Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Ex-Mountie facing jail time tried to flee country

EDMONTON - An ex-RCMP officer convicted of harassment and fraud is facing new charges of obstruction of justice, after he missed his sentencing date with an alleged illness and attempted to obtain a passport. (Edmonton Journal)

Miami police have hands full as Spring Breakers get out of control

MIAMI BEACH - A video shows a man punching a woman and knocking her down to the floor on Ocean Drive in South Beach. Another video shows a man driving on the MacArthur Causeway with an open bottle of alcohol and reaching out to a passenger in another car to pour some in her cup. (Local

VPD constable convicted of uttering a threat

A Vancouver police constable has been convicted of uttering a threat to a furniture store owner after a dispute over a dresser that tipped onto his young son. (Vancouver Sun)

Illegal immigrant murders Washington deputy, wounds another

A Kittitas County deputy and a suspect were both killed, and a city of Kittitas police officer was injured, in a shooting Tuesday evening. The fatally shot deputy was identified at a news conference in Ellensburg on Wednesday as 42-year-old Ryan Thompson. (Seattle Times)

Teachers reportedly shot ‘execution style’ with pellet guns during active shooter drill

It was billed as a drill. But law enforcement officials at an Indiana elementary school reportedly ordered teachers to turn around and crouch and then shot them with plastic pellets, leaving the educators bruised and bloodied during an active-shooter training drill. (National Post)

Distracted driver issued two tickets in 6 minutes

VANCOUVER - A distracted driving ticket ain't cheap: $368 for a first infraction, plus a one-time $210 insurance premium and four penalty points on your driving record. But that wasn't enough to dissuade one Vancouver motorist from picking up his cellphone while driving just minutes after he was ticketed for the offence — and he was caught again. (CBC)

Delta man arrested, weapon seized after making social media threats

A Delta man is facing multiple firearms charges after police say he posted a video to social media of him holding a gun and threatening the public. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

Stolen Golden Retriever safely returned by RCMP in Kelowna

KELOWNA - Atlas the purloined pooch is safe at home in Kelowna after being found in Penticton, more than 60 kilometres away. Okanagan-area RCMP had been searching for Atlas, a golden retriever, since March 9 when the 18-month-old dog was lured from its fenced yard in Kelowna’s Mission district by an unknown woman. (The Province)

Edmonton police lay charges in bank robberies involving explosives

A man accused of detonating explosives in a pair of brazen, violent attacks on armoured car guards last year may have been in the process of planning his next robbery, Edmonton police said Tuesday, announcing charges in the cases. (Edmonton Journal)