Alberni man arrested on sexual assault charges

The Port Alberni RCMP has arrested a local man in connection with two sexual assaults.

  • Dec. 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Port Alberni RCMP has arrested a local man in connection with two sexual assaults, one that was reported to the media on August 24th. Police had asked the public to be on the lookout for a black pick-up truck after a 25 year old woman was sexually assaulted in her home on July 23rd, 2014. Police worked diligently on this file, following up many tips, and interviewing witnesses. The break needed to push the file to a successful conclusion occurred when a suspect was apprehended in a second sexual assault on August 28th, 2014.

Officers were able to establish strong linkages between the assaults and they ramped up their initial investigation until they were confident they had the suspect. 50 year old Randall Frederick McBean of Port Alberni will appear in provincial court today to answer to two charges of Sexual Assault and one count of Break and Enter to Commit a Sexual Assault.

Our investigators did not stop until they put these two files to rest. We continue to support the victims of these serious offences as the nextstage in our justice system takes the reins, said Inspector Mac Richards the Officer in Charge of the Port Alberni Detachment. It is a very good day when the ink dries on an investigation that gets a dangerous offender off the street, he said.

The Port Alberni RCMP would like to thank the community and the media for their help with these investigations. Many tips were called into the detachment and many eyes were searching for the suspect and the suspect vehicle.

 

Just Posted

BCHL: Bulldogs fall to Capitals in third preseason loss

Alberni Valley Bulldogs will be on the road starting Wednesday, Aug. 28

Casual car show will put the drive into food drive

Port Alberni’s Cars and Coffee will wrap up with a food drive in September

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Port Alberni bands ‘out of the basement’ and onto an album

Two bands, products of the Alberni Valley’s school of rock, celebrate their CD debut

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Vancouver Island man dead after reported hit-and-run incident

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Most Read