Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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)

Ex-Montreal Homicide Detective says police never had to spy on journalists

André Bouchard, a former high-ranking Montreal police officer, says that in his day, officers never would have dreamed of spying on journalists. "We didn't even have to do that. If we had a real problem back in those days, we'd actually go see the journalist," Bouchard told CBC Montreal's new podcast Montreapolis in a wide-ranging interview, as he reflected on his long career. (CBC)

Ontario names Thomas Carrique new Commissioner of the OPP

The government of Ontario has named Thomas Carrique as the new commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. The Ford government's first pick, Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner, withdrew his name from consideration last week after his appointment to the job touched off months of controversy and triggered an integrity commissioner investigation. (CBC)

Officer down

Ontario’s ombudsman urged the OPP to make changes to prevent suicide among its members in 2012. Twelve officers have died by suicide since then. The Fifth Estate reveals what the OPP missed - and looks at what can be done to fix what some call a culture of bullying and harassment. (CBC News)

Officer files harassment lawsuit against Calgary Police Service, union

CALGARY - A city police officer has filed a lawsuit against the Calgary Police Service and Calgary Police Association, alleging she has been the victim of harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and “outrageous conduct.” (Calgary Herald)

Suspect surrenders, hostages unharmed after armed siege at Quebec bank

A hostage-taking situation in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, west of Montreal, has ended without incident. Sûreté du Quebec Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said around 4:50 p.m. Friday, an employee inside the Caisse Desjardins credit union activated an emergency button. (CBC)

Taverner withdraws from consideration to become OPP boss

TORONTO - Ford-family friend Ron Taverner has withdrawn his name for consideration as the next OPP commissioner. “This decision is not an easy one for me to make,” Taverner, a Toronto Police superintendent, said in an e-mail to Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones Wednesday. (Toronto Sun)

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