Crime

York Regional Police tactical officers attend the scene of a shooting in Vaughan, Ont., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Police north of Toronto are working to determine the motive in what they’ve called a “horrendous” shooting at a condo that left five people, plus the suspected gunman, dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arlyn McAdorey

‘We’re gonna stick together’: Ontario condo residents help each other after shooting

Authorities say condo resident used a semi-automatic handgun to kill five people at his building

York Regional Police tactical officers attend the scene of a shooting in Vaughan, Ont., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Police north of Toronto are working to determine the motive in what they’ve called a “horrendous” shooting at a condo that left five people, plus the suspected gunman, dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arlyn McAdorey
Residents leave flowers outside a condominium building the day after a shooting in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday. Police say six people are dead, including the suspect, after a mass shooting in an apartment building in Vaughan. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Alleged Toronto-area condo shooter believed board conspired to murder him: docs

3 condo board members and 3 others killed in a Vaughan, Ont., highrise

Residents leave flowers outside a condominium building the day after a shooting in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday. Police say six people are dead, including the suspect, after a mass shooting in an apartment building in Vaughan. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
A similar-looking Jeep Cherokee is being sought by Merritt RCMP after shots were fired from it on Dec. 19. (Lower Mainland District RCMP/Submitted)

Shots fired between Merritt police and suspicious vehicle

Unknown if there are any injuries

A similar-looking Jeep Cherokee is being sought by Merritt RCMP after shots were fired from it on Dec. 19. (Lower Mainland District RCMP/Submitted)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Dec. 18

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Arnold and Joanne De Jong were killed in their Abbotsford home in May 2022. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Three Surrey men charged in relation to killing of senior Abbotsford couple

One of the men knew Arnold and Joanne De Jong, police say

Arnold and Joanne De Jong were killed in their Abbotsford home in May 2022. (Facebook photo)
Daniel Wilson, 35, Derek Timmins, 49, and Garth Goodkey, 53, of Prince George are charged with drug trafficking offences. (Photos courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

Warrants issued for 3 Prince George men charged with trafficking cocaine

Derek Timmins, 49, Garth Goodkey, 53, and Daniel Wilson, 35, wanted by police

Daniel Wilson, 35, Derek Timmins, 49, and Garth Goodkey, 53, of Prince George are charged with drug trafficking offences. (Photos courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. He was described by family as “exceptionally gentle” and “caring.” Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have found guilty in his murder. (Facebook/Martin Payne)

Daughters say escaped inmate guilty verdict won’t bring murdered B.C. father back

Sisters relieved Busch, Armitage guilty in 2019 stabbing of their father, Martin Payne

The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. He was described by family as “exceptionally gentle” and “caring.” Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have found guilty in his murder. (Facebook/Martin Payne)
A senior in New Westminster was scammed out of a large amount of cash after she thought she was paying for her grandson’s bail. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fraudsters pose as grandson, cop to trick B.C. senior into handing over bail cash

Grandson impersonator claimed he’d been arrested with large amounts of cannabis

A senior in New Westminster was scammed out of a large amount of cash after she thought she was paying for her grandson’s bail. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police confronted alleged armed robbers in several locations throughout the Lower Mainland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (@kristianb01/Twitter)
Police confronted alleged armed robbers in several locations throughout the Lower Mainland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (@kristianb01/Twitter)
The New Westminster Police Department is hoping to catch and deter thieves from stealing off doorsteps by planting bait packages beginning this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police drawing out porch pirates with bait packages in one B.C. city

New Westminster department hopes tactic reduces holiday theft

The New Westminster Police Department is hoping to catch and deter thieves from stealing off doorsteps by planting bait packages beginning this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Walther PDP pistol is seen at the booth of an exhibitor that provides weapons to government, military and law enforcement clients, at the CANSEC trade show in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Violent crime involving firearms down 5 per cent in 2021 from 2022: Statistics Canada

Rate of gun-related violent crime 25 per cent higher than 10 years earlier

A Walther PDP pistol is seen at the booth of an exhibitor that provides weapons to government, military and law enforcement clients, at the CANSEC trade show in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Alexander Dumyn is charged with arson of an occupied home on Oct. 25, 2020. (RCMP)

Chilliwack man going on trial for 2020 arson of inhabited home

Warrants issued twice in 2022 for Alexander Leon Rhodda Dumyn who didn’t show up to court

Alexander Dumyn is charged with arson of an occupied home on Oct. 25, 2020. (RCMP)
Police arrest a suspect at Yale Road and Cheam Avenue after an alleged bank robbery on Oct. 17, 2019 on Main Street in Chilliwack. (Submitted)

Young Chilliwack man sentenced to 3 years probation for 2019 bank robbery

Brett Nelson Penner presented a weapon and robbed Main Street bank getting away with cash

Police arrest a suspect at Yale Road and Cheam Avenue after an alleged bank robbery on Oct. 17, 2019 on Main Street in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Jayson Gilbert was arrested Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 and charged in connection to the incident at the Rudy Johnson Bridge the day before. (Facebook photo)

Williams Lake man who threw kidnapped couple off bridge sentenced to life in prison

Jayson Gilbert will serve 18 years before being eligible for parole

Jayson Gilbert was arrested Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 and charged in connection to the incident at the Rudy Johnson Bridge the day before. (Facebook photo)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack man who killed Carlton Leith facing domestic assault trial in March

William Trevor Escott received no jail time for killing Leith in 2020

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Dec. 11

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

B.C. man among three accused of drug smuggling in Washington state

More than 180 kilograms of methamphetamine and fentanyl was found in duffel bags on the beach

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A black man with hands outside the bars of a prison cell

LETTER: Something needs to be done about repeat criminal offenders

‘Commit a crime, go to jail, the end’

  • Dec 9, 2022
A black man with hands outside the bars of a prison cell
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Abbotsford man charged with 2 offences in alleged ‘sextortion’ incident

Port Moody Police say there could be other potential victims

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Police arrested Neil Robert Simpson on June 2, 2020 after he was tackled by customers during a robbery at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)

Abbotsford bank robber who was tackled by customers pleads guilty

Neil Robert Simpson’s sentencing hearing on 2 charges scheduled for Jan. 30

Police arrested Neil Robert Simpson on June 2, 2020 after he was tackled by customers during a robbery at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)
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