Monday, April 12, 2021

Ultimate respect as gang squad officer laid to rest

VANCOUVER - Hundreds of family and friends gathered at Delta’s Riverside Funeral Home Saturday to pay final respects to retired Abbotsford Police Sgt. Shinder Kirk. (The Province)

Mountie arrested in series of indecent acts near all-girls private school

VANCOUVER - Police have arrested a member of the RCMP in connection with a series of indecent acts near a private school for girls on Vancouver’s west side. (Vancouver Sun)

Suspect surrenders after daylong standoff

A lengthy police standoff in the Brier Park neighbourhood of Brantford ended late Friday evening with the arrest of a 32-year-old man. Hamilton Police say that with the help of negotiators, Jamie Dryden of no fixed address surrendered himself to police just before midnight. (Brantford Expositor)

RCMP kept off trail of N.S. mass murderer by perfect storm of issues in first 12 hours: Expert

OTTAWA - Police inexperience, pitch black night and a chaotic crime scene with 13 bodies and multiple fires: It was a perfect storm of conditions that kept the RCMP off the trail of mass murderer Gabriel Wortman for 13 hours, a former police detective says. (National Post)

SIU investigating after woman killed in police involved shooting

HAMILTON - The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called in following a police-involved shooting in Hamilton that left one woman dead. (City News)

Illinois man charged with making 10 bomb threats in town of Taber, AB.

Police in a rural Alberta town are thanking their American counterparts after cross-border co-operation led to nearly a dozen felony charges for an Illinois man accused of calling in multiple fake bomb threats. (Calgary Herald)

Suspect surrenders, hostages unharmed after armed siege at Quebec bank

A hostage-taking situation in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, west of Montreal, has ended without incident. Sûreté du Quebec Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said around 4:50 p.m. Friday, an employee inside the Caisse Desjardins credit union activated an emergency button. (CBC)

The new normal of Toronto gun violence

“This is not Toronto,” declared the police chief. Actually, it is. And it’s about time we faced it. Gunplay in this city is out of control, and whether it’s Liberty Village or the Bridle Path, no neighbourhood can claim immunity anymore. (Toronto Sun)

Taverner withdraws from consideration to become OPP boss

TORONTO - Ford-family friend Ron Taverner has withdrawn his name for consideration as the next OPP commissioner. “This decision is not an easy one for me to make,” Taverner, a Toronto Police superintendent, said in an e-mail to Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones Wednesday. (Toronto Sun)

Officer files harassment lawsuit against Calgary Police Service, union

CALGARY - A city police officer has filed a lawsuit against the Calgary Police Service and Calgary Police Association, alleging she has been the victim of harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and “outrageous conduct.” (Calgary Herald)