February 19, 2018

Police release drawing of sex assault suspect

Vancouver Police have released a drawing of a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman last week after picking her up in the Downtown Eastside. The 42-year old victim was a sex trade worker driven to a secluded area on March 4th before she was tied up and beaten. She escaped, but suffered  numerous injuries. Police have also  released a … [Read more...]

RCMP officer convicted of assault will not go to jail

A Richmond RCMP officer convicted of assault was disciplined by his employers before he was spared jail time by a provincial court judge.  Last summer, Constable Inderpal Bal was charged with assault causing bodily harm stemming from the excessive force he used to arrest a man in January of last year. His conduct was questioned by other … [Read more...]

Help make an arrest in sexual assault case

Surrey RCMP says somebody out there has evidence that will help them make arrests in a violent sexual assault on a sex trade worker in October. Corporal Bert Paquet says investigators now have some new DNA evidence after a months long investigation, "At this point in time, we are not disclosing if we have DNA on one or both suspects. We do have … [Read more...]

Former Transit Police officer charged with assault

A former Transit Police officer has been charged with assault stemming from a fight outside a bar in New Westminster last summer. Brian Lawson was off duty and on sick  leave when he was arrested September 12th. He's facing one count of assault causing bodily harm and assaulting a police officer. Lawson's due in court March 6th. He … [Read more...]

Man sent to hospital after alleged assault in east Vancouver

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after an alleged assault on Venables Street near Commercial Drive. Jarrod Huntson works at a coffee shop right beside where the assault happened, and describes what he saw. "Didn't look conscious and had a little twitch going on in his leg, it was kind of  sickening to see to be honest, I kind of got … [Read more...]

Sex assault suspect mentioned in earlier warning

The man accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a 17 year old girl in Abbotsford on Tuesday was the subject of a police warning last spring. Public notification was issued about Anton Ellis Foulds in April. The 36-year old is now back in custody. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Aggravated and sexual assault charges laid in Prince George case

Charges have now been laid against six people in a case of aggravated and sexual assault in Prince George against a young man. The victim was found Monday, unconscious and lying in a snow bank behind an apartment building, after police received a tip. He is now in hospital in serious but stable condition. Hayden Lee Atwood, 18, Mercedes Rae Jewett, … [Read more...]

Decision on teacher accused of sexual assault will not be appealed

Prosecutors will not appeal the acquittal of a former substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting five girls in Coquitlam. The Criminal Justice Branch has completed a review of Aleksandr Plehanov's case and concluded there's no legal basis to challenge the trial judge's findings. David St. Pierre determined he was a bad teacher who … [Read more...]

Police look for suspect in sex assault

Vancouver Police are releasing a composite sketch of a man who's been groping women on the city's west side. Around eight in the morning on Wednesday, January 2nd, a man followed a woman in the 76 hundred block of Arbutus Street. When he caught up to her, he groped her. Police think another woman in the neighborhood was approached by the same … [Read more...]

Vancouver police want Good Samaritans in sex assault to come forward

Vancouver police are asking for help to find two men they say helped stop a sexual assault on New Year’s Day. They say a man had attacked a 38-year-old woman on the north side of Broadway near Granville Street as she was getting out of a cab around 4 a.m. Two men waiting at a bus stop nearby ran over, and the attacker left before the assault … [Read more...]