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-  

‘Spontaneous kiss’: Convicted VPD detective appeals sentence

VANCOUVER - A lawyer for former Vancouver police Det. Jim Fisher has objected to a judge handing the veteran cop eight months in jail for a single “spontaneous” kiss of a vulnerable crime victim. (The Province)

London Hells Angel arrested in drug probe

A London, Ont., man who police say is a “known” Hells Angel biker faces several drug and weapons charges after police raids on two homes and a storage locker found cocaine, Percocet tablets, brass knuckles and Tasers. (Toronto Star)

Driver pleads guilty to 29 counts in Humboldt Broncos crash case

MELFORT, Sask. - Scott Thomas was sitting nearby in the courtroom Tuesday when a truck driver pleaded guilty to every charge against him in a highway crash that killed 16 people on a junior hockey bus and left 13 players forever scarred by the disaster. (CTV News)

Crown mistake exposed informant, killing massive money laundering investigation

VANCOUVER - A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in November because federal prosecutors mistakenly exposed the identity of a police informant who they feared could have been killed if the case proceeded, Global News has learned. (Global)

Police collect DNA from care staff after woman in vegetative state gives birth

PHOENIX - Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated. (National Post)

Seven killed in shooting at Mexican bar

MEXICO CITY - Seven men have been killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico’s Caribbean coastal city of Playa del Carmen, authorities said Monday. (New York Post)

BC couple charged after hog-tying man they accused of trying to have sex with 13-yr-old daughter

A Port Alberni, B.C. mother is in court this month to face charges of vigilantism after she tackled and hog-tied a 28-year-old family friend she alleged was trying to lure her 13-year-old daughter into sex. (National Post)

RCMP arrest 14 as they break up pipeline protest

VANCOUVER - The RCMP have breached a gate that a northern B.C. First Nation had erected to block access to a natural-gas pipeline project. Officers broke through a blockade on Morice River Forest Service Road, southwest of Houston, on Monday afternoon to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction order, arresting 14 people, said RCMP. (Vancouver Sun)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

Vancouver cops detained in Cuba back home

VANCOUVER - The families of two British Columbia police constables who had been detained in Cuba following an assault allegation say they have been declared innocent and returned home. (Globe & Mail)