Police arrest five men and one woman on charges
RCMP in Nanaimo are sorting through a huge haul of stolen property after two raids on problem houses in that community.
Police say the homes became “dumping grounds” for criminals with stolen property.
Search warrants were executed on a home on the 700 block of Albert Street in Nanaimo’s downtown, and the 400 block of Lambert Street in the University area last Thursday.
Cst. Gary O’Brien says police recovered dozens of bikes, electric scooters, televisions and diving equipment as well as some property stolen in a recent rash of break and enters to local schools.
“These were homes that were basically collecting spots for material across the city.
They were causing a lot of distress to neighbours in the community in general.
So what we found were about seven dozen bikes.
A lot were disassembled.
We found electronics, guitars diving equipment.
Some of the material was stolen from the local schools.
Unfortunately a lot of that is still outstanding.”
Five men and a woman between the ages of 21 and 56 were arrested on charges related to the stolen property.
They’ve been released on promises to appear in court this summer.