken for a firearm ignited a massive police response to a possible armed robbery in Nanaimo June 12. (Photo submitted)

Mid-Island RCMP arrest two at gunpoint before determining lighter was misidentified as gun

Police respond in force after report of man with firearm in Nanaimo on June 12

A cigarette lighter mistaken for a firearm ignited a massive police response to a possible armed robbery in Nanaimo June 12. (Photo submitted)
Three people found dead in Lower Mainland house fire: police

Three people found dead in Lower Mainland house fire: police

Homicide investigators release update

Three people found dead in Lower Mainland house fire: police
VicPD seiz a fake gun after an incident in the early hours of Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seize fake gun, no arrests made

Police respond to gun calls in early hours of Friday morning

VicPD seiz a fake gun after an incident in the early hours of Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Neighbours cheered as Mounties raided Nanaimo drug house June 10. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island Mounties shut down ‘problem drug house’ to sound of cheers

Neighbours cheer when RCMP move in on nuisance house near downtown Nanaimo evening of June 10

Neighbours cheered as Mounties raided Nanaimo drug house June 10. (Black Press file photo)
An Ontario man has been arrested in a homicide investigation into the death of a Victoria man at a Thunder Bay hotel. (Google Maps)

Victoria man identified as victim in Thunder Bay murder

Police investigating after Paul Vivier, 29, discovered in hotel

An Ontario man has been arrested in a homicide investigation into the death of a Victoria man at a Thunder Bay hotel. (Google Maps)
A double stabbing in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue Thursday night sent two men to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

One in custody after two men stabbed in Victoria

Police arrest suspect morning after stabbings on Pandora Avenue

A double stabbing in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue Thursday night sent two men to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)
A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)

Stolen gargoyle returns to its perch on central Vancouver Island yard

Petey, a concrete gargoyle statue, was returned by Nanaimo RCMP after being found by city crew

A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)
RCMP have charged two out of three people involved in an alleged crime spree which stretched from Calgary, Alberta to Hope, B.C. Black Press file photo

RCMP use spike belts to stop trio in crime spree spanning from Calgary to Hope

Two charged after alleged car-jacking, shoplifting and high speed driving from Alberta to Hope, B.C.

RCMP have charged two out of three people involved in an alleged crime spree which stretched from Calgary, Alberta to Hope, B.C. Black Press file photo
West Shore RCMP has launched an online crime reporting tool that will allow residents to report crimes without speaking to a police officer or heading down to the station. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore residents can now report crime online

New program will help West Shore RCMP officers focus on high-priority calls

West Shore RCMP has launched an online crime reporting tool that will allow residents to report crimes without speaking to a police officer or heading down to the station. (Black Press Media file photo)
Side-by-side comparison of a BB gun and a 9 mm. Can you tell the difference? The Smith and Wesson 9 mm is on the left. Campbell River RCMP photo

Police swoop down on man who couldn’t wait to get home to admire his new BB gun

Opened it in his car in store parking lot but it looked too real

Side-by-side comparison of a BB gun and a 9 mm. Can you tell the difference? The Smith and Wesson 9 mm is on the left. Campbell River RCMP photo
Woman stabbed, man arrested nearby in Nanaimo

Woman stabbed, man arrested nearby in Nanaimo

One woman hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injury; man arrested and charged

Woman stabbed, man arrested nearby in Nanaimo
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Surrey RCMP seize $33,000 in stolen Canada Emergency Response Benefit cheques

A man and woman were arrested in Cloverdale

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Campbell River RCMP attended a parking lot fight at the Dogwood 7-Eleven in the early hours of April 26, 2020. (Black Press Media files)

Campbell River RCMP attend overnight 7-Eleven parking lot fight

Thirteen people were fighting in the parking lot when police arrived

Campbell River RCMP attended a parking lot fight at the Dogwood 7-Eleven in the early hours of April 26, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
The suspect in the armed robbery at Big Rock Liquor lost a shoe when they fled the scene, police say. Image provided

Campbell River RCMP investigating liquor store robbery

Suspect lost shoe while fleeing the scene: RCMP

The suspect in the armed robbery at Big Rock Liquor lost a shoe when they fled the scene, police say. Image provided
Man arrested after allegedly spitting on Nanaimo dollar store employee over business hours

Man arrested after allegedly spitting on Nanaimo dollar store employee over business hours

Passerby backs up RCMP member dealing with combative suspect Sunday

Man arrested after allegedly spitting on Nanaimo dollar store employee over business hours
On April 10, at around 12:45 p.m. the West Shore RCMP were called by a maintenance employee who found the man — later identified as Wesley Switzer — inside the building violently smashing windows and damaging property. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested for breaking into Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, threatening to burn it down

Man faces charges of break and enter, uttering threats and mischief

On April 10, at around 12:45 p.m. the West Shore RCMP were called by a maintenance employee who found the man — later identified as Wesley Switzer — inside the building violently smashing windows and damaging property. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Ex-member of the Savages motorcycle club will see three years in jail for possession of a firearm

Lyle Briscoe said he had the gun for self-defence after trying to dissociate with the club

The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
After a report of a stolen truck at 12:57 a.m. the morning of April 11, Nanaimo RCMP say they recovered the vehicle and made arrests four minutes later. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo RCMP take less than five minutes to arrest alleged truck thieves

Dodge pickup reported stolen 12:57 a.m., Nanaimo RCMP take suspects into custody 1:01 a.m.

After a report of a stolen truck at 12:57 a.m. the morning of April 11, Nanaimo RCMP say they recovered the vehicle and made arrests four minutes later. (Black Press file)
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