Warrant dragnet in Alberni nets 55 arrests – RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP arrested 55 people as part of Warrant Roundup Campaign in February, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

Port Alberni RCMP arrested 55 people on outstanding warrants in February, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

The arrests were part of a Warrant Roundup Campaign in Port Alberni. The initiative tracks down people who are wanted by the criminal justice system in Port Alberni for outstanding matters.

At 55 the number of people arrested fell short of the RCMP’s goal of 78, Allan said.

RCMP gumshoes combed the files looking for information then hit the streets even looking for people in their former residences and places of business.

“It was a concerted effort that was intended to make those individuals accountable to the processes of the criminal justice system,” RCMP Insp. Mac Richards said. “We gave them fair notice which allowed them ample time to clear up their outstanding matters, however many chose to ignore the warning.”

The roundup is expected to jump-start several stalled investigations, Allan said. In other cases it could be the final piece needed to solve an investigation.

The Port Alberni RCMP are continuing with the initiative.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

 

 

Just Posted

No ‘imminent’ health risks at McLean Mill, says medical health officer

Remediation costs for historic site raises concerns

Port Alberni resident assaulted after confronting thief

RCMP warn residents to call for police assistance

Butterflies released in Port Alberni in memory of loved ones

Alberni Valley Hospice Society hosts fourth annual ‘Butterfly Effect’

Overpass, barrier, more parking considered for Cathedral Grove

Provincial government proceeding ‘with caution’

Ladybird ends undefeated season with Spring League championship

Port Alberni spring basketball league ended after three weeks of playoffs

VIDEO: Tributes flow on 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death

Jackson received a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009. He died at age 50

Delta cat severely injured in animal trap was likely stuck for days, owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

Island Health issues safer drug-use tips ahead of music festival season

Health authority aims to reduce overdose risks at festivals

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Campers hailed heroes in rock face rescue at Vancouver Island provincial park

The campers quickly noticed the man in distress and jumped into the river to swim across.

Tsilhqot’in Nation urges Taseko Mines to stop drilling plans before conflict grows

Nation said Teztan Biny area is of ‘profound cultural and spiritual importance’

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Most Read