Crime

COLUMN: 'World Class' Oil Spill Response a Failure

Wind and waves make it impossible to "contain" oil spill near Bella Bella.

In July, a pipeline leak near Maidstone, Saskatchewan, spilled about 250,000 litres of diluted oil sands bitumen into the North Saskatchewan River, killing wildlife and compromising drinking water for nearby communities, including Prince Albert. It was one of 11 spills in the province over the previous year.

Arrest made after fatal school stabbing in Abbotsford

Arrest made after fatal school stabbing in Abbotsford

On Nov. 1, just after 2 p.m., the Abbotsford Police Department attended a local Senior Secondary School for what was called in as an assault-in-progress.

Upon attendance, Abbotsford first responders located a suspect who was being physically restrained by school staff members. This individual was taken into custody by police and the school was placed on immediate lock down in order to assess further risk and locate any additional victims or suspects.

UBC researchers create new method to classify dangerous sex offenders

UBC PhD student Kimberly Kaseweter and Prof. Michael Woodworth share their sex offender classification report with Kelowna RCMP’s Greg Willcocks. — Submitted photo

UBC researchers create new method to classify dangerous sex offenders
UBC researchers have developed a new classification system that could help police solve sex crimes.

Using classified anonymous police case files and court records, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus uncovered new subtypes of high-risk sexual offenders that could give police insight into the behaviour of convicted sex offenders who have been released into the community.

Man expected to make recovery after stabbing Monday in Kaslo

Man expected to make recovery after stabbing Monday in Kaslo

A 68-year-old local man is expected to make a full recovery after being stabbed Monday afternoon in Kaslo said RCMP Sergeant Monty Taylor in a media release.

Taylor said incident happened at approximately 5:20 when Kaslo RCMP responded to a disturbance between two makes on C Avenue in the North Kootenay Village.

Taylor said when police arrived, the 68-year-old male was found with stab wounds to his upper torso.

"The victim was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital by EHS, and later to Kelowna Hospital for further care to his injuries," Taylor explained.

RCMP warn about more phone scams

RCMP warn about more phone scams

Don't be fooled.  Don't give out any information on the phone to anyone who calls up and claims to represent your credit card company.  Anyone from your credit card compoany does  NOT need you to give them any information about you or your card; they would already have what they need on file.  Anyone who calls up and demands (or requests) personal information about you or your credit card is a scammer.  Just hang up.

VPD reports resident finds naked man cooking eggs in kitchen

VPD reports resident finds naked man cooking eggs in kitchen

If you think or thought you heard or seen it all, read about the Vancouver resident who found a naked man in his house cooking eggs in the kitchen.

Vancouver Police reporter shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday (October 18), a 35-year-old man walked into a home near Cambie Street and King Edward Avenue through a closed, but unlocked door.

Vancouver media release said the man removed his shoes and all of his clothing, took eggs out of the fridge, and began making a meal in the kitchen, damaging the stove and microwave in the process.

Police dealing with multiple clown sightings

Police dealing with multiple clown sightings

The "creepy clown craze" is continuing to create concerns for cops, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

In a press release today, Oelke said Trail RCMP continue to receive reports of clown sightings in Trail and Fruitvale.

"Since last Friday there have been seven reports made to the police," he said. "Some of the reports have been proven to be false. No individuals dressed as clowns have been located or identified by the police.

Five people taken to hospital following Playmor Junction accident

RCMP is considering charges after a two-vehicle accident Monday night at Playmor Junction.

Five people were transported to Trail Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday evening following a two-car accident at the junction of Highway 3A & 6 said RCMP Sergeant Monty Taylor in a media release Tuesday.

Taylor said the accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the Playmor Junction intersection.

"The preliminary investigation identifies that one of the vehicles, the blue Honda Civic, made a left-hand turn in front of the on-coming Infiniti,” Taylor explained.

Pet owners warned of poisonous substance in Cranbrook community forest

Two dogs died recently from ingesting a poisonous substance near Cranbrook.

The Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Recreation Sites and Trails BC is warning residents and visitors to keep pets on leash in the Cranbrook Community Forest, or avoid the area altogether, after two dogs died recently from ingesting a poisonous substance.

Warning signs have been posted at multiple access points to the community forest.

The two dogs were observed eating a white fatty-like substance. Local RCMP are investigating the incidents.

Two Nelson men in custody following Friday morning takedown in South Slocan

Two Nelson men in custody following Friday morning takedown in South Slocan
Two men from Nelson are in custody awaiting bail hearings following an early morning takedown by RCMP near South Slocan Friday.
 
RCMP Sergeant Monty Taylor of Nelson detachment said in a media release shortly before 8 a.m.
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