Chop Stop: More than $350,000 in stolen vehicles seized from Vaughan auto shop

Vaughan, Ontario — Yet another chop shop operation has been shut down in the GTA this week, as York Regional Police (YRP) shed light on an investigation into an auto repair shop in Vaughan that was allegedly re-VINing and selling stolen vehicles. The YRP’s Auto/Cargo Theft Unit has charged four people in connection with the […]

Making a Killing: Cult-turned crime syndicate implicated in Ontario car-theft ring

Toronto, Ontario — A recent report by a Canadian financial intelligence unit has identified Black Axe as one of the groups involved in the recent surge of stolen vehicles exportation and the illegal sale of their parts. These thefts are part of a wider operation by the international crime group, whose portfolio involves mass fraud, […]

Special Favours: Two GTA OPP officers arrested for special treatment to certain tow operators

Toronto, Ontario — Details from an internal investigation from the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) Professional Standards Unit have uncovered that two Mississauga, Ont.-based police officers, Sgt. Terrence Reefer and Const. Roberto Visconti, were arrested for allegedly giving preferential treatment to certain tow truck operators within the GTA. The two officers, both from the OPP’s Mississauga […]

Fobbed Off: Car relay theft attacks spreading across Western Canada

Golden, British Columbia – Auto theft is on the rise across Canada, and small towns are no exception. In the past month, the town of Golden witnessed a 60 percent increase in auto theft, according to the RCMP. While the RCMP has not provided further details in its press release, aside from some tips, this […]

What Would You Do: Ford speared by metal pole at Acadian festival

Évangéline, Prince Edward Island – A festival volunteer ended his shift with a questionable call to his insurance provider, thanks to a metal pole sticking out of his vehicle’s trunk. In an article first published by the CBC, Steve Powers was part of a volunteer group in the Évangéline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival, […]

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 […]