This Week in Policing – March 13, 2009

 Shift work = the occassional late post, so let’s get to it:

  •  There were more shootings in Vancouver this week.  On March 9th, one man was injured after a shooting in the 2500 block of Kingsway.  The next day, two brothers were found dead in an apartment near the intersection of Knight St and E. 41st Ave. after a report of shots fired.  Both investigations are ongoing.  If you have any information we ask that you call the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500/2501 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


  • The Interm Report for the Frank Paul Enquiry has been made available.  In response to the conclusion of the inquiry, Chief Constable Jim Chu issued the following statement:

“With the conclusion of the Frank Paul Inquiry, I want to take this opportunity to once again apologize to Mr. Paul`s family and to the community,” said Chief Constable Jim Chu.   “We deeply regret the loss of life caused by the mistakes our officers made, who had a duty of care for Mr. Paul. Since that tragic event we have strengthened and modified certain policies, our    procedures and training have been reinforced, and we continue to work closely with our public health partners to further safeguard the lives and well being of those in our care.”


  • The Vancouver Police Department has issued a warning to the public about the release of a violent sexual predator.  41 year old Daniel Deans CADILHA poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of females of all ages in the City of Vancouver, and is considered a high risk to re-offend.


Daniel Deans Cadilha

Daniel Deans Cadilha

  • Cadilha is 41 years old, white, 185 cm (6’1”) and 91kg (200 lbs.). He has brown hair, blue eyes, and is missing two upper front teeth. He has a scar on his left cheek, numerous tattoos, and wears prescription glasses from time to time. A more detailed notification and additional photos can be read at under the Media Releases.


And for the ‘weird news’ I bring you a story as reported by the Associated Press in Bellevue, Washington:

BELLEVUE, Wash. – So who’s the real dummy!

A commuter who put a homemade dummy in the passenger seat to sneak into the car pool lane in Washington state was caught Wednesday near Seattle.  But it wasn’t because the police patrolman realized the passenger was fake.  Instead, the State Patrol trooper noticed the dangling belt buckle on the passenger side and suspected a seat belt violation.

Patrol spokeswoman Christina Martin told the Herald of Everett newspaper that the driver acknowledged trying to beat traffic by using the HOV lane. He created his passenger by draping a rain jacket over plastic piping, topping it off with a Halloween mask of Gandalf, the “Lord of the Rings” wizard, a beard and a baseball cap.

The trooper issued a $124 ticket and confiscated the dummy.


Hmmm….I wonder how many people here in the Lower Mainland have tried that.  The closet thing I’ve seen was someone putting a baseball cap on their dog and then placing the hound in the front seat.

Have a good weekend everyone, and stay safe.

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