Police Board member says photos with Hells Angels wasn’t smart

Surrey Police Board member Harley Chappell said Monday that it wasn’t a “smart” decision to pose for photographs in 2018 with two full-patch Hells Angels at a memorial service. (The Province)

The OPP investigation into the RCMP has ramped up

Earlier this year, the Ontario Provincial Police conducted a criminal investigation into senior members of the RCMP on allegations of obstruction of justice – relating to the treatment of the RCMP officers involved in the arrest and death of Robert Dziekanski. (True North)

‘Hearts are extremely heavy’ as search for missing fishermen ends

The Maritime Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said late Wednesday afternoon that it is suspending the search for five missing fishermen in the Bay of Fundy. The news comes after 36 hours of searching for the crew of the Chief William Saulis, a scallop vessel based out of Yarmouth, N.S. The RCMP will now handle the investigation as a missing persons case. (CBC)

Crime ring that used drones to drop contraband in Quebec prisons busted

The organized crime division of the Sûreté du Québec announced on Wednesday it had broken a smuggling network that used drones to air-drop contraband into the exercise yards of jails and prisons in Quebec. (Montreal Gazette)

Surrey Police Board member posed for photos with Hells Angels

A member of the Surrey Police Board was photographed posing with two full-patch members of the Hells Angels at a 2018 memorial service. The photos of board member Harley Chappell and White Rock Hells Angels Brent Milne and Douglas (Doc) Riddoch were posted on a Facebook tribute to Carla Newman, who died in 2018. Newman was a relative of David (Clap) Newman, who is a former member of the Angels’ White Rock chapter. (Vancouver Sun)

Staten Island doctor admits to prescribing drugs in return for sexual favours

A sleazy Staten Island doctor admitted to using his practice as a pill mill, where he solicited sexual favors from young patients in exchange for writing opioid prescriptions, federal authorities announced. (New York Post)

How a high stakes gambler set authorities on the trail of accused Canadian spy Cameron Ortis

A high-stakes American gambler who is an FBI informant and goes by the nickname Robin Hood 702 played a key role in a series of events that eventually led the RCMP to charge their head of intelligence, Cameron Ortis, with leaking secrets. (CBC)

Governments need to govern, not dictate

Last week, Canadians witnessed the arrest of Adam Skelly – a restaurant owner in Toronto who dared to disobey John Tory’s draconian edicts. Dozens of Toronto police officers surrounded the restaurant and police put up barricades around the perimeter to prevent any customer from going in to get a BBQ sandwich. (True North)

Dead woman with gunshot wound found in Surrey vehicle

The circumstances were all too familiar: A shooting apparently targeting the driver of a car; a burning vehicle possibly linked to the killers found soon afterwards in a nearby city. Several recent murders associated with the Lower Mainland gang conflict have been eerily similar. (Vancouver Sun)

Multiple U.S. Marshalls wounded, suspect killed in Bronx shootout

Two U.S. Marshals were injured in a shootout with a suspect in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, New York, Friday morning. Shots were fired on Ely Avenue at around 5:30 a.m., police said. (ABC News)