For the last 24 hours:
A number of individuals were arrested over the past 24 hours on the strength of warrants for their arrest:
On Saturday morning a 23 year-old male was arrested at a residence in the 700 block 10th Street for four counts of failing to comply with conditions of a Release Order. He appeared in Court in the afternoon and was held in custody to appear again April 19th.
Manitoba First Nations Police Service members arrested a 35 year-old female on the strength of a warrant for arrest held by BPS for failing to attend Court and failing to comply with a Probation Order. She was held in custody at their point to appear in Court today.
Winnipeg Police Service arrested a 35 year-old male on the strength of a warrant for arrest held by BPS for robbery with a weapon and robbery to steal a firearm. He was held in custody at their point to appear in Court today.
A 46 year-old male was arrested in the 1300 block Princess Avenue at about 3:40 AM this morning on the strength of a BPS held warrant for arrest for theft under $5000. Upon arrest, he was found to be in possession of identification documents belonging to another person. He was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Court on May 16th.
Breach of Release Order:
At approx. 10:10 PM Saturday night, a 34 year-old male was checked in the 1100 block Rosser Avenue. A records check was conducted which revealed he is currently the subject of a Release Order with a curfew, which he was breaching. As Police advised him he was under arrest for failing to comply with his order, he fled on foot. The officer pursued him on foot until he was caught in the 0-00 block 10th Street. As the accused ran, he was observed to throw a can of bear spray, which he had taken from his pocket, and it was recovered. He is currently on an order not to possess any weapons. As a result, he has been charged with two counts of failing to comply with a Release Order, carry concealed weapon, possession of a weapon, and resist arrest. He will appear in Court today.
A 29 year-old female was a passenger in a taxi which was stopped at about 4:40 AM this morning. Police were aware that she was the suspect in two separate shoplifting files from Sobey’s, where she stole $250 and $150 worth of groceries. She was arrested for those occurrences and has been released, on appropriate Police imposed conditions, to appear in Court on May 16th.
Breach of Conditional Sentence:
At approx. 3:15 AM this morning, members conducted a traffic stop of a taxi in the 200 block of 18th Street North. A 28 year-old male was a passenger in the taxi and he was known to Police to be the subject of a conditional sentence order with an absolute curfew. He was arrested, and will be held for Court today.
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A/Staff Sergeant Dallas Lockhart, #101
Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, www.brandoncrimestoppers.com or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.
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Police investigating threatening social media post captured near Pointe-Claire school – CTV News Montreal
Montreal police were on site at John Rennie High School Thursday after threatening images were posted to social media, which may have featured a firearm.
The post included two images: the first showed what appeared to be the side of the school. The second image depicted a young man holding what appeared to be a firearm in an unknown location.
Police say the post is related to a conflict between two people who have yet to be identified, and that they were likely going to meet at the school. The threats were not directed toward the school itself.
Police got a call reporting the post at around 9:40 a.m.
Students remained in class while officers stationed themselves at the school. The board notified parents of the situation and asked them not to pick up their kids.
School board officials said in an internal note to parents that “at no point were staff or students in danger.”
School officials decided to send students home in the early afternoon as officers continued their investigation. Some were bussed out of school property at around 1 p.m.
Police say their firearm division is trying to learn more about the threats. There have been no arrests.
In a statement released later in the day, the Lester B. Pearson School Board thanked the police for acting quickly.
“Today’s incident was extremely regrettable and troubling,” the board said.
“We are extremely relieved and thankful for the prompt and thorough response of law enforcement and the professional way our staff managed the situation.”
A school spokesperson confirmed classes would resume Friday morning.
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The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Education, will bring remarks at the YMCA Annual Enterprise Olympics Conference today (Friday, May 27).
The event takes place at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5 Navigator Avenue, St. John’s at 12:30 p.m.
Enterprise Olympics is a program that encourages the growth of entrepreneurial thinking among students and teachers and provides a quality experience for young people considering careers in entrepreneurship.
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Texas school shooter warning signs drowned in sea of social media posts – Global News
The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.
There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile that warned, “Kids be scared,” and the image of two AR-style semi-automatic rifles displayed on a rug, pinned to the top of the killer’s Instagram profile.
Shooters are leaving digital trails that hint at what’s to come long before they actually pull the trigger.
“When somebody starts posting pictures of guns they started purchasing, they’re announcing to the world that they’re changing who they are,” said Katherine Schweit, a retired FBI agent who spearheaded the agency’s active shooter program. “It absolutely is a cry for help. It’s a tease: can you catch me?”
The foreboding posts, however, are often lost in an endless grid of Instagram photos that feature semi-automatic rifles, handguns and ammunition. There’s even a popular hashtag devoted to encouraging Instagram users to upload daily photos of guns with more than 2 million posts attached to it.
For law enforcement and social media companies, spotting a gun post from a potential mass shooter is like sifting through quicksand, Schweit said. That’s why she tells people not to ignore those type of posts, especially from children or young adults. Report it, she advises, to a school counselor, the police or even the FBI tip line.
Increasingly, young men have taken to Instagram, which boasts a thriving gun community, to drop small hints of what’s to come with photos of their own weapons just days or weeks before executing a mass killing.
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Before shooting 17 students and staff members dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Nikolas Cruz posted on YouTube that he wanted to be a “professional school shooter” and shared photos of his face covered, posing with guns. The FBI took in a tip about Cruz’s YouTube comment but never followed up with Cruz.
In November, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley shared a photo of a semi-automatic handgun his dad had purchased with the caption, “Just got my new beauty today,” days before he went on to kill four students and injure seven others at his high school in Oxford Township, Michigan.
And days before entering a school classroom on Tuesday and killing 19 small children and two teachers, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos left similar clues across Instagram.
On May 20, the day that law enforcement officials say Ramos purchased a second rifle, a picture of two AR-style semi-automatic rifles appeared on his Instagram. He tagged another Instagram user with more than 10,000 followers in the photo. In an exchange, later shared by that user, she asks why he tagged her in the photo.
“I barely know you and u tag me in a picture with some guns,” the Instagram user wrote, adding, “It’s just scary.”
The school district in Uvalde had even spent money on software that, using geofencing technology, monitors for potential threats in the area.
Ramos, however, didn’t make a direct threat in posts. Having recently turned 18, he was legally allowed to own the weapons in Texas.
His photos of semi-automatic rifles are one of many on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube where it’s commonplace to post pictures or videos of guns and shooter training videos are prevalent. YouTube prohibits users from posting instructions on how to convert firearms to automatic. But Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, does not limit photos or hashtags around firearms.
That makes it difficult for platforms to separate people posting gun photos as part of a hobby from those with violent intent, said Sara Aniano, a social media and disinformation researcher, most recently at Monmouth University.
“In a perfect world, there would be some magical algorithm that could detect a worrisome photo of a gun on Instagram,” Aniano said. “For a lot of reasons, that’s a slippery slope and impossible to do when there are people like gun collectors and gunsmiths who have no plan to use their weapon with ill intent.”
Meta said it was working with law enforcement officials Wednesday to investigate Ramos’ accounts. The company declined to answer questions about reports it might have received on Ramos’ accounts.
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