Violent offender in custody, ERT assists with search warrant
2022-12-15 10:58 PST
File # 2022-43120
With the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), a search warrant was carried out at a residence well known to local Mounties for drugs, crime, and social disorder. The search warrant was executed at approximately 10:15 AM on Monday December 12,2022, at a home located in the 400 block of Murray St.
The search warrant was necessary to preserve evidence believed to be related to a violent stabbing that occurred on Saturday December 10 ,2022, at an apartment building situated in the 600 block of Albert St. In that incident, at approximately 7:40 AM, two suspects wearing masks, allegedly broke into the apartment and stabbed an adult man multiple times before fleeing. EHS attended and transported the victim to the Nanaimo hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The victim has since been released from hospital.
Later in the day on Saturday, while carrying out surveillance on a local home, police located and arrested one of the stabbing suspects in a stolen vehicle. 26-year-old Jordan White of Nanaimo was taken into police custody and the next day, charges were formally laid. White has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault, Break and Enter, and Disguise with Intent. He remains in police custody and the search continues for the second stabbing suspect.
In the Murray St search warrant, ERT located and detained eleven adults, all of which were later released without charges.
ERT is utilized for situations where investigators believe there is a strong possibly of firearms being present and if the individuals involved are extremely violent, said R/Constable Gary O’Brien.
For some time, the Murray St residence has caused considerable pressure on nearby residents who have had to endure noise, disturbances at all hours of the day and countless visits by police.
The home is being considered as a nuisance property but has yet to receive that designation. The search warrant carried out today will certainly add more substance to our recommendation that it be declared a nuisance, said O’Brien.
The home is no longer being held for evidence gathering. If anyone has information on the stabbing incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-43120.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-4460 Ext. 4533
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