Tag Archives: RCMP

Vancouver Island Homeless Man Finds $2,000 On Victoria Street, Brings It To RCMP

The honesty of a homeless man who turned in more than $2,000 he found on a suburban Victoria street could pay off for the unidentified Good Samaritan.

West Shore RCMP Const. Alex Berube said Tuesday that police are looking for the man to tell him his good deed has spurred people to donate to a fundraising effort that’s already hit $1,400.

Berube said police patrols are keeping watch for the man, who has no fixed address but is known in the community of Langford, just west of Victoria.

So far, a GoFundMe page has been launched to reward the man for his act of honesty. The fundraiser has so far raised over $1,600 in an effort to give back “good karma.”

Read more in CTV News and VanCity Buzz.

Source: www.ctvnews.ca

Halifax Man Who Had Cache of Chemicals Told Officers No Harm Intended To Police

A Halifax man who owned a highly poisonous chemical repeatedly told RCMP interviewers he never intended to throw it at officers, despite writing an email discussing a method of doing so.

A video played Friday in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court trial of Christopher Phillips shows Const. Joseph Allison and Const. Tony Blencowe questioning the accused on Jan. 21 after the accused was arrested in an Ottawa hotel.

The incident also led to the evacuation of a Halifax neighbourhood and a small rural community on the province’s eastern shore after police found a large stockpile of Phillips’s chemicals in two locations.

Read more and watch the report on CTV News.

Source: www.ctvnews.ca

Three Officers Hurt As RCMP Cars Crash Responding To Break-in

RCMP in North Battleford, Sask. say that three officers were taken to hospital after a crash involving two police vehicles early Saturday morning.

Police said that the vehicles were responding to report of a break-in at a home around 5:15 a.m. CST when the crash occurred near the intersection of 11th Avenue and 102 Street.

The injuries of the officers — two men and one woman — were described as serious, but non-life-threatening. Two of the officers were released from hospital in North Battleford and the third is going to Saskatoon for further treatment.

Read the story in CBC News.

Source: www.cbc.ca

RCMP And Edmonton Police Display Guns, Drugs Seized In Bonnyville Bust

Drugs and guns from a June 5 bust in Bonnyville displayed on a table at ALERT’s Edmonton building.
The RCMP and ALERT Edmonton seized eight guns, three armoured body vests, and an estimated $125,000 worth of drugs from three buildings in a June 5 Bonnyville bust.

ALERT Edmonton joined a Bonnyville RCMP investigation in January in response to a series of fentanyl overdoses in the community. Fentanyl is an opioid stronger than morphine and normally used to treat patients with severe pain.

Read more in the Edmonton Journal.

Source: www.edmontonjournal.com

RCMP Jet Boat Capsizes, Officers Make It Safely To Shore

An RCMP jet boat capsized Friday while patrolling the Athabasca River 30 kilometres from Whitecourt. Alberta Forestry helped the four officers get safely to shore.

Members of the Whitecourt Fire Department are attempting to retrieve the boat. It capsized after striking something, but an RCMP spokeswoman said she didn’t know what the boat hit.

RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Josée Valiquette said the officers weren’t hurt. “They’re probably shaken up, but safe.”

The RCMP is investigating the incident and will also conduct an internal review.

Read the story in Edmonton Journal.

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Commends CBSA And RCMP On Deportation Decision

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, commended a joint investigation by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which led to a deportation order for Jahanzeb Malik. Mr. Malik was arrested by CBSA three months ago due to his involvement in an alleged terrorist plot to bomb locations in downtown Toronto.

Read more in PR Newswire.

Source: www.prnewswire.com

MPs Respond To RCMP Carrying SMGs on Parliament Hill

RCMP officers have started openly carrying submachine guns on Parliament Hill as part of a visible increase to Parliament Hill security following last October’s terrorist attack.

The firearms’ appearance on Parliament Hill has prompted mixed reactions from parliamentarians, including some who say they are upset and feel less safe than before.

Read the responses from all sides of the spectrum in The Province.

Source: www.theprovince.com

Moncton Marks Anniversary of RCMP Officers Murders

The widows of three fallen Mounties are thanking the public for their support one year after their husbands were gunned down in Moncton, N.B.

Angela Gevaudan, Nadine Larche and Rachael Ross stood before dozens of people gathered at a ceremony in the city today to unveil a memorial for the RCMP officers who were killed by Justin Bourque last June 4.

Constables David Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan and Doug Larche died and constables Éric Dubois and Darlene Goguen were wounded by Bourque.

Angela Gevaudan said they wanted to show their gratitude for “a community that has embraced” them and their families since the officers rushed to a neighbourhood in the city’s north end to try and apprehend Bourque.

Read more in MetroNews.

Source: metronews.ca

Ottawa Gunman Michael Zehaf-bibeau Shot 31 Times, Police Report To Reveal

Gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot 31 times during his chaotic attack on Parliament Hill Oct. 22, and was finally killed by a bullet to the back of his head, according to a much-anticipated report by OPP to be released this week that concludes RCMP actions were justified.

Source: www.cbc.ca

Harper Announces More Anti-Terrorism Funding for RCMP and Border Services

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there is “no legitimate reason of any kind” for any Canadian to become involved in jihadist or terrorist movements.

Harper was in Montreal on Thursday to announce additional resources for the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency in the fight against terrorism.

The RCMP will receive $150.4 million in new money over five years, beginning in 2015-16, and $46.8 million a year after, with the money going to help the Mounties conduct terrorism-related criminal investigations.

The border-services agency will get $5.4 million over five years and $1.1 million annually in subsequent years, with some of the funds earmarked for identifying high-risk travellers. Read more in the National Post.

Source: news.nationalpost.com