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Attempted rape suspect released on conditions

A 16-year-old arrested and charged with sexual assault has been released on conditions.  The charges stem from an incident Feb. 7,  in which a 28-year-old woman was accosted in the changeroom at the Castlegar Complex, but successfully fought off her assailant, who then fled.  Castlegar RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Laurel ...

Vandals make police work easy

It’s like the Hansel and Gretel of the police beat – except these Castlegar vandals left, not bread crumbs, but rather startlingly-clear footprints in the snow, directly from the crime scene to the culprits’ door.  According to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew, police received a call Sunday night reporting three males on the roof of...

Attempted rape in Complex change rooms Monday; suspect in court today

An attempted rape in a Castlegar Complex change room Monday evening has resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old local youth.  Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said the 28-year-old victim was showering in the ladies’ changeroom at around 8:45 p.m. when a complete stranger entered and attempted to rape her. The suspect did not...

Alleged family break-in team now arrested for alleged home invasion

An alleged mother/son break-and-enter team The Source told you about just before the New Year has apparently struck again, perhaps calling into question the merit of low bail bonds.   According to RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little, 20-year-old Collin Ray McDonald and his 38-year-old mother were both charged for a break-and-enter on...

RCMP release pictures to help identify theft suspect

The Castlegar RCMP are investigating a theft at the Uptown liquor store and are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect.On Dec. 22, 2010, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a male suspect was observed on video surveillance stealing a bottle of liquor. The male suspect is described as five-foot-seven, stocky...

RCMP warning: scamming continues

Police are once again warning the public to be wary of anyone asking you to send or wire them money, as scam artists are very much at work in our area. “Castlegar RCMP have released several media releases on this subject, however it appears that folks are still receiving these calls and are concerned because the scam artists...

Castlegar man gets 30 months for assault

 A 41-year-old Castlegar man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after assaulting his brother in August of last year. Bruce Lajeunesse was originally charged with Aggravated Assault, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and was sentenced to 30 months. With time served (he has been held...

Child porn suspect arrested

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...

BREAKING NEWS: Suspects arrested in relation to local ATM thefts

 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...

Salmo man faces charges for threats/weapons

 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...
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