WINNIPEG: Nicholas Bell-Wright charged with second-degree murder in death of Cooper Nemeth

Cooper Nemeth’s accused killer, Nicholas Bell-Wright, was on probation at time of arrest

17-year-old’s body found Saturday night behind a house on Bayne Crescent in the East Kildonan area

CBC News Posted: Feb 22, 2016 9:04 AM CT Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016 6:10 PM CT

Nicholas Bell-Wright is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Cooper Nemeth.

Nicholas Bell-Wright is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Cooper Nemeth.

Nicholas Bell-Wright is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Cooper Nemeth. (Instagram)

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A 22-year-old man charged with second-degree murder, after Winnipeg teenager Cooper Nemeth’s body was found in a garbage bin, was on probation at the time of his arrest for an assault dating back to October 2014.

Cooper James Nemeth

Cooper Nemeth

Winnipeg resident Cooper Nemeth, 17, went missing on Feb. 14 and his body was found Feb. 20. (Supplied)

Nicholas Bell-Wright was arrested early Sunday morning in The Maples neighbourhood of Winnipeg. The body of 17-year-old Nemeth was found Saturday night behind a house on Bayne Crescent in the city’s East Kildonan area.

Bell-Wright has one prior conviction for assault based on an incident that occurred on Oct. 24, 2014, according to court documents. Audio recorded during his July 2015 hearing reveals the assault took place in a field on the grounds of River East Collegiate.

Bell-Wright spotted his niece talking to a 16-year-old boy. The boy was with another teen at the time who has an intellectual disability.

TORONTO: Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon charged with 2 counts of murder in Chinatown double shooting

Chinatown double shooting: Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon charged with 2 counts of murder

Improved image quality helps police make cases, Chief Mark Saunders says

CBC News Posted: Feb 12, 2016 9:44 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016 2:58 PM ET

  • This is one of a handful of security camera images police released Wednesday in connection with a Jan. 31 shooting in Chinatown that killed two men in their 20s. Police did not say whether the people in the photos are suspects or potential witnesses.This is one of a handful of security camera images police released Wednesday in connection with a Jan. 31 shooting in Chinatown that killed two men in their 20s. Police did not say whether the people in the photos are suspects or potential witnesses. (Toronto Police Service)

The release of security camera images by police was key to an arrest in a recent Chinatown shooting that left two young fathers dead, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says.

Saunders, speaking at a morning news conference, said witnesses were able to identify to police people from the images released earlier this week. Yesterday, Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon, 25, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shooting that killed Quinn Taylor, 29, and David Michael Eminess, 26.

“This is a classic case where the public stepped up,” said Saunders. “The public gave us that information that was able to translate into evidence and we’ve been able to arrest somebody.”

Senate’s ethics officer resumes investigation into allegations that Sen. Don Meredith had sexual relationship with teenager

OTTAWA — The Senate’s ethics officer has resumed an investigation into allegations that Sen. Don Meredith had a sexual relationship with a teenager.

Lyse Ricard suspended her probe in October so as not to interfere with a police investigation.

But her office says she’s now resumed her investigation after being advised that the Ottawa police are no longer pursuing the matter.

Ricard was asked to look into Meredith’s conduct last June by Leo Housakos, then Speaker of the Senate, who believed the alleged relationship with a teen, if true, would constitute “conduct unbecoming of a senator” and would require disciplinary sanctions.

She is also conducting a second investigation into allegations of workplace harassment against Meredith.

That investigation was prompted by a workplace assessment by an outside investigator who, according to Senate sources, reported complaints from six former staffers about Meredith’s allegedly rude and unprofessional behaviour.

A married Pentecostal minister

Meredith, 51, a married Pentecostal minister, quit the Conservative caucus last June after an 18-year-old woman told the Toronto Star she’d had an intimate relationship with the senator that began when she was 16.

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#FreshBreathBandit identified as Lester Hosein, wanted for stealing $1,500 worth of chewing gum in Markham

Police identify #FreshBreathBandit

York Regional Police have named the man wanted for stealing $1,500 worth of chewing gum in Markham.

 York Regional Police are looking for Lester Hosein, 46, in connection with the robbery of a Markham pharmacy. Police are accusing Hosein of taking over $1,500 worth of gum.ISAI, VJOSA / YOUTUBE IMAGE

York Regional Police are looking for Lester Hosein, 46, in connection with the robbery of a Markham pharmacy. Police are accusing Hosein of taking over $1,500 worth of gum.

The man who York Regional Police called the #FreshBreathBandit now has a real name.

Police are looking for Lester Hosein, 46, who is accused of stealing over $1,500 worth of chewing gum from a Markham pharmacy back in December.

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Police are crediting tips, social media, and news coverage in their investigation thus far. They believe he is somewhere in the GTA, and have not yet made the arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423 ext 7541 or Crime Stoppers.

With files from Brennan Doherty

TORONTO: David Eminess and Quinn Taylor shot and killed outside Chinatown restaurant

Police identify Chinatown shooting victims

David Eminess, 26, and Quinn Taylor, 29, were shot and killed outside a Chinatown restaurant.

David Eminess, 26, was one of two men killed in a downtown shooting in the early morning of Jan 31.

David Eminess, 26, was one of two men killed in a downtown shooting in the early morning of Jan 31. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE

By: Vjosa Isai Staff Reporter, Published on Tue Feb 02 2016

Toronto police have released the identities of two men killed in a downtown shooting in the early morning of Jan. 31.

David Eminess, 26, and Quinn Taylor, 29, were shot after a fight erupted outside New Ho King on Spadina Ave. near Nassau St. at 3:15 a.m.

Paramedics declared one victim dead on the scene. A second man died in hospital several hours later, police said.

Three others were shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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NOVA SCOTIA: Doreze Marvin Beals, 19, charged with human trafficking, sex assault of 15-year-old girl

Doreze Beals testifies at his human trafficking trial

North Preston man, 19, charged with human trafficking, sex assault of 15-year-old girl

By Blair Rhodes, CBC News Posted: Jan 29, 2016 9:14 AM AT Last Updated: Jan 29, 2016 5:29 PM AT

The trial of Doreze Marvin Beals, charged with human trafficking and sex assault of a 15-year-old girl in April 2014, resumed Friday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

The trial of Doreze Marvin Beals, charged with human trafficking and sex assault of a 15-year-old girl in April 2014, resumed Friday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. (CBC)

A Nova Scotia man on trial for human trafficking took the stand in his own defence Friday, testifying the alleged victim was not sexually assaulted and was only hidden in a cellar because she feared her mother.

Doreze Beals, 19, of North Preston is accused of kidnapping a young girl, sexually assaulting her and threatening to force her into prostitution. The charges stem from incidents in North Preston in April 2014.