Carjacking suspect to stay in custody

Nicholas Bullock appears in Cranbrook court after last week's carjacking, shooting incident.

Nicholas John Bullock

The man charged in last week’s alleged carjacking near Creston that led to a police shooting in Cranbrook will remain in custody until at least Nov. 5.

Nicholas John Bullock, 26, appeared in Cranbrook Provincial Court on Tuesday, Oct. 9, facing charges of assault with a weapon, robbery, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, possession of stolen property, and possession of a weapon with a dangerous purpose.

Heavily tattooed, Bullock seemed attentive but jittery during the court proceedings.

Judge G. Brown remanded Bullock in custody until his next court appearance on Nov. 5 in Cranbrook, though Bullock is expected to appear via video.

The visiting judge also placed an order that Bullock not have any contact with the 17-year-old girl who is his co-accused in last week’s incidents near Creston and in Cranbrook.

The girl, who like Bullock is from Port Coquitlam, was released Tuesday into her mother’s custody.

Judge Brown placed the girl, who cannot be named because she is under 18, on house arrest at her mother’s home in Port Coquitlam. The girl must stay at home unless she is at school or with an adult approved by her youth worker. Her next court appearance is also November 5.

The girl entered the court room with her hands over her mouth and looked at her family in the gallery. She acknowledged the conditions for her release.

RCMP said that Bullock was charged after a Creston man stopped to pick up two hitchhikers between Creston and Yahk last Tuesday evening, October 2. Shortly after picking up the pair, the male hitchhiker allegedly assaulted the driver of the vehicle and stole the car.

Later the same night, RCMP in Cranbrook spotted the allegedly stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it. However, the driver did not stop and an RCMP officer pursued the vehicle.

The chase ended in an encounter on the outskirts of Cranbrook, where RCMP said the officer discharged his weapon, injuring the suspect.

The girl in the vehicle was not injured; neither was the RCMP officer. Bullock has now been released from hospital.

B.C.’s civilian police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office, is conducting an investigation into the shooting.

Just Posted

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Interior Health says the overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.

Cranbrook Aquatic Centre reopens Nov. 1

Users of the Western Financial Place facility will be able to start using the facility again

Telephone fraudsters claim to be a Cranbrook RCMP officer

Cranbrook RCMP are warning the general public of fraudulent telephone calls which… Continue reading

Green and NDP candidates talk strategic voting at Nelson public meeting

Wayne Stetski and Abra Brynne traded ideas but made no concessions for this election

Kootenay-Columbia candidates attend Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum

About 120 people attended the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum on Oct. 16 at the Prince Charles Theatre.

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Pot legalization has gone ‘well’, but ‘yellow flags’ on vaping: task force chair

Canada legalized cannabis for non-medical use on Oct. 17, 2018,

ELECTION 2019: Federal leaders hit final 24 hours of campaign

Many leaders remain in B.C. for the final hours of the campaign

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Most Read