Crime

  • One man in critical condition after early morning stabbing
    The incident occurred around Danforth and Greenwood Aves. around 4 a.m. ... more
    TheStar -Crime2 months ago
  • 600 members strong: Cycling network fights back against Edmo...
    It was not quite a visit from Spider-Man. But for Sara Venskaitis the outcome was the same. She got her stolen bike back, one of hundreds of success stories coming in all because of a loose network of more than 600 volunteers trying to shut down Edmonton’s booming illegal bike… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man admits to falsely claiming thefts of $650,000 worth of s...
    An Edmonton man who admitted to weaving a fake tale of thieves pilfering his wardrobe of designer clothes has pleaded guilty to public mischief. When Darrell Smith told police someone had broken into his apartment and made off with $650,000-worth of high-end outfits gifted to him by an acquaintance, investigators… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Police crackdown yields more than 3,000 traffic violations
    A city police crackdown netted 2,561 speeding violations, including a vehicle going 98 km/h over the 50 km/h Low Level Bridge. Police officers and city automated enforcement handed out a total of 3,236 traffic violations on Wednesday, an increase of almost 20% from the 2,723 during the last “Operation 24… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Corbella: Woman who lied about sex assault should be charged...
    Purposefully telling heinous lies about someone is akin to murdering their reputation. Doing it under oath in a court of law is a crime. Why then, is it so rarely treated as such? At least a defence attorney in Ontario tried to have the complainant in a highly publicized sexual… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • Corbella: Woman who lied about sex assault should be charged...
    Purposefully telling heinous lies about someone is akin to murdering their reputation. Doing it under oath in a court of law is a crime. Why then, is it so rarely treated as such? At least a defence attorney in Ontario tried to have the complainant in a highly publicized sexual… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • Man charged with second-degree murder in Peerless Lake homic...
    A man has been arrested and charged in connection to a homicide in the small northern Alberta community of Peerless Lake, police said Friday. Paul Trindle, 22, has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Jared Letendre, 25, RCMP said in a news release. Trindle… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Kosovan foreign workers win court case against boss who over...
    Azem Segashi was promised a better life in Canada. His boss recruited him from Kosovo, promising 40 hours of work a week laying tile for $30 per hour. It was enough for Segashi to leave his family behind and move half a world away, with hopes of eventually reuniting with… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • What’s next in the hunt for money-launderers in B.C.?
    The volume of suspicious money flowing through casinos has been reduced significantly, so where will the province turn its attention to now? Peter German, the former RCMP deputy commissioner that wrote the damning report on money laundering in B.C. casinos, says the province should pay attention to other vulnerable sectors,… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • What’s next in the hunt for money-launderers in B.C.?
    The volume of suspicious money flowing through casinos has been reduced significantly, so where will the province turn its attention to now? Peter German, the former RCMP deputy commissioner that wrote the damning report on money laundering in B.C. casinos, says the province should pay attention to other vulnerable sectors,… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • First-degree murder charges laid in Edmonton shooting death;...
    Police have laid first-degree murder charges after a 45-year-old man was shot to death in a north Edmonton home this week. Darren Kevin Saile, 45, was found dead in a Spruce Avenue home just after midnight Tuesday. Edmonton city police said Friday that a 54-year-old was arrested without incident in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • ‘She was a gift’: Family of baby who died after ...
    Raelyn Supernant’s family dreams of what her life could have been. They imagine moments that will never happen: the baby’s first words, first steps and, later, first day of school, graduation, perhaps one day a wedding and children of her own. Court heard an outpouring of heartbreak Friday from family… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Vancouver police officer remains on active duty after being ...
    A Vancouver police officer remains on active duty after being charged Friday with assault causing bodily harm. Const. Ken Stanworth will make his first court appearance on July 9, according to a news release from the B.C. Prosecution Service. The assault charge stems from an alleged on-duty incident that happened March… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Vancouver police officer remains on active duty after being ...
    A Vancouver police officer remains on active duty after being charged Friday with assault causing bodily harm. Const. Ken Stanworth will make his first court appearance on July 9, according to a news release from the B.C. Prosecution Service. The assault charge stems from an alleged on-duty incident that happened March… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Supreme Court rules man who killed toddler will not go back ...
    An Edmonton man who killed a toddler when he accidentally crashed his vehicle into a patio will not go back to jail, Canada’s highest court ruled Friday. The Supreme Court of Canada has decreased Richard Suter’s 26-month sentence for the 2013 death of two-year-old Geo Mounsef to time served. His… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Mayor Tory wants ‘The Fix’ in Toronto nursing h...
    The transformation of a Peel Region dementia unit got Mayor Tory’s attention. Now he wants his staff to explore bringing it to Toronto ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • Man and woman shot dead in residential Vaughan neighbourhood
    Victims were reportedly shot at around 12:45 a.m. as they sat in a white SUV on a residential street near Highway 27 and Martin Grove Road. ... more
    TheStar -Crime2 months ago
  • Polygamy sentences a wake-up call to Bountiful or a win for ...
    Social media has been flooded with reaction to two B.C. polygamists having been sentenced to house arrest with no time in jail. Winston Blackmore, 61, was sentenced to six months of house arrest, while James Oler, 54, was given three months. Both men must also do community service and serve… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Polygamy sentences a wake-up call to Bountiful or a win for ...
    Social media has been flooded with reaction to two B.C. polygamists having been sentenced to house arrest with no time in jail. Winston Blackmore, 61, was sentenced to six months of house arrest, while James Oler, 54, was given three months. Both men must also do community service and serve… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Suspicious death of 45-year-old man deemed city’s 16th...
    A Tuesday morning shooting death in a home near downtown Edmonton was ruled a homicide Thursday morning as police continue to investigate. Darren Kevin Saile, 45, was identified as the victim following an autopsy Wednesday that determined a gunshot wound as the cause of death, Edmonton Police said in a… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • ‘Heartbroken’: Murder charge laid in death of wo...
    The daughter of an Alberta woman whose remains were discovered in rural Manitoba last week says she’s devastated after learning police believe her mother was murdered. RCMP arrested a 68-year-old man Wednesday afternoon in the death of Gloria Gladue, who went missing from the Wabasca, Alta., area in October 2015. Nicole… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Seven take-aways from Edmonton’s police carding report
    The Edmonton Police Commission on Wednesday released the first independent report on how city police carry out street checks — the controversial practice also known as carding. The 306-report said there should be tweaks to how police carry out street checks, but steered clear of recommending the practice be banned… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Domtar site: No contamination in residential area but unoccu...
    Testing at a northeast Edmonton neighbourhood located near the site of an old wood treatment plant found no hazardous chemicals in the top level of soil in a residential area. But a section of unoccupied land nearby was so contaminated that metal fencing was erected around the parcels Thursday. An… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Supreme Court won’t hear Motherisk case
    Parents wanted Supreme Court to tackle their Motherisk case and shine a light on problems facing Indigenous kids in care ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • Missing woman with special needs located safe: Vancouver pol...
    Update: Vancouver police say Veronica Opal Ewin, who was the subject of a missing-person report earlier today, has been located. Vancouver police are asking for the public’s help in finding Veronica Opal Ewin, a 26-year-old woman with special needs who has been missing since early Wednesday morning. Ewin, who police… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Missing woman with special needs located safe: Vancouver pol...
    Update: Vancouver police say Veronica Opal Ewin, who was the subject of a missing-person report earlier today, has been located. Vancouver police are asking for the public’s help in finding Veronica Opal Ewin, a 26-year-old woman with special needs who has been missing since early Wednesday morning. Ewin, who police… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Vancouver police nab sex offender wanted on Canada-wide warr...
    Vancouver police have arrested an Ontario sex offender who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. Marcel Marc Lawson, 36, was spotted by a member of the public on Granville Street near Davie Street and then apprehended by police just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Lawson was wanted by Ontario police for… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Vancouver police nab sex offender wanted on Canada-wide warr...
    Vancouver police have arrested an Ontario sex offender who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. Marcel Marc Lawson, 36, was spotted by a member of the public on Granville Street near Davie Street and then apprehended by police just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Lawson was wanted by Ontario police for… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Court document lists $15 million in quiet sex-abuse settleme...
    A lengthy court battle between the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and its insurance company has lifted the veil on $15 million in settlements to people who were alleged victims of abuse by priests . ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • Accused priests. Millions in quiet payouts. And it was all k...
    This is how money was paid out in settlements involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ont. ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • Candlelight vigil planned for woman found dead outside Sherw...
    Friends and family of Myrah Whitstone will hold a candlelight vigil Thursday to remember the woman whose body was found along a highway east of Sherwood Park earlier this year. The vigil will start at 7 p.m. Thursday on Okîsikow Way — a stretch of 101A Avenue between 96 and… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Dangerous offender who abused wife has indefinite sentence s...
    The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a dangerous-offender designation for a man convicted of repeated offences against his former wife, but has set aside his indeterminate jail sentence. In May 2016, a Provincial Court judge declared Safa Malakpour a dangerous offender following offences committed against his former wife, Fariba… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Edmonton police to continue street checks, with tweaks, afte...
    Edmonton police say they will keep conducting street checks after an independent report found no evidence the force’s use of the practice amounts to racial profiling. But the 306-page report on carding said there is confusion about street checks, and calls for more transparency from law enforcement. Simon Fraser University’s… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Teen who allegedly murdered dad motivated by greed: Crown
    A Vancouver teen accused of murdering his father over the purchase of a Ferrari was motivated by greed, a prosecutor said Wednesday. In his final submissions to a B.C. Supreme Court jury in Vancouver, Crown counsel Geordie Proulx said that Alexander Shevalev wanted to have the luxury vehicle returned to… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: B.C. money-laundering report offers rhetoric in...
    The much-anticipated report into money laundering in B.C. casinos released Wednesday turned out to be a political whitewash. The police didn’t do their job, the government’s gaming and policy-enforcement branch didn’t do its job, the B.C. Lottery Corp. didn’t do its job, government officials and politicians didn’t do their job.… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • RCMP investigate slaying of 25-year-old Peerless Lake man
    A 25-year-old man in a small northern Alberta community was killed Monday, and police are looking for information. Red Earth Creek RCMP responded to a call about an injured man at a residence at Peerless Lake around 4:15 a.m. Monday, said an RCMP news release Wednesday. The man was pronounced… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Off-duty Mountie bitten, punched attempting to stop shoplift...
    A woman has been charged after an off-duty RCMP officer was punched and bitten while trying to stop a shoplifter at a Wetaskiwin grocery store. The off-duty officer was attempting to arrest a woman for shoplifting at a Wetaskiwin Safeway on Monday when a second woman attacked him, biting and… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Calgary Police Service hires three PTSD experts to aid ailin...
    Police officers in Calgary will have more mental health resources to lean on after the force hires three full-time experts to help members struggling with PTSD. As part of a redesign and restructuring of the force’s psychological services, three therapists will be joining the division in the coming months. “They’re… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • Calgary Police Service hires three PTSD experts to aid ailin...
    Police officers in Calgary will have more mental health resources to lean on after the force hires three full-time experts to help members struggling with PTSD. As part of a redesign and restructuring of the force’s psychological services, three therapists will be joining the division in the coming months. “They’re… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • Surrey residents frustrated by continuing gun violence
    Another day, another shooting. That’s the sentiment expressed by weary Surrey residents after news of yet another shooting that wounded one man inside a home in Clayton Heights, not far from where nurse and hockey coach Paul Bennett was shot Saturday. “People are losing faith. That’s the frustration. This is… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Ex-Oilers owner Pocklington vows ‘aggressive counter-a...
    Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington says accusations of securities fraud laid against him in the United States are “spurious” and will eventually be dismissed. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused him of securities fraud in April for allegedly hiding his criminal history and misappropriating investor funds related to… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Daphne Bramham: Sentencing two polygamists and child abusers...
    It’s a travesty. Two men who are both polygamists and child sex abusers won’t spend a day in jail. Convicted on one count of polygamy, fundamentalist Mormon leader Winston Blackmore was sentenced Tuesday to six month’s house arrest. Presumably, he’ll spend that time in the company of at least some… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Two men guilty in B.C. polygamy case given conditional sente...
    CRANBROOK — Two men who took multiple wives — some as young as 15 — will serve no time in jail after a B.C. Supreme Court judge gave them conditional sentences on Tuesday. Winston Blackmore, 61, and James Oler, 54, are part of a breakaway Mormon sect and became the… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Inmate who fled Edmonton jail collared at St. Albert grocery...
    A man who took off from a downtown Edmonton minimum-security jail Saturday was collared Monday after a hawk-eyed citizen in St. Albert spotted him at a grocery store, say RCMP. Jimmy Kyle Saskatchewan, 28, — who was serving 2-1/2 years for firearms and motor vehicle-related offences — fled the 9516… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Mounties arrest Calgary suspect after lengthy pursuit
    RCMP say they arrested a Calgary man for robbery after a pursuit that crossed multiple police jurisdictions and involved speeds over 180 km/h. The incident began on Saturday just before 3 a.m., when RCMP say they responded to a carjacking in a parking lot on Edmonton Trail in Airdrie, involving… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • Mounties arrest Calgary suspect after lengthy pursuit
    RCMP say they arrested a Calgary man for robbery after a pursuit that crossed multiple police jurisdictions and involved speeds over 180 km/h. The incident began on Saturday just before 3 a.m., when RCMP say they responded to a carjacking in a parking lot on Edmonton Trail in Airdrie, involving… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • Surrey neighbourhood ‘a ghost town’ after hocke...
    A quiet, tight-knit Surrey neighbourhood full of young families remains in shock, days after a father of two was shot in his driveway. Paul Bennett, 47, who worked as a nurse at Peace Arch Hospital and coached an Atom C hockey team, died following the shooting on Saturday afternoon in the 18200-block… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Jury deliberates fate of elderly man accused of stabbing son...
    A jury is deliberating whether an elderly Edmonton man intended to kill his son-in-law when he attacked him with two knives and a pellet gun. Jurors received final instructions Monday morning following a second-degree murder trial for 75-year-old Roberto Robles, accused in the 2016 death of Armando (Mandy) Aspillaga. Robles… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Ian Mulgrew: Statistics Canada reveals First Nations filling...
    In spite of more than 20 years of rhetoric and hand-wringing about the over-incarceration of Aboriginal people in Canada’s prisons, the latest Statistics Canada report indicates the grim systemic racism is increasing at a sickening pace. In B.C., Aboriginals accounted for 30 per cent of the men and 47 per… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Man shot dead early Monday near Sherbourne and Dundas Sts.
    A man was pronounced dead after a fatal shooting in the downtown core early Monday morning, according to paramedics. ... more
    TheStar -Crime2 months ago
  • In-custody deaths spike at Edmonton Remand Centre, seven inm...
    More inmates died in Alberta jails in the first half of 2018 than in all of 2017, according to the province. Statistics provided by Alberta Justice show that the three recent deaths at the Edmonton Remand Centre bring the total number of people who have died in provincial jails so… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Surrey shooting victim was hockey coach, nurse and father of...
    A man shot to death outside a Surrey home was a father and husband who coached kids on the ice and cared for patients at his day job. Paul Bennett, 47, died of gunshot wounds after a shooting in his driveway in the 18200-block 67A Avenue at around 4 p.m.… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • One person found dead after house fire in Tuxedo Park
    Investigators don’t believe a deadly blaze in the Calgary’s northeast that left one dead late Saturday night was intentional. Fire crews were called to a bungalow that had erupted in flames in the 100 block of 25 Avenue N.E. at about 11:30 p.m. So intense were the smoke and flames shrouding… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • ‘It all happened very quickly’: One person found...
    Investigators don’t believe a deadly blaze in the Calgary’s northeast that left one dead late Saturday night was intentional. Fire crews were called to a bungalow that had erupted in flames in the 100 block of 25 Avenue N.E. at about 11:30 p.m. So intense were the smoke and flames shrouding… ... more
    CH -Crime2 months ago
  • New trust fund rules meant to crack down on tax evasion
    The federal government has introduced sweeping reporting rules for private trust funds, which have been abused for decades by some wealthy Canadians to hide money from tax collectors ... more
    TheStar -Investigation2 months ago
  • Inmate escapes from downtown Edmonton correctional facility
    An inmate at an Edmonton inner city correctional facility has escaped. Correctional Service Canada said in a news release Saturday that 28-year-old Jimmy Kyle Saskatchewan went missing from the Stan Daniels Healing Centre. He was serving a 2-1/2 year sentence for firearms and motor vehicle-related offences at the healing centre… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Government seeks forfeiture of casino chips seized from susp...
    The director of civil forfeiture has filed suit against an alleged international money launderer to get casino chips seized from him forfeited to the B.C. government. The lawsuit targeting $75,000 worth of chips taken from Dan Bai Shun Jin last month was filed June 13, according to documents obtained by… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Host of internet radio program says her car was shot at in S...
    A Surrey-based internet talk show host says her vehicle was shot at Saturday night and she believes her outspoken views have made her enemies. Ashiana Khan, CEO of Media Waves Communications, which produces an internet radio show in Surrey, told Postmedia News that she was driving near 176th Street and… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Douglas Todd: Canadian officials battle dozens of migration ...
    Canadian immigration officials around the world face a wave of immigration scams. Many of the schemes feature people claiming to be in marriages that turn out to be phoney. Others involve fraudulent letters about escorting Saudi Arabian princesses, counterfeit passports and forged job offers, or people pretending to be journalists.… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Correctional officer turned nurse shines a light on pregnanc...
    When Michelle Parsons started work as a correctional officer, she thought the job would be relatively straightforward. Three nights a week, she would be responsible for care, custody and control of inmates at Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre, a medium security facility outside Edmonton. The rest of the time, she could… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Mother of woman slain in 1996 cold case seeks justice
    It was the Christmas Eve of 1996, and 24-year-old Joanne Ghostkeeper was expected to come home with gifts for her two young children, five-year-old Lorne and seven-year-old Martina. She never made it. Ghostkeeper was strangled to death with an electrical cord at her 11925-34 St. apartment, and was found… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Lac La Biche woman charged with second degree murder
    Lac La Biche RCMP have arrested a woman for murder. Police found Darlene Cardinal on Friday after responding to a complaint of an unresponsive female with stab wounds. Cardinal was taken to hospital where she was declared dead. Wanda Ladoucer, 42, has been charged with second-degree murder, RCMP said Saturday… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Air India bombing victims honoured at emotional Stanley Park...
    Ranbir Bhinder recalled Saturday how his entire family was “shattered” by the 1985 Air India bombing that left his pilot brother Satwinder dead. Bhinder, who is visiting from India, attended his first memorial to commemorate the 331 victims of the Air India bombings 33 years ago. “The 23rd of June… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Dangerous dog that attacked Grande Prairie woman euthanized
    A dangerous dog that attacked a woman walking her dogs in Grande Prairie earlier this month has been euthanized. The attack happened June 5 and left a woman in serious condition. According to a June 6 news release from the City of Grande Prairie, two pit bull-type dogs attacked the… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • ‘Impassioned plea gone horribly wrong’: Accused ...
    The man accused of killing his son-in-law in 2016 sat sobbing as his defence lawyer described the attack not as an act of second-degree murder, but as an “impassioned plea gone horribly wrong” in closing arguments Friday. Roberto Robles, dressed in a dark maroon dress shirt and black pants, patted… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Police searching for suspect after robbery from Facebook jew...
    A man was reportedly robbed in a Facebook sale gone wrong, according to a Friday news release from Edmonton police. On Wednesday at approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a complaint of a personal robbery. A 33-year-old man said he brought jewelry to an arranged transaction site in the area of… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Man found guilty of first-degree murder in Mac’s clerk...
    A man was convicted Friday on two counts of first-degree murder in the 2015 killings of two Edmonton convenience store clerks. Laylin Delorme, 25, was one of three people arrested after Ricky Massain Cenabre and Karanpal Singh Bhangu were killed during separate armed robberies at two south Edmonton Mac’s stores… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • ‘Carding’ stops by Edmonton police drop 30 per c...
    Edmonton police officers are carrying out fewer “carding” stops, a trend Police Chief Rod Knecht attributes in part to ongoing controversy around the practice. Officers filed 15,909 street check reports in 2017, documenting cases where they stop and request information from someone who is not suspected of a crime. Last year’s… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 months ago
  • Woman scammed of $6,000 lied about police arrests: Vancouver...
    Vancouver police say the victim in the CRA fraud reported this week lied when she said she was approached by people claiming to be police officers. The VPD issued a public warning on Thursday after a 58-year-old woman had received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
  • Gangster Jamie Bacon’s girlfriend died of carfentanil ...
    The girlfriend of high-profile gangster Jamie Bacon died last December of a carfentanil overdose, according to an investigation by the B.C. Coroners Service. Kelowna resident Madison Fine was found unresponsive in a Richmond hotel Dec. 1, 2017 — the same day that Bacon had a murder charge against him stayed in… ... more
    Vancouversun -Crime2 months ago
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