Crime

  • Fake abduction and Bitcoin ransom used to swindle Richmond r...
    Mounties in Richmond say it appears criminals have added Bitcoin ransom to the growing list of manoeuvres to swindle money from unsuspecting people. Officers responded to a report of an abduction on July 16 where a person in a Richmond home reported receiving a call from someone demanding money for… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • More than 2,000 without power in Vancouver
    B.C. Hydro says an equipment failure has led to a power outage affecting more than 2,000 customers this morning in the Mount Pleasant and Riley Park areas of Vancouver. The outage was reported at 7:31 a.m. Crews are working to restore power to 2,208 customers in the area that runs… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Police charge man for allegedly clotheslining motorcyclist w...
    Police say the suspect strectched a pile of wire across the road and knocked down the victim off his bike. ... more
    TheStar -Crime1 month ago
  • Police investigating horrific Mississauga beating as possibl...
    Muhammed Abu Marzouk, 39, remains in intensive care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. ... more
    TheStar -Crime1 month ago
  • A year later, police still searching for killer of Burnaby t...
    The makeshift shrine of flowers is still there, but the person who killed Marrisa Shen is no closer to being caught as the one-year anniversary of the 13-year-old’s murder dawns. In fact, the killer may be far away by now, an SFU criminologist and former police officer said. “Probably long… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Two men guilty of violent home invasion in Richmond
    Two men have been convicted in connection with a violent home invasion in which they were found to have stolen more than $1.5 million in valuable watches from the victim’s safe. Adrian David Gower and Greyson Nicholas Rane Wesley were charged with the May 2016 break-and-enter, unlawful confinement and robbery… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Police seeking suspect in sex assault in downtown Toronto
    Man last seen in the Bay and Walton Sts. area. ... more
    TheStar -Crime1 month ago
  • Police ID suspect wanted in Kensington Market shooting death
    Four people were injured in a shooting in Kensington Market on Canada Day. ... more
    TheStar -Crime1 month ago
  • Man charged with second-degree murder in death of Toronto wo...
    Carolyn Campbell, 52, was found without vital signs and rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. ... more
    TheStar -Crime1 month ago
  • Former Mountie who tasered Robert Dziekanski drops sentence ...
    The former Mountie who tasered Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport more than 10 years ago has abandoned his appeal of a jail sentence he received after being convicted of perjury. The Crown informed the B.C. Court of Appeal that former Const. Kwesi Millington had decided to drop his appeal… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Cross-border police teams ride the waves looking for drug tr...
    VICTORIA — The two high-powered speed boats meet in broad daylight near San Juan Island, just south of the Canada-U.S. border. Bags filled with millions of dollars worth of cocaine and methamphetamine are allegedly passed from the U.S. boat to the Canadian boat, which police say is operated by a… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Vancouver police respond to ‘disturbance’ at Tru...
    Police say a scuffle Friday inside a nightclub at the Trump tower in Vancouver is not linked to protests against the U.S. president, who is on a working visit to the United Kingdom. Officers were called after a “disturbance” broke out at Drai’s Vancouver nightclub inside the Trump International Hotel… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Lawyer who claimed he was voted ‘No. 1 in Client Satis...
    Personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger was reprimanded and ordered to pay $5,000 in costs after the Law Society of Ontario’s tribunal found problems with his marketing practices. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation1 month ago
  • Vancouver man who killed father over Ferrari will spend mini...
    A Vancouver man, who at 19 murdered his elderly father as they fought over the son’s theft of $100,000 to purchase a Ferrari, will spend at least the next 10 years in prison. Alexander Shevalev, now 22, stood at the start of his Friday morning sentencing hearing in B.C. Supreme… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Port Coquitlam fires staff after copper theft scheme costs c...
    The City of Port Coquitlam says it has fired seven employees involved in a “highly co-ordinatedâ€� copper theft scheme that lasted over a decade and cost taxpayers more than $75,000. Chief administrative officer John Leeburn says the plan involved the deliberate, covert theft and sale of copper pipes, the majority… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Officer who used police dog on ‘unpredictable’ s...
    VICTORIA — British Columbia’s prosecution service says a police officer who deployed a service dog during an arrest was not charged with any offence because he had no other way to deal with an unpredictable suspect. The service announced in January that no charges would be approved against the Vancouver… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Judge declines extra security after home of witness’ p...
    A judge on Thursday declined to order extra security measures at the trial of six men accused of kidnapping and involvement in two fatal shootings, after the home of the kidnap victim’s parents was shot at early Wednesday. On Wednesday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman was advised of the… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Son who murdered dad should get 13 years with no parole: Cro...
    A Vancouver man who murdered his father following a dispute over the son’s purchase of a Ferrari should spend 13 years behind bars before he can apply for parole, a prosecutor argued Wednesday. On June 30, after several days of deliberations, a B.C. Supreme Court jury found Alexander Shevalev guilty… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: Robert Latimer seeks remission for murder of di...
    The Saskatchewan farmer who became a controversial national figure after what he claimed was the 1993 mercy killing of his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter, Robert Latimer wants to be pardoned. The now-65-year-old was twice tried for murdering Tracey — he placed her in the cab of his pickup truck and… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Abbotsford police make easy arrest after suspect helps to ca...
    A 38-year-old man suspected of vehicle theft is under arrest in Abbotsford but police say he captured himself. A tweet from the department says officers responded to calls early Wednesday about a parked van that was “shaking violently.â€� Police quickly determined the van was stolen. They opened the back doors… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime1 month ago
  • Saskatchewan man gets 10 years for crash that killed three E...
    Battlefords, Sask. — A Saskatchewan man who pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal negligence causing death for a crash that killed three Edmonton women has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A judge at Battleford’s Court of Queen’s Bench handed down the sentence to Brandon Stucka on Friday.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Spruce Grove senior charged with second-degree murder in May...
    RCMP released details Thursday about a 74-year-old Spruce Grove man who is charged with killing his wife more than one month ago. RCMP were called to investigate the sudden death of a woman at a Spruce Grove home on May 27. Cpl. Ronald Bumbry said RCMP did not release details about… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Fort St. John RCMP look to link convicted rapist to unsolved...
    An Alberta man has been sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with a 1994 sexual assault in Fort St. John, B.C. — but police there are not closing the book on the case. On March 23, 60-year-old Randolph Byron Dunlop was found guilty of sexual assault with a weapon,… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Officers fatally shot man after finding him parked near Whit...
    RCMP officers shot a man dead Tuesday after finding a suspect vehicle parked — with the driver appearing to be asleep — at a rest stop near Whitecourt, says the province’s police watchdog, which is now calling for witnesses. Officers searching for the vehicle connected to a Monday case near… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Liquor store employee stabbed while trying to stop theft
    A north Edmonton liquor store employee was in serious but stable condition Thursday evening after being stabbed twice while trying to stop a theft. Officers had taped off the scene outside the Liquor Depot at 97 Street and 160 Avenue around 9:30 p.m. The police helicopter circled overhead and a… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Town Talk: Blood cancer research on verge of making a differ...
    BLOOD NEWS: Pioneer Pallet principal Dave Uppal and wife Jas hosted a reception for donors and supporters of the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s Inspiration gala. That Nov. 3 event will help fund blood-cancer research. B.C. Cancer’s Dr. Keith Humphries reminded attendees that acute leukemia treatments “have remained unchanged for over three… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • A Mother’s Struggle: If severe addicts don’t wan...
    Christian DeSousa has just entered a treatment centre in B.C.’s Interior after a horrendous eight-year journey with drugs that led him to the streets, hospitals and jails — and, his mother feared, would have ended at the morgue. Because for the last three years of Christian’s downward spiral, overdose deaths… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Okanagan fire bug likely a thrill seeker or revenge seeker, ...
    A thrill seeker who starts fires as part of a secret game with investigators could be behind 29 wildfires believed to be arson in the Okanagan over the last four years, says an arson profiler. Dian Williams has interviewed hundreds of fire setters and fire bombers across the United States as… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Girls weep as charges dismissed against man in West Edmonton...
    A man accused of sexual assault hugged his wife after learning his charges were dropped Friday. Meanwhile, a group of teen girls and their supporters left the courtroom in tears. Soleiman Hajj Soleiman was arrested in February 2017 after several teenagers reported being touched by a man in the West Edmonton… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Drugs being produced at West Kelowna house where blast kille...
    RCMP say preliminary findings suggest a rental house that exploded and caught fire in West Kelowna was being used as a drug lab. Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says the exact cause of the blast is not yet known but police strongly believe an arsonist was not involved and the public is… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Police arrest second suspect in fatal shooting at Sherbourne...
    Brent Young, 41, was killed in an apartment unit on at Sherbourne and Dundas Sts. on June 25 ... more
    TheStar -Crime2 months ago
  • Cause of baby girl’s death in foster care still a myst...
    A fatality inquiry into the sudden death of a baby girl in Edmonton eight years ago could not find any additional explanation for how the toddler died. Twenty-month-old Shylee Kasokeo died at the Stollery Children’s Hospital on March 2, 2010, hours after her foster mother found her in sudden, severe medical… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Plaques celebrating Indigenous success stolen from downtown ...
    Five plaques honouring Indigenous artists have been stolen from a downtown Edmonton park. The Aboriginal Walk of Honour at Beaver Hills House Park on Jasper Avenue and 105 Street is a tribute to Indigenous success stories in the entertainment industry, featuring concrete steps with the honouree’s handprint and a description… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Police seek public’s assistance in identifying dead ma...
    Police have released composite sketches of a dead man whose identity has remained a mystery for more than one year. On June 1, 2017, police found a body on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River just south of Dawson Bridge, said a Thursday news release. In the last year,… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Radio station owner convicted in shooting wins new trial on ...
    The owner of a radio station who was convicted in the shooting of a man outside a Surrey temple has won a new trial. In March of 2016, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Ball found Maninder Singh Gill, the owner of Radio India, guilty of offences related to the shooting… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Morning apartment fire lands man in hospital, police called ...
    A man was taken to hospital and police were called in Thursday morning after a north Edmonton apartment fire. Crews were called to the blaze near 80 Street and 142 Avenue about 9:20 a.m., said fire rescue spokeswoman Maya Filipovic. Four trucks responded and the blaze was contained and put out… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man’s body found at recycling centre after bin dump: p...
    Homicide detectives are investigating after a man’s body was discovered when a load was dumped at a private recycling centre Thursday morning. Police were called to Capital Paper Recycling, 15003 128 Ave., after a truck unloading from morning rounds led workers to the discovery of the body around 9:30 a.m.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Oil lobby targeted 13 Ontario swing ridings in ‘unprec...
    Leaked document raises questions about whether petroleum association’s advertising this spring violated Ontario election rules. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • Arms control advocates call for independent investigation in...
    Global Affairs Canada already conducted an internal review and found “no conclusive evidence� the armoured vehicles were used to commit rights violations. But a coalition of groups say that review was flawed. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • ‘Brazen and abusive conduct’: Lawyer for man bea...
    Officers who kicked and beat a suspect during an arrest won’t be prosecuted despite a recommendation that charges be laid for excessive use of force, said the province’s police oversight body Wednesday. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) issued a statement saying no officers will be charged after Ronnie… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • ‘Brazen and abusive conduct’: Lawyer for man bea...
    Officers who kicked and beat a suspect during an arrest won’t be prosecuted despite a recommendation that charges be laid for excessive use of force, said the province’s police oversight body Wednesday. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) issued a statement saying no officers will be charged after Ronnie… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Military court finds soldier not guilty of sexual assault
    A military judge has found a Canadian Forces officer not guilty of one count of sexual assault and one count of assault. In a classroom turned into a courtroom at CFB Edmonton, an audible gasp of relief was heard from the accused as Cmdr. Martin Pelletier read out his verdict… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Military court finds soldier not guilty of sexual assault
    A military judge has found a Canadian Forces officer not guilty of one count of sexual assault and one count of assault. In a classroom turned into a courtroom at CFB Edmonton, an audible gasp of relief was heard from the accused as Cmdr. Martin Pelletier read out his verdict… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Verdict reserved in Whyte Avenue nightclub murder case
    Family members of a Calgary man fatally shot outside an Edmonton nightclub were in court Wednesday as closing arguments wrapped up in a first-degree murder trial for the alleged killer. Arman Dhillon is charged in the 2016 shooting death of Amin Mohammed Abdullahi, 30, who died in hospital after being shot… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Verdict reserved in Whyte Avenue nightclub murder case
    Family members of a Calgary man fatally shot outside an Edmonton nightclub were in court Wednesday as closing arguments wrapped up in a first-degree murder trial for the alleged killer. Arman Dhillon is charged in the 2016 shooting death of Amin Mohammed Abdullahi, 30, who died in hospital after being shot… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • UCP releases recommendations to address rural crime
    The United Conservative Party says its plan to tackle crime in rural areas targets increasingly brazen and violent criminals. The proposal, released Wednesday, calls for a response system linking police services, the establishment of units in each judicial district focused on high-risk offenders and a potential ombudsman for victims of crime. UCP… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • Police didn’t fire a single shot during attempted arre...
    Officers attempting to arrest a hate crime suspect in June 2015 couldn’t have anticipated the “disproportionate” reaction from the man who opened fire, killing Const. Daniel Woodall, the province’s police watchdog said Tuesday. Three years after Norman Walter Raddatz fatally shot Woodall and injured another officer, the Alberta Serious Incident… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Kensington Market shooting victim has died, police say
    Police said four possible suspects were seen running away. ... more
    TheStar -Crime2 months ago
  • Suspect in fatal stabbing surrenders to Toronto police
    Paul Napolitano, 19, surrendered to police on July 3. ... more
    TheStar -Crime2 months ago
  • Price cap on ticket resales delayed by new Premier Doug Ford
    Ontario’s new anti-scalping law was recently changed to delay the highly anticipated 50-per-cent limit on ticket markups ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • Mission’s Reptile Guy charged with animal cruelty
    A Mission man, nicknamed The Reptile Guy, has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty on a blood python. The SPCA says they have video which shows Mike Hopcraft, the former owner of the now closed Reptile Guy’s Rescue and Education Centre, performing a veterinary procedure on a friend’s blood python… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Nothing suspicious about century-old human bones found at Ed...
    Edmonton police don’t believe there’s anything suspicious about a set of nearly century-old human bones discovered at a construction site last week. City police said in a news release Tuesday that investigators have concluded their probe of the skeletal remains, which were reported to police last Thursday in north Edmonton’s Schonsee… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Nothing suspicious about century-old human bones found at Ed...
    Edmonton police don’t believe there’s anything suspicious about a set of nearly century-old human bones discovered at a construction site last week. City police said in a news release Tuesday that investigators have concluded their probe of the skeletal remains, which were reported to police last Thursday in north Edmonton’s Schonsee… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Surrey’s gang task force releases six recommendations ...
    Surrey intends to step up measures aimed at keeping youths out of gangs and helping those who are already involved in organized crime to leave as part of its plan to deal with gang violence in the city. On Tuesday, almost nine months after it was formed, the Mayor’s Task… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Man crawls into Burnaby Starbucks ceiling vent, gets stuck, ...
    A number of customers at a Burnaby Starbucks got quite the caffeine jolt on Saturday when a man who had sneaked into the store’s ceiling vent got stuck and kicked his way through the drywall to escape. The man apparently entered the Starbucks, at 6200 McKay Ave. at Burnaby’s Station… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Defence claims misidentification in Whyte Avenue nightclub f...
    Defence counsel gave its closing statement in the trial of Arman Dhillon on Tuesday, arguing evidence presented at trial was not substantive enough for a conviction. Dhillon is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Amin Mohammed Abdullahi on March 20, 2016. Abdullahi was fatally shot… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Defence claims misidentification in Whyte Avenue nightclub f...
    Defence counsel gave its closing statement in the trial of Arman Dhillon on Tuesday, arguing evidence presented at trial was not substantive enough for a conviction. Dhillon is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Amin Mohammed Abdullahi on March 20, 2016. Abdullahi was fatally shot… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man dead after ‘confrontation’ with RCMP near Wh...
    Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a man died following an altercation with RCMP along a highway near Whitecourt. Police closed down part of Highway 43 during the search for the suspect, prompting major delays. “Earlier today, an RCMP member attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 43,â€� RCMP said… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man dead after ‘confrontation’ with RCMP near Wh...
    Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a man died following an altercation with RCMP along a highway near Whitecourt. Police closed down part of Highway 43 during the search for the suspect, prompting major delays. “Earlier today, an RCMP member attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 43,â€� RCMP said… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Police identify victim as homicide unit probes deadly daylig...
    Edmonton police have identified a 21-year-old man killed in a daylight drive-by shooting. Jordan Pandey died of his wounds in hospital early Tuesday morning, police said in a news release. Officers called to the scene of the shooting found Pandey in a parking lot near Ellerslie Road and Parsons Road… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Police identify victim as homicide unit probes deadly daylig...
    Edmonton police have identified a 21-year-old man killed in a daylight drive-by shooting. Jordan Pandey died of his wounds in hospital early Tuesday morning, police said in a news release. Officers called to the scene of the shooting found Pandey in a parking lot near Ellerslie Road and Parsons Road… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Police didn’t fire a single shot during attempted arre...
    Officers attempting to arrest a hate crime suspect in June 2015 couldn’t have anticipated the “disproportionate” reaction from the man who opened fire, killing Const. Daniel Woodall, the province’s police watchdog said Tuesday. Three years after Norman Walter Raddatz fatally shot Woodall and injured another officer, the Alberta Serious Incident… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Breath test can’t be refused under new drunk-driving ...
    VICTORIA — By Christmas, sweeping changes to Canada’s impaired-driving laws will allow police to demand a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop. It’s one of the things about Bill C-46 that most concerns Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan. Under current law, police must have reasonable suspicion a driver has alcohol… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • B.C. moves ahead with probe into money laundering in real es...
    British Columbia Attorney General David Eby says terms of reference are being discussed as the province moves ahead with the second phase of its battle against money laundering. The first phase was unveiled last week with a report from former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German, detailing money laundering in the… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Man injured in shooting at southeast Edmonton parking lot
    A shooting in southeast Edmonton Monday has left one young man in hospital. Police responded around 6:50 p.m. to reports of a parking lot shooting near Ellerslie Road and Parsons Road. One man was taken to hospital in stable condition, said Edmonton police Insp. Keith Johnson. The man was breathing… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man shot in parking lot near Ellerslie Road
    A shooting in southeast Edmonton Monday has left one young man in hospital. Police responded around 6:50 p.m. to reports of gunshots in a parking lot near Ellerslie Road and 99 Street. One man was taken to hospital in stable condition, said Edmonton police Insp. Keith Johnson. The man was… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man shot in parking lot near Ellerslie Road
    A shooting in southeast Edmonton Monday has left one young man in hospital. Police responded around 6:50 p.m. to reports of gunshots in a parking lot near Ellerslie Road and 99 Street. One man was taken to hospital in stable condition, said Edmonton police Insp. Keith Johnson. The man was… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man injured in shooting at southeast Edmonton parking lot
    A shooting in southeast Edmonton Monday has left one young man in hospital. Police responded around 6:50 p.m. to reports of a parking lot shooting near Ellerslie Road and 99 Street. One man was taken to hospital in stable condition, said Edmonton police Insp. Keith Johnson. The man was breathing… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • St. Albert RCMP investigating report of public masturbation ...
    Police want help identifying a man who allegedly masturbated in front of two girls in a St. Albert parking lot on Friday. St. Albert RCMP released a composite sketch of a suspect who is alleged to have parked his white, four-door sedan near two girls walking through the parking lot… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man claiming to be victim of Edmonton police obstruction cas...
    A man claiming to be the victim of an alleged obstruction of justice case involving an Edmonton police officer has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against the officer, the force and other members. The man — who goes only by the initials “MJ” in a statement of claim filed with… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
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