Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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)

Giants’ DeAndre Baker surrenders to police in armed robbery case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker surrendered to police Saturday after being charged with robbing people of money and valuables at a cookout he was attending with another NFL player.(Sportsnet)

Former Mountie takes aim at toothless crime watchdog, hoping Ottawa has a fix

VICTORIA - Canada’s official watchdog on the proceeds of crime is little more than a collector of information — and not a very effective one at that, according to money-laundering expert Peter German. (Vancouver Sun)
  • $5billion laundered through B.C. real estate in 2018
  • B.C.’s new employer health tax leads to Victoria Police cuts

    VICTORIA - Victoria’s police department has disbanded a unit that targets prolific criminals, curtailed its front counter hours and is warning of more cuts as it wrestles with how to pay the NDP government’s new employer health tax.(Vancouver Sun)

    OPP organized crime unit raids Burlington townhouse

    A heavily armed OPP tactical response unit raided a Burlington townhouse Wednesday afternoon as part of an ongoing organized crime investigation. (Toronto Star)

    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)

    Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

    EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

    Terrorist in Trudeau’s India entourage arrested again in Surrey

    Jaspal Atwal, the convicted terrorist and attempted assassin at the heart of Justin Trudeau’s disastrous India trip, was arrested in Surrey, B.C. on Monday. He is alleged to have been making threats to a former coworker in the Vancouver suburb. (True North)

    RCMP helicopter, K9 help end crime spree in northeast Alberta

    A crime spree east of Edmonton that culminated with the torching of a stolen vehicle has been smashed thanks to a joint police operation drawing in a helicopter, dog unit and a spike belt. (Edmonton Journal)

    Man and his female hostage both shot dead by police in Surrey: IIO

    VANCOUVER - A man and a woman who died after a hostage-taking and shootout in Surrey’s Central City area in March were shot by police, the Independent Investigations Office says. (The Province)