Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Border jumper arrested in Vancouver after police chase

VANCOUVER - Police have arrested an alleged border jumper who managed to drive all the way to Vancouver’s west side before crashing. According to the Vancouver Police Department, a man in his 20s allegedly drove a blue pickup truck with Oregon plates through a border crossing without stopping. (Global News)

New Toronto courthouse will increase downtown gang activity: police report

TORONTO - The new Toronto courthouse under construction downtown will bring an “unprecedented number of violent criminals to a single location” and it will be “extremely difficult” to prevent gang-related violence in the vicinity of the new building, according to a secret Toronto police report. (Toronto Star)

2Chicago cops killed by train while chasing gunman

CHICAGO - Two Chicago police officers chasing a man with a gun were killed in a “devastating tragedy” when they were struck by a train Monday evening on the Far South Side, police said — bringing the total number of officers killed in the line of duty in 2018 to four. (Chicago Sun Times)
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  • ‘Not ready for primetime:’ Montreal police rejects body cameras for frontline officers

    MONTREAL - As police forces across Canada weigh the merits of equipping officers with body cameras, the country’s second largest city has ruled them out as costly and ineffective. (The Province)

    NYC transit cops nab serial killer with the help of smartphones

    NEW YORK - Two transit cops were patrolling the subway in Manhattan Sunday when they spotted Nicholas Brent Gibson, a suspected serial killer, from a photo of him sent to their smartphones. Gibson, a.k.a. Brent Savage, was wanted in Miami, where he allegedly killed a 77-year-old victim with a sword — and claimed to have murdered six other people, dating to 1999, when he was just 12. (New York Post)

    Police seek two missing teens after vehicle fire leads to body in northern B.C.

    The RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service have both launched investigations following the discovery of a body near a highway pullout near Dease Lake in northwestern B.C. on Friday. (The Province)

    3 men who allegedly stole RCMP car arrested after one shot by police

    A man was taken to hospital on Friday after being shot during a confrontation with an RCMP officer during an early morning incident in west of Red Deer in central Alberta. (Global News)

    Nova Scotia gunman drove across field, spent 6 hours hiding from police

    The Nova Scotia gunman who killed 22 people in one of Canada's worst mass shootings evaded police for nearly 13 hours by driving through a field, spending the night in an industrial area and changing his clothes and vehicles several times. (CBC)
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  • Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to cartels

    MEXICO CITY - Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. (CTV News)

    Fatal shooting brings spat between mayor and RCMP to a boil

    VANCOUVER - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum wasted no time linking the latest gang violence to the city's push for a municipal force. The RCMP's boss wasn't impressed.(The Province)

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