Cops and Courts

Former masseur Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 24 counts of sexual assault. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford masseur now faces 24 sexual assault charges

Reinhard ‘Bud’ Loewen formerly operated Bud’s Massage Therapy

 

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn had charter rights breached, judge rules

Judge says search warrant against Mike Haire was invalid, making evidence inadmissible

 

Kelly Favro, a 37-year-old Victoria mother, believes she is the first sexual assault survivor to have a publication ban overturned in B.C. history. (Courtesy of Kelly Favro)

Victoria sexual assault survivor achieves rare overturning of publication ban

Kelly Favro only learned of ban in 2020, four years after assault conviction

 

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Man pleads guilty to Abbotsford incident in which pepper-sprayed officer shot him

John Moon was one of two men involved in incident outside of Cabela’s last September

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford has been convicted of the sexual assault of one of his cab passengers in West Vancouver in January 2019.

Former Abbotsford Hindu temple president convicted of sexual assault

Deepak Sharma assaulted a female passenger when he was a cab driver

Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford has been convicted of the sexual assault of one of his cab passengers in West Vancouver in January 2019.
Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Dec. 7, 2020, and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta were charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Alberta couple plead guilty to Abbotsford incident involving loaded gun in stolen truck

Austin Graham receives $300 fine; Brooke Goodwin slated for sentencing June 14

Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Dec. 7, 2020, and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta were charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)
Dylan Shane Pelly has been charged with 13 offences related to a 2018 home invasion of a licensed grow-op in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Man faces 13 charges related to home invasion of licensed grow-op in Abbotsford

Incident took place in January 2018 in 2200 block of Windsor Street

Dylan Shane Pelly has been charged with 13 offences related to a 2018 home invasion of a licensed grow-op in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Two Mexican farmworkers sue police for alleged assault and dog attack in Abbotsford

Innocent pair allege officers were ‘abusive and racist’ while looking for drug smugglers

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Police busted a home on Golden Avenue in Abbotsford in 2017 and found a fentanyl-processing operation, drugs and a loaded gun. The man charged in relation to that bust has now been sentenced to four years in jail. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)

Abbotsford man sentenced to 4 years for fentanyl operation and other offences

Manvir Grewal has links to Lower Mainland gang conflict, police say

Police busted a home on Golden Avenue in Abbotsford in 2017 and found a fentanyl-processing operation, drugs and a loaded gun. The man charged in relation to that bust has now been sentenced to four years in jail. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)
Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with 21 counts of sexual assault related to his massage business. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford masseur now faces 21 counts of sexual assault

Bud Loewen of Bud’s Massage Therapy initally faced three charges

Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with 21 counts of sexual assault related to his massage business. (Facebook photo)
Bradley Priestap in an undated photo provided to the media some time in 2012 by the London Police Service.

Serial sex-offender acquitted of duct tape possession in B.C. provincial court

Ontario sex offender on long-term supervision order was found with one of many ‘rape kit’ items

Bradley Priestap in an undated photo provided to the media some time in 2012 by the London Police Service.
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)
Mitchell Mousseau has been sentenced for a robbery on Aug. 9, 2019 at the HSBC bank at the corner of South Fraser Way and Trethewey Street in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

Man sentenced to time served for robberies in Abbotsford and Surrey

Mitchell Mousseau was charged in 2019 and 2020; has several prior convictions

Mitchell Mousseau has been sentenced for a robbery on Aug. 9, 2019 at the HSBC bank at the corner of South Fraser Way and Trethewey Street in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)