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by Castlegar Source on Friday Jan 14 2011

The following is a press release issued by Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien.

A 64-year-old Ladysmith man was arrested in mid-December after search warrants on his home, business and car revealed thousands of sexually explicit pornographic images, many of which involved children. The searches and subsequent seizures are unprecedented in the Nanaimo area.

The first of...
by Nelson Daily editor on Friday Jan 14 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Eighteen hours before a Nelson man was to leave the city for 18 months on a court-imposed banishment order his sentence was overturned by the same court.

Mikael Arrak, 26, was convicted of criminal harassment and ordered by a judge in Nelson Monday to leave the city, his mother Annely Arrak told The Nelson Daily.


by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

 The two suspects believed to be responsible for September 2010 Kootenay Boundary area Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Break and Enters have been located and arrested.

Both are currently in custody and each have each been charged with three counts of Break and Enter.
“We captured photos on video and, as a result, the suspects were identified,” said Staff Sgt....
by ProPublica on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

By Marian Wang in ProPublica.

The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen of her constituents in Tucson this weekend has sparked criticism of Arizona’s lax gun control laws and renewed calls from some to tighten those restrictions. Six individuals were confirmed dead. Here’s our attempt to briefly break down a few of the issues at play:



by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

 A 28-year-old Salmo man is facing charges of Uttering Threats and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, after an incident Jan. 8.

“On the evening of Jan. 8, Salmo RCMP received a complaint of threats being made to a local businessman. After obtaining further information from the complainant, two RCMP officers, one from Salmo and the second from Trail Detachment, attended a...
by Mona Mattei on Monday Jan 10 2011
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in another missing person case. 49-year-old Shawn McDonald has gone missing from Christina Lake where he has been living since September.
McDonald was last seen on Jan. 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Christina Lake and was reported missing on Jan. 3 to the Grand Forks RCMP detachment, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 06 2011
A Washington State couple is facing severe criminal consequences after failing to fool law enforcement at the Carson Port of Entry into Grand Forks, BC. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and RCMP announced today the seizure of over 80 kg of suspected cocaine at the port on Dec. 16, 2010. The cocaine is worth an estimated $3.5 million.
It was just...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 05 2011

 Police are reporting a quiet holiday season, bar an event in which two Castlegar men appeared to have taken the euphemism “peeing contest” just a tad too literally.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said 11:26 p.m. on Boxing Day saw two men urinating on a Columbia Avenue building downtown while being cheered on by their girlfriends, resulting in both men being fined for public...

by Nelson Daily editor on Tuesday Jan 04 2011

Organized crime has hit the West Kootenay, according to Nakusp RCMP.

The bust of a drug dealer in the town, located 147 kilometres north of Nelson at the edge of the Slocan Valley, shows how a dealer allegedly ran a business across the street from an elementary school, Nakusp RCMP said.

A 34-year-old man has been charged with numerous offences...

by Nelson Daily editor on Tuesday Jan 04 2011

Canada’s national police force will be committing more resources to ferreting out marijuana grow operations and other drug trade activities in the West Kootenay region this year, says the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment’s staff sergeant.

Dan Siebel said marijuana grow operation busts will continue to increase this year as they have for the last two, according to...


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