RCMP were called in when a suspicious passenger on a Greyhound bus raised concerns.

Passenger on Greyhound raises suspicion

A male passenger acting suspicious on a Greyhound bus near Castlegar required police involvement last week.

A male passenger acting suspiciously on a Greyhound bus near Castlegar required police involvement last week.

On June 27 at 6:37 p.m. RCMP received a complaint about a passenger who was “possibly high on a substance,” says a release issued by police.

The bus was about 20 minutes outside Castlegar near the Nancy Greene Junction and the call to RCMP came from inside the bus.

“He appeared to be pacing and going in and out of the washroom on the bus,” reads the release. “When the driver approached the male, he was holding a screwdriver and hammer in his hands, and proceeded to jump out of the window and was running around on the road way.”

Both Castlegar and Trail RCMP attended and searched extensively for the man. He was last seen hitchhiking.

Grand Forks RCMP was also notified and roadblocks were set up to try locate the suspicious man.

Police conducted queries of the name listed on the bus ticket. However, they have not confirmed the identity of the male because there is no requirement to show identification when purchasing a ticket.

A backpack and walking stick were left behind on the bus by the male and seized by police in hopes he would come by the Castlegar detachment to collect.

No one was injured and property damage inside the bus was minimal. Police continue their efforts in identifying this male.

 

 

Just Posted

RDCK asks province for more powers to regulate private land logging

‘If the province won’t step up, we will have to’

Women, children escaping domestic violence have few options in Nelson

The 11th annual Report Card on Homelessness shows a need for women’s housing

L.V. Rogers awards its top athletes

The high school honoured its athletes last week

Logging protester arrested near Balfour

Jessica Ogden remains in custody until a hearing date is set

VIDEO: Rosemont Elementary cuts ribbon on new outdoor classroom

The project includes a tribute to a former student

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Cat badly hurt in animal trap was likely stuck for days, B.C. owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Thieves steal two $40K chairs featuring gold serpents from B.C. furniture store

Chairs believed to be the only two of its kind in Canada, police said

Rising gas prices force B.C. residents to rethink summer road trips: poll

63 per cent of respondents reported gas prices are impacting their day-to-day finances

Most Read