Cops and Courts

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn had charter rights breached, judge rules

Judge says search warrant against Mike Haire was invalid, making evidence inadmissible

 

Kelly Favro, a 37-year-old Victoria mother, believes she is the first sexual assault survivor to have a publication ban overturned in B.C. history. (Courtesy of Kelly Favro)

Victoria sexual assault survivor achieves rare overturning of publication ban

Kelly Favro only learned of ban in 2020, four years after assault conviction

 

Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford has been convicted of the sexual assault of one of his cab passengers in West Vancouver in January 2019.

Former Abbotsford Hindu temple president convicted of sexual assault

Deepak Sharma assaulted a female passenger when he was a cab driver

 

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

2 Mexican farmworkers sue police for alleged assault and dog attack in Abbotsford

Innocent pair allege officers were ‘abusive and racist’ while looking for drug smugglers

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 21 counts of sexual assault related to his massage business. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford masseur now faces 21 counts of sexual assault

Bud Loewen of Bud’s Massage Therapy initally faced three charges

Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 21 counts of sexual assault related to his massage business. (Facebook photo)
Bradley Priestap in an undated photo provided to the media some time in 2012 by the London Police Service.

Serial sex-offender acquitted of duct tape possession in B.C. provincial court

Ontario sex offender on long-term supervision order was found with one of many ‘rape kit’ items

Bradley Priestap in an undated photo provided to the media some time in 2012 by the London Police Service.
The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford man sentenced second time for sexual offence involving child

Bradley Roan Smith, 60, was previously convicted in 2016 of sexual interference

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.

‘Abbotsford Killer’ Terry Driver denied parole, deemed ‘high risk’ to re-offend

Driver murdered Tanya Smith, 16, and seriously injured Misty Cockerill, 15, in 1995

Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, goes on trial starting Monday, May 3 in New Westminster for two child pornography offences.

UPDATE: Laywer argues to exclude some evidence against Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn

Trial for Mike Haire starts with voir dire on Monday, May 3 in New Westminster

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, goes on trial starting Monday, May 3 in New Westminster for two child pornography offences.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

UPDATED: Second-degree murder conviction stands for Abbotsford school killer

Judge finds that Gabriel Klein is criminally responsible for death of Letisha Reimer

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford masseur now charged with alleged sexual assaults of 3 women

Bud Loewen of Bud’s Massage Therapy was first arrested in December

Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Colleen Findlay’s killer, Jeremy Wade Vojkovic, has been denied parole. (Pixabay)

Parole Board denies release for Lower Mainland man who murdered at 15

Maple Ridge mother of three was killed by teen in 2002

Colleen Findlay’s killer, Jeremy Wade Vojkovic, has been denied parole. (Pixabay)
This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Abbotsford man loses bid to appeal 2018 conviction for drugs and guns

Corey Perkins received 12-year jail sentence on 10 charges

This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford youth worker acquitted of sexual exploitation of student

Woman was accused of having sexual relationship with teenage girl in late 1990s

B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)
Images released by police in Ontario in March 2018 show the three men who assaulted a man with autism: (from left) Ronjot Dhami, Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal.

Two Lower Mainland men sentenced for attack in Ontario of man with autism

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal receive 9 months; Ronjot Dhami previously sentenced

Images released by police in Ontario in March 2018 show the three men who assaulted a man with autism: (from left) Ronjot Dhami, Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal.
Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Man sentenced for Abbotsford incident in which pepper-sprayed officer shot assailant

Two men were charged after incident outside of Cabela’s in September

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has pleaded guilty in relation to the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.

Man pleads guilty to violent assault of elderly man in Abbotsford

Victim, 85, attacked while waiting at bus stop in November 2019

Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has pleaded guilty in relation to the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.
Emergency crews scoured the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on April 12, 2018 that occurred in the 21800-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. More than a year later, a Surrey man was charged. He’s since pleaded guilty and has been sentenced. (Special to The News)

Driver sentence in 2018 fatal Lower Mainland hit-and-run

Surrey motorist faces two years in jail after killing a pedestrian in Maple Ridge, then fleeing

Emergency crews scoured the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on April 12, 2018 that occurred in the 21800-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. More than a year later, a Surrey man was charged. He’s since pleaded guilty and has been sentenced. (Special to The News)
D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now pleaded guilty to all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Man pleads guilty to robbing Abbotsford pizza restaurant 3 times

Kolton Klassen, 28, robbed D-Hut Pizza in May and June 2019

D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now pleaded guilty to all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)

Gangster Jarrod Bacon released from prison for third time

Parole board continues to express concerns about Bacon’s behaviour

Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)