ORGANIZED CRIME WAR: Violence hits streets of Montreal
Montreal has been subject to a spree of organized crime shootings. In this year alone, there have been 17 murders in the greater Montreal area, according to Global News. These shootings have become increasingly brutal and audacious.
Despite this, the police have, so far, declined to comment on whether Montreal has experienced a disproportionate amount of crime this year. This doesn’t just pertain to organized crime, however, as sporadic crime is also on the up in the city.
A woman is wanted for stealing a dog on the subway in Toronto. On Friday the Toronto Police released images of the woman taken from security cameras.
According to police, the 45-year-old owner of the dog fell ill while at Kipling station and she lost consciousness due to a medical episode. Her dog “Charlie” was gone when she regained consciousness.
The woman boarded the subway at about 4:10 pm on October 27, 2019.
The images show the suspect leaving the subway with the dog in hand.
Her description says that she is 5’2 – 5’5 weighing about 100 pounds. She is slim and has long brown hair.
The suspect was wearing a purple jacket and blue jeans along with sunglasses and white and black running shoes. She also had two backpacks and a bag with white stars on it.
If you have any information please contact the Toronto police.
Devan Bracci-Selvey, 14, was murdered by two of his fellow students on October 7, 2019. The boy was stabbed to death while waiting for his mother to pick him up outside Sir Winston Churchill School in Hamilton.
Today an 18-year-old and a 14-year-old were brought before a Hamilton courtroom to face charges of first-degree murder.
The Crown dropped the murder charge laid against the 18-year-old suspect. Investigators believed the 14-year-old suspect was the one who wielded the knife.
Four teens were arrested in total following the incident but two were later released without charge.
Shari-Ann, mother of 14-year-old Devan confirmed that she witnessed the stabbing herself in an interview with CP24 News.
Both of the suspect’s identities have been protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act that bans publications from printing the names of minors.
The 14-year-old suspect still has the charge of first-degree murder pending.
The murder has led to a review of anti-bullying procedures throughout the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board. Shari-Ann Bracci-Selvey said the bullying of her son was well documented and that the teachers at the school were aware of it. Devan would sometimes refuse to go to school as a result of his bullies his mother said.
According to a Tennessee couple, a man hacked into their Ring security camera system and was talking to their daughter through it while pretending to be Santa.
Young Alyssa LeMay only had the system in her room for about four days when the chilling incident occurred. According to WMC News, she first heard Christmas music playing.
Alyssa said, “First, what happened I was in the hallway I thought it was my sister because I hear music. So I come upstairs and I hear some banging noise and I was like, ‘Who is that?’”
A voice then responded, “I’m your best friend. I’m Santa Claus.”
Alyssa shouted to her mother asking for help, and the hacker continued to speak to the child saying, “I’m Santa Claus, Don’t you want to be my best friend?”
According to the parents, the voice which sounded male, was telling the young girl to behave destructively.
Alyssa’s mother Ashley LeMay noted, “They could have watched them sleeping, changing. I mean they could have seen all kinds of things.”
In a statement, Ring wrote, “While we are still investigating this issue and are taking appropriate steps to protect our devices based on our investigation, we are able to confirm this incident is in no way related to a breach or compromise of Ring’s security. Due to the fact that customers often use the same username and password for their various accounts and subscriptions, bad actors often re-use credentials stolen or leaked from one service on other services.”
Perhaps inspired by “Home Alone,” one woman in has taken it upon herself to fend off package thieves or “porch pirates” this year. She decided to fill her old amazon boxes with trash and put them back outside of her front door.
Colorado resident, Christine Hyatt has had multiple packages stolen from her front porch. She told KKTV that there has been at least 20 incidents so far.
She tricked the thieves into taking out her trash for the third time on Wednesday.
“We forgot to set our trash out for Thanksgiving, so we were overflowing with trash,” Hyatt told KKTV, “I’ve had packages stolen and I went, ‘You know what? I have extra boxes — let’s see if someone will take our trash!”
Hyatt became fed up with the criminals after one of the packages they stole contained diabetes medication meant for her daughter.
“She can’t afford to have her own medication stolen just because people are jerks. This is my way of fighting back.”
She is planning on having her next package include things like cigarette butts, food wrappers and kitty litter.
Hyatt also noted, “My daughter told me that it was gross, but they deserve it.”
She also wanted to extend a thank you to the thieves involved in taking out her trash free of charge.