Law & Order

Two men charged in daycare sex assaults

Police are appealing for information from the public after two men were arrested in connection with alleged sexual assaults at a home-based daycare centre in Toronto's northwest.

Snowbirds jet crashes, 2 killed

JOSH WINGROVE, DAWN WALTON, KATHERINE O'NEILL The Globe and Mail 10.10.2008
Snowbirds jet crashes, 2 killed

TORONTO and CALGARY and EDMONTON — Just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, farmer Doug Johnson was driving along the highway to Moose Jaw and noticed a formation of planes flying about 70 metres up in the clear, sunny prairie sky.


Missing father's body found north of Toronto

Toronto police say they have found the body of a 47-year-old father who had been missing for the past two weeks. Authorities would not say exactly where Chi Ngu Ngo was found, except to say that it was north of the city.

Toronto cops sued over Taser use

Edmonton Sun 09.10.2008
Toronto cops sued over Taser use

TORONTO -- A man who claims he was zapped with a Taser a dozen times by emergency task force officers is suing the Toronto police and the force's civilian board for $6 million.


Woman assaulted in Toronto's east end

Precious Yutangco Toronto Star 07.10.2008
Woman assaulted in Toronto's east end

A woman was sexually assaulted in Toronto's east end, early yesterday afternoon. Police say the assault occurred in the area of Birchmount Rd. and Danforth Ave. at 1:45 p.m. and the suspect fled the scene in a silver or white four-door, newer-mode...

SIU probes shooting in east-end Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigation Unit is looking into a shooting in east-end Toronto after a 49-year-old man was injured during a police probe into a stolen vehicle.


Gainey report to be released, as government reverses decision over election blackout

HALIFAX -- The federal government has reversed a decision not to release a report into the high-seas death of Laura Gainey while the federal election campaign is under way.

Man charged after 7-year-old girl's abduction

A 44-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with several offences in relation to the abduction of a 7-year-old girl Sunday morning.


Man charged in beheading aboard bus to go to trial

A man accused of beheading a fellow passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in Manitoba this summer has been found fit to stand trial for second-degree murder.

Police search for suspect after girl found safe

Police are searching for a man who allegedly abducted a 7-year-old girl from an Edmonton park but was forced to abandon her at a gas station a few hours later when an employee became suspicious.


Reward offered in "exchange bandit" case, suspect sought

Toronto - The Toronto police hold-up squad is joining forces with the Canadian Bankers Association in a bid to catch the so called "exchange bandit."

Man who tried to extort sex from Toronto teen gets 3 years

TORONTO — An Israeli body builder who tried to extort sexual favours from a teen by impersonating an undercover police officer was sentenced Thursday to three years imprisonment.


Toronto couple faces 81 charges in ATM skimming probe

Toronto police have charged a husband and wife for allegedly running an international debit and credit card skimming ring.

Body found in Lake Ontario

Precious Yutangco Toronto Star 02.10.2008
Body found in Lake Ontario

Toronto police are hoping a coroner's report will help identify a badly decomposed body pulled out of Lake Ontario last night. Around 6:15 p.m., a marine unit discovered the remains at the Toronto western gap, a small strait of water between the h...


Autopsy performed on man hit by Taser

LANGLEY, B.C.–An autopsy was performed yesterday on a man who died after crashing through the window of a home and being jolted by an RCMP Taser.

Inquiry blasts pathologist Smith and his overseers

An Ontario inquiry into a series of faulty pediatric autopsies that led to the wrongful prosecutions of several parents and caregivers has concluded that the pathologist in the cases had "very serious failings," but also that his superiors moved "...


Ontario police oversight has hit 'rock bottom,' needs big changes: ombudsman

TORONTO — Ontario's civilian police watchdog operates with a police bias and requires a massive overhaul to regain the trust of a public that views it as a "toothless tiger," Ontario's ombudsman said Tuesday as he delivered a scathing report on th...

Suspect dead after being shocked by RCMP Taser

LANGLEY, B.C. -- A B.C. robbery suspect is dead after crashing through a window and being shocked by an RCMP Taser. RCMP say a tip led them to a home in suburban Langley, B.C., where they believed a suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery had fled.


Mohawk activist Brant avoids jail time

JOSH WINGROVE The Globe and Mail 30.09.2008
Mohawk activist Brant avoids jail time

The trial of Shawn Brant, who became the face of a series of native blockades across Southern Ontario last year, came to an unexpected end yesterday with a deal that will see him avoid jail time.

Killing of girl, 14, devastates Alberta community

KATHERINE O'NEILL The Globe and Mail 30.09.2008
Killing of girl, 14, devastates Alberta community

EDMONTON — A massive police search has been launched in western Alberta for a man the RCMP suspect attacked and killed a 14-year-old girl out for an afternoon walk near her home on Saturday.



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