January 21, 2018

VPD say search for man wanted on nation wide warrant is over

Vancouver Police say a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant is now back in custody. Acting on a hunch after a bank robbery at UBC Monday -- VPD say an officer tracked down 45 year-old Douglas Werner on a city bus. He's now facing charges in a robbery at a UBC bank as well another bank on West Georgia Street downtown.  Saturday police … [Read more...]

Warrant details show disturbing history of high-risk offender

Court documents show a high-risk offender --prompting a rare public warning from BC law authorities-- has a disturbing history of violence. Police searched Kayla Bourque's Burnaby home last March 22nd and her family home in Prince George on April 5th.  That's where they found evidence the now-23 year old video-taped her crimes and had thoughts … [Read more...]

Judge agrees to unseal search warrant

A provincial court judge in Surrey has agreed to unseal search warrant information obtained by the RCMP in an investigation linked to a Mountie accused of professional misconduct. Judge Peder Gulbransen's decision gives the public access to the warrant executed in August at the New Westminster home of Grant Wakefield, a man accused of defamation … [Read more...]

Search warrant raises questions

Questions have been raised about ethical boundaries being crossed by the RCMP,  following a scandal involving one of their own. Parts of a search warrant involving allegations of defamation against Corporal Jim Brown have now been unsealed. The document allowed the seizure of three computers and a cell phone from a New Westminster man's … [Read more...]

Warrant issued for Colony Farm escapee

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a 26 year old man who escaped from the forensic psychiatric hospital in Port Coquitlam. Police say  Matthew David Mikolajczyk is unstable and needs immediate medical attention. He is known to hang around Vancouver and Prince George and he has a history of violence. He was sent to Colony Farm after … [Read more...]

Warrant issued for sex offender

 Vancouver Police are trying to track down a high-risk sex offender who is wanted for breaching conditions of his release. 35 year old Mervin Walkus failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house yesterday. A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest. Walkus is a convicted sex offender. He's Aboriginal, five foot one, 150 pounds, … [Read more...]

ICBC not allowed to track down rioters without warrant

B.C’s Privacy Commissioner says ICBC can’t use facial recognition technology to identify Stanley Cup rioters without a warrant or court order. ICBC has been offering to match external photographs of alleged rioters against its driver license database. The Commissioner says facial recognition has the potential to become a technology of … [Read more...]