Crime & Courts

A peace bond application against the City's former CAO is expected to be dropped this week.
A peace bond application against the City's former CAO is expected to be dropped this week. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Crown to drop peace bond application against former Nanaimo CAO Samra

By Dominic Abassi
March 18, 2019 - 5:41pm Updated: March 18, 2019 - 7:20pm

NANAIMO — The details of an allegedly frantic scene inside City Hall, resulting in the arrest of Nanaimo's former chief administrative officer, will no longer be aired in provincial court this week.

A 72-year-old man was convicted of secretly taking pictures of his nude step-daughter. The retired Nanaimo RCMP officer was given a six months house arrest and 18 months probation.
A 72-year-old man was convicted of secretly taking pictures of his nude step-daughter. The retired Nanaimo RCMP officer was given a six months house arrest and 18 months probation. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Retired Nanaimo Mountie secretly photographed stepdaughter in shower

By Ian Holmes
March 18, 2019 - 3:35pm Updated: March 18, 2019 - 4:08pm

NANAIMO — A retired Nanaimo RCMP officer found himself on the wrong side of the law after secretly taking pictures of his stepdaughter while she was naked in the washroom of their family home.

Police show off some of the guns and drugs seized at a Nanaimo home. It's believed they are linked to gang activity, which allegedly involved a Nanaimo-raised man.
Police show off some of the guns and drugs seized at a Nanaimo home. It's believed they are linked to gang activity, which allegedly involved a Nanaimo-raised man. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo flagged as priority community for school-based gang prevention programs

By Dominic Abassi
March 15, 2019 - 5:47pm

Nanaimo has been identified as a priority community for a new program designed to keep school-aged children away from the lure of gang life.

Lawyer Donald McKay estimated 10-to-15 legal aid lawyers in Nanaimo assist hundreds of clients locally every year.
Lawyer Donald McKay estimated 10-to-15 legal aid lawyers in Nanaimo assist hundreds of clients locally every year. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Legal aid in limbo as lawyers vote in favour of strike action

By Ian Holmes
March 14, 2019 - 1:08pm Updated: March 14, 2019 - 1:53pm

NANAIMO — Lawyers who represent the most vulnerable people around the province want a new verdict from the B.C. Government when it comes to legal aid.

This suspect is believed to be responsible for stealing a woman's purse and making two fraudulent credit card purchases in north Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 5. Police say the illegal purchases were made before the woman could cancel her cards.
This suspect is believed to be responsible for stealing a woman's purse and making two fraudulent credit card purchases in north Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 5. Police say the illegal purchases were made before the woman could cancel her cards. submitted/RCMP

UPDATE: Purse snatcher found

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 12, 2019 - 9:20am Updated: March 13, 2019 - 5:13pm

NANAIMO — The man accused of stealing a purse right out of a woman's hands and using her credit cards has been found. 

He was taken into police custody without any issue.

 

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