Crime & Courts

Denis Lucero will spend nine extra months in jail after trying to escape from the Nanaimo Correctional Centre.
Denis Lucero will spend nine extra months in jail after trying to escape from the Nanaimo Correctional Centre. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

9 more months for man who tried to escape Nanaimo jail

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 26, 2017 - 4:13pm

NANAIMO — A judge has handed nine extra months in jail to a man who tried to escape custody while serving time at the Nanaimo Correctional Centre.

Denis Lucero, 37, was sentenced in Provincial Court in Nanaimo on Friday, May 26 after pleading guilty to being unlawfully at large.

Several RCMP officers stormed this home, according to a witness
Several RCMP officers stormed this home, according to a witness Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Waste of time' fake call about gunshot draws Nanaimo RCMP to Nicol and Milton St.

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 25, 2017 - 1:11pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 2:01pm

NANAIMO —  Heavy police presence on a busy Nanaimo street was all for naught.

Nanaimo RCMP said they investigated calls about shots being fired in the 200 block of Nicol St. but found nothing when they arrived at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday. 

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