February 21, 2018

Police board officially endorses regional policing

Vancouver's police board has quickly approved recommendations stemming from B.C.’s Missing Women Inquiry, but any hope of a regional police force becoming a reality still rests with the provincial government. Several mayors, including Vancouver's Gregor Robertson, have urged the Clark government to set up regional forces for both the Lower … [Read more...]

Public hearing begins to determine whether Abbotsford police officer keeps his job

An Abbotsford police officer faces a public hearing Monday to determine whether he gets to keep his job. Constable Adam Page pleaded guilty in April to pushing a thirty-seven year old shoplifter during an arrest in 2009. The hearing will determine whether he gets to keep his job, or if he's going to get canned. Page reportedly pushed the man so … [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...]

Police identify victim of deadly fight

Vancouver Police have identified 59 year old Michael Charles Gregory of Vancouver as the man found severly injured at Commercial Drive and Venables street on Saturday.   He died later in hospital. It's believed Gregory had been involved ina fight with another man. A 27 year old man was taken into custody, but no charges have been … [Read more...]

Police search for suspect in Port Coquitlam stabbing

RCMP are searching for a suspect in a stabbing at an apartment complex in Port Coquitlam. Sergeant Grant Wong says officers were called to the building on Coquitlam Avenue near Flint Street just before 10pm Sunday. "We did locate a male who had suffered an injury that appears to have been caused by a knife or some other sharp object.  That … [Read more...]

Vancouver Police appeal to the public to help find missing man in desperate need of medication

The Vancouver Police is asking for the public's help in finding a fifty-five-year-old man in desperate need of medication. Officers say Robert Gregory Lewis was last heard from at around 8 yesterday morning as family left their home on Venables Street in East Vancouver.  He was reported missing at 4:30 last night. Lewis suffers from a number … [Read more...]

Police in California searching for missing Vancouver woman

A Vancouver woman is missing in Los Angeles and police aren't ruling out foul play. Elisa Lam is 21 and was last seen January 31st at a hotel in downtown L.A. The LAPD's Walt Teague says she was travelling alone. "She was in contact with her parents -- daily -- up until the 31st.  It's been five days, six days now. As far as suspicious … [Read more...]

Taxpayer group slams Transit Police

The Canadian Taxpayers' Federation is ripping Transit Police for looking offshore to fill at least a half dozen jobs. Transit Police say they need officers with transit policing backgrounds  and the United Kingdom is a good place to look. Jordan Bateman, BC director for the taxpayers' group, says they can easily hire locally. "I know the … [Read more...]

Vancouver Police asking the public for help in locating missing woman

Vancouver Police are appealing to the public for help in finding a 33-year-old woman who has not been seen since Thursday. They say Kimberley Violet Halkett was last seen January 31st leaving her hotel room in the 500 block of Richards street. She’s described as 5'7" with a medium build and long black hair. At the time she disappeared she was … [Read more...]

Transit Police look to UK for new hires

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are looking offshore to fill at least a half dozen vacancies.   The search will be focused on officers in the United Kingdom who have transit police experience. Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan says there's a lot of competition among all police detachments to find suitable new hires. "Both municipal … [Read more...]