Lying local man arrested

Man faces charges including giving fake name to police.

A man involved in a noisy argument at a Ucluelet motel was arrested after providing a false name to police.

On April 10, around 4 a.m., police responded to a report of a fight involving two men and one woman at a local motel, according to Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

Swann said Police arrived and spoke to the three people, all of whom were West Coast residents.

One of the men continued to shout and swear loudly so he was arrested for causing a disturbance and when police found his identification, they learned he had given them a false name.

The fake name got the man arrested for obstructing a police officer and, when his real name was run through the RCMP’s computer system, police discovered the man was under court orders to have no contact with the female involved in the early morning’s argument.

“Once the police officer had the person’s real name, they ran him on our system and found out that not only was he lying about his name, he was on conditions to have no contact with the female party that he was actually present with,” Swann said.

The man was arrested and faces charges for failing to comply with a court order and for obstructing police by giving a fake name.

He remained in custody in Port Alberni at press time.