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Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell has been working at his hometown newspaper since 1990, having worked at a couple of weeklies beforehand. He has covered a variety of beats in his career, most recently education, police and all things municipal.

When he’s not on the job, he likes to golf, hang out with Krista, meet up with friends and keep track of his 12 nieces and nephews, and 11 great nieces and nephews (with one more on the way).

Email
jbell@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Jeff

Police gang unit seeks suspect who missed court date, could be in Comox Valley

Police gang unit seeks suspect who missed court date, could be in Comox Valley

Jonathan Erin Clifford is facing charges of participating in a criminal organization and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
Off-duty paramedics, beach-goers in the right place to save soccer player, surfer

Off-duty paramedics, beach-goers in the right place to save soccer player, surfer

The five —including a family of three — were recognized in a B.C. Emergency Heath Services Vital Link ceremony for their lifesaving efforts
It takes an island: Mayne residents pool their skills to renovate house for teacher

It takes an island: Mayne residents pool their skills to renovate house for teacher

Lack of housing on the island was hindering efforts to get another much-needed teacher at the school, so Mayne Islanders decided to take matters into their own hands
Body's discovery leads to drug seizure

Body's discovery leads to drug seizure

A police search followed a call to a remote area outside the city on Feb. 8 after a body was found.
Report of shots fired leads to arrests, seizure of BB guns

Report of shots fired leads to arrests, seizure of BB guns

Police responding to the report found multiple handguns and a long gun lying on a bed, but determined the weapons were all BB guns
One dead in two-vehicle crash on Highway 4

One dead in two-vehicle crash on Highway 4

A passenger in one of the vehicles died at the scene and the remaining vehicle occupants were taken to hospital with serious injuries
Fraudster offered for rent housing that wasn't his, took thousands from victims

Fraudster offered for rent housing that wasn't his, took thousands from victims

Brandon Wildman would take damage or security deposits for units that turned out in some cases to be short-term vacation rentals
Witnesses sought in 2018 arrest in Comox in which youth claims she was injured

Witnesses sought in 2018 arrest in Comox in which youth claims she was injured

Police-oversight agency investigating arrest outside liquor store in which young female was injured
New Pride crosswalk at Spencer Middle School marred by vandals

New Pride crosswalk at Spencer Middle School marred by vandals

The crosswalk was vandalized with tire marks and red paint, starting just hours after it was completed
Victoria police nab 23 shoplifting suspects in two-day blitz

Victoria police nab 23 shoplifting suspects in two-day blitz

Almost $14,000 in stolen merchandise was recovered in the Feb. 9-11 operation, which follows a similar crackdown in December
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