Police arrest woman who stole Pelosi’s laptop, say she may have tried to sell the device to Russia

Federal authorities have arrested a Pennsylvania woman accused of stealing a laptop computer or hard drive from U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, U.S. media reported. (National Post)

Alleged RCMP mole accused of selling secrets to kingpin money launderer and terror financier

In October 2014, Canadian intelligence leaders were invited to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s headquarters in Chantilly, Va. The DEA had a theory: the upper echelons of global money laundering, terrorism, drug-trafficking and organized crime all bleed together. And only a handful of men in this murky world of extremely powerful criminals had organizations capable of laundering more than $10 billion annually. (Global News)

Cocaine implicated in U.S. couple’s kidnapping was destined for the Hells Angels

A large quantity of cocaine seized in Vermont, believed to have been the motive behind an elderly couple being kidnapped and smuggled from New York to Quebec in September, was allegedly destined for the Hells Angels. (Montreal Gazette)

Vancouver police officer charged with drugs, theft and breach of trust

How many chances does an officer get? That was among the questions asked of Laurence Rankin, a deputy chief constable with the VPD’s investigative division, after he announced Monday seven criminal charges against the now-suspended Const. Neil Logan including theft, breach of trust and possession of a controlled substance. (The Province)

Gunman kills 2, wounds 5 in Chicago IHOP shooting rampage

A gunman went on a shooting spree that stretched from the South Side of Chicago to Evanston Saturday afternoon that resulted in at least three people fatally shot and five others critically wounded before police killed the man during a shootout. (Chicago Sun Times)

Capitol rioter who appeared in horned helmet arrested

Federal agents have arrested the rioter seen wearing a horned-headress and holding a spear during Wednesday’s rampage through the Capitol. (New York Post)

‘A bit mind boggling:’ Montreal streets empty after first curfew in 50 years

Before the 8 p.m. curfew deadline hit and an eerie stillness descended over Canada’s second largest city Saturday night, life was about as normal as it gets during a pandemic. At the Provigo on Sherbrooke St. W. a handful of people lined up to pay for their groceries. Overall the store wasn’t much busier than usual, supervisor Alyssa Maximov said. Nor had there been a run on dry beans. Or toilet paper. (Montreal Gazette)

Calgary Police officer who died in the line of duty laid to rest

More than a thousand Calgary Police Service members joined the family of Sgt. Andrew Harnett Saturday for a procession to honour the slain officer. A regimental funeral for Harnett was held Saturday afternoon and included the livestreamed procession following the service. (Calgary Herald)

High profile gangster Gary Kang gunned down inside parents’ house

A high-profile Lower Mainland gangster was shot to death early Wednesday inside his parents’ South Surrey home. Gary Kang, 24, was gunned down about 5 a.m. at the home in the 16000-block of 30th Avenue in the Morgan Creek area of Surrey. (The Province)

This government overreach needs to end

I have spent the bulk of my working life in and around policing. Ordinarily, I would publicly defend the police — especially in cases of citizen journalism. I put context to what we are seeing and silence the baying hounds. (True North)