Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Parskville

Oceanside RCMP say Marcel Parent was arrested without incident near Resort Way

A 37-year-old “two-time federal offender” wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested by police Monday at approximately

4:30 p.m. near Resort Drive in Parksville, according to Oceanside RCMP.

Cpl. Jesse Foreman told The NEWS Marcel Parent was transported from Parksville back to the Lower Mainland Tuesday morning by the B.C. Sheriff’s Service where he is being held in a detention facility.

A news release issued by RCMP describes Parent as “a two-time federal offender who was imprisoned for sexual assault with a weapon, armed robbery, forcible confinement, uttering threats to cause death or harm, and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.”

Foreman said Parent failed to return to a Vancouver halfway house for curfew Sunday, breaching his release conditions which led police to issue a warrant.

According to Foreman, information from an anonymous source led police to the south end of the city, where they believe Parent had “an associate he knew.”

Foreman said four Oceanside RCMP officers were on the scene during the arrest, but confirmed Parent did not resist police.

“It all went very smoothly,” he said. “He (Parent) was arrested without incident.”

Foreman said this is an unusual circumstance for Oceanside RCMP.

“Canada-wide warrants are issued for fairly substantial cases,” he explains. “In order for that, it has to be a pretty serious offense.”

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