Accused carjacker seeks change of venue

Nicholas Bullock seeks to waive charges to coast in court appearance Monday.

Nicholas Bullock is pictured being escorted from Cranbrook court oct. 9

The man who was allegedly involved in a shooting with a Cranbrook RCMP officer on October 2 appeared in Cranbrook Provincial Court Monday to ask that his charges be waived to Port Coquitlam.

Nicholas Bullock, 26, is charged with robbery, possession of stolen property over $5,000, assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. The charges are in connection with a carjacking outside of Creston that ended in a police-involved shooting in Cranbrook.

Before Judge Ron Webb entered the courtroom, Bullock told duty counsel Rick Strahl via video link that he would like his charges moved to Port Coquitlam, to which Strahl replied the Crown was not prepared to waive the charges out of the area. The Crown was represented by Lynal Doerksen once court convened.

Once Judge Webb was sitting, Bullock told him he would like all his charges from New Westminster, Cranbrook and Port Coquitlam “consolidated” and brought to Port Coquitlam.

Bullock was advised by Judge Webb that the matter would have to be put over to Nov. 19. Court heard that the Crown was not prepared to consent to a waiving of the charges at this time.

He is facing charges in Port Coquitlam from September 13 of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon without a license, possession of a firearm contrary to order, and breach of a probation order. He is also charged in New Westminster with uttering threats dated December 2011.

Bullock will appear again in Cranbrook Provincial Court via video link on November 19.

Just Posted

Overnight fire at Kimberley Transfer Station

Kimberley Fire Department contains blaze at transfer station; cause unknown at this time

UPDATED: Cranbrook eyes lands for future expansion

Future municipal expansion could include areas such as Gold Creek, Jim Smith, King Street, and more.

South Country firefighters called out twice Thursday

Shortly after tackling a wildfire near Baynes Lake, firefighters were called out to a structure fire in Elko

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1909

Week of July – 14: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

The big grey hound and me

It will take some time to process living in a world without seeing the Greyhound pulling into the nearest bus station

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Most Read