Crime

Vancouver police officers are seen near a homeless man’s tent where a female member of the RCMP was stabbed to death in Burnaby, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. Police have become de facto social workers for people who lack support services while struggling with homelessness, mental illness and substance use, a spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Cops at risk of violence when dealing with mentally ill, homeless: Vancouver officer

Shaelyn Yang was working on a mental health and outreach team when she was stabbed to death at park

Vancouver police officers are seen near a homeless man’s tent where a female member of the RCMP was stabbed to death in Burnaby, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. Police have become de facto social workers for people who lack support services while struggling with homelessness, mental illness and substance use, a spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in an undated RCMP handout photo.Members of British Columbia’s Taiwanese Canadian community are paying tribute to Const.Yang, a Burnaby Mountie who was stabbed to death in the line of duty this week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C. Taiwanese Canadian community pays tribute to slain RCMP officer Shaelyn Yang

Fallen officer’s passion, dedication and ability to be a role model cited

RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in an undated RCMP handout photo.Members of British Columbia’s Taiwanese Canadian community are paying tribute to Const.Yang, a Burnaby Mountie who was stabbed to death in the line of duty this week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Bhavkiran Dhesi’s boyfriend Harjot Singh Deo has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and interfering with her remains in the Surrey teens death on Aug. 2, 2017. (Contributed photo)

7-year sentence for boyfriend of manslaughter victim Bhavkiran Dhesi

Harjot Singh Deo sentenced in 2017 death of teen, found in torched SUV in South Surrey

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s boyfriend Harjot Singh Deo has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and interfering with her remains in the Surrey teens death on Aug. 2, 2017. (Contributed photo)
RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Police mourn death of RCMP constable fatally stabbed in Burnaby, B.C.

Shaelyn Yang’s homicide marks the fifth on-duty death of a police officer in Canada in as many weeks

RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*
B.C. murderer Rabih Alkhalil is the most wanted fugitive in Canada. (Image courtesy of Bolo Program)

Escaped B.C. murderer now Canada’s most wanted fugitive with $250,000 reward

Rabih Alkhalil, 35, escaped the North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre in July 2022

B.C. murderer Rabih Alkhalil is the most wanted fugitive in Canada. (Image courtesy of Bolo Program)
Flashing lights on a police car are shown in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke

Two children dead, 46-year-old man arrested in Laval, north of Montreal

11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl killed, suspect also hospitalized

Flashing lights on a police car are shown in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke
A ambulance drives past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on April 9, 2021. B.C. hospital workers are being trained on how to respond to active attacker situations as of October 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Run, hide, fight: B.C. hospital staff being trained for active attacker scenarios

Training for ‘code silver’ underway in 3 health authorities so far

A ambulance drives past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on April 9, 2021. B.C. hospital workers are being trained on how to respond to active attacker situations as of October 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Alberta day home operator charged with second-degree murder of baby

Woman in custody in connection to incident in High Prairie

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak

Defence now seeks 2-year sentence, down from 6, for man who sexually exploited Amanda Todd

Aydin Coban convicted on charges relating to death of Todd

In this courtroom sketch, Aydin Coban is pictured at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak
RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)

B.C. man accused of impersonating doctor dies a week later by electrocution

Trail RCMP believe man was electrocuted while attempting to climb down a power pole

RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized just under 650 kilograms of methamphetamine, in addition to a loaded 9mm pistol in May. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Alberta man faces prison time for attempting to smuggle boatload of meth into Canada

U.S. authorities intercepted Ted Karl Faupel before he returned to Canadian waters

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized just under 650 kilograms of methamphetamine, in addition to a loaded 9mm pistol in May. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The incident was report the night of Thursday, Oct. 6. Image: RCMP logo

Man arrested for impersonating doctor, barricading himself at Trail hospital

The Trail man, 39 was later released from police custody on several conditions

The incident was report the night of Thursday, Oct. 6. Image: RCMP logo
File - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a researcher holds vape pens in a lab at Portland State University in in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

Fight over vape pen leaves 17-year-old with life-threatening injuries in Vancouver

Police also found the suspect, an 18-year-old, who was hospitalized for non life-threatening injuries

File - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a researcher holds vape pens in a lab at Portland State University in in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
Police tape is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Police north of Toronto say two officers are dead after they were shot while responding to a disturbance call on Tuesday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Two police officers dead after shooting at Ontario home

Investigators say the officers exchanged gunfire with a 23-year-old man inside a home

Police tape is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Police north of Toronto say two officers are dead after they were shot while responding to a disturbance call on Tuesday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Aydin Coban is shown in this handout photo from the time of his arrest by Dutch police, entered into an exhibit at his trial in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DUTCH POLICE

Sentencing to begin for Dutch man linked to death of B.C. teen Amanda Todd

Aydin Coban found guilty of extortion, harassment, distribution of child porn

Aydin Coban is shown in this handout photo from the time of his arrest by Dutch police, entered into an exhibit at his trial in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DUTCH POLICE
Police hope the public can provide tips about the location of a boat that was stolen from the Westwood Tennis Club grounds in late September. (Photo submitted)

Boat stolen from tennis club in Nanaimo

Aluminum boat, outboard motors and trailer taken from Westwood Tennis Club

Police hope the public can provide tips about the location of a boat that was stolen from the Westwood Tennis Club grounds in late September. (Photo submitted)
Actor Kevin Spacey leaves court following the day’s proceedings in a civil trial, Thursday, Oct 6, 2022, in New York, accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s when he was 26. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Actor tells jury Kevin Spacey abused him when he was 14

Anthony Rapp testified on the second day of a civil trial in Manhattan

Actor Kevin Spacey leaves court following the day’s proceedings in a civil trial, Thursday, Oct 6, 2022, in New York, accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s when he was 26. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
Police in Nanaimo are investigating a number of thefts of wire from street light standards near Bowen Park. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are investigating a number of thefts of wire from street light standards near Bowen Park. (Photo submitted)
The Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver, as seen in 2018. Police say they are investigating new damage to the memorial, discovered Oct. 4, 2022. (Credit: Artur Anuszewski/Google Maps)

Vancouver’s Komagata Maru memorial vandalized for second time

Glass photograph at front of site smashed on or before Oct. 4

The Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver, as seen in 2018. Police say they are investigating new damage to the memorial, discovered Oct. 4, 2022. (Credit: Artur Anuszewski/Google Maps)
B.C. Attorney General Murray Rankin looks on as Premier John Horgan speaks at the Legislature, in Victoria on March 30, 2022. Rankin says fighting crime by arresting more people will be “futile,” and the government is considering a range of options to keep people safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. attorney general says increasing arrests to fight violent crime won’t work

Opposition says “catch-and-release” policy creating fear in cities from Vancouver to Terrace.

B.C. Attorney General Murray Rankin looks on as Premier John Horgan speaks at the Legislature, in Victoria on March 30, 2022. Rankin says fighting crime by arresting more people will be “futile,” and the government is considering a range of options to keep people safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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