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Scammers tried to trick a North Vancouver man into believing they had kidnapped his wife, police say. (Credit: Pixabay/Geralt)

Scammers pretend to kidnap North Vancouver man’s wife, demand ransom

Call appeared to come from wife’s phone; woman could be heard in background

Scammers tried to trick a North Vancouver man into believing they had kidnapped his wife, police say. (Credit: Pixabay/Geralt)
A holstered taser is seen on a police officer’s belt. In B.C., dozens of municipal police officers were disciplined for things ranging from domestic violence to excessive use of force from mid-2021 to mid-2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tasing house guests, stalking exes: Annual report reveals B.C. cops’ misconduct

Intimate partner violence, sexual harassment also widespread, police complaints commissioner found

A holstered taser is seen on a police officer’s belt. In B.C., dozens of municipal police officers were disciplined for things ranging from domestic violence to excessive use of force from mid-2021 to mid-2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Large police presence across multiple locations in Lower Mainland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (@kristianb01/Twitter)

2 suspects in Lower Mainland dealership robbery remain unidentified and at large

Coquitlam RCMP say the robbers were masked when they stole a vehicle and exchanged fire Tuesday

Large police presence across multiple locations in Lower Mainland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (@kristianb01/Twitter)
Three handguns, drugs including fentanyl and heroin, and $90,000 cash were seized Nov. 10 from two homes in Abbotsford and Surrey. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Guns, drugs and $90K seized from homes in Abbotsford and Surrey

Three men arrested have links to gang conflict, say police

Three handguns, drugs including fentanyl and heroin, and $90,000 cash were seized Nov. 10 from two homes in Abbotsford and Surrey. (Abbotsford Police photo)
Complaints against municipal police officers in B.C. are up 26 per cent from 2020/2021 to 2021/2022, the latest report from the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner shows. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police misconduct complaints up 26% in B.C.’s municipal forces: report

Largest number lodged against Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford cops

Complaints against municipal police officers in B.C. are up 26 per cent from 2020/2021 to 2021/2022, the latest report from the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner shows. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

No jail time for man who tried to steal farm equipment after Abbotsford flooding

Patrick Schryver one of two men arrested on Sumas Prairie on Dec. 15, 2021

Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating a Nov. 18 death in Squamish. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s police watchdog investigating death in Squamish

Man appeared to have self-inflicted a fatal injury before police arrived Nov. 18

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating a Nov. 18 death in Squamish. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim, left, and Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer listen as B.C. Premier David Eby announces a new public safety plan in Vancouver on Sunday, November 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver city council to vote on motion allocating funding for more police, nurses

New mayor wants to earmark $4.5 million to the police and $1.5 million to the health authority

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim, left, and Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer listen as B.C. Premier David Eby announces a new public safety plan in Vancouver on Sunday, November 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Delta Police Department photo)

Police investigating indecent act near North Delta high school

Witness reports seeing a man masturbating in the woods behind Burnsview Secondary on Nov. 18

(Delta Police Department photo)
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 Nov. 20

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
Trail RCMP

B.C. hockey arena employee arrested after phone found in girls change room

The 21-year-old from Trail has been released from police custody on a number of conditions

Trail RCMP
Clayton Bussiere of Abbotsford was last seen in Abbotsford on Oct. 17, 1982. Investigators are now appealing for information on the case.

Abbotsford Police ask for help in solving 40-year-old missing-person case

Cab driver Clayton Bussiere of Abbotsford was last seen on evening of Oct. 17, 1982 in Mission

Clayton Bussiere of Abbotsford was last seen in Abbotsford on Oct. 17, 1982. Investigators are now appealing for information on the case.
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mayor says no one hit in shooting near Merritt, B.C., no word on suspects

Roughly 100 shots fired in 3 different locations Tuesday

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Surrey Police Insp. Novi Jette poses for a photograph in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. The future of the Surrey force is in question with a new majority on city council promised to halt the replacement of RCMP — and Jette says it could also mean the end of policing for her. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Policing in flux across B.C., as political pledges prove complex to implement

Possible changes coming to Surrey, Esquimalt, Vancouver

Surrey Police Insp. Novi Jette poses for a photograph in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. The future of the Surrey force is in question with a new majority on city council promised to halt the replacement of RCMP — and Jette says it could also mean the end of policing for her. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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 Nov. 13

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 IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after an alleged thief was injured during an altercation with officers in Abbotsford. (File Photo)

Alleged thief injured during altercation with police in Abbotsford, says IIO

Independent Investigations Office says incident resulted in serious injuries

The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after an alleged thief was injured during an altercation with officers in Abbotsford. (File Photo)
Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OPCC orders review into VPD discipline decision that let officer off the hook

Const. Lance Fraser accused of using unnecessary force during 2021 traffic stop

Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ron Bendle posted this image of his face in a Facebook post on Nov. 7, and alleged he was assaulted by a Nelson police officer. Photo: Facebook

VIDEO: B.C. man posts video of bruised face, alleges assault by police officer

The Nelson Police Department says an investigation is underway

Ron Bendle posted this image of his face in a Facebook post on Nov. 7, and alleged he was assaulted by a Nelson police officer. Photo: Facebook
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 Nov. 6

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