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Catalytic converter thefts have become more prevalent across King County in the past few years. Pictured: The Kent Police Department recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters during arrests in 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Kent Police Department)

Increase in catalytic converter thefts prompts police warning

Precious metals in the part can be sold, making them a target

Catalytic converter thefts have become more prevalent across King County in the past few years. Pictured: The Kent Police Department recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters during arrests in 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Kent Police Department)
David Daniel Bird is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP. The 43-year old is facing multiple violent offences. (RCMP PHOTO)

Port Alberni RCMP search for man wanted for multiple offences

David Daniel Bird is wanted for robbery, forcible confinement and other charges

David Daniel Bird is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP. The 43-year old is facing multiple violent offences. (RCMP PHOTO)
Nanaimo RCMP seek the public’s assistance in identifying a driver alleged to have crashed into a gas station convenience store on Nicol Street. (Submitted photo)

Police looking for driver who crashed into convenience store in Nanaimo

Driver told staff member about damage, but didn’t identify herself before leaving

Nanaimo RCMP seek the public’s assistance in identifying a driver alleged to have crashed into a gas station convenience store on Nicol Street. (Submitted photo)
The RCMP says many tips from Canada’s financial intelligence agency about possible crimes “may not get investigated” due to a lack of policing resources and conflicting priorities. The Mounties make the candid admission in a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on the working relationship between the national police force and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac. Money seized by police during a bust is displayed at RCMP headquarters In Surrey, B.C., on December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tips on shady finances ‘may not get investigated’ amid police constraints: RCMP note

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada reports can be a lengthy process

The RCMP says many tips from Canada’s financial intelligence agency about possible crimes “may not get investigated” due to a lack of policing resources and conflicting priorities. The Mounties make the candid admission in a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on the working relationship between the national police force and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac. Money seized by police during a bust is displayed at RCMP headquarters In Surrey, B.C., on December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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One person dead after Highway 4 collision near Coombs

BC Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation

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An RCMP officer came to the rescue of two children stranded at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on Christmas Eve. (Black Press file photo)

Constable Claus saves Christmas for kids stranded at Kelowna Airport

The 12 and 13-year-olds were trying to make it home to Victoria for Christmas from Alberta

An RCMP officer came to the rescue of two children stranded at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on Christmas Eve. (Black Press file photo)
Illegal harvests of maple burls is a common problem in the Agassiz-Harrison area. Agassiz RCMP are looking for the public’s help to prevent more trees from being killed by this poaching problem. (File Photo)

Agassiz RCMP seek public help as maple burl poaching problem persists

Harvesting the prized wood kills off old trees, RCMP says

Illegal harvests of maple burls is a common problem in the Agassiz-Harrison area. Agassiz RCMP are looking for the public’s help to prevent more trees from being killed by this poaching problem. (File Photo)
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Thief steals Kelowna bylaw vehicle, busted by off-duty Mountie

The constable witnessed a bylaw officer running after the vehicle in the downtown area

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An RCMP member photographs the scene of an incident where a pedestrian was struck on Redford Street at Sixth Avenue early Jan. 3, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on busy Port Alberni road

Two lanes of Redford Street were closed for several hours Jan. 3

An RCMP member photographs the scene of an incident where a pedestrian was struck on Redford Street at Sixth Avenue early Jan. 3, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Emergency Response Team vehicles, including a Tactical Armoured Vehicle, surround 1075 Cactus Rd. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Police standoff in Kelowna ends after 10 hours with 8 arrests

People from two homes on the 1000 Block of Cactus Road were arrested

Emergency Response Team vehicles, including a Tactical Armoured Vehicle, surround 1075 Cactus Rd. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Emergency Response Team and RCMP on scene at Cactus Road in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Arrests and flash bangs as Kelowna police standoff continues into the night

Man from a neighbouring house was arrested after threatening police

Emergency Response Team and RCMP on scene at Cactus Road in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Karanjot Singh Sodhi has been identified as one of four people killed in a Christmas Eve bus crash on the Connector. (Photo/GoFundMe)

Fundraiser started for family of a man who died in B.C. Christmas Eve bus crash

Four people died in the crash along the Okanagan Connector

Karanjot Singh Sodhi has been identified as one of four people killed in a Christmas Eve bus crash on the Connector. (Photo/GoFundMe)
James Hanna poses in this undated handout photo. His family says he was excited about his future, but that was stolen by a stray bullet fired from an Edmonton police officer’s gun. The 59-year-old was in his basement suite watching television when he was killed in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Susan Bandola
James Hanna poses in this undated handout photo. His family says he was excited about his future, but that was stolen by a stray bullet fired from an Edmonton police officer’s gun. The 59-year-old was in his basement suite watching television when he was killed in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Susan Bandola
RCMP officers prepare to take a person into custody at a gas station in Enfield, N.S. on Sunday April 19, 2020. A man posing as an RCMP officer killed 22 people before he was fatally shot by police, a little over 12 hours after he started what would become one of the worst mass killings in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Krochak

With trust collapsing in the RCMP, some call for ‘broken force’ to be rebuilt

Professor: ‘They really need to rethink what they’re doing as a police force’

RCMP officers prepare to take a person into custody at a gas station in Enfield, N.S. on Sunday April 19, 2020. A man posing as an RCMP officer killed 22 people before he was fatally shot by police, a little over 12 hours after he started what would become one of the worst mass killings in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Krochak
Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)

Stolen $1,300 snow blower recovered in Hope after thieves post it on Facebook Marketplace

Hope RCMP arrested a couple on Dec. 21 in a motel and return hot commodity back to Rona

Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)
Suspect in Nanaimo facing multiple charges for ‘unprovoked assault’ at shopping mall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man arrested in Nanaimo after allegedly slashing victim with razor in ‘unprovoked assault’

Suspect also allegedly fought police during arrest at Nanaimo shopping mall

Suspect in Nanaimo facing multiple charges for ‘unprovoked assault’ at shopping mall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Carol Anderson after a free hair styling she was generously offered after someone stole her Christmas money. She’s hoping her tale of woe helps one person avoid becoming a fraud victim. (Carol Anderson/Facebook)

Chilliwack grandma loses all her Christmas money in crypto scam

‘If telling this story helps one person, then I haven’t lost everything,’ says Chilliwack woman

Carol Anderson after a free hair styling she was generously offered after someone stole her Christmas money. She’s hoping her tale of woe helps one person avoid becoming a fraud victim. (Carol Anderson/Facebook)
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

RCMP on the lookout for a … ‘troublesome cow’

‘Cow’ left footprints, not hoof prints, in Island city after ringing doorbell earlier this month

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The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
A similar-looking Jeep Cherokee is being sought by Merritt RCMP after shots were fired from it on Dec. 19. (Lower Mainland District RCMP/Submitted)

Shots fired between Merritt police and suspicious vehicle

Unknown if there are any injuries

A similar-looking Jeep Cherokee is being sought by Merritt RCMP after shots were fired from it on Dec. 19. (Lower Mainland District RCMP/Submitted)
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating missing 38-year-old Melissa McDevitt, after she failed to board a flight from Victoria to Vancouver on Saturday (Dec. 10). (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Search for missing Victoria woman suspended

Melissa McDevitt was last seen in Sooke on Dec. 10

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating missing 38-year-old Melissa McDevitt, after she failed to board a flight from Victoria to Vancouver on Saturday (Dec. 10). (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
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