Prime Time Crime is collected and published by Leo Knight, a former Canadian police officer, security expert and media commentator.  Site edited by Chris.  Created Jan. 2003

   Prime Time Crime

 

Click on Headlines for the full story


POLICE LINE   DO NOT CROSS

POLICE LINE   DO NOT CROSS

 

Blog with Leo

 

Columns 2014

 

Contributing Writers 2014

 

Recent Headline Index

 

Entertainment Stuff

 

 

Links

 

Crime Links

 

Canadian Media

 

Canadian Publications

 

US Media

 

International Publications

 

Canadian Police

 

Selected Links

 

Custom Search

Google Language tools

 

Memorial Ribbon Society

Officer Down

 

Have we missed a good story? Click here to send us the link.

 

Disclaimer

 

RCMP honour fallen  

 

2014 Honour Roll   

 

REGINA - 3 new names were added to the cenotaph this year: Those of constables Fabrice Gevaudan, Douglas Larche and Dave Ross, who were killed on June 4 in Moncton while in pursuit of an armed man.  (Regina Leader-Post)  

 

MORE:     3 Mounties honoured    RCMP memorial honours 3

RELATED:    Fallen firefighters honoured  

 

Migrant boat rammed

 

MALTA - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says about 500 migrants are feared dead after their boat was deliberately rammed, causing it to sink off the Malta coast last week.   (Daily Mail)  

 

MORE:    Migrant boat sinks   More than 700 feared dead in sinkings   

 

Guest house collapse

 

AP

 

LAGOS - The number of people killed in the collapse of a guest house under construction at the Lagos headquarters of TB Joshua, one of Nigeria's best-known Christian evangelical pastors rose to 41 Sunday, rescuers said, as they worked to clear the site.  (Reuters)

 

MORE:   Preacher links collapse to plane   Scores die   

 

IS must be fought

 

David Haines

 

PARIS - The world's top diplomats pledged Monday during a Paris meeting to support Iraq in its fight against the group labeling itself the Islamic State by 'any means necessary', including 'appropriate military assistance'.  Representatives from around 30 countries as well as several international organizations gathered in the French capital on Monday.  (AFP)

 

MORE:   Leaders vow to help fight   Joint statement

COMMENT:   Strongmen are the real winners

PREVIOUS:   IS beheadings   IS   Northern Iraq offensive   War that crosses national boundaries   Syrian Civil War   PTC: War on Terror    

 

Deported to Canada

 

Bilal Philips

 

VANCOUVER - A controversial Canadian Muslim preacher has been deported from the Philippines after being declared an 'undesirable alien' by the country's Immigration Bureau.  Bilal Philips, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 attempted bombing of the World Trade Center in New York, was detained by police while on a speaking tour in the southern Philippines.  (National Post)

 

MORE:   Back in Canada

PREVIOUS:   Philips' website   Philips' statement  

 

Dual citizens charged 

 

SYDNEY - 2 Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth $68M hidden in a consignment of frozen fish fillets shipped from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney.  (AP) 

 

MORE:   2 Charged  

 

'Research drugs'  

 

TORONTO - Several people have overdosed on so-called research drugs, which are starting to be used recreationally, prompting Toronto police to issue a public warning.  Police said the drugs - ethylphenidate and methylbenzylpiperazine, which companies are willing to sell online - are purported to produce highs similar to cocaine and ecstasy and are priced comparably.  (CityNews)  

 

Making themselves feel important? 

 

OTTAWA - Canadian government secrecy has been quietly spreading of late.  There is a growing list of seemingly routine reports, memos and documents caught up in an enhanced dragnet of so-called cabinet confidences imposed, The Canadian Press has learned, by way of a stealthy Treasury Board directive in the summer of 2013.  That quiet policy change required bureaucrats to ask departmental lawyers to decide what constitutes a secret, a decision that used to be made by the Privy Council Office, which oversees cabinet matters. (CP)  

 

Warrant unsealed  

 

Gerald Tremblay  

 

MONTREAL - Former Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay knew that his party was illegally financed, according to a search warrant unsealed Monday morning.  The unsealed warrant describes an 'entry rule' for firms bidding on city contracts, stipulating that they add 10% to the cost of their bids.  The warrant says half of the overrun went to the Mafia and the other half to Tremblay's entourage to fund election campaigns.  (QMI)

 

PREVIOUS:   Intimidation   Former mayor to be sued   Greed & Corruption Quebec   Mafia 

 

Arrested

 

Michael Wilson Jr

 

MEMPHIS - A Memphis man is behind bars accused of killing a man and then dismembering his body.  The body parts were discovered Saturday night at home in the 3800-block of Dunn Rd.  Police arrested the owner of the home, Michael Wilson Jr, after a witness reported seeing a human head in a trash bag in the backyard.  Neighbors said Wilson is schizophrenic and has been off his meds for months. (WREG) 

 

Security network

 

NEW YORK - The National Football League (NFL), America's most popular sports league is also one of its more valuable companies, generating about $10B in annual revenue, and behind the scenes is an intricate and largely secretive three-layered security force - mainly comprised of former federal agents - in charge of staying in front of the league's problems.  (Washington Post)

  

PREVIOUS:   Child abuse charge   Adrian Peterson   Betting market reacts   Janay slams media lynching   TMZ.com release   Ray Rice   Spotlight on abuse

 

High cost of dentist

  

 

CTV

  

A new report paints a grim picture of access to dental care in Canada.  The study found 'substantial inequalities' in access to care for approximately 6M Canadians who do not go to the dentist because of the cost. Included in that figure are some of Canada's most vulnerable groups: the elderly, young children and adolescents, recent immigrants, First Nations, the poor and working poor, and people with disabilities.  (CTV)

 

REPORT:   Improving access to oral health care    

 

Gut microbes  

 

You have around 100T bacteria living in your gut - and that's a good thing. Known as gut flora or the gut microbiome, these microorganisms help your body digest certain foods, aid the immune system, and maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract, all in exchange for a constant food supply.  But when you die, your friendly gut flora quickly become your gut foe. Now, forensic experts are finding that this macabre Manifest Destiny may provide crucial clues about a corpse.   (Popular Science) 

 

Laws by treaty 

 

OTTAWA - Canada has ratified the contentious Foreign Investment Protection Agreement with China.  International Trade Minister Ed Fast says the deal, known as FIPA, has been ratified and will come into force on Oct. 1.  (CP)  

 

MORE:   FIPAs   Canada-China investment treaty  

 

Little brother  

 

Behavioral profiling has gone viral across the internet, enabling firms to reach users with specific messages based on their location, interests, browsing history and demographic group. Ads can now follow users from site to site.  (Economist) 

 

PREVIOUS:  Lightbeam software    Lightbeam 

 

Woman charged with rape 

 

SEATTLE - A Seattle woman has been charged with raping a man who told cops he awoke in his bed to find his attacker sexually assaulting him while she had his hands pinned down, according to a police report.  (Smoking Gun)

 

Out of control

 

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the WHO said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help.  The death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases,   (Reuters) 

 

PREVIOUS:  West Africa Ebola outbreak   Bio related events 

  

Sectarian violence 

 

BANGUI - More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic (CAR) since December.  The AP found at least 5,186 people were killed in fighting between Muslims and Christians.  That's more than double the death toll of at least 2,000 cited by the UN in April.  UN peacekeepers prepare to take over from African forces on Monday, bringing about 2,000 extra troops to the country.  (AP)  

 

PREVIOUS:  CAR conflict

 

Guilty of culpable homicide  

 

Reeva Steenkamp   Oscar Pistorius

 

PRETORIA - A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder.  (AP) 

  

MORE:   Culpable homicide   Trial of Oscar Pistorius    Why murder was ruled out      

    

Congressman implicated

 

Chaka Fattah

 

WASHINGTON - In late August, a great crack resounded across Philadelphia's Democratic establishment when Gregory Naylor, a prominent political consultant, entered a guilty plea in federal court, implicating not only himself but also a US congressman and several of his key allies in a sordid and complex fraud scheme involving taxpayer dollars and campaign finances.  (National Review) 

 

MORE:   Case against non-profits  

 

'Gift' 

 

Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung and his brother Gerald have made international headlines with their record-breaking $350M donation to Harvard University's School of Public Health.  The gift is from the Morningside Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the brothers' corporate empire. As a result the school will be renamed the TH Chan School of Public Health after the father of Ronnie.  It would appear that the power of the Chan money trumps the fact that Chan is a pro-Beijing Chinese ethnic nationalist who has long made a habit of attacking fundamental American principles of liberty and democracy.  (Asia Sentinel) 

 

MORE:  $350M gift   

RELATED:   US billionaires political power index

  

More potential victims  

 

Michael Harris

 

KAITAIA - New Zealand police say they have been contacted by potential victims from around the world after a local man was charged with drugging and indecently assaulting tourists in a lodge.  Michael Harris, 56, is said to have made 'intimate visual recordings'.  He was charged on Wednesday with harming 16 victims, all men aged between 18 and 25 years old.  The offenses allegedly took place at the Main Street Lodge in the town of Kaitaia.  (BBC)   

 

MORE:   Tourist sex attacks    Backpackers call police  

 

You snooze, you loose 

 

Fox

 

SARASOTA - Police in Sarasota say they took photos of a burglar as he slept inside a home he had broken into. They say he had a bag of stolen loot on the bed next to him.  (Fox)

  

9th person charged

 

MONTREAL - Anti-corruption officials in Quebec say a ninth person is facing charges in the alleged fraud of $22.5M related to the awarding of the McGill University superhospital project.  Authorities say former SNC-Lavalin vice-president Stephane Roy held a senior position overseeing construction finances at the engineering giant.  Quebec's anti-corruption unit says Roy was arrested today and faces 11 charges.  (CP)

     

PREVIOUS:   Corporate scandals   McGill bribery case 

    

Recycling, isn't  

  

CBC

  

REGINA - The City of Regina has admitted that for more than a year, glass food containers have not been recycled. Instead, they have apparently ended up in the landfill.  During that year, while the city was urging residents to recycle 'glass food and beverage containers,' Regina's contract recycler Emterra took in more than 650 tonnes of glass.  Emterra is paid by the tonne to recycle it. That money comes out of the $91.25-a-year fee paid by homeowners.  (CBC)  

 

 MORE:   Glass recycling myths   Quebec's recycling industry performing poorly

RELATED:   Regina looking at 5% tax hike  

  

Suicide prevention day  

  

World Suicide Prevention Day

  

Events are being held around the world today to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.  For organizers in Nunavut, it's a chance to shed light on an ongoing crisis.  More than 450 people have taken their own lives since Nunavut was created 15 years ago. (CBC)   

  

PREVIOUS:   Every 40 seconds   Preventing suicide   Suicide 

  

Floods spread to plains

   

AFP

 

SRINAGAR - Thousands of people fled their homes in Pakistan on Wednesday as monsoon flooding that has already inundated the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir coursed down onto the plains, causing a major river to breach its banks.  The death toll from the flooding in both countries has climbed to at least 457.  (AP)   

  

MORE:   Dyke breach  

          

Dad killed 5 kids  

  

Timothy Ray Jones Jr 

  

CAMDEN, Ala. - Authorities expect to charge a man in connection with the deaths of his 5 children after he led them to a far-away secluded clearing where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.  Timothy Ray Jones Jr of South Carolina has been charged.  (AP)   

  

MORE:   Father admits killing his 5 children   Found wife with neighbour

  

2 arrested 

  

Derek Boogaard

  

NEW YORK - Jordan Hart, 31, of Huntington, New York was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard before Boogaard died in 2011 of an accidental overdose.  Also arrested was a physician's assistant, Oscar Johnson, 59, whose Utah-based employer provided medical services to hockey players.  (AP)

 

Lost ship found

 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says one of the two lost ships from Sir John Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition has been found.  Harper says it's not known yet whether the ship is HMS Erebus or HMS Terror.  The find was confirmed on Sunday using a remotely operated underwater vehicle recently acquired by Parks Canada.  (CP) 

 

MORE:    British ship found   Fabled Franklin Arctic ship found

PREVIOUS:   Franklin's lost expedition   Search for Frankln expedition      

   

Sovereignty

 

QUEBEC - The Atikamekw First Nation has declared its sovereignty over 80,000 square kilometres of territory and says any development in that area must get its approval.  (CP)

 

MORE:   SCC decision inspired declaration  

 

Home care study

 

OTTAWA - A new study by Statistics Canada has found the needs of many Canadians who require home care for long-term illnesses, aging or disabilities aren't being fully met.  A 2012 survey found 792,000 Canadians aged 15 years and older who require home care reported their needs were only partly met or not met at all.  That compares to 1.8M care recipients who said they got all the care they needed.  (CP)  

 

Payment system breach

 

ATLANTA - Home-improvement retailer Home Depot confirmed that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 US and Canadian stores.  (AP)  

 

Violence at home worse than war

 

OSLO - Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8T a year, Copenhagen Consensus said on Tuesday.  (Reuters)

 

REPORT:   Conflict and violence  

  

Troops raped

 

MOGADISHU - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report Monday.  (AFP)

 

REPORT:   Sexual abuse by AU soldiers

MORE:   Troops 'raped' girls   

 

Unmasked 

 

Aaron Kosminski

 

LONDON - A shawl found by the body of Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper's victims, has been analyzed and found to contain DNA from her blood as well as DNA from the killer.  (Daily Mail)   

 

MORE:   Jack revealed?

PREVIOUS:   Jack the Ripper

 

Another education system secret

 

A full course load for professors teaching at most Canadian universities is 4 courses a year.  Depending on the faculty, their salary will range between $80,000 and $150,000 a year.  A contract faculty person teaching those same 4 courses will earn about $28,000.   Not all of those people live on the margins. In specialized fields like law, business and journalism, people are hired for the special expertise they bring to the field. They have other sources of income.   (CBC)

 

MORE:    University costs to rise   U of S in 'recovery mode'

RELATED:   Half empty schools costing millions

   

Violence against children

 

About 120M girls under the age of 20 have been forced to have sex and one fifth of homicide victims globally are under the age of 20, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a UN report released Thursday.  Drawing on data from 190 countries, the report from the UN children's agency, UNICEF, notes that children around the world are routinely exposed to violence, ranging from murder and forced sexual acts to bullying and abusive discipline in places where they should otherwise be safe.  (AP)

 

REPORT:   Hidden in plain sight

 

Status of political parties

 

OTTAWA - Federal Conservatives are putting a new twist on an old tactic: spying on political opponents.  They're no longer content to send observers to rival parties' public events, passively monitoring proceedings in hopes of spotting a gaffe that can be exploited. They're now employing agent provocateur who actively try to instigate a miscue, secretly record it and then leak it to the media.  (CP)  

 

Another error

 

OTTAWA - The Senate knowingly approved a crime bill with an error that could weaken the legislation and invite challenges by defence lawyers.  In a second crime bill in two weeks revealed by The Globe and Mail to have reached the Senate with mistakes in it, the Senate approved measures cracking down on recruitment by criminal organizations or gangs. They became law in June.  (Globe & Mail)  

 

COMMENT:   Crime bill mess  

PREVIOUS:   'Administrative error'    Private members bills get scant scrutiny   Bill filled with mistakes

 

Costs skyrocket  

 

Garry Trudeau

 

TORONTO - It is increasingly widely recognized that there is something very amiss at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. What began in 1999 as a lean, tightly controlled fund to invest surplus contributions to the plan has since become a costly monument to empire-building and bloat.  (PostMedia)  

  

MORE:   Stealth pension bailouts

                 

Corruption kills millions

  

An estimated $1T a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, according to campaigners.  A report by the anti-poverty organization One says much of the progress made over the past two decades in tackling extreme poverty has been put at risk by corruption and crime.  Corrupt activities include the use of phantom firms and money laundering.  The report blames corruption for 3.6M deaths every year.   (BBC) 

  

REPORT:   Trillion dollar scandal  .pdf   

                

Paying to get out

 

OTTAWA - Faced with a historic number of Americans renouncing their US citizenship, Washington has decided to grab some cash from their one-time citizens on their way out, raising the processing cost to sever ties from $450 to $2,350.   At the US consulate in Toronto, where an appointment to renounce citizenship was usually available within two-to-four weeks, the next opening is now mid-February, 2015.  (Toronto Star) 

  

PREVIOUS:   Global meltdown - wealth    Sharing personal information   FATCA   Uncle Sam shake down   Get in line   Lawsuit 

 

Stabbing

 

CBC

 

TORONTO - A man is dead and another is in police custody after a stabbing at a North York home Sunday night.  Officers were called to 1 Axsmith Crescent, around 8:45pm about a person with a knife.  A 56-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.  (QMI)

 

MORE:   1 arrested     1 dead, 1 in custody   Man in custody  

 

Shooting

 

Don Frigo

 

CLINTON - Employees at a Toronto construction firm were 'in a daze' Monday morning after realizing their vice-president was shot dead in the Hullett Provincial Wildlife conservation area west of the city Saturday evening.  Police haven't publicly identified the deceased, but friends say it was Don Frigo, the vice-president of Hady Construction Group.  (QMI)  

 

MORE:   No arrests yet   Heavy police presence  

 

Body found

 

VANCOUVER - Mounties are investigating after a body was discovered in Robertson Drive Park early Monday.   Police were notified of the discovery at around 6:20am.   (CTV)  

 

Charged

 

CTV

 

CALGARY - Police have laid a charge of second degree murder against a man in connection with the death of a woman in her 40s.  At approximately 12:30pm on Sunday, police were called to a home in the 200-block of Holy Cross Lane SW.  They had received several calls to 911 saying that a woman had been stabbed.  Scott Monrow Ferguson, 24, has been charged with the murder of the woman.  Police say Ferguson and the victim were in a relationship and this is being considered a domestic-related homicide.  (CTV) 

 

MORE:   Man charged  

 

Identified

 

Abdul Monir

 

TORONTO - A father of 2 who was gunned down at a Toronto pizza shop on Sunday had come to Canada from Afghanistan just 4 months ago, so that he could support his family.  Toronto police say that Abdul Monir, 31, came to Canada in May. He began working at Pizza Time, a restaurant on Markham Rd, only two weeks ago.  (CBC) 

 

MORE:   Man killed in double shooting

PREVIOUS:   Double shooting   

 

2 suspects sought

 

 

Jamal Hassan   Gonffa Krow

  

TORONTO - Police are searching for two men wanted in connection with a fight that left one man dead in Etobicoke.  Richard Pepper, 60, died in hospital after an altercation with a group of men around 8pm Thursday on Mabelle Ave in the Bloor St and Islington Ave area.  Jamal Abdinasir Hassan, 22, and Gonffa Krow, 20, both of Toronto, are wanted by police.  (CityNews)

 

MORE:   Victim dies in hospital    

  

Lawsuit

  

Natasha Carla Abogado

  

TORONTO - The family of an 18-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an unmarked police vehicle earlier this year has filed a $2.2M civil lawsuit against the York Regional Police.  Natasha Carla Abogado died after she was hit by a police vehicle just after 8pm on Feb 12 shortly after she stepped off a bus.  She was on her way home from work and hit just steps away from the family home.  In June, Const. Remo Romano was charged with dangerous driving causing death.  (CBC)  

  

PREVIOUS:   Funeral held   Family wants answers   Killed by unmarked police vehicle  

  

Guilty

  

Reza Moazami

  

VANCOUVER - A man who ran a prostitution ring that exploited underage girls has been found guilty of a raft of charges.  Reza Moazami lured girls as young as 14 into a sex-work scheme that operated out of downtown Vancouver apartments and hotels across BC and AB. He was charged with 36 criminal counts including human trafficking, trafficking in underage girls, sexual assault, and living on the avails of prostitution.  (Vancouver Sun)

  

MORE:   Convicted on 30 charges   Convicted 

  

Lawyer misconduct kept quiet

  

VANCOUVER - Clients of 2 lawyers accused of serious misconduct are outraged over being kept in the dark about their lawyers' records, which they said derailed their cases and cost them thousands.  (CBC)

  

RELATED:   Hunger strike to protest law firm 

  

Tensions flare

  

VANCOUVER - A brief melee broke out at a parent, teacher and student pro-teachers rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery Sunday when it was crashed by a group of parents from Richmond wielding anti-union signs.  (CBC)

  

MORE:   Talks continue under media blackout

PREVIOUS:   Unions pledge $8M   Teacher vote for binding arbitration   Vote a spin move    No school in BC   Failure of a public system  Daycare costs may be reimbursed after strike ends   7M students, 440,000 educators  

  

Student 'dealer' suspended  

  

LETHBRIDGE - A Grade 12 student in Lethbridge, AB, was suspended last week for dealing Pepsi to fellow students out of his locker.  Keenan Shaw was suspended for two days by Winston Churchill high school for selling the soft drink to students, violating a school policy that only permits diet pop on the premises.  (CBC)

 

Last police witness

 

Ken Hansell

 

WINNIPEG - The old cop with the disarmingly big smile sits in the blue bungalow he built in the same West End neighbourhood where he was born 99 years ago.  And he remembers. He still remembers.  Ken Hansell needs a magnifying glass to identify the other young faces in a photo from the Winnipeg police department recruit class of 1936.  (Winnipeg Free Press)

 

15 years 

  

Roxanne Bigelow   Trevor Bobocel  

  

EDMONTON - A man who murdered his sleeping wife with a hammer and put her body through a wood mulcher was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 15 years on Friday. Trevor Bobocel, 42, earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and committing an indignity to a body in relation to the gruesome March 11, 2011, slaying of Roxanne Bigelow.  (QMI)  

  

MORE:   Life sentence   Handed life sentence   15 years  

PREVIOUS:   Victim, suspect identified   Murder charge    Body reportedly put through wood chipper    

  

15 years

  

IQALUIT - A Nunavut judge sentenced Pitseolak Peter to 15 years in prison Friday for manslaughter in the death of his common-law spouse Kathy Michael.  Peter was found guilty of manslaughter in July.   (CBC) 

  

PREVIOUS:   Accused misled cops    Beaten woman dies   

  

Doug replaces Rob in race

   

Rob Ford   Doug Ford

  

TORONTO - In a stunning last-minute reversal, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn from the mayoral race, with brother Doug Ford registering instead to run in his place.  Doug Ford officially signed his registration papers Friday afternoon, just minutes before the deadline for candidates to submit their registration papers. The elder Ford's move came shortly after Rob Ford - who is in hospital with an abdominal tumour - withdrew his candidacy.  (Globe & Mail)  

  

COMMENT:   Takeover bid 

MORE:   Toronto mayoral election, 2014

 

Guilty of 4 murders 

 

Cody Legebokoff

 

PRINCE GEORGE - A jury in Prince George, BC, has found Cody Alan Legebokoff guilty on 4 counts of first-degree murder.  The 24-year-old was charged in the slayings of Loren Donn Leslie, Jill Stacey Stuchenko, Cynthia Frances Maas and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, who died in 2009 and 2010.  (CBC)  

 

MORE:   Legebokoff guilty

COMMENT:   Another predator   

PREVIOUS:   Legebokoff trial   Trial of Cody Legebokoff   Highway of tears  

 

Victim ID'd

 

Joseph Okoro

 

TORONTO - Police have identified a man who died after being shot in the Jane St and Lawrence Ave W area on Monday as Joseph Okoro, 21, of Toronto.  Police found Okoro without vital signs just before 6:30pm Monday, with multiple chest wounds.  He died in hospital.  (CityNews)  

 

MORE:   Identified    

PREVIOUS:   Shooting

 

Security issue 

 

Sandra Darlene Lamb 

 

EDMONTON - On Thursday, a jury found 31-year-old Kirsten Lamb mentally unfit to stand trial in the death of her mother.  Sandra Lamb, 49, was found dead inside her Capilano home in November 2010. The older woman was found with her throat slashed and blunt force trauma to her head and neck.  Kristen Lamb showed up to her hearing earlier this week visibly pregnant. The child was conceived while Lamb was a patient at Alberta Hospital, where she has lived in a secure ward since December 2013.  (CBC)   

 

MORE:    Unfit for trial  

 

Medevac issues

 

Cynthia Blackjack

 

WHITEHORSE - Cynthia Blackjack died while being medevaced to Whitehorse from Carmacks on Nov 7, 2013.  Blackjack had gone to the Carmacks health centre on Nov. 6 because of dental pain.  (CBC)  

 

Guilty

 

Eric Dejaeger

 

IQALUIT - A Nunavut judge has found a former Roman Catholic priest guilty of 24 of the more than 70 sex-related charges he faced involving Inuit children more than 30 years ago.  Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger had already pleaded guilty to 8 counts of sexual assault when his trial began in December.  (CP)  

 

MORE:   Guilty of 24 charges

PREVIOUS:   Sylvia's Site: Dejaeger

 

Husband and wife found dead

  

ATIKAMEG - RCMP officers responded to the Atikameg First Nation after receiving reports of a deceased woman found inside a home on the reserve.  When the responding officers entered the home, they discovered the bodies of Mary Ann Thunder, 83, and her husband Elzear Thunder, 83.  (Beacon)

  

MORE:   RCMP investigating   

 

Suspect turns himself in

 

      

Mahan Dori              Che'don Jackson

 

BRAMPTON - On Sunday, around 6:40pm, police responded to a call about shots fired at 85 Charolais Blvd. Mahan Dori, 21, was found suffering from gunshot wounds and was rushed to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.  Che'don Jackson, 22, identified publicly by police as a suspect earlier on Wednesday, turned himself in later in the day.   (Toronto Star)  

 

MORE:   Suspect   Police seek suspect   

 

Mayor plans legal action

 

Susan Fennell  

  

BRAMPTON - Mayor Susan Fennell said she's hired lawyer David Shiller, to sue the Toronto Star, certain Brampton councillors, Deloitte and integrity commissioner Robert Swayze.  (Toronto Star)

 

 PREVIOUS:   Finding of report  (.pdf)  Broke rules   Mayor knowingly broke policy   

 

Another success story 

 

VANCOUVER - Some pretty simple math sums up the situation at BC Ferries over the last decade: ferry fares have gone way up, and ferry ridership has gone way down as a result.  Now comes a stunning new report showing just what that declining ferry ridership is costing all of us: $2.3B in lost economic activity for the province.  The report by the Union of BC Municipalities is one of the first comprehensive studies linking skyrocketing ferry fares and squandered economic opportunity.  (Vancouver Province)  

 

REPORT:   Impacts of Ferry fare increases

MORE:   Hikes mean loss

PREVIOUS:   TransLink building ahead of users   Fast cities   TransLink salaries rise despite 'freeze'   Greed and Corruption BC 

 

Mother jailed

  

CONCEPTION BAY - A mother in Newfoundland's Conception Bay was sent to prison today after a judge threw the book at her for abusing her children.  The woman, 33, who cannot be named because of a wide-ranging publication ban, has been sentenced to 12 years and 88 days.   (CBC)  

  

At large, again 

  

Christopher Murdock

  

WINNIPEG - Police in Manitoba are warning people to be on the lookout for Christopher Edwin Murdock, a sex offender who is currently at large.  Murdock failed to report to his parole officer on Aug. 15 and a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest for being unlawfully at large.  Murdock was designated as a long-term offender in September 2002.  Murdock has been at large at least twice before, in 2010 and in 2012.   (CBC)   

  

OC related searches

  

SAINT JOHN - Police agencies are conducting searches related to organized crime in 8 communities on Wednesday morning.  The RCMP said in a statement there have been 'several arrests' as a result of the searches that are being conducted in southern NB.  'The searches are related to an ongoing drugs and organized crime investigation in the province,' said the RCMPThere have also been arrests in Laval, QC, and Halifax, NS.  (CBC)  

 

MORE:   29 arrested  

      

'Superhero'

  

COCHRANE - RCMP are comparing a tow truck driver to a superhero after a daring, high-speed confrontation with a thief.  (CBC)

     

Stabbing

 

Beach Metro

 

TORONTO - A man is dead and another is in serious condition after a double stabbing in the Danforth Ave and Dawes Road area.  Emergency crews were called to the scene around 5:20pm Monday.  One of the men was found without vital signs and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Police say it's believed the incident began when several men got into an argument which then escalated and knives were pulled out.  (CityNews)  

 

MORE:   Double stabbing  

 

Mother charged

 

Amber Lucius

  

SUNDRE - Laura Coward, the mother of 9-year-old Amber Lucius who was found dead in a vehicle in southern Alberta last week, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CBC)

 

MORE:   Mom charged 

PREVIOUS:   Daughter found dead   Bio-mom charged   Dead girl in custody battle   Police review Amber Alert protocol    

 

Decline in gang crime

 

VANCOUVER - If you're a gangster, you're more likely to die if you're Caucasian, you're inside a car, and it's January.  Those are among the findings contained in the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit's annual report.   (Vancouver Province)

 

REPORT;   CFSEI BC 2014 community report   .pdf  

 

Police cleared

 

HALIFAX - 3 NS police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the July arrest of a suspected shoplifter who jumped off a building's roof before he was apprehended.  The province's Serious Incident Response Team says the 26-year-old man broke his heel on the landing, bringing a foot chase by Bridgewater police to an abrupt end.  (CP)  

 

TTC billing

 

TORONTO - Between 2008 and 2013, the TTC was also allegedly billed for more than $100,000 in fraudulent purchases, including decorative front door handles, bike locks, firearm trigger locks and folding knives that cost $80 each.  6 men, including 5 current and former TTC employees, were charged in June with a range of offences, including theft, fraud and conspiracy.   (Toronto Star)  

 

Party staffers charged 

 

VANCOUVER - 2 former BC Liberal staffers have been charged following an investigation into the party's efforts to woo ethnic voters in the 2012 byelection.  A special prosecutor tasked with reviewing the scandal approved Elections Act charges against Brian Bonney and Mark Robertson last week, the Criminal Justice Branch announced Monday.  Bonney, Robertson and a numbered communications corporation are each charged with three counts in connection with candidate Dennis Marsden's failed campaign in Port Moody-Coquitlam.  (CTV)  

 

MORE:   Insiders charged   Whistleblower

   

Hit-and-run 

 

ALEXANDER FIRST NATION - At about 3:30am Sunday morning, RCMP responded to a complaint about a possible hit and run on the reserve, about 2 Km north of Highway 642 on Range Road 272.  When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the body of Ian Cardinal, 28, in the ditch.  (Beacon)  

 

MORE:   Man killed on gravel road   Possible hit-and-run  

  

Arrest

  

Alexandre Joseph Lavallee 

  

TORONTO - Police say that on Friday afternoon a citizen flagged down some officers about an alleged assault at a parkette near Wellesley St E and Parliament St.  Police allege that a 53-year-old man was in the parkette when he was approached by a man he knew and attacked.  Alexandre Joseph Lavallee, 53, was taken to hospital, where he died the following day.  Paul Douglas Richard, 56, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CBC) 

  

MORE:   Man dies in hospital   Murder charge    Fatal assault   

 

Labour unrest 

 

LONDON, ON - A weekend of labour and inmate unrest at London's provincial jail after a mass firing of guards showed no signs of cooling off late Sunday.  Inmates at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre remained locked in their cells for the fourth day in a row as correctional officers refused to work and managers took over their jobs.  (QMI) 

 

MORE:   Jail transparency committee, isn't

PREVIOUS:   Fired   Prison staff charged   Guards charged   Inmate death   Inmate found beaten to death    

 

Shooting

 

MONTREAL - Around 1:30am, police received reports of a shooting at the intersection of Langelier Boulevard and Lacoursiere St.  Police arrived to find a 19-year-old man who had been shot at least once in the upper body.  He died of his wounds soon after in hospital.  Investigators are looking into whether the shooting was gang-related.   (CBC)  

 

MORE:   Man shot   Man killed  

  

Homicide 

  

LAVAL - A man in his 20s is dead following an argument.  Around 2:30am, police say the victim became involved in an argument with another man in a bar on Hotel-de-Ville Boulevard.  The two apparently took the argument outside and the victim was shot.  Police are still investigating to find out if the victim was shot by the man he was arguing with, or if others were involved.  (Global)  

  

MORE:   Man killed in bar dispute  

  

2nd person charged  

 

DARTMOUTH -  A second person is now accused of killing Daniel Michael Pellerin, 28.  Pellerin was stabbed to death on Windmill Road last Saturday.  Halifax police arrested Trevor Hannan, 23, of Dartmouth.  Friday police arrested a 15-year-old boy. He's charged with a long list of crimes.  Officers say Pellerin's killing was not a random act.  (CBC)  

 

MORE:   2nd person charged

PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Hunt for 2 men

 

POLICE LINE   DO NOT CROSS

POLICE LINE   DO NOT CROSS

 

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:33:26

© 2014 Prime Time Crime