Thursday, October 17, 2019

VPD warn public of high-risk sex offender being released

VANCOUVER - Police are issuing a public warning about a high-risk sex offender who has been released and plans to live in Vancouver. Trevor Leonard Smith, 46, is a federal offender and is considered a high-risk to reoffend, according to the Vancouver police and the Correctional Services of Canada. (The Province)

Montgomery County police officer shot, killed on parkade roof

A police officer in Maryland died Monday morning after he was discovered shot in a parking garage just outside the nation's capital, officials said. The Montgomery County Police Department said the incident happened just before 9 a.m. in downtown Silver Spring, north of Washington, D.C., after the officer was investigating the report of a "disorderly subject." (Fox News)

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Nelson

One RCMP officer has been shot and a man arrested at a remote cabin in Argenta. Kaslo RCMP said a lengthy standoff that began Thursday evening ended Friday afternoon with a 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident. (Nelson Star)

Former Surrey Six Mountie stuck with massive legal bill

Derek Brassington, a one-time member of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, had his application for $255,383 reviewed and rejected by federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. (The Province)

Hospital patient steals police cruiser, causes mayhem

Just after noon on Monday, Richmond RCMP were called to the hospital after a report that a patient, who was not permitted to leave the premises, had fled on foot. A Mountie found the man in question, but was unable to take him into custody before the suspect got into the police cruiser and drove off. (Richmond News)

Property in Surrey searched on suspicion of cockfighting

SURREY, B.C. - The BC SPCA executed a warrant at a Surrey property it believes was connected to cockfighting on Saturday. "We did not seize any birds, but we did seize evidence from the property and are currently processing this to determine if an offence has been committed," wrote Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer, in an email. (CTV)

B.C. Crown drops charges against Surrey Mountie in fatal shooting

The dropping of charges against an RCMP officer who shot dead a 20-year-old Surrey man has left his mother “devastated” and the independent agency that oversees police fatalities disagreeing with the decision. (Vancouver Sun)

Police Chief puts bail system in his sights

TORONTO - Chief Mark Saunders is 100% right that bailing out a broken justice system which routinely releases criminals on gun charges is lunacy. He didn’t quite say it that way. But his message was clear. (Toronto Sun)

Amber Alert unleashes knuckleheads

The knucklehead brigade was again out in force. The reason for their ire? An afternoon Amber Alert for five missing children from the Niagara region. (Toronto Sun)

Ex-Dallas police officer found guilty of murder for killing neighbour after mistakenly entering his apartment

DALLAS - A Dallas jury found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty on Tuesday of murder when she accidentally walked into a neighbor’s apartment thinking it was her own and shot him dead as he ate ice cream. (National Post)
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