Cops and Courts

Chilliwack prolific offender Brian Stephan was wanted in late April 2021, but was arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Mission on May 5 and resisting arrest in Chilliwack. (RCMP file)

Wanted Chilliwack prolific offender arrested yet again

Brian Stephan allegedly stole a vehicle in Mission, committed a B&E, resisted arrest in Chilliwack on May 5

Chilliwack prolific offender Brian Stephan was wanted in late April 2021, but was arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Mission on May 5 and resisting arrest in Chilliwack. (RCMP file)
The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford man sentenced second time for sexual offence involving child

Bradley Roan Smith, 60, was previously convicted in 2016 of sexual interference

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.

‘Abbotsford Killer’ Terry Driver denied parole, deemed ‘high risk’ to re-offend

Driver murdered Tanya Smith, 16, and seriously injured Misty Cockerill, 15, in 1995

Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, goes on trial starting Monday, May 3 in New Westminster for two child pornography offences.

UPDATE: Lawyer argues to exclude some evidence against Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn

Trial for Mike Haire starts with voir dire on Monday, May 3 in New Westminster

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, goes on trial starting Monday, May 3 in New Westminster for two child pornography offences.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

UPDATED: Second-degree murder conviction stands for Abbotsford school killer

Judge finds that Gabriel Klein is criminally responsible for death of Letisha Reimer

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Travis Bragg has been sentenced for ramming a police car in Abbotsford in January 2020. He was arrested in a dramatic takedown in Chilliwack in March 2020.

Man sentenced for ramming police car in Abbotsford in 2020

Travis Bragg still has charges before the courts for dramatic takedown in Chilliwack

Travis Bragg has been sentenced for ramming a police car in Abbotsford in January 2020. He was arrested in a dramatic takedown in Chilliwack in March 2020.
Tanner Henderson, 20, of Abbotsford died after being shot on Canada Day 2018.

Man sentenced for 2018 Canada Day fatal shooting in Abbotsford

Tanner Henderson, 20, was accidentally shot at home on Birch Street

Tanner Henderson, 20, of Abbotsford died after being shot on Canada Day 2018.
Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford masseur now charged with alleged sexual assaults of 3 women

Bud Loewen of Bud’s Massage Therapy was first arrested in December

Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Colleen Findlay’s killer, Jeremy Wade Vojkovic, has been denied parole. (Pixabay)

Parole Board denies release for Lower Mainland man who murdered at 15

Maple Ridge mother of three was killed by teen in 2002

Colleen Findlay’s killer, Jeremy Wade Vojkovic, has been denied parole. (Pixabay)
Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has been sentenced for the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.

Chilliwack man sentenced to time served for violent assault of senior, 85, in Abbotsford

Victim punched in face several times in November 2019, and dentures were broken

Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has been sentenced for the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.
This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Abbotsford man loses bid to appeal 2018 conviction for drugs and guns

Corey Perkins received 12-year jail sentence on 10 charges

This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
Hells Angel Neil Cantrill and two others were sentenced on July 16, 2021 for charges related to a 2016 assault and kidnapping. (Black Press Media files)

Hells Angel guilty of kidnapping, extortion in Hope sentenced to 10 years

Charges date back to assault over grow operation in 2016

Hells Angel Neil Cantrill and two others were sentenced on July 16, 2021 for charges related to a 2016 assault and kidnapping. (Black Press Media files)
B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford youth worker acquitted of sexual exploitation of student

Woman was accused of having sexual relationship with teenage girl in late 1990s

B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)
Images released by police in Ontario in March 2018 show the three men who assaulted a man with autism: (from left) Ronjot Dhami, Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal.

Two Lower Mainland men sentenced for attack in Ontario of man with autism

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal receive 9 months; Ronjot Dhami previously sentenced

Images released by police in Ontario in March 2018 show the three men who assaulted a man with autism: (from left) Ronjot Dhami, Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal.
Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Man sentenced for Abbotsford incident in which pepper-sprayed officer shot assailant

Two men were charged after incident outside of Cabela’s in September

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has pleaded guilty in relation to the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.

Man pleads guilty to violent assault of elderly man in Abbotsford

Victim, 85, attacked while waiting at bus stop in November 2019

Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has pleaded guilty in relation to the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.
Emergency crews scoured the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on April 12, 2018 that occurred in the 21800-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. More than a year later, a Surrey man was charged. He’s since pleaded guilty and has been sentenced. (Special to The News)

Driver sentence in 2018 fatal Lower Mainland hit-and-run

Surrey motorist faces two years in jail after killing a pedestrian in Maple Ridge, then fleeing

Emergency crews scoured the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on April 12, 2018 that occurred in the 21800-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. More than a year later, a Surrey man was charged. He’s since pleaded guilty and has been sentenced. (Special to The News)
D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now pleaded guilty to all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Man pleads guilty to robbing Abbotsford pizza restaurant 3 times

Kolton Klassen, 28, robbed D-Hut Pizza in May and June 2019

D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now pleaded guilty to all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)

Gangster Jarrod Bacon released from prison for third time

Parole board continues to express concerns about Bacon’s behaviour

Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)
Gangland task force responds to gun incident at Similkameen campsite

Gangland task force responds to gun incident at Similkameen campsite

A 47-year-old Princeton woman is facing possible charges in connection to the incident

Gangland task force responds to gun incident at Similkameen campsite