Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Man facing multiple charges after ramming police SUV during ‘crime spree’

LETHBRIDGE - Shortly after releasing a photo of him ramming a police car, Mounties got their man after the driver led police on a chase through a rural area east of Lethbridge. (Calgary Herald)

Alberta RCMP looking for two missing 12-yr-olds

Alberta RCMP are looking for two missing 12-year-olds believed to be travelling together. Rhianna Pelletier of Innisfail and Nicolas Givotkoff of Red Deer were both reported missing on Jan. 14. (CBC News)

Man shot by RCMP in gunfire exchange near High Level, AB.

Officers responded to a call of a distraught man at around 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, police engaged with the man who produced a firearm and fired the weapon, High Level RCMP said in a news release Sunday evening. (Edmonton Journal)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

Cops back from Cuba, no thanks to Canadian government

The story of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is remarkable. Her escape from Islam and the domineering clutches of her father and brother was courageous and certainly showed the value of social media.  What is more remarkable is the speed in which the Canadian government acted in getting her to Canada less than five days after she tweeted she wanted refuge in Canada while barricaded in a Thai hotel room. She had been taken from a flight to Australia at the request of the Saudi government. Her family was pressing to have her return to either Kuwait or Saudi Arabia. Once she was taken from the flight the Thai authorities took her passport and her father and brother flew to Thailand. Things looked dire for her until she took to twitter and pleaded for help. On Saturday she boarded a flight from Seoul to Toronto where she was met by the Minister of Global Affairs Chrystia Freeland and a horde of media for what can only be described as a crass, political photo op. She was not allowed to take questions as Freeland held onto her. The questionable logic of broadcasting to the world her whereabouts given her fear of her father and brother is another matter.  Last week, on Tuesday, two Vancouver area police officers trapped in Cuba for the past ten months finally got the news from their lawyer that the prosecutor’s appeal of their acquittal on a bogus charge of rape was turned down. It then began a flurry of activity between the...
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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)

New Governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Israel

FT. LAUDERDALE - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed Gregory Tony, a former Coral Springs police sergeant, as Broward’s top cop, replacing Scott Israel, the embattled sheriff who has been widely blamed for the chaotic response to the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Miami Herald)

Rookie California police officer fatally shot

A police officer in Davis, Calif., was fatally shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, prompting a massive manhunt for the gunman, who later killed himself, authorities said. (Fox News)

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-  

Crown mistake exposed informant, killing massive money laundering investigation

VANCOUVER - A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in November because federal prosecutors mistakenly exposed the identity of a police informant who they feared could have been killed if the case proceeded, Global News has learned. (Global)

RCMP arrest 14 as they break up pipeline protest

VANCOUVER - The RCMP have breached a gate that a northern B.C. First Nation had erected to block access to a natural-gas pipeline project. Officers broke through a blockade on Morice River Forest Service Road, southwest of Houston, on Monday afternoon to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction order, arresting 14 people, said RCMP. (Vancouver Sun)

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