The driver and passenger of the vehicle fled the scene on a dirt bike and were filmed by witnesses, RCMP said. After reviewing the footage, officers recognized the suspect.
Stephen Nutt was found dead in his room at Orca Place supportive housing on Dec. 18, 2020.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 243 complaints including a stolen boat motor and theft from unlocked vehicles.
Jesse Savidant has been the subject of numerous police investigations ranging from Port Alberni, Oceanside to Westshore.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 212 complaints including $6,000 worth of tools, stolen from a storage trailer.
Complaints included stolen Christmas decorations, bikes and theft from unlocks vehicles.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created what Toni Wheeler, executive director at the Haven Society called a “shadow pandemic.”
Oceanside RCMP received 288 complaints between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. Police ask anyone who has info on these incidents to phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111.
Oceanside RCMP have confirmed a man seen in the woods last week was not Jordan Jay Ward, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for two counts of manslaughter.
The vehicle is a grey 2018 Ford F-150 with a Roush aftermarket package and had a B.C. license plate when stolen, police said.

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