Cops and Courts

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Surrey, Richmond Mounties found not guilty of assault during arrest

Judge concludes force used was ‘required, authorized, proportional, necessary, and reasonable’

 

Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.

Chilliwack man gets conditional sentence for home break-in

Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink was sentenced for several property crimes

 

Owen Charpentier, 26, received a six-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. (File)

Chilliwack man gets six-and-a-half years on manslaughter charge

Owen Charpentier’s lawyers had been seeking six years, while Crown pressed for eight to nine years

 

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Robert Macaskill takes the stand in Chilliwack aggravated assault trial

The court also heard from Frank Paul, the man who was seriously injured in the alleged assault

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)
Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Chilliwack assault trial focused on weapon or no weapon

Was victim beaten with pipe or did he fall down stairs? Either way he ended up with severe injuries

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)
Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)

Trial draws near for Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Sanjay Amrutkar faces 8 sexual assault charges, with jury selection coming up in January

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)
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Sentencing date set for man accused in horrific child abuse case

The accused is pleading guilty to 2 charges related to the death of an 11-year-old foster child

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A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)

Conditional discharge for man involved in violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store

Gordon Grsic was sentenced last week on three charges related to the Jan. 28, 2022 incident

A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)
A former foster parent has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault related to two young children. (Black Press file photo)

Fraser Valley woman pleads guilty in horrific foster child abuse case

The woman faces 10 years jail time on manslaughter and aggravated assault charges

A former foster parent has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault related to two young children. (Black Press file photo)
VPD release Top 10 suspects in the Sept. 18, 2022 Breakout Festival that resulted in $300,000 in damages. (VPD handout)

Top 10 most wanted: Police release photos of suspects in Breakout Festival riot

An estimated $300,000 in damages to PNE Amphitheatre after Lil Baby cancelled

VPD release Top 10 suspects in the Sept. 18, 2022 Breakout Festival that resulted in $300,000 in damages. (VPD handout)
Three people accused of serious crimes were in court Monday (Oct. 31) with applications to have statements and search warrants thrown out. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack judge finds charter breach in assault suspect’s arrest

Makayla Nicole Hebert was detained 31 minutes at the scene before being taken in for booking

Three people accused of serious crimes were in court Monday (Oct. 31) with applications to have statements and search warrants thrown out. (Black Press file)
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
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Chilliwack judge gives suspended sentence to man who broke into Abbotsford Esso

Shawn Johnson was struggling with mental health issues when he committed several crimes in 2021

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Jordan C. Burt was sentenced to 210 days after pleading guilty to a pair of weapons-related charges. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)

Burt gets 210 days for Chilliwack assault

Jordan C. Burt put a gun in the mouth of a man he believed had ratted him out

Jordan C. Burt was sentenced to 210 days after pleading guilty to a pair of weapons-related charges. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)
A dangerous offender who has been behind bars for four decades will return to court in January to try and gain his release.

Convicted rapist seeks release after 40 years behind bars

Mission Institution inmate Orville Gustavson brings his case to Chilliwack B.C. Supreme Court

A dangerous offender who has been behind bars for four decades will return to court in January to try and gain his release.
The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)

B.C. woman’s car window smashed 3 times in 3 weeks

‘I feel violated. It feels like an attack. It feels targeted actually’

The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)
WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)

Man who suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries in Chilliwack workplace accident awarded $15.5 million

‘Every aspect of Mr. Alvarado’s daily life has been adversely impacted by his injuries,’ judge said

WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)
Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)

Chilliwack physiotherapist back in court for pre-trial hearing

Sanjay Amrutkar faces eight charges of sexual assault dating back to 2019

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)
Christine Denham was killed in a house in downtown Chilliwack on Feb. 26, 2019. Shane Travis Hughes pleaded guilty to manslaughter in BC Supreme Court on Sept. 7, 2022. (Submitted)

Chilliwack man who killed partner with shotgun pleads guilty in BC Supreme Court

Shane Travis Hughes pleads to manslaughter for shooting Christine Denham in their shared home in 2019

Christine Denham was killed in a house in downtown Chilliwack on Feb. 26, 2019. Shane Travis Hughes pleaded guilty to manslaughter in BC Supreme Court on Sept. 7, 2022. (Submitted)
Cash and cocaine seized by the Chilliwack RCMP after a traffic stop on Aug. 24, 2022. (RCMP photo)

Cocaine and cash seized at traffic stop by Chilliwack RCMP

40-year-old woman facing charges after incident on Aug. 24

Cash and cocaine seized by the Chilliwack RCMP after a traffic stop on Aug. 24, 2022. (RCMP photo)