Cops and Courts

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

 

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’

 

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

 

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)
Owen Charpentier, 25, will be sentenced Nov. 4, 2022 for the manslaughter death of Keith Baldwin. (File)

Date set in Chilliwack for Owen Charpentier manslaughter sentence

Justice Alan Ross will hand down his decision Nov. 4, 2022

Owen Charpentier, 25, will be sentenced Nov. 4, 2022 for the manslaughter death of Keith Baldwin. (File)
The Friesen case involved possession of brass knuckles. In this photo of an unrelated case, Red Deer RCMP seized handgun, a baton, a bat, brass knuckles, a hammer, and three knives. (Red Deer RCMP photo)

B.C.’s ‘Dr. Frankenstein of Guns’ found guilty of possessing prohibited weapon, device

Defendant tried to “use subterfuge to avoid conviction” said judge in his decision

The Friesen case involved possession of brass knuckles. In this photo of an unrelated case, Red Deer RCMP seized handgun, a baton, a bat, brass knuckles, a hammer, and three knives. (Red Deer RCMP photo)
RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Mom asks judge for permission to hug her son’s killer in Chilliwack courtroom

Such a ‘rare and redemptive moment,’ would be welcome, judge said about hug, but turned down request

RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Mom asks judge for permission to hug her son’s killer in Chilliwack courtroom

Such a ‘rare and redemptive moment,’ would be welcome, judge said about hug, but turned down request

RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Duncan Goguillot is seen holding a photo of Chuck Strahl on Jan. 31, 2000 in front of a Reform party flag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Former Chilliwack Catholic priest accused of raping a boy in the 1970s

Vancouver Archdiocese and Duncan Goguillot, who worked for MP Chuck Strahl for 15 years, faces lawsuit

Duncan Goguillot is seen holding a photo of Chuck Strahl on Jan. 31, 2000 in front of a Reform party flag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)

First Nations, fishing groups and City of Chilliwack want jet boats banned from Fraser River tributaries

‘We think it’s time, for the sake of the fish, that we need to take some action’ - Sumas Chief Dalton Silver

Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)
Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)

VIDEO: Men caught on camera assaulting an angler on B.C. river

3 men jump off jet boat seen speeding on narrow stretch of river, then assault at least one person

Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)
Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)

BREAKING: Suspect in double homicide in Chilliwack found dead after 4 days at large

Eric Shestalo, 50, accused of killing two women found dead from self-inflicted gun shots

Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)
Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man’s book co-authored by criminologist examines a life of murder and crime

Yves Côté spent just 11 months out of 32 years out of jail, but he believes in real transformation

Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Man wanted in Chilliwack fatal shooting was due in court for domestic assault same day as attack

Slain women were staying together in Chilliwack for safety after strangulation attempt, says friend

Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Justin Morhmann, 29, was taken to hospital last Monday but died a short time later. Lindsay Scott, 34, is in custody. Photo provided by Vancouver Police Department

Charges laid in Yaletown homicide; police say suspect and victim were strangers

A Vancouver woman has been charged and is in custody following last week’s stabbing in Yaletown.

Justin Morhmann, 29, was taken to hospital last Monday but died a short time later. Lindsay Scott, 34, is in custody. Photo provided by Vancouver Police Department
William Randall Bishop, 34, was convicted of four counts of illegal drug trafficking and six counts of firearms possession in Chilliwack provincial court on July 12, 2022. (Facebook)

Chilliwack drug dealer convicted of trafficking, weapons possession in circumstantial case

William Bishop sold fentanyl, cocaine, meth out of cellar while wearing electronic monitoring anklet

William Randall Bishop, 34, was convicted of four counts of illegal drug trafficking and six counts of firearms possession in Chilliwack provincial court on July 12, 2022. (Facebook)
The late Kelly Sandoval with her husband Eddie. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Man gets 15 months behind bars for fatal crash that killed B.C. mom of 4

Travis Pare pleaded guilty after fatal pickup rampage in 2018 in Maple Ridge

The late Kelly Sandoval with her husband Eddie. (Facebook/Special to The News)
In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell givers her statement in federal court, in New York, Tuesday. June 28, 2022. Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein sexually abused children hundreds of times over more than a decade

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell givers her statement in federal court, in New York, Tuesday. June 28, 2022. Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
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