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Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Red dresses, LGBTQ+ flag stolen from Nanaimo charity in series of incidents

Thefts happened in November and December outside Nanaimo Family Life Association building

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)
Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit lays off staff, shutters services after possible misappropriation of money

RCMP investigating after Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy’s operating funds go missing

Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)

Brazen thieves steal pink ATVs from Chilliwack girls aged 3 and 5

‘Right before Christmas, stealing two little girls’ quads. It’s really heartbreaking’ - mother

Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)
The Peanuts gang hangs out in Oak Bay’s Entrance Park. (Photo by Tim Roberts)

Christmas classics clash as grinch swipes Peanuts characters from Oak Bay park

Peanuts characters grace the park at Foul Bay Road and Oak Bay Avenue each winter

The Peanuts gang hangs out in Oak Bay’s Entrance Park. (Photo by Tim Roberts)
Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)

Shotgun, motorcycle and ping pong table seized in bust in Nanaimo

RCMP say social media tips helped lead to arrests and recovery of allegedly stolen items

Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 is hoping to recover an estimated $20,000 in equipment stolen from a trailer stored at the Nanaimo Fire Rescue training centre on Labieux Road. Some of the items were found nearby, but much more is still missing. (Photo submitted)

Thieves steal 80 children’s life jackets from Nanaimo marine rescue organization

$20,000 worth of training and education equipment taken from RCM-SAR’s storage trailer

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 is hoping to recover an estimated $20,000 in equipment stolen from a trailer stored at the Nanaimo Fire Rescue training centre on Labieux Road. Some of the items were found nearby, but much more is still missing. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)

‘Extremely thin’ suspect squeezes through window to steal from Nanaimo jewelry store

RCMP release surveillance image of suspect who broke into Townsite Road business

Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)
A man has been reunited with his canoe after Victoria police and the Canadian Coast Guard retrieved it from a suspected thief. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A man has been reunited with his canoe after Victoria police and the Canadian Coast Guard retrieved it from a suspected thief. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A Nanaimo man has been arrested in connection to a string of mail thefts from Greater Victoria apartment complexes. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect in apartment mail thefts arrested in Saanich

45-year-old Nanaimo man faces break and enter, possession of stolen property charges

A Nanaimo man has been arrested in connection to a string of mail thefts from Greater Victoria apartment complexes. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are searcing for a man suspected of stealing a Zodiac boat from the Victoria International Marina on July 29. It is one of 14 marine-related thefts VicPD has seen since mid-July. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Uptick in marine thefts concerns Victoria police

Officers have seen 14 marine-related thefts since mid-July

Victoria police are searcing for a man suspected of stealing a Zodiac boat from the Victoria International Marina on July 29. It is one of 14 marine-related thefts VicPD has seen since mid-July. (Courtesy of VicPD)
This 2470 Pursuit boat was stolen from the Comox Marina on July 26, 2021. Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP seek assistance after boat was stolen from Vancouver Island marina

Surveillance images show what appears to be a large tattoo on right calf of suspect

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This 2470 Pursuit boat was stolen from the Comox Marina on July 26, 2021. Photo courtesy RCMP
Victoria police arrested a man Friday morning after they found him inside a van that was reported stolen on Thursday. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after Victoria police find him in stolen van

Volkswagen Westphalia, reported stolen Thursday, had been altered to disguise it

Victoria police arrested a man Friday morning after they found him inside a van that was reported stolen on Thursday. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)
Police in Nanaimo used tasers during arrest of man who allegedly side-swiped a police car with U-Haul truck reported stolen by the company. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo RCMP deploy Taser on driver of suspected stolen U-Haul truck

Driver of U-Haul allegedly side-swiped police car after police made several attempts to stop truck

Police in Nanaimo used tasers during arrest of man who allegedly side-swiped a police car with U-Haul truck reported stolen by the company. (Black Press file)
Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)

Suspected romance shop thief sought by Victoria police

Suspect described as an approximately 60-year-old Caucasian woman

Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)
Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Suspect photos posted online after $80 tequila stolen in Saanich

Crime Stoppers takes to social media with pointed plea

Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Victoria police arrested 16 shoplifters at one downtown Victoria business in just three days during a project to prevent theft. (Black Press Media file photo)

16 shoplifters arrested at 1 Victoria business in 3 days

Arrests part of Victoria police initiative to prevent thefts

Victoria police arrested 16 shoplifters at one downtown Victoria business in just three days during a project to prevent theft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)

Oak Bay homes targeted for Canadian flag thefts ahead of July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club flag program chair says about 50 of its flags, some poles, removed from lawns

Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)
Eric White’s roadside farm stand in Metchosin sits stocked with produce. (Photo courtesy of Eric White)

Fledgling Metchosin farmer frustrated by thefts from stand

Eric White said every dollar made at the roadside helps sustain his farm

Eric White’s roadside farm stand in Metchosin sits stocked with produce. (Photo courtesy of Eric White)
Darren Campbell’s truck (pictured) was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Vancouver Island Good Samaritan’s stolen truck recovered

‘Very much appreciated the help from so many people. I hope the very best for all of you’

Darren Campbell’s truck (pictured) was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)
Saanich police on Tuesday arrested a man with a long history of thefts from vehicles. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police arrest man in relation to series of thefts from vehicles

Rash of thefts prompt police reminder not to leave valuables in vehicles

Saanich police on Tuesday arrested a man with a long history of thefts from vehicles. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)