Thursday, May 23, 2019

New documents reveal police efforts to solve mystery of Toronto’s missing gay men

TORONTO - A dead body in a steam bath on New Year’s Day, a man claiming to be a cannibal, officers sneaking into a house and cloning computer hard drives and a GPS tracker secretly hidden by detectives on a suspect’s vehicle are among the tantalizing — but ultimately fruitless — early leads Toronto police chased in the years before Bruce McArthur was charged with killing eight men linked to the city’s gay village. (National Post)

Former Victoria police chief receives unprecedented penalty

VICTORIA - Former Victoria police chief Frank Elsner will never wear a police uniform in Canada again. Although Elsner resigned in May 2017, his service record will now show that he committed eight acts of misconduct under the Police Act which would have resulted in his dismissal from policing. (Victoria Times Colonist)
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  • Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to cartels

    MEXICO CITY - Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. (CTV News)

    Organized crime moving online RCMP struggling to keep up

    OTTAWA - Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year. (CBC)

    Oregon woman steals ambulance as medics perform CPR

    ROSEBURG, ORE. - Sure, Christy Lynn Woods, 37, may have boosted an ambulance while paramedics performed CPR on an unconscious woman in southern Oregon. (The Oregonian)

    Nanny faces sex assault charges involving two boys

    SAANICH - A nanny is being investigated for suspected sexual crimes involving two brothers under the age of 10 who were in his care. police said Johnathon Lee Robichaud, 30, of Central Saanich had a variety of jobs and volunteer stints tied to youth groups, church groups, childcare facilities, and before- and after-school programs. (The Province)

    Two officers wounded, suspect dead in Halton shootout

    HAMILTON - Halton Regional Police say they were called to an Esso gas bar in the area of Appleby Line and Harvester Road, just south of the QEW, around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. (City News)

    Predawn raids target Mexican mafia gangs

    SAN DIEGO - Hundreds of federal agents and local law enforcement officers conducted dozens of predawn raids across the county Thursday, arresting alleged gang members and others with suspected gang ties on drug, gun, racketeering and other charges, authorities said. (San Diego Union Tribune)
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  • 26 charged in raids targeting street gangs
  • Murder suspect turn himself into police

    LONDON - An 18-year-old London man wanted in connection to last week's homicide outside of a Dundas Street Tim Hortons has turned himself into police.(CTV News)

    Details on Danforth gunman revealed in police search warrant documents

    TORONTO - In the moments after Danforth Ave. shooter Faisal Hussain put a bullet in his head, the word “Home” flashed on the screen of his ringing cellphone. Toronto police officers answered it and spoke to his parents, who were unaware their son had just opened fire on a busy stretch of Danforth Ave., killing 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis and leaving 13 others injured. (Toronto Star)
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  • Evidence in police documents suggest Danforth shooting was planned
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