February 21, 2018

NDP launches cheeky attack ad against its own leader

The BC New Democrats are lampooning the attack ads that have been thrown at their leader over the past few months with a TV ad of their own. In the tongue-and-cheek commercial, Adrian Dix is labelled the “architect of the 90s,” responsible for Wayne Gretzky's retirement, the popularization of plaid shirts and the formation of the Spice … [Read more...]

Suspect in Metrotown attack reaches out to police

A wheelchair-bound man who's accused of attacking a pregnant woman at the Metrotown Skytrain station in February has come forward and given a statement to Transit Police. Police say "new information has been gathered, which broadens the scope of the investigation." So far, no charges have been laid. Police say the man came forward after the story … [Read more...]

Sex attack in downtown Vancouver

 Vancouver Police are looking for the suspect in an early morning sexual assault in downtown Vancouver. Sergeant Randy Fincham say the man involved in the attack,just before three,  likely ended up with scratches on his face and nose. "The woman was waiting at a bus stop  in the 600 block of Smithe and that's when this man came up … [Read more...]

Surrey murder victim survived earlier attack

Homicide investigators say the man found dead in a Surrey ditch yesterday morning was Jaskaran Singh Sandhu from the Lower Mainland. Police say the 26 year old was known to them and his death was a targetted attack - possibly gang related - but they haven't confirmed the motive. Officers are still at the scene in the 12300 block of Colebrook … [Read more...]

Burnaby police seeking woman who escaped possible attack

Burnaby RCMP are looking for the woman who they say was nearly the victim of a robbery - or worse. Around 2:00 this morning police say the woman was walking away from the metro town skytrain when a group of men surrounded her between Telford and Sussex Avenues. A  plain clothed officer spotted this just as the woman was screamining and … [Read more...]

Richmond brothers aquitted in gay-bashing attack

Two brothers accused of beating a gay couple in Vancouver have been aquitted. Parminder and Ravinder Bassi  of Richmond have been found not guilty by a provincial court judge who determined the evidence of the victims, David Holtzman and Peter Regier, as well as some witnesses, was unreliable. The accused fought with the victims in June of … [Read more...]

Seventh suspect charged in Prince George attack

Charges have been laid against a 14-year-old boy who is believed to have taken part in the sexual assault of a fellow teenage boy in Prince George last week. The 14-year-old is facing charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault and unlawful confinement. The youth cannot be named because he is a minor. He is the seventh person charged … [Read more...]

Drug addict sentenced in attack on bus driver

A young man with a history of drug abuse and violence has been sentenced to jail time for attacking a bus driver in Surrey last February. Steven Fayant pleaded guilty last year in the choking of Ram Punni as well as the stabbing of another man on a different day in Aldergrove. The crown asked for a sentence of three years, but the judge agreed to … [Read more...]

Teen charged in attack on security guard

A 16 year old boy has now been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a 64 year old security guard. Hoshiar Bajwa was attacked at a job site near Pitt River Middle school in the early morning hours of October 14th. He was beaten by a group of young men. The 16 year old is now charged with one count of aggravated assault. Police are asking … [Read more...]

Searching for suspects in pepper-spray attack

Five people remain on the loose - after the pepper-spraying of a bus driver in New Westminster last night. Transit police have taken over the investigation - but as it turns out, in most cases, the force is rarely first on the scene. It typically falls to jurisdictional police forces to respond - due to a simple lack of resources. Transit Police … [Read more...]