Crime & Courts

Hudson Klassen remains in jail after he was arrested by Oceanside RCMP on Wednesday, Jan. 16. He'll remain in custody pending a March 19 bail hearing.
Hudson Klassen remains in jail after he was arrested by Oceanside RCMP on Wednesday, Jan. 16. He'll remain in custody pending a March 19 bail hearing. Facebook

Violent offender Hudson Klassen arrested by Oceanside RCMP

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 18, 2019 - 12:39pm Updated: January 18, 2019 - 1:13pm

NANAIMO — A man with a violent past wanted for several crimes was arrested by Oceanside RCMP.

Sgt. Stephen Rose said Hudson David Klassen, 26, was arrested in Parksville Wednesday for numerous outstanding warrants, including for an alleged assault in Errington in September.

Motaz Al harbi's car was pelted with several bullets during a drive-by shooting on March 1, 2016.
Motaz Al harbi's car was pelted with several bullets during a drive-by shooting on March 1, 2016. submitted/RCMP

'I thought someone pranked me:' victim of Nanaimo drive-by shooting testifies during attempted murder trial

By Ian Holmes
January 17, 2019 - 2:14pm Updated: January 17, 2019 - 3:31pm

NANAIMO — The man inside a car sprayed by bullets in a shocking Nanaimo drive-by shooting initially thought he was caught up in a prank.

Motaz Al harbi, 31, told his story on day four of the attempted murder trial for Armaan Singh Chandi who's accused in the 2016 shooting.

RCMP closed Virginia Rd. on Wednesday while moving in to arrest a man accused of bear spraying two Port Alberni RCMP officers.
RCMP closed Virginia Rd. on Wednesday while moving in to arrest a man accused of bear spraying two Port Alberni RCMP officers. Holly Aha/Facebook

Nanaimo man accused of bear spraying RCMP officers arrested in Coombs

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 17, 2019 - 12:22pm Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:25pm

COOMBS — A Nanaimo man accused of assaulting two Port Alberni RCMP officers and stealing vehicles around the area is now in custody.

Kurtis Timothy was identified as the man driving the wrong way on the Trans-Canada Hwy. prior to a crash early Monday just south of Nanaimo. Timothy and another man were killed in the crash.
Kurtis Timothy was identified as the man driving the wrong way on the Trans-Canada Hwy. prior to a crash early Monday just south of Nanaimo. Timothy and another man were killed in the crash. Submitted photo

Man involved in double fatal crash convicted of dangerous driving causing death in 2006

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 16, 2019 - 12:35pm

NANAIMO — A horrific double fatal crash near Nanaimo involved a driver who was convicted of dangerous driving causing death nearly 13 years prior.

Patrick Aleck shows off his new wheels, donated just one day after news broke about his old scooter being stolen.
Patrick Aleck shows off his new wheels, donated just one day after news broke about his old scooter being stolen. Submitted/Patrick Aleck

'Cried tears of joy:' Nanaimo man overwhelmed by outpouring of support after scooter theft

By Dominic Abassi
January 11, 2019 - 5:34pm

NANAIMO — While many people pointed to the cold blooded theft of a mobility scooter as a sign humanity was lost, the Nanaimo man already riding his replacement wheels is proof of

Signs left by more than 20 people who rallied outside the courthouse in Port Alberni on Friday.
Signs left by more than 20 people who rallied outside the courthouse in Port Alberni on Friday. David Wiwchar/93.3 The PEAK (CJAV-FM)

Port Alberni parents given conditional discharge for beating child luring suspect

By Dominic Abassi
January 11, 2019 - 5:17pm Updated: January 11, 2019 - 8:24pm

PORT ALBERNI — Three Port Alberni parents were handed conditional discharges after pleading guilty to luring and beating a man they claim was trying to have sex with their under

John Landry was convicted of multiple sex offences in Parksville against a 14-year-old girl.
John Landry was convicted of multiple sex offences in Parksville against a 14-year-old girl. Facebook

Parksville sex offender convicted of assault, child porn & abduction charges

By Ian Holmes
January 10, 2019 - 7:40pm Updated: January 10, 2019 - 10:13pm

NANAIMO — A Parksville man was convicted of sex crimes against a vulnerable underage girl in what court heard was a disturbing case centred around drug use.

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