An exhaustive investigation ensued with Nootka Sound members spending countless hours of surveillance in the area, during which time two criminals were identified. In the afternoon of Friday, July 5th, Nootka Sound members conducted a sting operation and successfully arrested one individual on scene. The second individual was located shortly after by “Rex”, the police dog from Campbell River. It took Rex six minutes to locate the individual just east of the mill site.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that these individuals were breaking and entering onto the old mill site and into various buildings to steal copper wire. The culprits had a hidden site which they were using to strip hundreds of pounds of copper wire.
As a result of the arrest of these two men, RCMP received Judicial authority and conducted a search warrant on a Gold River residence in which they located several stolen goods, tools related to breaking and entering and theft, and more copper wire that can be traced back to the mill site.
The two men remain in custody and several charges are being forwarded to Crown Council. One of the males had an outstanding warrant for possession of stolen property out of Comox at the time of his arrest.
Nootka Sound RCMP would like to that the public for their assistance and information with this investigation. Specials thanks to the employees at Western, Grieg and the Gatehouse for their help in capturing these thieves.Email This Post to a Friend
Police report that this investigation began as a result of a routine traffic stop, and carried on throughout the day.
Upon entering the residence, officers described the scene before them as a very sophisticated marijuana production operation. A large quantity of dried marijuana along with approximately 1100 plants were seized. Also in the residence was tens of thousands of dollars worth of growing equipment.
Police requested the Forensic Ident Section as well as Island District General Investigators to assist in dismantling the large scale operation. BC Hydro has since been called and power to the residence has been disconnected for safety reasons.
Two Tahsis residents (a father and son) have been taken into custody and several charges are being prepared against the two men.Email This Post to a Friend
On behalf of “The Friends Of Norm & Corrlea”, I want to shout out a very loud “THANK YOU”, to everyone for your kindness and generosity.
Thanks so much for the bottle and can donations,and the cash and the cheques received. A very loud “Thank you” to the Drivers, the Collectors, Sorters, and all you amazing folks who helped in any way. It is amazing how wonderful it feels to help out when a need arises. Gold River community spirit is fantastic and you are the best. The financial benefits from this fundraiser will go a long way in helping our dear friends Norm and Corrlea.
Thank You Gold River!Email This Post to a Friend
Don’t miss out on a Great Yard Sale
Saturday July 13th, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
429 Donner Dr
Household Goods, Christmas Decorations, Lamps, Clothing, Books etc.
Free stuff as well!Email This Post to a Friend
SUMMER KARAOKE SPECIAL NIGHT! Former Gold River resident Theresa Brydon will be in town – come up to Pipers to say hello, catch up, and/or sing with her. She’s been pretty home sick for BC and has asked if everyone who comes can bring a little something (BC souvenir) that she can bring back to Ontario with her.
KARAOKE! Over 10,000 songs. Selection choices for all ages. Come up to Pipers to sing, dance, play pool, cheer or simply enjoy as a member of the audience. Karaoke at Pipers – where everyone is a star!Email This Post to a Friend
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