RCMP briefs

A vehicle and firearm robbery was reported on July 6. The same day a male was found removing his clothing in the Somass Sawmill yard.

Jeep, firearms stolen: RCMP

On July 6 at 10 p.m. Port Alberni RCMP received a report of a stolen Jeep YJ. The next day, the owner realized that someone had also broken into his residence in the 5600-block of Smith Road and stolen two rifles, a shotgun and pellet gun from a locked gun cabinet in the residence.

The suspect or suspects then left the property in a Jeep they stole from a covered parking area on the property. The Jeep is described as a two-door 1993 YJ painted black with green accents bearing BC licence plate BB3 91G.

If anyone has seen the jeep, please call the RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Skinny-dipper swims in Inlet

On July 6 at 10 a.m., Port Alberni RCMP received a report of a male in the Somass Sawmill yard removing his clothing and swinging lumber around. A 45-year-old Port Alberni man fled from police and jumped into Alberni Inlet, refusing help.

Police monitored the man from shore while another member commandeered a small boat which was used to fish the man out of the water. The man was assessed at hospital then taken to jail to sober up. A quantity of crystal meth was found in his belongings.

 

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