Tag Archives: British Columbia

Update: Abbotsford police identify latest homicide victim as Clarence John Crothers

BC Ambulance Service and Abbotsford Police were called to a suspicious circumstance at an apartment complex in the 33000 block of Braun Ave.

Police located the victim, Clarence John Crothers 62, inside one of the units. Crothers was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death has not been released, investigators have only said the cause of death is consistent with a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)
Update August 15th
Jeffrey Charles Halicki 50 has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Clarence John Crothers. Police said Halicki and Crothers were known to each-other, and that the homicide was not random.

Michael Page-Vincelli dies in hospital after being punched in a Starbucks

Police say they are investigating the death of Michael Page-Vincelli, 22,  as a homicide after an altercation involving a  cigarette butt.

It is alleged that on July 12th  a woman tossed a cigarette out the window of her car and Page-Vincelli picked it up and threw it back at her.

According to a witness, the woman and a man followed Page-Vincelli into a Starbucks where the victim was punched and then hit his head on a counter at the establishment.

Page-Vincelli was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on July 15th.

No charges have been laid at this time..

Jaspreet Sidhu shot to death in Abbotsford

Police found 18 year old Jaspreet Sidhu on Friday August 4th at approximately 3:20pm, after he was shot and crashed his car through a fence and into an Abbotsford woman’s home on in the 32000 block of Oriole Crescent.

Sidhu was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said they believe the shooting was targeted, and that Sidhu was affiliated with gang activity.

One male suspect seen fleeing the scene and has been described as 5’11”, medium build, black pants, black hood w/ hood up and sunglasses.

Bhavkiran Dhesi found murdered inside a burnt out vehicle

On August 2, at approximately 12:20am., Surrey RCMP and emergency crews responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 18700-block of 24th Avenue.

The body of Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi, 19, was found in the vehicle after fire fighters extinguished the flames. Desi’s body had visible injuries consistent with homicide.

Miss Dhesi was last seen leaving the family home on Tuesday August 1 at 9pm. Police think the attack was targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Man dead after shooting at a Kal Tire location in Chilliwack

Chilliwack RCMP were called to the 43000-block Progress Way at around 9am on July 21 on report of a possible shooting.

Police arrived at the scene to find a man suffering from life threatening injuries. The victim was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injures.  Police believe the shooting was targeted.

The victim’s name will not be released until his net of kin is notified.

Update July 26
The victim has been identified as Calgary gangster Roland Chin 33. Police say Chin relocated to Chilliwack after being released from Calgary prison.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact homicide police at 1-877-551-IHIT or email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

13 year old Marrisa Shen found dead in Burnaby’s Central Park

On July 18th at approximately 1am Burnaby RCMP responded to report of a missing 13 year old girl who had not been heard from since 5:00pm on the 17th.

Marrisa Shen was found by investigators in some brush on the southeast side of Central Park in Burnaby early Wednesday July 18th.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken lead in the investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Update: Vancouver police investigate West End double homicide

Vancouver police responded to a call for assistance at 1835 Morton Avenue on July 9th just before 5pm. Police located a deceased 51 year old male, and a deceased 57 year old female at the scene.

The victim’s identities have not been released by Vancouver police as this time.

VPD arrested two people of interest, and stated that there is no indication that the public is at risk. The accused and the victims were known to each other.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact VPD homicide at 604-717-2500.

The deaths of the two victims are Vancouver’s 11th & 12th homicide this year.

Update July 13th
Vancouver police have identified the victims as Sandra McInnes, 57, and Neil Croker, 51, both from Vancouver. Police said the two people they had taken into custody have since been released pending further investigation.

Update July 18th
Vancouver police have arrested Leonard Landrick 73, on Monday July 17th, and charged him with two counts of first degree murder. Police said all three parties were known to each other and they lived in the same building.

The Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Fatal stabbing leads to the 5th homicide of 2017 for the city of Surrey

Surrey police were called to the 8800-block of 144th Street at approximately 2am on July 8th on report of an injured man.

The victim was located by police and rushed to hospital where he died of a stab wound. The victim’s name will not be release until next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

The 2017 Surrey Homicide Victim List is available here.

Chilliwack stabbing leaves two people dead and one injured

Chilliwack RCMP responded to an altercation in progress in the area of  Young Road and Yale Road just after 10:00 pm on July 7th.

Officers arrived to find three victims with stab wounds. Douglas Presseau 41, and Steven Drage, 51, died of their injuries and the third was rushed to hospital and is expected to survive.

The investigation is in it’s early stages and police can’t confirm if the victims and suspect were known to each other.

Update July 24
Kirkland Joseph Russell, 34, and Victoria Sherri Percell, 29 have both been charged with second degree murder in relation to Presseau’s death. The investigation into the death of Drage is ongoing.