Nanaimo RCMP said a man was shot to death inside a parked car at the Rock City Plaza on the 2900-block of Island Highway on May 20th at approximately 3:30pm. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.
Investigation led police the Best Western Hotel on Metral Drive where several people were arrested. A vehicle associated to these individuals has been seized.
RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien said “This is a dynamic investigation and at this time we cannot confirm if there are others who are not in custody, who may be involved in this shooting.”
Police are asking for any dash cam video taken in the area of Rock City Plaza from 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm today May 20th to contact them at 250-754-2345.
RCMP said the body of 35-year-old Brenda Ware was found 54 Kilometers northeast of Radium, BC along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park.
The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has taken carriage of the investigation and is seeking public assistance in locating Philip Toner, who is a person of interest in the death investigation.
Acting Officer-In-Charge (A/OIC) Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon said in a press release “Brenda Ware and Toner were known to each other, however the nature of that relationship will not be released at this time. Investigators are interested in speaking with Philip Toner, 41, as soon as possible.”
Philip Toner is described as:
If Philip hears, or sees this call for information, we ask him to contact the police of jurisdiction, says Supt. Wijayakoon.
Should you encounter Toner, do not approach him and immediately call 9-1-1.
Update Philip Toner, who was located by the Lake Country RCMP on May 11th, appeared in Kelowna Provincial Law Courts this morning where the BC Prosecution Service secured a 7-day remand, in order to have Toner transported back to Alberta.
Toner, 41, has been charged with one count of second degree murder in relation to the homicide of 35-year-old Brenda Ware.
Oliver RCMP responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 6000-block of Sandpoint Drive on June 13th at approximately 11:20pm.
Police arrived to find a deceased male victim at the scene. The investigation is in its early stages, however, police believe it was a targeted murder. More information will be added as it becomes available.
Anyone with information is requested to call the Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.
Emergency responders along with the B.C. Coroners Service responded to Highway 1 approximately three kilometers east of the Yale Tunnel in Boston Bar after receiving a report of a deceased female at the side of the road by a passing motorist, on June 3rd at approximately 4:22am..
The deceased, who has been identified as Alicia Hatarina Berg, 29, had suspicious injuries and IHIT was called in to take carriage of the investigation.
IHIT Press Release: “Investigators are asking for dashcam video from drivers who were traveling between Hope and Boston Bar on June 3, 2020 between midnight and 5 a.m. Anyone who saw someone matching Alicia’s description is urged to contact IHIT immediately. Alicia Berg is described as:
Wearing a grey hoody, grey-black sweat pants, and sandals.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey RCMP located a man with apparent stab wounds in the 1700-block of 152nd Street on August 16th at approximately 3:00am.
The victim, Delphin Paul Prestbakmo, 45, died at the scene. Police believe the attack was targeted and said the investigation is still in the early stages. No arrests have been made at this time.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called and will be working in partnership with the Surrey RCMP. Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).