February 18, 2018

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...]

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...]

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...]

More charges laid in daycare sexual abuse case

New charges have been laid against a Maple Ridge man accused of sexually abusing children at his wife's home daycare. Six additional charges have been aid against 37-year-old Latif Hamad Tata. The additional charges were approved after another young victim was allegedly molested at the daycare. Tata now faces a total of twelve charges. He was … [Read more...]

Charge laid in prison murder

Nearly a year later, charges have been laid in the death of an inmate at Mission Institution. Troy Robert Squires, a dangerous offender, was killed December 2nd, 2011 at the medium-security prison. Now charged with second-degree murder is James Saar, who was serving a life sentence for murder-related charges and aggravated assault.   CKNW … [Read more...]

Charges laid in harassment complaint filed by singer Carly Rae Jepsen

A 25-year old man from Abbotsford accused of harassing singer Carly Rae Jepsen has now been charged.  The international pop star known for the song 'Call Me Maybe' filed a complaint with Vancouver Police in March, but details were not made public until July.  The charges laid against Christoper David Long include fraudulently … [Read more...]

Charges of attempted murder laid in assaults of three women

A 35-year-old man has now been charged in yesterday's attacks on three women in Downtown Vancouver. Two women were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being assaulted, while police continue to look for the third. Nicholas Osuteye, from Alberta, has now been charged with attempted murder, assault and mischief.  He remains in … [Read more...]

Charge laid in New Westminster murder

Charges have now been laid in connection with the murder of 26 year old January Lupaz in New Westminster. Lupaz suffered stab wounds in her home, and later died in hospital. 20 year old Charles Jameson "Jamie" Neel has now been charged with second degree murder. Investigators are still probing the motive for the killing. The accused appears in … [Read more...]

Animal cruelty charges laid against the owner of ‘Captain’

Several months after a dog was left to die in a Vancouver dumpster, the BCSPCA says animal cruelty charges have been approved against the two-year old german shepherd's owner. Brian Whitlock faces up to five years in jail and fines totalling $ 75,000 if he's convicted. The 26-year old accused of beating the dog named 'Captain' in July is slated to … [Read more...]

More charges laid in nearly year old Burnaby murder case

A third arrest has been made in the murder of Branson Sanders --a man who's badly burned body was found nearly a year ago in Burnaby.  Because he's 16, the accused can't be identified. He's now been charged with 1st degree murder and being an accessory after the fact. The body was found in a bush December 2nd. Three months … [Read more...]