Canadian crimes

B.C. Appeal Court refuses to chop sentence for man who abducted 3-year-old boy

lower court judge determined Randall Hopley was a long-term offender and handed down a six-year-sentence

Booze and bravado fuelling one-punch attacks that change lives: Vancouver police

At least 10 people this year have fallen to the ground unconscious after being hit once in the head, says Vancouver police spokesman Const. Brian Montague.

Rape kits soon available in Sea-to-Sky region of British Columbia

Vancouver Coastal Health has announced that a nurse will be available as of mid-December to offer forensic exams that collect evidence for prosecution.

B.C. man who trafficked underage girls is sentenced to 23 years in prison

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce says Reza Moazami manipulated and exploited young girls and that his actions were egregious.

B.C. child abductor should be given more credit for time already served: lawyer

Randall Hopley was awarded 26 months of credit based on the time he spent awaiting trial.

At least 20 years in prison for B.C. man who trafficked teens for sex: Crown

Moazemi found guilty last year of luring nearly a dozen teenage girls into prostitution, in the B.C.'s first human-trafficking conviction.

Defence lawyer says convicted B.C. pimp deserves 10-year sentence

...but the Crown wants a 20-year sentence for convicted pimp Reza Moazemi.

Man, 22, suspected in Ottawa bank robbery found dead on Vancouver Island: RCMP

22-year old Peter Hoelke, fled to Vancouver Island after Tuesday's robbery of a CIBC branch in Ottawa.

Young man who died after B.C. attack was overwhelmed, couldn't pay rent: chief

Bridge River Indian Band Chief Susan James said band staff were trying to help young man with stable housing and resolving his rent issues.

Attack at B.C. First Nation office leaves community reeling: chief

Man on rampage went from office to office beating employees with a weapon before he could be stopped.