A routine licence plate check on a slow night led up to the shooting that killed Const. David Wynn in a casino near Edmonton on Jan 17th, 2015.
Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan said Wynn was in the casino parking lot checking licence plates — a common task for RCMP members on a slow night. Wynn got suspicious when one of the plates he checked did not match the truck that it was attached to. He decided to follow up by going inside the casino to check the building’s security footage.
After identifying a suspect on the video, the pair of RCMP officers happened to pass the man on the way out of the casino.
When the officers tried to arrest the man, he pulled a handgun and fired two shots. Wynn was hit in the head, while Bond was shot in the arm and torso. RCMP say the encounter lasted three to five seconds.
St. Albert RCMP has identified the man responsible for shooting two Mounties inside a casino early Saturday morning.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said 34-year-old Shawn Maxwell Rehn had a lengthy, “incredibly complex criminal history” and was “very, very well known to police.”
Rehn was found dead inside a rural St. Albert-area home after an intense manhunt.
Police have charged a Prince Albert, Sask., man in the death of Monica Burns.
Todd Daniel McKeaveney, 38, will appear in Prince Albert provincial court Friday. He’s charged with second-degree murder.
Burns’s body was found Jan. 17 on a snowmobile trail northwest of the city.
According to RCMP, the victim and the man charged were not “known to each other”.
Update November 14th 2016
Todd Daniel McKeaveney entered a plea and pleaded guilty to manslaughter on November 8th. He also pleaded guilty to committing an indignity to a human body.
Stuart David Ellis, 39, was found dead in an SUV on Hazel Street after reports of a traffic accident just before midnight Monday.
Police were called to reports of a single vehicle crash on Hazel Street after 11 p.m on January 12th. Mounties found Stuart David Ellis dead at the scene, however his injuries were not consistent with a car accident.
Anyone with information related to this investigation can call the IHIT Tipsline at 1-877-551-4448.
Michel Vienneau was killed by Bathurst police outside the city’s Via Rail station and still, little is known about the actual series of events.
Neither Bathurst city police nor New Brunswick RCMP are talking, but the investigating police force, Nova Scotia RCMP, says the events are still being scrutinized.
Vienneau was shot the morning of Jan.12 and all police said in the week that followed, was that Vienneau had been shot by a Bathurst police officer during an investigation. The investigation was being run along with New Brunswick RCMP.
Police have asked for witnesses to come forward to help with the investigation.
Two officers from the police force in Bathurst, Const. Patrick Bulger and Const. Mathieu Boudreau have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of Michel Vienneau outside the city’s train station.
The Crown says it will seek adult sentences in the case of two 16-year-old boys charged with the first-degree murder of Hannah Leflar, 16 .
That will mean longer sentences if the teens charged in Regina’s first homicide of 2015 are convicted.
Leflar, 16, was found dead in her Regina home Jan. 12. Two teens, also 16, were later arrested and charged by Regina police. Their names can not be publicized because of their age.
Update July 7th 2017
Skylar Prockner, 19, Leflar’s ex boyfriend who was 16 at the time of the murder, was sentenced to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole for 10 years.
Roxanne Louie, who moved to Vancouver from Oliver, was visiting the south Okanagan for the holidays. A family member reported her missing after she missed her flight from Penticton back to Vancouver, said RCMP in a news release.
Louie, 26, was last seen leaving her mother-in-law’s home early on Jan. 4 on her way to meet some unknown friends.
Police confirmed Monday Jan. 12th that Grace Elinor Robotti, 65, has been charged with second-degree murder, and her brother, Pier Louis Robotti, 63, has been charged with being an accessory to murder and interfering with human remains.
A St. John’s man was stabbed to death allegedly by his co-worker on Jan 11th, 2015, inside a minivan that was transporting them both to work.
Raymond Stacey, 23, appeared in St. John’s provincial court Monday where he was charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Clifford Comerford.
The killing has left the family questioning why anyone would hurt a man whom they described as quiet and harmless.
“My brother Cliff was just as quiet as could be, he was kindhearted, he wouldn’t hurt so much as a flea,” Winsor said.
“He was brutally, brutally assaulted and stabbed several times, and where we are even unable to see the body — it’s that bad.”
The two bodies found in the trunk of a pickup truck Jan 10th in Mascouche are indeed those of Nancy Beaulieu 41, and Martin Belair 37 years, manager and co-owner of Flamingo Cabaret Saint-Hyacinthe.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-659-4264 or visit the command post at 760 Avenue de la Gare in Mascouche.
Toronto police issued a news release advising that Roderick McIntosh , 67, of Toronto had been charged in the death of Brent Gartner. McIntosh was the injured man found near the scene of the stabbing on Jan 10th.
Police were called to an apartment at 330 Jarvis St. on Saturday evening, where they found the 51-year-old Gartner suffering from multiple stab and slash wounds.
Gartner was rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The body of the 25 year old man was found inside the Fort McMurray home on Jan 9th. The two other men that lived in the house were away at the time of the fire.
Investigators have ruled the death of the man a homicide.