Cops and Courts

Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)

VIDEO: Men caught on camera assaulting an angler on B.C. river

3 men jump off jet boat seen speeding on narrow stretch of river, then assault at least one person

 

Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)

Suspect in double-homicide in Chilliwack found dead after 4 days at large

Eric Shestalo, 50, accused of killing two women found dead from self-inflicted gun shots

 

Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man’s book co-authored by criminologist examines a life of murder and crime

Yves Côté spent just 11 months out of 32 years out of jail, but he believes in real transformation

 

Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Man wanted in Chilliwack fatal shooting was due in court for domestic assault charge that day

Slain women were staying together in Chilliwack for safety after strangulation attempt, says friend

Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Justin Morhmann, 29, was taken to hospital last Monday but died a short time later. Lindsay Scott, 34, is in custody. Photo provided by Vancouver Police Department

Charges laid in Yaletown homicide; police say suspect and victim were strangers

A Vancouver woman has been charged and is in custody following last week’s stabbing in Yaletown.

Justin Morhmann, 29, was taken to hospital last Monday but died a short time later. Lindsay Scott, 34, is in custody. Photo provided by Vancouver Police Department
The late Kelly Sandoval with her husband Eddie. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Man gets 15 months behind bars for fatal crash that killed B.C. mom of 4

Travis Pare pleaded guilty after fatal pickup rampage in 2018 in Maple Ridge

The late Kelly Sandoval with her husband Eddie. (Facebook/Special to The News)
In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell givers her statement in federal court, in New York, Tuesday. June 28, 2022. Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein sexually abused children hundreds of times over more than a decade

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell givers her statement in federal court, in New York, Tuesday. June 28, 2022. Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
RCMP investigate at the car wash on Yale Road at Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack manslaughter victim was either retreating or advancing when shot rang out

Duelling versions of what happened at time of shooting presented by Crown, defence lawyers

RCMP investigate at the car wash on Yale Road at Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Courthouse in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Courthouse in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A Dutch man accused of attempting to blackmail Amanda Todd is on trial. (The News/files)

Man accused in Amanda Todd case in B.C. court today

Charges against Aydin Coban include child pornography and extortion

A Dutch man accused of attempting to blackmail Amanda Todd is on trial. (The News/files)
A man has been arrested after a chaotic series of events Wednesday (June 1, 2022) that ended with one man being stabbed in a Vancouver gas station. (Screenshot from Reddit)

VIDEO: Suspect charged in chaotic stabbing attack at Vancouver gas station

4 charges laid against 61-year-old Leslie Dale Chudek

A man has been arrested after a chaotic series of events Wednesday (June 1, 2022) that ended with one man being stabbed in a Vancouver gas station. (Screenshot from Reddit)
Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (pictured) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.

Chilliwack gangster’s appeal of 11.5-year jail sentence for crime spree dismissed by the court

Jonathan Olson involved in shooting a fellow crime associate in the head

Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (pictured) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.
Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (pictured) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.

Fraser Valley gangster appeals 11.5-year jail sentence for 2017 crime spree

Jonathan Olson involved in shooting a fellow crime associate in the head

Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (pictured) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years' probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

B.C. Court of Appeal dismisses Chilliwack septuagenarian’s fatal hit-and-run sentence appeal

Linnea Labbee’s 2 years less a day in jail with 2 years probation stands

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years' probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Curtis Vidal. (File)

Notorious Fraser Valley gangster Curtis Vidal killed in Edmonton

Homicide two years after brother James Vidal also murdered

Curtis Vidal. (File)
B.C. Court of Appeal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Abbotsford man who sold fentanyl and carfentanil has sentence reduced from 5 years to 4

Sukhvir Gill wins appeal after pleading guilty to 2 drug charges in 2019

B.C. Court of Appeal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Owen Charpentier pleaded guilty to the Oct. 22, 2019 second-degree murder of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. (File)

Chilliwack man pleads guilty to second-degree murder on downtown streets in 2019

Prolific criminal history in recent years for the 3 Charpentier brothers from Surrey to Chilliwack

Owen Charpentier pleaded guilty to the Oct. 22, 2019 second-degree murder of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. (File)
The discovery of a body drew a large police presence in Pitt Meadows on Aug. 15. 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Family claims vicious dogs killed woman found dead in Lower Mainland blueberry field

Lawsuit against owners of blueberry business, City of Pitt Meadows, and dog owners filed in court

The discovery of a body drew a large police presence in Pitt Meadows on Aug. 15. 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)

‘They are tired’: B.C. Nurses Union president talks about violence, burnout

After assaults at Chilliwack General Hospital, Aman Grewal talks about abuse health-care workers face

B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)