Saturday, September 19, 2020

4 arrested, officer injured, after Cambridge bank robbery leads to high-speed chase

Ontario Provincial Police say multiple suspects led officers on a high-speed chase to Mississauga after they allegedly robbed a bank in Cambridge on Wednesday afternoon. (CBC)
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Toronto police swarmed at protest dubbed ‘Takeover Toronto’

It was billed as a “Takeover Toronto” event and for a few minutes early Saturday, dozens of lawless troublemakers gave it their best shot. It was at least a Meadowvale Rd. takeover at the entrance to the Toronto Zoo. “About 100 vehicles blocked off the intersection of Meadowvale Rd. and Zoo Rd.” and were “performing stunts such as donuts and tire burnouts,” sources tell us. (Toronto Sun)

Protest erupts after police shoot knife wielding man in Lancaster, PA.

Protesters poured onto the streets of Lancaster, Pennsylvania Sunday night calling for “justice” — for a man shot dead by police while charging at an officer with a knife. (New York Post)

A year after espionage arrest, the RCMP still hasn’t acted on calls for tighter security

The RCMP has flagged ways to tighten its security protocols in response to the Cameron Ortis espionage case — but not one of those changes has been implemented in the year since his arrest. (CBC)

Alberta hiring staff for feasibility study of replacing the RCMP

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is looking to hire a contractor to study the benefits and costs of a proposed provincial police force that could replace the RCMP. Online job postings show the province wants the contractor to do a feasibility review of a possible transition from the RCMP to an Alberta Provincial Police Service. (Edmonton Sun)

Gangster Jamie Bacon’s sentencing ends 13-year Surrey Six prosecution

Retired RCMP officer Wayne Rideout will never forget the Friday almost 13 years ago when he got a call about the murder of six people in a Surrey high-rise. Rideout, then the officer in charge of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, immediately dispatched two teams to the grisly crime scene. (The Province)

SIU probe fatal OPP shooting in Collingwood

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a provincial police officer fatally shot a man in Collingwood. The Special Investigations Unit says Ontario Provincial Police officers responded Wednesday to a report of a man barricaded in a home armed with a gun.(Toronto Sun)

Brazen daylight crimes in public places all too common

Violent crime is no longer hidden in dark alleys under the cover of night. It now happens in the middle of the day or when people are commuting home in the evening at Go Stations, on the highways, on residential streets or outside of condos — and in one case, a  cemetery. (Toronto Sun)

Portland police arrest more than 100 over weekend

Portland police arrested more than 100 people during violent clashes this weekend, as the Oregon city passed 100 consecutive days of Black Lives Matter protests. (New York Post)

‘They were making a lot of money bringing them to Canada:’ U.S. busts alleged cross border gun runners

On April 27, 2019, two young men, one visiting from Toronto and the other a local resident in Columbus, Ohio, wandered through the Ohio Expo Center gun show, visiting vendors, examining handguns and talking to sellers. Stepping to one side, they then quietly spoke with two women they had earlier given $2,000 to and, as the men walked away, the women stepped up, filled out the required paperwork and bought four semi-automatic handguns: a Ruger .380 caliber and three Glock 9mm weapons. (National Post)

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