Crime

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Killer was in ‘psychotic state’ when he stabbed 2 girls at Abbotsford school, says defence lawyer

Closing arguments underway in ‘not criminally responsible’ hearing for Gabriel Klein

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Closing arguments to begin at hearing for Abbotsford school stabbing

Final submissions to start Wednesday afternoon for killer of Letisha Reimer, 13

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
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)
Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: IIO investigating after man shot by police near Vedder River in Chilliwack

Man located in his vehicle after alleged domestic incident hours before where a woman was injured

Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Man allegedly involved in Abbotsford gang-related gunfight is denied bail

Amritpal Saran was charged in relation to August 2020 shooting on Mayfair Avenue

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
WIEBE, Jordan
Age: 32
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 150 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Wanted: Break and Enter, Commit Indictable Offence, and Failure to Comply with Probation.
Warrant in effect: Jan. 5, 2021
Parole Jurisdiction: Chilliwack, B.C.

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Jan. 10

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

WIEBE, Jordan
Age: 32
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 150 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Wanted: Break and Enter, Commit Indictable Offence, and Failure to Comply with Probation.
Warrant in effect: Jan. 5, 2021
Parole Jurisdiction: Chilliwack, B.C.
About two thirds of British Columbians feel safe walking through their neighbourhood after dark, according to a new Research Co. survey. (File)

Most British Columbians feel safe from criminal activity: poll

More than 80 per cent call for ban on assault weapons

About two thirds of British Columbians feel safe walking through their neighbourhood after dark, according to a new Research Co. survey. (File)
Anyone with information on recent machete attacks should contact the VPD’s Major Crimes Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. (File)

Man charged in New Year’s Eve machette attack that left 2 injured in Vancouver

33-year-old man faces six charges following at least two attacks on New Year’s Eve

Anyone with information on recent machete attacks should contact the VPD’s Major Crimes Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. (File)
Banners in front of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s headquarters in Winnipeg are shown on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Nygard is to have a bail hearing after his arrest in Winnipeg under the Extradition Act over charges in the United States of using his influence to traffic women and girls for sex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard to apply for bail in Winnipeg

Nygard faces nine counts in the southern District of New York, including racketeering and sex trafficking

Banners in front of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s headquarters in Winnipeg are shown on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Nygard is to have a bail hearing after his arrest in Winnipeg under the Extradition Act over charges in the United States of using his influence to traffic women and girls for sex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
The Abbotsford Police Department arrested wanted man Bradley Wernicke on Jan. 6.

UPDATE: Man wanted for 2019 homeless-camp stabbing in Abbotsford has been arrested

Victim in his 60s suffered serious injuries in assault on Gladys Avenue

The Abbotsford Police Department arrested wanted man Bradley Wernicke on Jan. 6.
File Photo

3 arrested in Langley, several firearms seized in weapons-trafficking probe

Illegal Firearms Enforcement Team began investigation in late December

File Photo
CAMPBELL, Lee
Age: 58
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Tattoo: Left Upper Arm “Panther Head”, Right Shoulder “Cross”, Right Upper Arm “Bird Of Paradise w/ Hook”, Both Shoulders “Eagle”, Left Forearm “Black Panther” and Left Arm “Parrot”.
Wanted: Second-degree murder
Warrant in effect: Dec. 22, 2020
Parole jurisdiction: Abbotsford, B.C.

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Jan. 3

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

CAMPBELL, Lee
Age: 58
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Tattoo: Left Upper Arm “Panther Head”, Right Shoulder “Cross”, Right Upper Arm “Bird Of Paradise w/ Hook”, Both Shoulders “Eagle”, Left Forearm “Black Panther” and Left Arm “Parrot”.
Wanted: Second-degree murder
Warrant in effect: Dec. 22, 2020
Parole jurisdiction: Abbotsford, B.C.
B.C.’s Director of Civil Forfeiture is seeking to claim part of the value of this house on Chelmsford Drive in Chilliwack valued at $1.1 million, as seen here on Dec. 30, 2020, which was allegedly purchased with the proceeds of illegal drug trafficking. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Government seeks forfeiture of 2 Chilliwack homes worth $1.8M from alleged drug dealers

Claim filed one day after a December raid that turned up drugs, guns, cash and luxury vehicles

B.C.’s Director of Civil Forfeiture is seeking to claim part of the value of this house on Chelmsford Drive in Chilliwack valued at $1.1 million, as seen here on Dec. 30, 2020, which was allegedly purchased with the proceeds of illegal drug trafficking. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A vehicle crashed into the patio of the Nine Downtown Kitchen and Lounge in Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 19.

UPDATE: Driver of Abbotsford restaurant patio hit-and-run turns himself in

Abbotsford man takes responsibility for collision, damage of Nine Kitchen and Lounge patio

A vehicle crashed into the patio of the Nine Downtown Kitchen and Lounge in Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 19.
MCGINN, Jason
Age: 31
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight: 177 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Tattoos: Right Wrist- “Fallen”, Right Arm- full sleeve- “Bird Man”, Neck Praying Hands, “Minnie” With rose and Cross, Chest- Star on both sides, Right Forearm - “with the”, Cross, Girl. Right Thigh - Partial Mask, Upper Back “J” with Flames, Right Upper Arm- Inner - Skull, Left Upper Arm - Skulls and Web, Left Forearm - Inner “MH”, Left Thigh - Stars
Wanted: Assault with a weapon x2, B&E, and theft.
Warrant in effect: Dec. 15, 2020
Parole Jurisdiction: North Vancouver, B.C.

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Dec. 20

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

MCGINN, Jason
Age: 31
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight: 177 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Tattoos: Right Wrist- “Fallen”, Right Arm- full sleeve- “Bird Man”, Neck Praying Hands, “Minnie” With rose and Cross, Chest- Star on both sides, Right Forearm - “with the”, Cross, Girl. Right Thigh - Partial Mask, Upper Back “J” with Flames, Right Upper Arm- Inner - Skull, Left Upper Arm - Skulls and Web, Left Forearm - Inner “MH”, Left Thigh - Stars
Wanted: Assault with a weapon x2, B&E, and theft.
Warrant in effect: Dec. 15, 2020
Parole Jurisdiction: North Vancouver, B.C.
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Man pepper-sprays Subway worker during attempted robbery in Abbotsford

Victim was not seriously injured in incident on Wednesday night

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nygard faces criminal charges in New York after his Canadian arrest on charges alleging that he dangled opportunities in fashion and modeling to lure dozens of women and girls to have sex with himself and others. The 79-year-old Nygard awaited an appearance in a Winnipeg courtroom after his Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 arrest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States. (Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex charges

Peter Nygard has denied all allegations and blames a conspiracy

FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nygard faces criminal charges in New York after his Canadian arrest on charges alleging that he dangled opportunities in fashion and modeling to lure dozens of women and girls to have sex with himself and others. The 79-year-old Nygard awaited an appearance in a Winnipeg courtroom after his Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 arrest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States. (Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
Abbotsford courthouse

Former Abbotsford teacher sentenced to 90 days for sexual assault

Henry Kang was charged in 2018 with offences involving two youths

Abbotsford courthouse
Members of the emergency response team were on scene outside of a house on Clearbrook Road, between Oak Avenue and Peardonville Road, on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 10). (Shane MacKichan photo)

Bloody man with hands tied escapes home, leading to 12-hour police incident in Abbotsford

No suspects found in Clearbrook Road home after investigators obtain search warrant

Members of the emergency response team were on scene outside of a house on Clearbrook Road, between Oak Avenue and Peardonville Road, on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 10). (Shane MacKichan photo)
A fire-destroyed property registered to Gabriel Wortman at 200 Portapique Beach Road is seen in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, May 8, 2020. Newly released documents suggest the gunman behind the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia had planned to “get” a pair of people in Halifax during his murderous rampage, but the Mounties were warned by his common-law spouse while he was on the loose north of the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Gunman behind mass shooting in Nova Scotia had targets in Halifax: search warrants

The witness said he ducked when he noticed a laser sight on the handgun

A fire-destroyed property registered to Gabriel Wortman at 200 Portapique Beach Road is seen in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, May 8, 2020. Newly released documents suggest the gunman behind the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia had planned to “get” a pair of people in Halifax during his murderous rampage, but the Mounties were warned by his common-law spouse while he was on the loose north of the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan