Man charged after exposing himself in Port Hardy

Port Hardy

2022-07-28 12:05 PDT

File # 2022-1758

Port Hardy RCMP have forwarded a detailed report to Crown Counsel which resulted in a 41-year-old man, of no fixed addressed, being charged with indecent acts within the community.

On June 2, 2022, Port Hardy frontline officers responded to a business located in the 8700 block of Granville Street after receiving a complaint about a man exposing himself to the public after being expelled from the business due to his gross level of intoxication.

Upon arrival, officers were able to locate the man matching the description and was taken into custody for investigative purposes where he was later released after sobering up.
Police were notified again on June 22 and June 23 of two other separate indecent acts incidents, which involved the same man previously arrested on June 2. Due to a detailed description and statements from witnesses, officers were able to provide the BC Prosecution Service a detailed report with recommendation of criminal charges that led to 41-year-old Richard Overton charged with 3 counts of indecent act.

We would like to thank the public who provided key evidence in identifying the suspect says, Corporal Martin Giguere of the Port Hardy RCMP. Unfortunately, a child was exposed to this indecent act on June 2 and we would like to speak with the mother of that child.

If you have any information about any of those incidents, please contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

Released by

Cpl. Alex Bérubé

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153


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