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Attempted abduction report in Saskatoon was false, police say

A report from a 15-year-old girl who told officers she used a skateboard to fight off an attempted abduction was false, Saskatoon police say.

The unidentified girl went to city police headquarters around 5 p.m. on April 8 and said she was approached by a man driving a white Dodge Ram truck with Alberta plates while she was walking in an alley behind the 3200 block of Milton Street.

She said after the man offered her a ride and she declined, he got out of the truck, hit her and tried to force her into the vehicle but she struck him with her skateboard and fled. The girl had minor injuries and was assessed by a paramedic from the police detention unit.

“An extensive investigation by members of the SPS Targeted Enforcement Unit followed and has determined that the information reported was false,” police said in a news release.

“Investigators spoke to independent witnesses and have obtained video evidence that supports their findings. They have also determined that at no time was there any risk to public safety.”

The release did not specify whether the teen will be charged with making a false report to police.

April 24, 2019 / by / in
Kingston, Ontario police looking to identify woman found deceased in boat.

Kingston police and the coroner’s office are asking for help in identifying a woman who was found dead in a sailboat near Belle Park over the weekend.

Two bodies, a man and a woman, were found in a boat near the northeast side of Belle Park Sunday afternoon.

Police do not believe the deaths are suspicious, but will not release the cause of death as of yet, since the coroner is currently investigating both deaths.

According to police, all conventional methods to identify the woman have been unsuccessful.

They have released a photo of the jewelry she was found wearing as well as a description of her appearance, hoping that someone may come forward to identify her.

deceased belongings

The jewellery found on a deceased women floating in a boat near Kingston’s Belle Park.

She is described as Caucasian, with dark shoulder length hair and somewhere between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. She is approximately five feet two inches tall, with a medium build and she also has some missing teeth.

Police say she also has several tattoos: one that reads “FAITH” on the back of her neck and upper back, a skull with a rose on her right forearm, two bands of hearts that wrap around her left bicep, “forever strong” in cursive writing on the inner portion of her left forearm and a small heart with the initials “P.W.” on her right shoulder.

Kingston police are asking anyone with information about the deceased to contact Det. Veltman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6300, or via email at jveltman@kingstonpolice.ca.

You can also provide tips anonymously by calling the general number for Kingston police at 613-549-4660 ext. 0.

April 24, 2019 / by / in
Lac La Biche RCMP investigate kidnapping

On April 22, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m., Lac La Biche RCMP responded to a report of a kidnapping at a residence south of Lac La Biche at Beaver Lake Crescent.

Police attended a residence where it is alleged that a male and two females were assaulted and one of the females was then forcefully removed and placed into a vehicle which fled before police arrived. The suspect and female victim were later located at a separate residence, inside a different parked vehicle.

Lac La Biche RCMP with assistance from the Emergency Response Team, Major Crimes Unit, RCMP Air Services and Police Dog Services attended the scene.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., the suspect male was taken into custody without incident. The female victim suffered minor injuries.

John Mountain, (25) of Bonesville, Alta., was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

• Kidnapping

• Forcible confinement

• Break and enter

• Assault (x3)

• Fail to comply (x4)

He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on April 29, 2019.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.

April 24, 2019 / by / in
Port Dover, Ontario Woman abducted by attacker hiding in backseat of vehicle

The Ontario Provincial Police said between 9:30 p.m. on Sunday and 12:11 a.m. on Monday, the woman was driving her vehicle in the Port Dover area when a male attacker emerged from the backseat of her vehicle.  The woman was forced to drive to an undisclosed area in Norfolk County where she was physically assaulted and suffered minor injuries.

Police were then contacted on Monday at around 3:54 p.m. and an investigation is ongoing.

The OPP is urging everyone to be aware of their personal safety at all times and to always check their vehicle before entering.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

April 23, 2019 / by / in
TIMMINS, ONTARIO POLICE SERVICE INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION INCIDENT

The Timmins Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in regards to a reported incident of an attempted abduction of a local youth.

During the late evening hours of Friday, April 19th, a young male pedestrian was accosted by a male party at the intersection of Kimberley and Elm Street South.

The suspect is alleged to have tried to force the young pedestrian into his vehicle.

The pedestrian managed to resist these efforts and broke free and made his way to safety.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years old, with short dark hair, a long nose, and a long skinny face.

The vehicle he was driving is described as a dark-colored or black Jeep SUV with the spare tire mounted on the back of the vehicle and blueish headlights.

This matter remains an open investigation with the Timmins Police Service and public assistance is being sought to identify the suspect.

Anyone with viable information is asked to call the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

April 23, 2019 / by / in
Body found in Campbellford, Ontario park identified as missing resident Nicole Smith

Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that the body of a woman found in a park in Campbellford, Ontario last weekend is that of missing resident Nicole Smith.

On Saturday, a group of family and friends conducted a small search around the town located about 52 km east of Peterborough.

Some in the search party visited the Lions Club Park on County Road 50, where they located the human remains. Northumberland OPP attended and investigated.

OPP say a post-mortem identified the body as that of Smith.

“There has not been a determination of cause of death released yet,” – Sgt. Jason Folz of the OPP’s Central Region

April 18, 2019 / by / in
Man from Kearns-McGarry Township, Ontario facing kidnapping and firearm charges

A 38-year-old man is facing kidnapping and firearm charges after two men were forcibly removed from a Delhi residence last week.

The two men, ages 29 and 45, both of Tillsonburg, were taken from Delhi to a residence in the Courtland area on Friday.

After arriving at the location, one of the men became involved in a physical altercation that resulted in the suspect fleeing from the area in a vehicle.

Norfolk OPP were contacted by the Brantford Police Services around 1:18 a.m. Saturday after one of the men arrived at a local hospital with injuries.

As a result, police have charged Richard James Hutchison, 38,  of Kearns-McGarry Township with a variety of offences.

He has been charged with kidnapping while using a firearm, discharging a firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted weapon,  and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing on Tuesday at the Simcoe courthouse.

April 17, 2019 / by / in
Murder Charges Laid in Windsor, Ontario Missing Person Investigation

This case is being classified as a homicide investigation. Charges have been filed against the three arrested individuals. Joshua Gillespie, a 28 year old male from Windsor, is charged with murder. Mohammad Al-Yousufi, a 23 year old male from Windsor, is charged with murder. Rosalind Nussio, a 27 year old female from Windsor, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

The Windsor Police Service Major Crimes Branch has been actively investigating the disappearance of Jerome Allen (pictured below), who has been missing since late October of 2018.

Jerome Allen Missing People In Canada
Jerome Allen Missing People In Canada

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com

April 16, 2019 / by / in
Search Warrant to be Executed in Windsor, Ontario Missing Person Investigation

Investigators from the Major Crimes Branch have applied for and received judicial authorization to search a residence located in the 3400 block of Cross Street in relation to this investigation.

Officers will also be canvassing the area in hopes of speaking to anyone who may have information in relation to the disappearance of Jerome Allen.

The Windsor Police Mobile Command Unit will also be in the area of the 3400 block of Cross Street as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com

April 15, 2019 / by / in
Three Parties Arrested in Connection with Windor, Ontario Missing Person Investigation

The Windsor Police Service Major Crimes Branch has been actively investigating the disappearance of Jerome Allen (pictured below), who has been missing since late October of 2018.

Jerome Allen Missing People In Canada
Jerome Allen Missing People In Canada

Investigators believe that foul play is associated with the disappearance.

On Sunday April 14th, 2019 the Windsor Police Service arrested three individuals in relation to the investigation.

The community can expect an increased police presence in the area of the 3400 block of Cross Street as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com

April 14, 2019 / by / in