Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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)

Armed man in body armour sparks panic in Missouri Walmart

SPRINGFIELD - The armed man who walked into a Missouri Walmart store dressed in body armor and fatigues and was detained at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter is "lucky he's alive still" considering the situation he created, a police official said. (NBC)

Phoenix police commander shot and killed, two other officers wounded

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Department announced the passing of one of their own after three of their officers were shot Sunday. Two of the other officers are expected to recover. (Fox10)

‘It’s a crime scene’: RCMP says Squamish Sea to Sky gondola cable deliberately cut

RCMP say they believe someone deliberately cut the cable of the Sea to Sky gondola located along Highway 99 in Squamish, B.C., felling the two-kilometre cable route early Saturday morning. (CBC)

FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ handwritten notes show

Explosive new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017 -- and openly questioned if their "goal" was "to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired."(Fox News)
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  • Man dead, Mountie wounded after shootout on busy highway near Edmonton

    LEDUC, Alta.- A man is dead and an RCMP officer has been wounded after a shooting in central Alberta ended in a police chase and a shootout on a busy highway south of Edmonton. (The Times Colonist)

    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-  

    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)

    VPD arrest high-risk sex offender who cut off ankle monitoring bracelet

    The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) have arrested a high-risk sex offender that went missing on Saturday morning. According to a police report, Kirstjon Olson, a provincial sex offender, cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and left his residence “contrary to his release conditions.” (Daily Hive)

    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)