Category Archives: Multiethnic/racial group

MONTREAL: Haitians and Latinos involved in early morning St-Michel shooting

Police find last suspect in early morning St-Michel shooting

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Pie IX Blvd. has reopened to traffic following an overnight investigation into an exchange of gunfire between police and five suspect shortly after 1 a.m. in Montreal’s St-Michel borough.

Police had been looking for a man after being called to an area of Montreal’s St-Michel borough after shots were heard near Pie IX Blvd and 47th avenue shortly after 1 a.m.

According to SPVM spokesman Simon Delorme, police found a vehicle occupied by five men when they arrived on the scene, but the men fled by foot.

While chasing the suspects, a shot was fired towards the officers and police responded with more shots, Delorme said.

Four of the suspects were arrested shortly after the exchange, but one remained on the run until shortly before 8 a.m.

No one was injured during this operation.

Authorities were able to catch the last suspect with the help of the Sûreté du Québec’s helicopters and the members of the tactical team.

Police nabbed him in the industrial sector of St-Michel after combing through a security perimeter between Pie IX Blvd., Des Grandes Prairies Blvd., the Miron quarry and Robert Blvd.

Delorme said there is reason to believe the men, who are all between 25 and 29 years old, are involved in street gangs.

The investigation continues in the industrial park as authorities look for evidence in the case.


Les suspects d’origine latino-américaine et haïtienne sont vraisemblablement liés aux gangs de rue, selon la police.


ETOBICOKE: Anieph Fitzroy Burton and Jehanneiry Beaton arrested in string of break ins and sexual assaults

Watch the extended video as police discuss a pair of arrests in an investigation into a rash of break and enters in Etobicoke.
Chris Fox, 
Published Friday, October 31, 2014 6:12AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 31, 2014 12:38PM EDT

Police say they have arrested a “serial predator” who broke into 59 homes in the Etobicoke area over the last three years and on a number of occasions sexually assaulted women who were sleeping inside.

The suspect’s wife is also facing seven charges in connection with the investigation.

The incidents have taken place in the early morning hours in the eastern and central Etobicoke areas with a large number of them clustered between Bloor Street to the north, The Queensway to the south, Islington Avenue to the west and Royal York Road to the east.

Anieph Fitzroy Burton

Anieph Fitzroy Burton is shown in a handout photo. Burton is facing 95 charges in connection with a string of Etobicoke break ins and sexual assaults. (Toronto Police)

Though the break-ins have taken place in a period spanning from August, 2011 to August 2014, police say they usually took place in bunches with the suspect often targeting a number of homes in the same neighbourhood.

On one such spree on Sept. 7, 2012 the masked suspect allegedly broke into a home near Bloor Street and Islington Avenue at around 3:10 a.m. and sexually assaulted a sleeping 62-year-old woman before fleeing on foot. About 30 minutes later a man matching the same description allegedly broke into a home near Royal York Road and The Queensway and proceeded to sexually assault a 70-year-old woman asleep inside.


Though many of the victims were alone at the time, others were home with their partners or other family members, leading police to believe that single women were not targeted and that the break ins and sexual assaults were “sometimes a crime of opportunity,” Beaven-Desjardins said.

The arrest of the suspect on Wednesday follows an “exhaustive investigation” and several close calls where the suspect was pursued by officers but not apprehended.

Speaking with reporters on Friday, Beaven-Desjardins said that it is “possible” that the suspect’s wife aided him in fleeing the scene of some of the break-and-enters.

Anieph Fitzroy Burton, 32, of Toronto, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 95 offences, including 11 counts of sexual assaults, three counts of overcoming resistance by choking, one count of sexual assault causing bodily harm and four counts of assault.

Burton’s wife, 31-year-old Jehanneiry Beaton, was also arrested on Wednesday and charged with six counts of break-and-enter and one count of break-and-enter with intent.

Police say they believe there could be additional victims out there.

“There may be many more victims both in Toronto and across our border into Peel Region,” Beaven-Desjardins said. “We encourage the public to come forth and report any incidents related to this.”

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Klaus Nielsen charged with trying to smuggle bacteria into China, Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for Wei Ling Yu

Canadian scientists perplexed why researcher would try to smuggle readily available pathogen to China

 | April 4, 2013 2:52 PM ET
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OTTAWA — Scientists familiar with contagions are scratching their heads over the arrest of a former federal government researcher who was allegedly trying to smuggle bacteria into China.

Klaus Nielsen, a former lead researcher with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, faces charges in what police say was a scheme to illegally commercialize a testing device for Brucella bacteria.

The Mounties say Nielsen, of Richmond, Ont., and a fellow researcher, Wei Ling Yu, have been charged with breach of trust by a public officer. Continue reading

SURREY,B.C.: Serial killer Charles Kembo loses conviction appeal

Four-time Surrey murderer loses conviction appeal

Charles Kembo was found guilty in 2010 of the first-degree murder of four people. He lost an appeal of those convictions this week. - File Photo / The Leader

Charles Kembo was found guilty in 2010 of the first-degree murder of four people. He lost an appeal of those convictions this week.

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A Surrey man found guilty of the planned murders of four people, including his wife and step-daughter, has lost an appeal of his convictions.

A jury found Charles Eli Kembo guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in 2010. He sought to have those convictions overturned on the grounds the judge made numerous errors, including in her instructions to the jury, combining the evidence of the different murder counts and admitting prejudicial portions of a police statement and referring to that statement as a confession. Continue reading

Toronto: 7 charged in bogus marriage scheme involving Chinese citizens who paid to marry Canadians

 CIR: The version  posted yeasterday is now under a publication ban, thus the names of those charged had to be removed.



Border agency charges 7 in alleged ‘marriage of convenience’ scheme in Toronto
Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:26 PM

TORONTO – Canada Border Services Agency has charged seven people in the Toronto area in connection with an investigation into what it calls a “marriage of convenience” scheme.

The agency says the accused acted as go-betweens who arranged for Canadian citizens to marry and sponsor Chinese nationals. Continue reading

Toronto: Danny Grossi, Alexandre Lobatch, Yaniv Tamsout and Vitali Tourkov charged in rehabilitation clinics fraud case

Rehab clinics, 4 people face charges in fraud probe
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 3:59PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 4:00PM EST

TORONTO — A pair of Toronto rehabilitation clinics and four people face a total of 84 charges for allegedly filing bogus invoices with auto insurers.

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario, which polices the insurance sector, alleges the clinics conjured up false statements to obtain payments made to claimants.

The Fairview Assessment Centre and the Pacific Assessment Centre face seven counts each of knowingly making false or misleading statements to an auto insurer and of engaging in an unfair or deceptive act or practice.

Four people who the commission says are affiliated with the clinics each face seven counts of the two offences.

Charged are Danny Grossi, Alexandre Lobatch, Yaniv Tamsout, Vitali Tourkov.

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Brossard, Que.: Inspired by acid-throwing cultures, Nikolas Stefanatos desfigures Tanya St-Arnaud sending her in coma


Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook)

Quebec woman burned and in coma after acid attack
Woman’s boyfriend charged with aggravated assault
CBC News Posted: Aug 28, 2012 9:30 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012 12:10 AM ET
Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook) Facebook

A woman from Longueuil, Que., is in a coma, with serious burns to her upper body, after she was attacked with acid Sunday.

Police say the man arrested in the attack is her boyfriend, who is to appear in court for a bail hearing on Friday.

Nikolas Stefanatos, 27, of Brossard, Que., was charged with aggravated assault. In his first court appearance Monday, his bail hearing was held over. Continue reading

Oakville: Luke Rosier, Dillon Hall-Worthington and Tyler Hall-Worthington arrested in home invasion, black male suspect at large

UPDATE: Luke Rosier was arrested


Cops hunt suspect in home invasion 
By Alex Consiglio ,Toronto Sun 
First posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012 06:17 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012 06:22 PM EDT

Luke Rosier, 23, of Oakville (POLICE PHOTO)

A masked robber who forced his way into an Oakville apartment and shot a man with a sawed-off shotgun remains at large, Halton Regional Police said Sunday.

Police said two masked men forced their way into an apartment at 30 Speers Rd. around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and stole items from three occupants. Continue reading

Sohaib Malik and Mikhail Troutanov admit roles in high-profile kidnapping of Johnny Fei and Markham real estate agent Tony Han


After being kidnapped, businessman Johnny Fei and real estate agent Tony Han were held at this house on Edward Jeffreys Ave. in Markham. In July 2011 Han’s body was found buried in the basement. Toronto Star/Henry Stancu

Two men admit roles in high-profile kidnapping of Johnny Fei and Markham real estate agent Tony Han who died of a heart attack while confined
Published On Fri, 11 May 2012

After being kidnapped, businessman Johnny Fei and real estate agent Tony Han were held at this house on Edward Jeffreys Ave. in Markham. In July 2011 Han’s body was found buried in the basement.
Toronto Star/Henry Stancu
Betsy Powell

Courts Bureau

A man on Canada’s most wanted list, Guo Wei Wu, spent months methodically plotting to kidnap businessman Johnny Fei, watching his movements and learning details of his family life, a court has heard.

Then, using the false name Louis Chen, Wu allegedly sapproached well-known Markham real estate agent Jianguo (Tony) Han about buying Fei’s mansion at 1801 Featherston Dr. in Mississauga for $2.38 million.

On Jan. 19, 2011, Wu and seven accomplices abducted Fei and Han from the 15-room house, where they had gone to finalize the sale.

The chilling details of their week in captivity, and Han’s subsequent heart-attack death with his feet and hands locked in chains, were outlined in an agreed statement of facts read in a Brampton courtroom earlier this week when two men admitted their roles in the high-profile crime.

Sohaib Malik and Mikhail Troutanov pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping, while Malik also pleaded guilty to manslaughter. They have yet to be sentenced. A preliminary hearing for four other accused is scheduled to begin Monday. The Crown has withdrawn charges against one man. Continue reading

Calgary: Dark-skinned black male and white woman sought in attempted abduction of three-year-old girl

Mother finds two strangers in S.W. Calgary yard holding her three-year-old girl

CBC News

Posted: May 1, 2012 7:04 AM MT

Last Updated: May 1, 2012 10:45 AM MT

Police are investigating after an attempted abduction of a young girl from this southwest yard. Police are investigating after an attempted abduction of a young girl from this southwest yard. (Bal Brach/CBC)Police are looking for two suspects after a mother found two strangers holding her young child outside her southwest Calgary home.

The attempted child abduction happened at about 6 p.m. in the 500 block of 56th Avenue S.W. A three-year-old child was playing in the back of a home.

Her mother, Nadia Mirza, heard a scream, went outside and saw two people holding her child, taking her down the alley.

When Mirza confronted them, the man and woman threw the child to the ground and ran away, she said.

The girl was not hurt.

“I’m still really scared. All night I couldn’t able to sleep,” said Mirza, adding that her daughter has been crying.

Police are still looking for the culprits.

Suspect 1 description:

  • Dark-skinned black male.
  • 30 to 40 years old.
  • 6 ’0″ to 6′ 2″ tall with a very skinny build.

Suspect 2 description:

  • White female.
  • 30 to 40 years old.
  • 5′ 6″ tall with a heavy build.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.