Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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)

2019 VPD K9 calendar now on sale

VANCOUVER - The 2019 Vancouver Police Dog Calendar features members of the VPD’s canine unit and their four-legged partners. Each calendar costs $15 with proceeds going toward the B.C. Cancer Foundation and the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Vancouver Sun)

Next OPP Commissioner focused on policing not controversy

When it comes to community safety, Ron Taverner says he doesn’t allow distractions to alter his focus. With that in mind, the newly named OPP commissioner says he’s not following a political controversy surrounding his appointment, but instead is concentrating on his current job while preparing to take the reigns of his next one. (Toronto Sun)

IIO clears VPD in 2016 Canadian Tire shooting

VANCOUVER - The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO BC) says police were justified in shooting 38-year old David Peter Rintoul. The final report released Friday confirms no charges will be filed against the officers involved.(Vancouver Sun)
  • IIO Report
  • 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)
  • N.S. gunman killed 9 victims by setting their homes on fire
  • RCMP used covert search and surveillance techniques before arresting high-level intelligence official

    In the RCMP's search for a leak that ultimately led to the arrest of top intelligence official Cameron Ortis last year, investigators first obtained a general warrant 15 months earlier. The Fifth Estate has learned that the RCMP obtained more than two dozen court-ordered warrants and authorizations in the months prior to and after the arrest of Ortis that gave them broad powers, including covert surveillance and the ability to intercept communications. (CBC)

    New lead in mysterious disappearance of young mom

    VANCOUVER - The mysterious disappearance of Candace Shpeley just got a little stranger after a private investigator uncovered a student loan taken out in her name five years after she vanished. (The Province)