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Delta police are asking for the public’s help in locating 38-year-old Ashley Marie Troy of North Delta, last seen the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Missing North Delta woman found

Ashley Marie Troy, 38, was last seen by her family at home the afternoon of Aug. 3

 

An example of Surrey Mounties and Surrey Police Service officers patrolling the city’s streets together. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

Final Surrey Police Service take-over date from RCMP still unknown

In this special report, the Now-Leader explores why that is

 

Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Surrey citizens owed an explanation on police transition

Questions remain over lengthy switchover, where SPS officers will come from

  • Aug 11, 2022

 

DPD Const. Joel Thirsk (pictured with CACP EDI committee co-chair Deputy Chief Farica Prince, left, and Axon Public Safety Canada senior vice-president Vishal Dhir, centre) was presented the CACP/Axon Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Quebec City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police/submitted photo)

Delta officer honoured with national police award

Const. Joel Thirsk recognized for his leadership within DPD’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit

DPD Const. Joel Thirsk (pictured with CACP EDI committee co-chair Deputy Chief Farica Prince, left, and Axon Public Safety Canada senior vice-president Vishal Dhir, centre) was presented the CACP/Axon Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Quebec City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police/submitted photo)
A fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in the 31900 block of Maclure Road in Abbotsford while police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. (Facebook photo)

Two die in Abbotsford when stolen car crashes during police pursuit

Vehicle was believed to be linked to recent violent crime in another area

A fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in the 31900 block of Maclure Road in Abbotsford while police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. (Facebook photo)
A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Burnaby RCMP are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred along the Trans-Canada Highway in Burnaby Saturday (Aug. 6). (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)

18-year-old killed in gang-related shooting on Burnaby highway: police

Meysam Zaki was sitting in the passenger seat when he was killed Saturday

Burnaby RCMP are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred along the Trans-Canada Highway in Burnaby Saturday (Aug. 6). (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)
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CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of August 7

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

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The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Surrey man charged after reports of guns being fired outside Abbotsford store

Weapons seized after incident in Cabela’s parking lot were airsoft pistols

Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Crime severity in Delta up one per cent in 2021: Stats Can

Delta’s Crime Severity Index score was 57.62, well below the provincial and national averages

(Delta Police Department photo)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 31

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
White Rock staff will examine what measures the city can take to help with policing the waterfront. File photo

White Rock to study measures to help police late-night noise on the waterfront

Limiting late-night parking in Marine Drive lots, cameras considered

White Rock staff will examine what measures the city can take to help with policing the waterfront. File photo
LEARY, Ryan
Age: 37
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 211 lbs.
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Tattoos: Neck - PRICELESS, Left Forearm - Sleeve Outer Forearm, Left Forearm - Inner Forearm, Left Upperarm - Sleeve Inner Upper Arm, Right Forearm - FIRST, Abdomen - LEARY, Left Calf - Canadian Flag w/ 604 inside an, Right Calf - R.I.P and Angel Wings, Left Upper Arm - Sleeve Outer Upper Arm, Neck - LOYALITY IS right side
Wanted: Poss Schedule I/II substance for purpose of trafficking
Warrant in effect: July 17 Parole Jurisdiction: Surrey

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 24

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

LEARY, Ryan
Age: 37
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 211 lbs.
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Tattoos: Neck - PRICELESS, Left Forearm - Sleeve Outer Forearm, Left Forearm - Inner Forearm, Left Upperarm - Sleeve Inner Upper Arm, Right Forearm - FIRST, Abdomen - LEARY, Left Calf - Canadian Flag w/ 604 inside an, Right Calf - R.I.P and Angel Wings, Left Upper Arm - Sleeve Outer Upper Arm, Neck - LOYALITY IS right side
Wanted: Poss Schedule I/II substance for purpose of trafficking
Warrant in effect: July 17 Parole Jurisdiction: Surrey
Jessie Millwater, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested July 15, 2022 in Mission. He had escaped from an Abbotsford prison and had been spotted in Prince Rupert and Terrace.

Man wanted for escaping Abbotsford prison is arrested in Mission

Jessie Millwater, wanted on Canada-wide warrant, had been seen in northern B.C.

Jessie Millwater, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested July 15, 2022 in Mission. He had escaped from an Abbotsford prison and had been spotted in Prince Rupert and Terrace.
An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)

Joint investigation stops Hells Angels ‘support club’ from expanding into Kamloops

3 alleged Throttle Lockers gang members charged with drug-related offences

An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)
A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson calls for oversight of municipal jails after detainee left screaming in pain

Currently no means of recourse for detainees mistreated by jail guards in RCMP-policed communities

A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cop impersonator demanded debit payment for ‘ticket’ in North Vancouver

Man reportedly told driver they were being ticketed for using GPS on their cell phone

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of two loaded handguns that was found on a trio who drove a stolen vehicle from Abbotsford to Maple Ridge on Monday night (July 18). (Abbotsford Police photo)

Police find 2 loaded guns on trio who drove stolen truck from Abbotsford to Maple Ridge

Charges are pending against three men, ages 17, 20 and 24

One of two loaded handguns that was found on a trio who drove a stolen vehicle from Abbotsford to Maple Ridge on Monday night (July 18). (Abbotsford Police photo)