1222 – Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance in locating 49-year-old Heath Handy, who is wanted for assault causing bodily harm, break and enter, assault and obstruction of justice. The charges originate from an incident in June at a residence
in south Nanaimo.
Police responded to the victim’s home on June 4. She told the officers that Handy, whom she had dated for a period of time, had broken into her home, and over a period of 14 hours, repeatedly assaulted and threatened her. She
said Handy had fled just prior to the police arriving.
She was shaken and had some injuries, not sufficient enough for her to be hospitalized. Officers have made numerous attempts to locate Handy but have been unsuccessful.
Handy is Indigenous, 6 ft. 0, 210 pounds. The picture is recent. He has family and friends throughout central Vancouver Island and is known to take harbor from time to time, on his boat named the Flying Vessel. Handy should be considered violent. If
you know the whereabouts of Heath Handy, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-20190.
Suspect sought in assault
in Cedar area
RCMP seek public assistance in identifying a man who assaulted a female in Cedar on Dec. 10. The youth, in her late teens, was shaken but uninjured by the ordeal in the vicinity of the Cedar Skate Bowl on Macmillan
She told police she had walked to the skate bowl to look for a friend and while there, she engaged in conversation with an unknown man. After a few minutes, the she turned to walk away when the suspect grabbed her wrist, and assaulted
her. She fought back and the assault stopped with the man running off.
The suspect is described as Indigenous, mid-twenties, 6 ft. to 6 ft. 3, thin build with longer hair sticking out from his hat. He had difficulty pronouncing C’s and S’s