Deflated Once Again: Climate activists vandalize 25 SUVs in Montreal, 600 worldwide

Montreal, Quebec – Montreal activist organization, “SOS SUVs” has claimed responsibility for disarming 25 SUVs in Outremont and Ville Mont-Royal, deflating their tires to protest against vehicles they say are “a disaster for our health, our public safety and our climate.” This attack is one of the many on Sep. 7, where activists affiliated with […]

Tracing Theft: Two arrested by Richmond RCMP in auto theft bust

Richmond, Ontario — Richmond, British Columbia RCMP arrested two men in mid-May under the suspicion that they were linked to a series of car thefts in the Steveston area. The B.C. city’s RCMP detachment received 29 reports of auto theft in April alone. Since then, many vehicles in the Steveson area had their contents stolen. In […]

Theft Ring Thwarted: Four car thieves arrested in Montreal

Montreal, Quebec – On May 31, four suspects in connection with a car theft ring were arrested by the Montreal police. According to the police, up to 46 SUVs were stolen between April and December 2021, several of which were found in containers at the Port of Montreal. Two suspects remain in police custody, facing […]

En Garde: Five arrested in Laval, Qué. Project Gardon auto theft network bust

Laval, Quebec – The Laval Police Department (SPL) has made five arrests in connection with a network of vehicle thieves, following an investigation dating back to May 2021. Project Gardon was an investigation by the SPL’s General Crimes Squad in response to a wave of coordinated thefts where vehicles were targeted and stolen from parking […]

Catalytic Attack: B.C. woman pepper sprayed during catalytic converter theft

New Westminster, British Columbia – A woman in B.C. says she was pepper-sprayed after two suspects allegedly stole the catalytic converter from her vehicle, according to a report by the New Westminster Police Department. “As the value of the precious metals contained within the catalytic converters continues to increase, so do the number of thefts […]

Medicine Hat Mischief: Police recover nearly $1M in trailers and other stolen items in Alberta

Medicine Hat, Alberta — Following a three-month-long investigation, police have recovered nearly one million dollars worth of stolen property, including 13 stolen holiday travel trailers from an organized crime ring in Alberta.  The investigation, led by ALERT’s Southeast Alberta Property Crime unit, also recovered a sports car, other recreational vehicles, motorbikes, tools, and various vehicle […]

Not so Joyful: Ont. woman alleges her mechanic went on 100km joyride in her car

Toronto, Ontario — A Toronto woman has alleged a mechanic took her convertible on a 100-kilometre joyride after bringing her car in for a routine oil-change, reported Global News. Karen Bliss, has gone to Starling Automotive for about 25 years now. So she was a little surprised when she noticed her car had racked up […]

Catalytic Crime: Catalytic converter thefts on the rise in Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in Saskatchewan, according to the province’s public insurer. So far in 2021, there have been 170 catalytic converter thefts reported to SGI—five times more than the year prior. “Right now, the cost of those claims is just over half a million dollars, and it’s also […]