Canada

A cop car towed and a granny robbed

Prince Edward Island: A 45-year-old French Village farmer has been charged with obstructing an officer, uttering threats, assault with a weapon and mischief under $5,000. RCMP detained the farmer after he towed the local sheriff’s car off his property with a tractor. The sheriff was there to seize the farmer’s property; he maintains the warrant was not lawful.

Nova Scotia: A Halifax man has been charged with five criminal offences including breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. The 39-year-old had been on the run for a year when Halifax police dogs tracked his scent to Country Club Road. He was carrying two white bags—alleged spoils from a recent robbery.

Ontario: A 46-year-old Toronto caregiver has been charged with 12 counts of fraud for stealing $100,000 from the elderly woman she was hired to look after. Police say the caregiver filled out cheques in her own name, then had the 87-year-old woman sign them. The caregiver was arrested when the victim’s family noticed large sums of money missing from her bank account.

Alberta: A 45-year-old Calgary man faces 10 charges, including resisting or obstructing a police officer and failing to remain stopped for a police officer. The man was charged after fleeing a standard traffic stop. Police say he was incapable of producing proper identification for the green Ford Explorer he was driving, told a story rife with inconsistencies, then fled. Had he co-operated, police say, charges would not have been as severe.

British Columbia: Two young adults have been arrested in Oak Bay, B.C., for breaking into a local high school and stealing three computers and monitors. Police were called to the school when a passerby noticed three people breaking one of the school’s windows. Police caught two of the perpetrators shortly after the crime. One remains missing.

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