UPDATE: Alleged flasher caught by police after missing court date

The 44-year-old Parksville man missed Sept. 21 court date

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman confirmed to The NEWS Sept. 22 that the alleged flasher who failed to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Thursday was arrested again.

Foreman said the 44-year-old Parksville man was arrested around noon on Friday (Sept. 22) and would be taken to provincial court in Nanaimo today.

Earlier on Friday, Foreman told The NEWS the man accused of flashing two young girls failed to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo, Thursday (Sept. 21).At the time, Foreman said there was a warrant out for the suspect’s arrest.

On July 12, RCMP were called to a business in the 100-block of Island Highway in Parksville at about 4 p.m. on July 12 with a report of an “Indecent Act” according to an RCMP news statement. The man was alleged to have exposed himself to three 11-year-old girls.

Two days later, the Oceanside RCMP confirmed the suspect, a 44-year-old Parksville man, had turned himself into the detachment.

The suspect was arrested and released with “numerous conditions,” a release from July 14 states. His name is subject to a court-imposed publication ban, to protect the identities of the victims he is alleged to have offended against.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Mark Chandler running for City of Parksville councillor

Chandler will focus on affordable housing, fiscal responsibility, economic growth and crime

New data gives insight into Parksville Qualicum Beach-area homeless community

42 without homes agree to take survey on gender, age, health, length of time in community

Parksville singer to celebrate birthday with concert

Robbie Van looking to raise money for Haven Society

Development permit issued for four-storey apartment on Dogwood Street

Proposed 63-unit building will include water conservation measures

Mt. Washington season passholders to be the first to receive the new tech in-hand

The new hands-free tech will be in full effect for winter 2018-19

AFN national chief suggests moving Trans Mountain pipeline route

Perry Bellegarde said many Indigenous communities believe in the need to diversify export markets

Premier John Horgan ponders debate on voting system changes

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson wants one-on-one, no Green

Saganash drops F-bomb in Commons over federal approach to Trans Mountain

NDP’s reconciliation critic accused federal government of ‘wilfully’ violating constitutional duties

B.C. cancer patient denied chemo due to condition of homeless shelter

Victoria housing and health advocates say this isn’t an isolated case

VIDEO: B.C. dairy farmer says Trump doesn’t understand the industry

‘They need supply management just as bad as we need to keep it’: sixth generation farmer Devan Toop

VIDEO: Death threat, racist comments spewed over empty seat on B.C. bus

Transit Police are investigating the incident, shared online by fellow passengers on Vancouver bus

Sister of plane crash victim that went missing in B.C. starting support network

Tammy Neron wants to help families who are searching for missing people

‘Hello, 911? There’s a horse in my living room’

Sproat Lake firefighters called to ‘rescue’ quarter-horse from Alberni Valley house

Assault charge withdrawn vs. ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna

Former Toronto player agrees to peace bond

Most Read