Crime

Manhunt sparks public plea from RCMP

Manhunt sparks public plea from RCMP

 The West Kootenay RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Christopher Robert Mark.

Mandatory gunshot and stab wound reporting in effect soon

Kootenay Lake Hospital — TND file photo.

Legislation requiring B.C.’s health-care facilities to report gunshot and stab wounds to police comes into effect Feb. 1, 2011.

“Often in cases of gunshots and stab wounds, a timely reaction by police is critical to preventing further violence, injury or death,” said Solicitor General Rich Coleman. “Setting out the rules for reporting these incidents means that police will get the information they need to expedite their response.”

POLICE: Counterfeiter arrested

POLICE: Counterfeiter arrested

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in the recent rash of counterfeit fraud. Leonnard Furman of Greenwood, was arrested today by officers with the Grand Forks detachment of the RCMP for uttering counterfeit currency.

Furman has been charged with 12 counts of using counterfeit US $50 bills. Two charges stem from incidents in Castlegar, one charge from Greenwood, and nine charges from Grand Forks. 

RCMP release photo of suspect in counterfeit investigation

RCMP release photo of suspect in counterfeit investigation

Police have released a photograph of a man they believe is connected with a recent rash of phoney $50US bills in Castlegar and Grand Forks - and they're asking the public to come forward with any information.

"The Grand Forks and Castlegar RCMP would like to identify the man in these photos," said RCMP Const. Menno Van Agteren

" He is associated to numerous attempts at passing counterfeit US $50 Bills in our region over the last few weeks.

POLICE: Possible sexual predator in area

POLICE: Possible sexual predator in area

Police are asking area women to be cautious after as many as a half-dozen alarming events in Nelson.

Nelson Sgt. Pat Severyn said, "Over the past few days, a man has been driving around Nelson, and stopping to talk to women, asking, at first,  for directions.

"He then makes a request that the female get in his van and have sex with him. His request is quite vulgar, and in a couple of occassions, he has demanded that the female get in his vehicle.

More scams for Castlegar to guard against

More scams for Castlegar to guard against

Several more recent scam operations in the city have police warning Castlegar residents to be suspicious of unexpected government cheques, and bank drafts so convincing that even tellers at the issuing banks can't distinguish them from the real thing.

Castlegar RCMP Const.

From the bizarre-but-true files: woman calls police over stolen snowman

From the bizarre-but-true files: woman calls police over stolen snowman

 Police in Kent, England, have described a woman who called the emergency services to report the theft of a snowman as "completely irresponsible."

B.C. suffers high rates of missing or dead women and girls

B.C. suffers high rates of missing or dead women and girls

Monday saw people across the country, including here in Castlegar, marking a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Held in honour of the anniversary of the massacre of 14 women in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989, Monday's vigils were also intended to underline the continuing tragedy  of women dead or missing as the result of gender-targeted violence.

By Tory Pearson

The list of women found on the killing fields called British Columbia continues to grow: 15-year-old Loren Leslie of Fraser Lake, B.C.

Suspicious man making 'goat noises' to lure kids prompts RCMP warning

Suspicious man making 'goat noises' to lure kids prompts RCMP warning

Police are warning parents to keep an eye out for a suspicious male who may have tried to lure local children near a Castlegar school.

"On Thursday ... at 6:45 p.m., three youths were sledding behind Castlegar Primary School when they observed a suspicious male hiding in the bushes watching them," said RCMP Const. Tyler Mills. "The male was sdescribed as Caucasian and wearing all black clothing."

All three kids were under the age of 12.

Two Slocan residents found guilty in grow operation case

Two Slocan residents found guilty in grow operation case

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A Crime Stoppers tip has landed one man in jail and handed a woman an eight-month conditional sentence after both pled guilty on drug charges in Nakusp Provincial Court Thursday.

Slocan residents Ezra Buller, 36, and Angela Jacobs, 32, were both convicted of charges of production of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) for the purpose of trafficking. 

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