OTTAWA: Two male suspects wanted for ByWard Market vicious attack on woman

2 men wanted for ‘vicious’ October attack on woman in ByWard Market

2 men told woman they were lawyers from Toronto area prior to attack, police say

CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2016 2:51 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016 3:53 PM ET

Police have released images of two men suspected in a 'vicious' attack on a woman on Clarence Street in October 2015.

Police have released images of two men suspected in a ‘vicious’ attack on a woman on Clarence Street in October 2015. (courtesy of Ottawa police)

Ottawa police have released images of two men suspected of throwing a woman through a glass window and beating her unconscious in the ByWard Market in October.

Police said in a news release on Monday that two men between the ages of 25 and 35 approached a woman at a Clarence Street bar on the night of Oct. 17, 2015. The men told her they were lawyers from the Toronto area, police said.

The woman left the bar with another woman around 2:30 a.m. and headed to a pay station in a parking lot at 141 Clarence St., police said.

The men “viciously grabbed one of the women from behind and threw her through a glass window, shattering it,” police said in a news release.

The men repeatedly kicked the woman in the head and chest until she was unconscious, police said. She was treated in hospital and later released, police said.

The second woman was not injured during the attack, police said.

Cst. Chuck Benoit said that police began an investigation the day of the attack. After leads were unsuccessful, photos captured by parking lot surveillance cameras near the scene of the attack were released to the public.

Ottawa police have also contacted Toronto police as part of the investigation in case the men are lawyers from the area.

Anyone with information about the case or the suspects is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5166 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Laylin Delorme, Colton Steinhauer and a 13-year-old boy charged with 1st-degree murder in Edmonton Mac’s shootings

2 adults, 1 boy charged with 1st-degree murder in Edmonton Mac’s shootings

Ricky Massin Cenabre, 41, Karanpal Bhangu, 35, ID’d as victims in robberies

CBC News Posted: Dec 19, 2015 9:45 AM MT Last Updated: Dec 20, 2015 6:16 AM MT

Three people were charged Saturday with first-degree murder in the killings of two convenience store clerks in Edmonton Friday.

Laylin Delorme, 24, Colton Steinhauer, 27, and a 13-year-old boy who cannot be named are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, robbery with a prohibited restricted firearm, being disguised with intent and other offences.

All three have criminal records and were prohibited from possessing firearms, police said. The boy had been scheduled to appear in court Friday on unrelated charges.

Police also named the clerk killed at the 61st Avenue Mac’s Convenience store as Ricky Massin Cenabre, 41.

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Karanpal Bhangu, 35, was killed in one of the shootings. He is shown with his son Royce and his wife Kiran in this image from the “GoFundMe” website. (GoFundMe/Canadian Press)

Ricky Cenabre

Ricky Cenabre, 41, was identified Saturday as the victim in the Mac’s shooting at 109th Street. (gofundme.com)

Earlier, police identified Karanpal Bhangu, 35, as the clerk at the Mill Woods store who came to Canada from India just three months ago with his six-year-old son in order to join his wife, who’s been living here for four years.

Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan says there should be tougher legislation to better protect vulnerable, night-shift retail workers, who are often young people and immigrants.

Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says there will be a review of the rules.

Montreal remembers 14 lives lost during École Polytechnique massacre

Polytechnique massacre 26th anniversary memorialized in Montreal

City remembers 14 lives lost during École Polytechnique shooting on Dec. 6, 1989

CBC News Posted: Dec 06, 2015 7:58 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 06, 2015 6:42 PM ET

Beams of light were projected onto Montreal's night sky during a ceremony on Mount Royal to mark last year's anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre. A similar ceremony took place this year on Sunday night.

Beams of light were projected onto Montreal’s night sky during a ceremony on Mount Royal to mark last year’s anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre. A similar ceremony took place this year on Sunday night. (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

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Plaque at École Polytechnique commemorating victims of the massacre

Ceremonies took place today to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal.

On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were killed at the engineering school by a gunman professing to hate feminists and women’s place in society. Another 14 people were injured before the gunman took his own life.

Two rallies in Montreal honoured the memory of the 14 women killed.

The first rally began at 11:45 a.m. ET at Place-du-6-décembre, a memorial park close to École Polytechnique.

People gathered to remember the victims and highlight ongoing issues of gender inequality and violence against women.

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A second gathering started at 5 p.m. on Montreal’s Mount Royal. Fourteen beams of light were projected onto the night sky over the city, representing each of the victims. Attendants observed a minute of silence and the names of the victims were read.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended, and had only a few words to say to the cameras.

“It’s a moment to remember and to make promises, and that’s what I’m doing,” Trudeau said in French.

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Marc Lépine, born Gamil Gharbi/Gamil Rodrigue Liass Gharbi

His mother, Monique Lépine (Quebec)

His father, Rachid Liass Gharbi (Algeria)

Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, and Duvel Hibbert, 23, identified as victims of the Muzik nightclub shootings

3 other people were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds

CBC News Posted: Aug 05, 2015 12:29 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 05, 2015 7:57 PM ET

Police have identified Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, and Duvel Hibbert, 23, as victims of the Muzik nightclub after party shootings that occurred early Tuesday morning.
Police have identified Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, and Duvel Hibbert, 23, as victims of the Muzik nightclub after party shootings that occurred early Tuesday morning. (Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police have identified the victims of Tuesday’s deadly shooting at Muzik nightclub as a 26-year-old woman, as well as a 23-year-old man who was due in court this week on drug charges.

Police said Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, of Toronto, and Duvel Hibbert, of Brampton, were killed after gunfire broke out around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Hibbert was scheduled to appear at Toronto’s Old City Hall Court on Thursday on charges related to the possession and trafficking of drugs.

TORONTO: 9 arrested in alleged human trafficking operation

 Toronto police have arrested nine people and laid 61 charges in a multi-province investigation into an alleged human trafficking operation. There is a warrant outstanding for one further person.

From October 2014 to April 2015, the Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team were looking into a Toronto street gang called the Complex Crip Gangsters for what they believed to be a Canada-wide human trafficking network. Police called the investigation Project Guardian.

Police announce arrestsPolice announce the arrest of what they say are nine members of a Toronto street gang on Wednesday morning. (Shannon Martin/CBC)

Police say the accused would recruit women at dance clubs, schools and group homes and force them into sex work. They would also befriend women online, using Facebook and Instagram.

The victims involved ranged in age from 15 to 33 and were from Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta. The girls and women were forced to work and turn over the money they earned, and if they did not make enough money, they would be physically beaten and threatened, police say.

The police allege the women were being forced to service 10-15 clients a day.

Police say they identified four alleged victims during their investigation.

On April 2, the police raided dwellings in the area of Jane Street and Wilson Avenue, and Kipling Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard to make the arrests. They also say they found stolen property, as well as drugs such as cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and MDMA. As well, they gathered evidence related to hotels and motels.

The charges laid include human trafficking and drug-related counts, as well as obstructing a peace officer, possession of the proceeds of crime, and trafficking in persons under 18 years.

The accused are:

  • Marcus Cumsille, 21, of Toronto.
  • Joel Edwards, 22, of Toronto.
  • Tyronne Matthews, 20, of Toronto.
  • Felix Funes Vasquez, 19, of Toronto.
  • Shane Hendry, 18, of Toronto.
  • Symisha Murray, 19, of Toronto.
  • Abdulwahab Sheikh, 18, of Toronto.
  • Keron Christie, 32, of Toronto.
  • Chanelle Espinosa, 20, of Toronto.
Police have released some of the photos of the arrestedPolice have released some of the photos of the arrested. Clockwise from top left: Marcus Cumsille, 21, Joel Edwards, 22, Levi Alexander, 19, who has not yet been arrested, and Chanelle Espinosa, 20. (Toronto police)

Levi Alexander, 19, of Toronto, has not been apprehended and is wanted on an arrest warrant.

Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7474.

Information can also be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

TORONTO: Four men face over 100 charges in shooting

Police said several people were gathered outside a townhouse at 5:50 p.m. Thursday when another group approached and began firing.

Five of the people milling about were shot, they said. Three men were sent to hospital — one with life-threatening wounds.

About 25 minutes later, officers investigating a car several kilometres away had an interaction with the occupants of the vehicle, during which police shot one man, the province’s police watchdog said in a statement.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries, the Special Investigations Unit said.

Glenn Howell, who lives near where that incident happened, was sitting at his dinner table with his family eating “awesome homemade hamburgers,” when he saw the commotion.

“I’m facing the window and we notice this car driving up my driveway at a fast speed,” Howell told The Canadian Press.

The black car hit Howell’s car and drove it into his carport, he said.

Then he heard a huge bang and saw a bunch of people running around his front yard with guns.

He yelled at his wife, son, mother and sister — all over for dinner — to get down as he peered around a wall to watch the events unfold.

He finally saw a man with a vest with the word “police” on it.

“He looked at me and made a phone gesture with his hand and so I called 911,” Howell said.

He saw one officer pin and handcuff one man in his front yard and other officers bolt through his and his neighbours’ backyard.

Three Toronto men — Akeem Bailey, 25, Clifton Vassel Youria, 29, and Maurice Smith, 21 — and twenty-year-old Daniel Duarte-Alvarez, of Mississauga, face a total of 112 charges.

They are scheduled to appear in court Friday.