June 23, 2017

Charges laid in old murder case

Burnaby RCMP say there's been a break in a murder case dating back nearly 20 years. They say Jaswant Singh Gill, a 40-year old man from Vancouver, has been charged with first degree murder in the December 1994 shooting death of Thomas Akerman, whose body was found in a vehicle in Burnaby. Gill is also charged with murdering his wife, in a case that … [Read more...]

Teen stabbing suspects face long list of charges

One of the girls accused of stabbing Skytrain travellers with a steak knife earlier this week  is still behind bars, but the other has been released from custody until her next court appearance tomorrow. Yesterday, investigators confirmed both teens had 142 run-ins with police since January of last year. Anne Drennan with Transit Police says … [Read more...]

Man faces extradition to the U-S on molestation charges

A known criminal in Canada is being extradited to the United States to face molestation and child rape charges after having his appeal dismissed. Erlan Lizandro Acosta was fighting the extradition to Washington State with his lawyer accusing Canada's Attorney General of a "sleight of hand." Court of Appeal judges disagreed saying the requirement of … [Read more...]

33 more riot suspects face charges

Criminal charges have been approved and sworn against 33 more people allegedly linked to the Stanley Cup riot. 23 more adults and 10 more young people are now facing charges. The person facing the highest number of counts is Jeffrey Russel Jean Milne, with nine counts altogether. His charges include one count of taking part in a riot, four counts … [Read more...]

No charges against Terrace RCMP officer

A Terrace RCMP officer accused of using excessive force against a first nations man last spring will not be prosecuted. The Criminal Justice branch has determined no charges will be laid against the officer who arrested William Watts on May 15th,  after he called 9-1-1 to report an intoxicated family member was coming to his house. Lawyers for … [Read more...]

Surrey M-P Apologizes after Medal Given to Man Facing Criminal Charges

Newton-North Delta NDP M-P Jinny Sims has issued a statement saying she awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal to Maninder Gill - manager of Radio India on Sunday - in recognition of his significant contributions to his community and wasn't aware of the pending legal matter. Sims says she recognizes the seriousness of the crime he's accused of … [Read more...]

Idle No More protesters disappointed Senator Brazeau facing charges

Idle No More protesters outside a Burnaby hotel where Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent the Friday say like him, they feel let down by Patrick Brazeau, a First Nations Senator now charged with assault and sexual assault. "Stephen Harper's got to go, hey, hey, ho, ho," they chanted. A handful of demonstrators say they were disappointed to learn … [Read more...]

BC Liberal candidate facing six charges for not filing corporate tax returns

The BC Liberal candidate for Surrey Panorama is in court facing charges under the income tax act. Sukh Dhaliwal is facing six charges after a company he is president of failed to file income tax returns from 2004 to 2010. Dhaliwal says he is working to resolve the situation. He was asked if paying his taxes might be a better solution than a court … [Read more...]

Man is facing charges for threatening to shoot a Vancouver bus driver

On Sunday night police say a woman waiting for a bus at Commerical drive and Broadway told a driver a man at the bus stop was sexually harrasing her. That man then got on the bus and started mouthing off at the driver. Police say after the driver asked the man to get off -- he allegedly threatened the operator saying, “I have a gun … [Read more...]

Charges laid in connection with stabbing at West End apartment Thursday

Vancouver Police say charges have been laid in connection to last night's stabbing at a West End apartment building. Thirty-three year old Vancouver man, Jerome Bonneric is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of assault with a weapon, three counts of common assault, and one count of assaulting a police officer. Police … [Read more...]