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A man has been arrested after carjacking in Kelowna May 28. (file photo)

Naked drunk man carjacks couple’s car in Kelowna

The unclothed intoxicated man jumped into their trunk and told them to drive near Apple Bowl

A man has been arrested after carjacking in Kelowna May 28. (file photo)
The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Thieves break in to Chilliwack Military Museum stealing a gun and bayonets

Stolen were as many as 30 bayonets and a non-operable airsoft Tommy gun

The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly ran off with a Hoover vacuum cleaner from Lowe’s without paying for it last week. (Photo submitted)

Suspect makes clean getaway with vacuum cleaner stolen from Nanaimo store

Nanaimo RCMP hope public can help identify alleged shoplifter who was caught on camera

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly ran off with a Hoover vacuum cleaner from Lowe’s without paying for it last week. (Photo submitted)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital recovered by police

Vancouver Police say the investigation into the theft of the $45,000 sculpture is ongoing

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
The West Shore RCMP arrested a woman and recovered stolen property last week at a Langford home. (Black Press file photo)

Langford woman arrested after shoplifting incident at store

A search warrant execution recovered nearly $150 in stolen cosmetics

The West Shore RCMP arrested a woman and recovered stolen property last week at a Langford home. (Black Press file photo)
A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island musician hopes for return of beloved stolen guitar

Guitar and sound equipment stolen from home music studio in Nanaimo’s south end

A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)

Prank calls on the rise in Trail; RCMP call for removal of payphone

A stolen SUV, an arrest and flight-by-foot, plus another bogus 911 call

‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)
A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Vancouver Island art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
Branded Spinco hoodies are among items reported stolen after a break and enter in the 2000-block of Oak Bay Avenue. (Courtesy Spinco)

Branded clothing, electronics and more stolen from Oak Bay spin business

Black spin shoes marked for commercial use would stand out in online used marketplace

Branded Spinco hoodies are among items reported stolen after a break and enter in the 2000-block of Oak Bay Avenue. (Courtesy Spinco)
VicPD officers found a driver asleep at the wheel of a Jeep later found to have been stolen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver found asleep at wheel of stolen Jeep in Victoria arrested

Vehicle had engine running, lights on on Rock Bay street when police spotted it

VicPD officers found a driver asleep at the wheel of a Jeep later found to have been stolen. (Black Press Media file photo)
The suspect in a Feb. 10 theft of a motorcycle, as captured by a surveillance camera. (Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD searching for suspect in Feb. 10 motorcycle theft

Surveillance video shows suspect removing motorbike from home in 1700-block of Albert Avenue

The suspect in a Feb. 10 theft of a motorcycle, as captured by a surveillance camera. (Courtesy of VicPD)
An overturned cart from an unsuccessful theft. Submitted image/ Campbell River RCMP

Vancouver Island shoplifting sting nabs multiple prolific offenders

Eight-day project nets 32 arrests, recovers $8,000 of merchandise

An overturned cart from an unsuccessful theft. Submitted image/ Campbell River RCMP
Sooke RCMP say the community saw a significant spike in property crime in January, especially thefts from vehicles, but recent arrests appear to have had a positive impact. (File - Black Press Media)

Three arrested in Sooke following string of property crime

Thefts from vehicles saw especially large increases, but recent arrests appear to have helped

Sooke RCMP say the community saw a significant spike in property crime in January, especially thefts from vehicles, but recent arrests appear to have had a positive impact. (File - Black Press Media)
Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)

Family moving to Kootenays has truck and trailer stolen; Grand Forks RCMP nab suspect

Police say family was moving house when they were robbed of their worldly possessions

Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)
Sooke RCMP recovers stolen goods following a traffic stop. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke residents can now report various crimes without going to the station themselves with Sooke RCMP’s online crime reporting tool. (File - Black Press Media)

Stolen goods recovered thanks to Sooke RCMP traffic stop

A driver was arrested in connection with outstanding warrants

Sooke RCMP recovers stolen goods following a traffic stop. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke residents can now report various crimes without going to the station themselves with Sooke RCMP’s online crime reporting tool. (File - Black Press Media)
Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo jersey thieves ‘caught red-handed’ with stolen goods in vehicle

RCMP track down and arrested suspects who allegedly stole from Kirby’s Source for Sports

Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)
Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek assistance in identifying robbery suspect at Island liquor store

Images of a heavily covered up man caught on surveillance video

Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)
The West Shore RCMP have charged a woman with mail theft after a package was stolen off a View Royal porch Dec. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

RCMP arrest woman after package stolen from View Royal porch

Police said surveilance footage from the homeowner aided in the arrest

The West Shore RCMP have charged a woman with mail theft after a package was stolen off a View Royal porch Dec. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)

Sharp-eyed social media hounds help Vancouver Island charity recover stolen truck

SOS Thrift Shop truck found in Nanaimo 2 days after being stolen in Parksville

An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)