Crime

  • Girl, 15, in critical condition after southeast Edmonton hit...
    A 15-year-old girl was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries Tuesday evening after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in southeast Edmonton.  The collision happened near 38 Avenue and 31 Street at 6:38 p.m., police Staff Sgt. Ashley Emerson said. A male suspect who is believed to… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Vancouver man acquitted in UBC sexual assault
    A Vancouver man who was charged in connection with a terrifying sexual attack on three women on the UBC Endowment Lands has been acquitted. Yuan Zhi Gao, 25, was charged with break-and-enter with the intent to commit sexual assault in relation to the April 2016 attack in a ground-floor apartment… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Ponoka man charged with arson
    A 60-year-old man is facing two arson charges relating to fires in the Ponoka area. RCMP and Ponoka County Fire Department investigators deemed a May 2 grass fire in town as suspicious and arrested the suspect. During their investigation, officials obtained information that linked the man to another suspicious fire… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Car-jacking suspect killed in police shooting at Nanaimoâ...
    A man was fatally shot at the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo on Tuesday morning when police attempted to arrest a suspect in a violent car jacking incident from another part of the province, according to police. B.C. RCMP said in a statement that the Island District Emergency Response Team… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Woman dies after domestic attack in city’s southeast
    A domestic call turned deadly Monday afternoon when a 33-year-old woman was attacked at a southeast Edmonton home before her estranged partner was arrested, say police.  Officers found the woman dead after responding to a weapons call at an apartment suite in the Strathearn Heights complex near 96 Avenue and… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Weapons complaint draws heavy police presence to southeast n...
    Police are combing a Strathearn neighbourhood canvassing witnesses after a Monday afternoon weapons complaint. Officers converged on the scene near 87 Street and 96 Avenue about 3:40 p.m. in response to the complaint, said police spokeswoman Cheryl Voordenhout. Residents in the area said they heard screaming before police and an… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Judge awards Rebel Media staffer $3,500 in civil suit agains...
    A provincial court judge has awarded $3,500 in damages to a Rebel Media staffer after a man struck her camera at a rally early last year, injuring her face.  Sheila Gunn Reid, Alberta bureau chief for the Rebel Media, brought a civil suit against Dion Bews, an attendee at a… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Law protecting Ontarians from disclosure of police records f...
    Nearly three years after it was passed unanimously by the Ontario legislature, the Police Record Checks Reform Act will become law on Nov. 1. It will severely limit the release of police “non-conviction records� that have thwarted careers and ruined lives, as detailed in a Star investigation. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 weeks ago
  • RCMP investigating after human remains found near Fort McMur...
    RCMP are investigating after male human remains were discovered near a Fort McMurray creek over the weekend.  Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to the report of found human remains just after 4 p.m. Sunday.  RCMP Cpl. Teri-Ann Deobald said Monday the remains were male and were discovered along a creek.  Foul play… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Offshore tax havens set to overtake Canada in corporate tran...
    Britain has passed a law that will require company owners in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands to identify themselves in public databases — a level of transparency that still doesn’t exist in Canada. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 weeks ago
  • Federal court stays order releasing convicted UN gang gunman
    Over the last three weeks, convicted gangster gunman Aram Ali has twice been ordered released from a Metro Vancouver immigration jail. But the United Nations associate remains behind bars because the Federal Court of Canada has intervened three times to set aside Immigration and Refugee Board orders allowing Ali to… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Man fatally stabbed in Beaches neighbourhood
    Robert Joseph Walker, 48, died at the scene on Queen St. E. near Victoria Park Ave. ... more
    TheStar -Crime2 weeks ago
  • April was horror month for homicides in Edmonton
    April has been a deadly month in Edmonton with half of this year’s 10 homicides occurring in the last month alone. All but one of the victims are men.  Police have refused to name four of the 10 victims so far this year. Here is a breakdown of the cases in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Suspect on the run after Parkallen collision: police
    City police are searching for a suspect that took off on foot following a three-vehicle collision in the Parkallen neighbourhood on Saturday evening. Three people were transported to hospital following the crash shortly after 6 p.m. in the area of 72 Avenue and 111 Street, Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Paul… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Allegations of bias, staff departures hit mercury compensati...
    Provincial govenment has recently proposed upping the disability payments to victims of the industrial pollution ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 weeks ago
  • Former biker brought from prison to testify at Hells Angels ...
    A founding member of the Nanaimo Hells Angels suggested Friday that he had been unfairly convicted in an extortion case because of his membership in the notorious biker club. Robert “Fredâ€� Widdifield was brought from prison as a witness in the civil trial to determine if three Hells Angels clubhouses… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Police capture man wanted for second-degree murder in death ...
    A man accused of breaking into a north Edmonton home and killing a young woman last month was arrested Thursday night in the city’s south side. Kenneth Richards, 35, was wanted on charges including second-degree murder in connection with the death of Brittany Vande Lagemaat, 25. Police arrested Richards in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Comox Valley man killed in Peru most likely suspect in murde...
    Prosecutors in Peru say evidence leaves little doubt that a Comox Valley man, whose brutal lynching was caught on video, killed a beloved elderly shaman in the remote Amazon rainforest. Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, was killed April 19 after villagers in the community of Victoria Gracia blamed him for the shooting… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 weeks ago
  • U-Haul attack suspect seeking new lawyer, case adjourned
    The suspect in a September attack on a police officer also accused of mowing down several pedestrians with a U-Haul truck struggled to understand court proceedings when he was without an interpreter Friday. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif made a brief appearance by video conference in Court of Queen’s Bench early Friday… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Air and water quality reforms needed to curb toxic emissions...
    The Star investigation highlights that Canada has fallen behind the U.S. in reducing emissions in the atmosphere. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 weeks ago
  • University of Alberta student charged after bomb threats mad...
    A University of Alberta student has been charged by police after bomb threats were discovered on a social media app last month. On April 19, police were contacted by University of Alberta Protective Services after a post was discovered on a social media app called Chillabit. The post was made… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 weeks ago
  • Calgary chef Michael Noble charged with sexual assault of wo...
    Well-known local chef Michael Noble, 56, has been charged with sexual assault.  A 21-year-old woman alleged that while she was at a social gathering at Sub Rosa early Jan. 30, she was followed into the washroom by her employer, police said Thursday. “The man allegedly cornered the victim in a stall… ... more
    CH -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Former biker says crimes discussed at Hells Angels clubhouse
    A former Hells Angel testified Thursday that members of the biker club would discuss some of their criminal activities at the Toronto clubhouse, but only after the business of their formal meetings was done. But David Atwell also agreed with a lawyer for the Hells Angels that there were rules… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Why did the maker of OxyContin pay Canadian doctors nearly t...
    Experts warn that Purdue Pharma may be focusing its marketing efforts in Canada, where the drug company has not faced government sanctions like it has in the United States. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • Appeal filed by man convicted in estranged wife’s murd...
    An Edmonton man serving a life sentence for killing his estranged wife is appealing both his sentence and conviction. In January, a jury convicted Gilbert Paul Robinson of second-degree murder in Aileen (Gina) Robinson’s 2014 death. The couple was going through an acrimonious divorce when she was found seriously injured in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Edmonton man arrested and charged in Fort McMurray
    An Edmonton man has been arrested and charged with drug and other charges in the Timberlea area of Fort McMurray. On April 27, around 9 p.m. during a patrol by the Wood Buffalo Crime Reduction Unit the man raised police suspicion by breaking traffic rules and trying to evade police,… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Panama Papers investigation targeted oil businessman
    Canada Revenue Agency raided homes, seized papers and computers, and put couple and their companies under surveillance in year-long tax investigation. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • B.C. government pays millions to gangsters for jail beatings
    Two men with gang links who were beaten while awaiting trials in Metro Vancouver jails have been awarded a total of almost $3.5 million by the B.C. government to settle their lawsuits. Independent Soldier associate Jesse Margison was given a $3-million settlement after suffering severe brain damage when another inmate… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Six-year-old complaint against city police officers who arre...
    A six-year-old complaint against two city police officers who arrested a group of teenagers playing with Airsoft guns was finally concluded Thursday.  Sgt. Jessie Poonian and Const. Timothy Connell were accused of behaving improperly when they arrested three teenagers, two aged 14 and one 15, playing with the replica firearms… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Lovestruck juror is no grounds for appeal, court rules
    Man convicted in drug case argued that trial was compromised when a juror sent friendly messages to the Crown prosecutor. ... more
    TheStar -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Three injured after stolen car crashes into another vehicle
    Three people were taken to hospital after a stolen car crashed into another vehicle in the Newton neighbourhood of Edmonton Thursday. Police said witnesses who saw the suspect allegedly steal a white Grand Prix followed the vehicle until it crashed with a Ford Ranger just before 11 a.m. When the… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • First-degree murder charge laid in 2015 homicide where truck...
    A man arrested in Vancouver last month has been charged with first-degree murder after a 2015 slaying where a truck driver was fatally stabbed outside a west Edmonton motel.  Edmonton homicide detectives, with help from Vancouver police, arrested Richard William Rockey in the B.C. city April 27. Police said Thursday the 46-year-old… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Man serving nine-year sentence when charged with January sla...
    A second man charged with a fatal January stabbing death at a west Edmonton home is already behind bars serving a nine-year sentence, show court documents. Police said this week that Jonathan Sidney Burd, 48, was charged Friday, April 20, with second-degree murder, possession of a knife dangerous to the public, and… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • This Windsor doctor lied, pleaded guilty to fraud and was pu...
    Dr. Thomas Joseph Barnard has been penalized eight times for a range of offences. That makes him among the most sanctioned physicians in the Star’s analysis of doctor discipline. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • This Ontario doctor abandoned his New Brunswick patients and...
    Dr. Arun Jain’s disciplinary history includes a sudden disappearance, “flagrant� mistreatment of patients and cross-border “deceit� about his record. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • Brain damage ended his medical career in the U.S. Now heâ...
    Dr. Lawrence Wiser is among almost 50 doctors licensed to work in Canada who faced discipline by U.S. medical regulators, according to data compiled by the Star. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • This doctor was jailed for child porn. Then Quebec gave him ...
    Dr. Jacques Lemire pleaded guilty to child porn offences in California. His criminal history does not appear on the Quebec college’s public registry. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • This St. Catharines pediatrician faked his own death in New ...
    In 2001, Dr. John Crysler sent his death certificate to his New York hospital. He was only dead on paper. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • Another murder charge laid in January death of Jarvis Katz
    A second person has been charged with murder in connection to a January stabbing. Jonathan Sidney Burd, 48, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jarvis Katz, according to provincial court records. Burd also faces charges of possession of a knife dangerous to the public, as well as… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • ‘It’s a big loss’: Samson Cree Nation coun...
    Three members of the Maskwacis community killed in a roadside collision were laid to rest this week.  “They were great people, they got along with everybody, they were entrepreneurs … they were just wonderful people,” said Vinnie Saddleback, a councillor with Samson Cree Nation who lost his cousins Kevin Montour… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Three gangsters in Bacon murder plot slapped with stiff pris...
    KELOWNA — Three gangsters who admitted their roles in the 2011 murder plot that left Jonathan Bacon dead and three others wounded were handed lengthy prison terms in B.C. Supreme Court here Wednesday. Justice Allan Betton accepted a joint sentencing submission from Crown and defence lawyers for Jason McBride, Jujhar… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Manslaughter charge laid in Edmonton’s 10th homicide o...
    Police have laid a manslaughter charge after the death of a 34-year-old man in the west-end neighbourhood of Rosenthal over the weekend. Officers were called to a home near 84 Avenue and 219 Street about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after a report of a disturbance. On arrival, they found the 34-year-old man… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Search parties comb Athabasca River after youth falls fro...
    Search parties were combing the Athabasca River near the Town of Slave Lake Wednesday morning after a young person reportedly fell off a bridge and into the water.  RCMP said in a news release that the youth had fallen from the Highway 2 bridge around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday night.  Crews… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • REAL SCOOP: Watch the gripping surveillance video showing th...
    We will learn Wednesday morning whether B.C. Supreme Court Justice Allan Betton will accept a joint sentencing submission for three gangsters who’ve admitted a role in the 2011 Jonathan Bacon murder case. Crown and defence lawyers for Jason McBride, Jujhar Khun-Khun and Michael Jones were in negotiations for weeks on… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Pollution from Canadian refineries an ‘embarrassmentâ...
    Canadian refineries pump out far higher levels of some key pollutants compared with their U.S. counterparts. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • Fortney: Teenage victim is also the hero who halted Philip H...
    He was a kid with exceptional musical talent, doubly blessed with parents more than willing to help make his dreams come true. Never did his parents imagine, though, that by sending their child to the Young Canadians theatre troupe he would instead become a hero. In 2014, the then 16-year-old… ... more
    CH -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Homicide police identify murdered Richmond couple
    The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the man and woman murdered early Monday morning in Richmond. Richmond RCMP, responding to a report of gunshots, discovered the bodies of 36-year-old Keri Smith and 37-year-old Terrence Peter Smith inside a home in the 6600-block of Eckersley Road at about 2:30 a.m. IHIT is… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Man sentenced after brake-fluid soaked co-worker catches fir...
    A man who sprayed a co-worker with brake fluid and then lit a rag on fire that caused the victim to catch flame was handed a one-year sentence to be served in the community on Tuesday. Tylor Douglas Wright earlier pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm for actions that… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • West Vancouver police believe speeding cabbie was impaired
    West Vancouver police impounded a taxi cab Sunday night after it was clocked travelling nearly 60 km/hr above the speed limit near Cypress Bowl. Police say the taxi, a Toyota Corolla, was pulled over on Highway 1 near Caulfeild Drive after its speed was measured at approximately 148 km/hr in… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Guilty pleas in Jonathan Bacon murder coming Tuesday
    KELOWNA â€” A dramatic 2011 shooting in the heart of this Okanagan city is expected to come to a less dramatic conclusion today as three gangsters plead guilty to having a role in the murder of Red Scorpion boss Jonathan Bacon. All three accused â€” Jason McBride, Jujhar Khun-Khun and Michael Jones â€”… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Mounties display numerous weapons seized in Parkland County
    An investigation by the Stony Plain/Spruce Grove/Enoch RCMP drug section led to a significant firearms seizure after an investigation that spanned three months. On April 21, 2018 police executed two search warrants, one for a residence in Val Quentin and the other was for a storage locker… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Owner devastated after two horses stolen, then shipped to sl...
    Kathy O’Reilly says she still feels numb after learning from RCMP Monday that her two beloved horses — reported missing over the weekend — were stolen, shipped to a nearby slaughterhouse and destroyed. O’Reilly, a former Medicine Hat resident who now lives on Vancouver Island, was contacted around mid-April and informed… ... more
    CH -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Bail denied for father accused of sex offences against three...
    A rural Alberta father accused of sexual offences against his daughters was denied bail Monday. The man, whose name is protected by a publication ban to protect his victim’s identities, is alleged to have committed a variety of offences against his three daughters in a rural compound west of Edmonton.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Attempted murder charges laid against four men after Maskwac...
    Four men face attempted murder and aggravated assault charges after violence in Maskwacis on Saturday night sent two men to hospital. One of the victims was stabbed and suffered serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. The other victim was shot in the back and airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Both men… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Landlord convicted of assaulting tenant wins new trial on ap...
    A Langley man who was found guilty of assaulting one of his tenants has had his conviction overturned because the trial judge didn’t provide the proper assistance to the self-represented accused. In June 2016, Provincial Court Judge Kimberley Arthur-Leung found Frederick Earl Wyatt guilty of the September 2013 aggravated assault… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • ‘These are not hunting rifles’: Submachine-gun, ...
    A weapons cache including a submachine-gun and carbines, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, drugs including meth and cocaine and $7,000 in cash were seized by RCMP Monday following a three-month investigation west of Edmonton. Mounties from Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Enoch executed a search warrant on April 21 at a… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Justice minister responds to police failure to notify public...
    The province’s justice minister was reserved Monday while responding to questions about the recent revelation that Edmonton police failed to disclose that a murder charge had been laid in the 2016 death of a two-month-old baby. “I think anyone would be worried about lack of transparency, but whether this is… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Canada’s dual role in Yemen: Arms exports to Saudi co...
    Canada has sent $65 million in humanitarian aid to help Yemenis suffering amid a brutal war. It has also exported $284 million worth of weapons and military goods to the countries bombing Yemen. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • Rolled semi closes Highway 2 southbound near Leduc
    A rolled tractor-trailer-unit hauling concrete slabs rolled onto its side Sunday evening, blocking southbound traffic on Highway 2 near Leduc, say RCMP.  The rollover happened near Glen Park Road — exit 508 — according to a news release Sunday evening. The rollover caused the truck to spill its load of… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • One injured after pickup flips over on Groat Road
    One person was sent to hospital Sunday afternoon and emergency crews rerouted traffic after a pickup truck flipped over on Groat Road.  The black Ram 1500 truck appeared to have been travelling northbound on the Groat Road ramp near Victoria Park Road when it turned over.  City police Staff Sgt. Frank… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • ‘He was pure. He was innocent’: Memorial honours...
    Anthony Joseph Raine wasn’t always a neglected child. Pictures show the baby smiling and laughing, his eyes shining, and his mother’s eyes shining, First Nations elder Taz Bouchier said at a memorial for the slain toddler. “We can’t forget Baby Anthony,” Bouchier told people gathered at the Good Shepherd Anglican… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Court finds tribunal secrecy unconstitutional in response to...
    Ontario Superior Court declared as “invalid� provisions of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act that delay or block public access to tribunal records. The province has one year to consider how to make its tribunal system more open and accessible to journalists and the public. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation3 weeks ago
  • Man guilty in triple murder of Edson family
    The evidence that Mickell Clayton Bailey shot and killed three people was “overwhelming”, but prosecutors failed to prove he’d planned the murders, a judge ruled Friday. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sterling Sanderman convicted Bailey of three counts of second-degree murder in the November 2015 deaths of Bailey’s aunt by… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Man who shot student in case of mistaken identity gets 12 ye...
    A Surrey man who shot a university student in a case of mistaken identity has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. In February, Saeed Mobeen Rana, 25, was convicted of the April 2016 attempted murder of the 19-year-old student, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban that… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Toronto police seeking woman who threw hot liquid on Starbuc...
    Woman reacted when told to wait in line after she asked for a cup of water, according to police. ... more
    TheStar -Crime3 weeks ago
  • Rolled semi near Sexsmith spills diesel fuel: RCMP
    A semi-truck that rolled over Thursday evening near Sexsmith spilled an unknown quantity of diesel fuel.  Grande Prairie rural RCMP, hazmat crews and environmental services teams were at the scene of the crash near Highway 672 and Range Road 74, RCMP said in a news release.  The semi rolled over… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime4 weeks ago
  • Charges dropped against trucking company that faced up to $3...
    Charges against an Edmonton trucking company facing up to $3 million in fines over allegations of overweight loads were withdrawn in provincial court Tuesday. Avtar Gill, owner of A B Gill Trucking, had originally faced 1,900 charges following a September 2015 police investigation that alleged the company was overloading its… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime4 weeks ago
  • ‘Random and unprovoked’: Attempted murder charge...
    A 19-year-old man is facing an attempted murder charge after what Edmonton police call a “random and unprovoked” attack on a cab driver last week. Officers in the city’s northwest division responded to a report of an assault near 120 Street and 130 Avenue, in the city’s Calder neighbourhood, at… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime4 weeks ago
  • Man who killed and dismembered another man gets life in pris...
    A Surrey man who murdered and then dismembered another man nearly 10 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 15 years. In April 2013, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Terence Schultes found Ernest Allan Hosack, 46, guilty of the July 2008 second-degree murder of… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime4 weeks ago
  • Spruce Grove father accused of sexually assaulting two toddl...
    A Spruce Grove father has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting his two toddler-aged children as well as making and possessing child pornography, police said Thursday. A joint police investigation between the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit and the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre led… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime4 weeks ago
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