Notice to School District 63 Parents:
We have been advised by the Victoria Police Department and the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP that we should share with staff and parents the information contained in the following Vic PD media release. Please note that the RCMP have reported that there have been unconfirmed reports of sightings of Mr. Bell in the areas of Cy Hampton Park, Tulista Park and the Panorama Recreation Centre.
Please share this information with your children if you believe that it is appropriate to do so. If you have any information that may be of assistance to the police contact the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931 or Vic PD at the numbers noted below. As always, if there is immediate risk call 911.
With appreciation for your ongoing support and watchful eyes,
Dr. Keven Elder
Superintendent of Schools
School District 63 Saanich
WANTED: Mark Peter Bell Sought by Police
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Victoria BC – The Victoria Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Mark Peter Bell, a 47-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant.
An unendorsed warrant was issued for Bell in September 2011, and he has eluded police custody since. Bell was suspected of being out of province during the last year, but police recently received information that he may be back in the capital region. He has been known to camp in local parks throughout the area.
Police believe Bell is a danger to persons 16 years and under. His current living arrangements are of obvious concern to officers. VicPD hope the public can assist in getting Bell back in custody.
Bell is described as white man, 6-feet-1, approximately 200 lbs, balding, with scraggly hair on the sides and back, and some facial stubble. He sometimes dresses as a woman with a dark-coloured wig.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Bell is requested to contact VicPD at 250-995-7654, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).