Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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)
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One dead, 12 more hospitalized after suspected Fentanyl leads to ‘mass overdose’

CHICO, Ca. - A “mass overdose” in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victims may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid. (Fox News)
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Toronto police identify woman who threw chair off condo balcony

Toronto police say they have identified a woman who threw a chair and other objects off of a balcony on a high floor of a downtown condo building. Police have not released the name of the suspect but confirmed to CP24 Tuesday that officers have been in contact with her and are discussing a plan to have her surrender to police.(CP24)

North Van man who crashed both parents’ cars arrested for impaired driving

A North Vancouver man who first crashed his dad’s car, and then a few hours later his mom’s, was arrested Thursday for impaired driving. (Vancouver Sun)

B.C. AG eyes expanding scope of special anti-money laundering unit

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government may expand the scope of a proposed policing unit, meant to specialize in money laundering in casinos, to other areas, including real estate. (The Province)

VPD search for wanted sex offender

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a high-risk sexual offender who is wanted Canada-wide after failing to return to his halfway house on Wednesday evening. Fifty-year-old Gerald Richard McLean is a two-time federal offender serving a long-term supervision order after completing his original sentence for sexual assault. McLean was convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 2000 and a teenager in 1995. McLean is Caucasian, 5’8”, 170 lbs., and has light brown hair, green eyes and a goatee. Anyone who sees Gerald McLean, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked not to approach him and to call 9-1-1 immediately. -30-  
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Alberta RCMP officer charged with pointing gun, confining motorist while off duty

A northern Alberta Mountie is facing criminal charges after a roadside confrontation with a motorist during which he allegedly pulled a gun. (Edmonton Journal)

1 dead, 6 injured as van jumps curb in NYC Chinatown

NEW YORK - One person was killed and six others injured after an elderly man trying to parallel-park his minivan backed into a group of people near a food stand on Canal Street in Chinatown Monday, police said. (NY Post)

Surrey is getting ready to ditch the RCMP. Will there be a domino effect?

Eight days after two murdered teens were found on the side of the road in Surrey, B.C., 8,000 showed up at a sombre demonstration against gang violence last June. (Global News)

Police chase ends with car hitting house

OTTAWA - A car fleeing from Ottawa police punched a hole in the house on Jean Talon Street around 1 a.m. Sunday, and the province’s Special Investigations Unit will investigate. (Ottawa Citizen)

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