B.C. gang problem

Conor D’Monte is wanted for murder in the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion Kevin Leclair. (Bolo Program)

B.C. police still seeking ex-gang leader for 2009 Langley slaying

With one killer’s appeal denied, police are still looking for a second suspect

 

Kevin LeClair was murdered during the 2009 Lower Mainland gang wars. His killer lost an appeal of his murder conviction this week. (Langley Advance Times files)

Convicted UN Gang hit man loses appeal of 2009 Langley murder

Cory Vallee’s first degree murder convictions stands

 

A longtime gang member was gunned down in broad daylight in March near the Langley Sportsplex. (Black Press Media files)

Our View: Starve gangs of new recruits

Keeping young people from joining gangs may be our best tool

  • Dec 14, 2021

 

B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth and his ministry have committed $486,000 to aid 24 school districts to create programs to assist children at risk of entering gangs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

B.C. public safety ministry commits $486K to combat gangs recruiting children

Money administered through School District Mentorship Program, says B.C. government

B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth and his ministry have committed $486,000 to aid 24 school districts to create programs to assist children at risk of entering gangs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Photo: CFSEU

6 people facing 27 total charges following Brothers Keepers gang investigation

Charges have been laid against six people related to 27 criminal and drug offences

Photo: CFSEU
Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC/Facebook)

Charges dropped in alleged gun scheme in Langley

Crown officials confirm charges against two men dropped last week

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC/Facebook)
Some of the weapons and ammunition seized as a result of a January raid in Langley, which has now led to charges against two men. (BCCFSEU)

Two charged in alleged illegal handgun scheme linked to Langley, Sooke

Police seized 27 guns they say were headed into the hands of criminals

Some of the weapons and ammunition seized as a result of a January raid in Langley, which has now led to charges against two men. (BCCFSEU)
Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)

RCMP cleared in Okanagan campground death of B.C. man with gang ties

Kyle Gianis died of self-inflicted wounds at a campground near Enderby days after surviving a shooting in Kelowna

Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)
Kyle Gianis. (@ironathletics_official/Instagram)

Man who survived 4 gangland hits in B.C. found dead at Okanagan campground

Kyle Gianis believed to have died of self-inflicted wounds days after failed hit in Kelowna

Kyle Gianis. (@ironathletics_official/Instagram)
Kyle Gianis. (Instagram/Iron Athletics)

B.C. man who survived 2 recent assassination attempts has a history of getting shot at

Kyle Gianis has survived four attempts on his life in B.C.

Kyle Gianis. (Instagram/Iron Athletics)
Anti-gang officers seized these weapons after they recognized a vehicle as being associated with a recent break in. (CFSEU)

Guns, knives seized by anti-gang officers in Langley arrest

Police spotted a vehicle linked to a recent break in

Anti-gang officers seized these weapons after they recognized a vehicle as being associated with a recent break in. (CFSEU)
Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017.

Abbotsford Police issue warning about man involved in gang conflict

Jason Himpfen poses ‘significant risk’ to community and those associated with him

Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017.
Homicide investigators say the disappearance of a 33-year-old Burnaby man is linked to ongoing gang warfare in the Lower Mainland. (IHIT)

Disappearance of Burnaby man no accident, foul play suspected: IHIT

Parminder Paul Rai, 33, is known to police for his connection to drug and gang activity, says Sgt. Frank Jang

Homicide investigators say the disappearance of a 33-year-old Burnaby man is linked to ongoing gang warfare in the Lower Mainland. (IHIT)
The scene of the Friday, June 4, 2011 shooting near Kent Avenue and Kerr Street. (Twitter/Katelynn Ramage)

Man, 44, shot to death in South Vancouver Friday night

Alvis Anjesh Singh, 44, was found dead in his car

The scene of the Friday, June 4, 2011 shooting near Kent Avenue and Kerr Street. (Twitter/Katelynn Ramage)
A bag of fentanyl was seized in the coordinated Lower Mainland drug bust. (B.C. CFSEU)

B.C. anti-gang unit seizes 9 kg of ‘potentially deadly’ fentanyl

The bust was the end of a 10-month drug trafficking investigation into Lower Mainland criminals with ties to gang activity

A bag of fentanyl was seized in the coordinated Lower Mainland drug bust. (B.C. CFSEU)
Bullet holes are seen in the windshield and door of a vehicle after Brothers Keepers member Jaskeert Kalkat, 23, was killed during a shooting in Burnaby on May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Expert says lull in Lower Mainland killing, shootings mean B.C. gangs just reloading

‘Gangsters become so hunted that they feel they have to eliminate their rivals before they get killed themself,’ says former Vancouver police Insp. Michael Porteous

Bullet holes are seen in the windshield and door of a vehicle after Brothers Keepers member Jaskeert Kalkat, 23, was killed during a shooting in Burnaby on May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The individuals were detained for investigation when CFSEU officers located a loaded handgun on their persons Friday, May 21. (CFSEU)

Couple with Lower Mainland gang ties arrested in Richmond with loaded handgun

Officers recognized the male suspect exiting an establishment the night of May 21

The individuals were detained for investigation when CFSEU officers located a loaded handgun on their persons Friday, May 21. (CFSEU)
RCMP on scene at Rock City Plaza after a fatal shooting Thursday, May 20. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Fatal shooting in Nanaimo linked to Lower Mainland gang conflict, police say

A man was shot and killed in Rock City Plaza parking lot on Thursday

RCMP on scene at Rock City Plaza after a fatal shooting Thursday, May 20. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Mounties were conducting a roadblock on May 18 when they said a Range Rover with known gang associates inside pulled up. (North Vancouver RCMP)

‘Known gang associates’ caught with pills, knife and cash at North Vancouver roadblock

The suspects pulled up to Mounties Tuesday in a white Range Rover

Mounties were conducting a roadblock on May 18 when they said a Range Rover with known gang associates inside pulled up. (North Vancouver RCMP)
Transit police say they’ve apprehended alleged gang member Luis Manuel Baez and he’s now facing multiple charges. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

Transit police apprehend suspect involved in Lower Mainland gang activity

Luis Manuel Baez, 23, was spotted in the parking lot of Metrotown mall Tuesday afternoon

Transit police say they’ve apprehended alleged gang member Luis Manuel Baez and he’s now facing multiple charges. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)