Crime

Carfentanil detected at scene of illicit drug death for first time in BC

Carfentanil detected at scene of illicit drug death for first time in BC

For the first known time in B.C., the highly toxic opioid carfentanil has been detected at the scene of an apparent illicit drug death.

A drug sample seized by the coroner and Vancouver Police at the scene of a death that occurred Nov. 17, 2016, in an East Vancouver residence was sent to a federal Health Canada laboratory for testing. The sample has now been confirmed as containing carfentanil.

Penticton RCMP cruiser involved in collision on Main Street

Penticton RCMP cruiser involved in collision on Main Street

Penticton RCMP is investigating a collision between a marked on-duty SUV police vehicle and a motorist in a truck Sunday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m.

The accident happened between a police cruiser and private vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Warren Avenue.

Police on lookout for masked fuel thief at Whitewater Ski Resort

The lone suspect was caught on video stealing fuel from Whitewater Ski Hill early Tuesday morning. — Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP is asking for public assistance after fuel was stolen early Tuesday (November 22) morning from Whitewater Ski Resort south of Nelson.

Acting Corporal Bill Long said in a media release that this suspect was caught on video located at the hill.

"A lone male suspect dressed in a high visible top wearing a mask, gloves and dark pants drove a late 90's bronze/ brown GMC Suburban or Yukon to the maintenance yard of the Whitewater Ski Resort," Long said.

Failing to stop for police proves costly for 20-year-old Delta driver

Failing to stop for police proves costly for 20-year-old Delta driver

Lower Mainland RCMP said a 20-year-old driver from Delta learned the hard way after twice failing to stop for police earlier this month.

Sgt. Annie Linteau Acting, Senior Media Relations Officer said in a media release Wednesday the decision by the young driver quickly totalled up after police determined he twice failed to stop for police in two days.

Police board make request for 8.7 per cent rise in budget

Police Chief Paul Burkart told council Nelson’s case load of 50 per member is high in comparison with other independent municipal police services such as Central Saanich’s case load of 19 and Oak Bay’s case load of 21.

The city’s police board has come to the municipal table and has once again asked for a significant budget increase, looking for an 8.7 per cent budget rise to almost $3.2 million.

In 2015 the Nelson Police board asked for a similar increase, one which was denied by council and was subsequently appealed by the board, landing on the desk of the provincial director of Police Services that ruled in favour of an increase.

RCMP confirm missing man located

RCMP confirm missing man located

This was the best news for everyone involved.

RCMP Cpl. Brian Hromadnik confirmed Monday evening that 57-year-old Douglas Kaiser of Balfour has been located.

No futher details were released by RCMP.

The Kaslo RCMP thanks the public for assisting in locating Kaiser.

RCMP need public assistance finding missing man Douglas Kaiser

Kaslo RCMP is requesting the public assistance in locating 57-year-old Douglas Kaiser said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk District Advisory NCO of Media Relations for the South East District Monday.

RCMP say rash of B&E's hit Christina Lake

RCMP say rash of B&E's hit Christina Lake

Grand Forks RCMP is advising residents of Christina Lake to be on the lookout after three residences were burglarized in the past few days.

Sergeant Jim Fenske said in a media release that police have responded to several complaints in the 2700 Block of West Lake Road in Christina Lake.

“Grand Forks RCMP members confirmed that three seasonal residences had been broken into,” Fenske said.

“Household items such as tools, a television, a security camera and computer equipment were stolen.”

Nelson woman recovering from injuries after being hit by speeding vehicle

Nelson Police is urging drivers to slow dow, be vigilant and drive as if lives depend on their driving abilities.

A Nelson woman is lucky to be alive after being struck by a speeding car early Sunday morning (November 6) in the 600 block of Vernon Street said Nelson Police Department Acting Sergeant Brian Weber in a media release.

Weber said the accident is one of two calls NPD officers are investigating involving pedestrians being struck by vehicles.

“Miraculously, none of the injured pedestrians suffered life-threatening injuries,” Weber explained in the media release.

UPDATED: RCMP confirm vehicle seized in fatal hit-and-run

RCMP said the vehicle of interest is the vehicle traveling on the street, not either the vehicles parked in driveways. — Photo courtesy Kamloops RCMP

Kamloops RCMP are confirming that police have seized a Jeep for forensic analysis after 16-year-old Jennifer Gatey was killed in a hit an run Friday (November 4).

Police released photos of a vehicle believed to be in the area at the time of the fatal accident.

Monday, RCMP said they confirmed they seized a similar vehicle in the Dufferin area following leads from the public.

Shortly after, police announced they were searching for a deep-coloured Jeep vehicle with visible damage – today they confirm they have seized a similar vehicle. 

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