Human placenta found north of Peterborough, Ontario
Police have begun an investigation after finding a human placenta in a creek just north of Peterborough, ON.
Peterborough County OPP says, according to Global News, that they received a call from someone who saw a plastic bag floating in Eels Creek, 50 kilometres north of Peterborough.
The details of a 14-month investigation into numerous motorcycle gangs throughout the Niagara, Sudbury, and Ottawa area have been released in a press conference Wednesday.
“Project Skylark” aimed to take down three separate motorcycle gangs—the notorious Hell’s Angels, a subdivision of the Angels called the Red Devils, and the Hooligans—and to root out the gangs’ operation throughout the three cities.
The investigation was made up of eight tactical teams and 200 officers, also executing a total of 18 search warrants.
The 14-month investigation resulted in 15 people being charged with 195 offences under the controlled substances act. The gangs main focuses were the illegal sale of cocaine, methamphetamines, and fentanyl, a powerful drug which is responsible for many deaths throughout the opioid crisis.
During the raids, officers retrieved:
- Hundreds of 50 micrograms fentanyl patches valued at $200 per patch
- 12.5 kilograms of cocaine, with one seizure alone of 11 kilograms valued at over 1 million dollars
- 2000 meth tablets
- 12.2 kilograms of cannabis and cannabinoid products
- $75,000 in Canadian cash
- 11 firearms
- 700 rounds of ammunition
- $30,000 in high-end jewelry
- Luxury vehicles such as motorcycle Maserati and Mercedes,
- A residency in Ottawa.
Of the firearms, eight were illegal, with three being legally obtained but seized for the public’s safety. Six other legal firearms were also seized in Hamilton.
Human trafficking charges have also been laid.
The operation is believed to have completely removed the Hells Angels operations in the Greater Sudbury Area.
28-year-old Akeem McLean Charley is missing for the second time in a little over month, having escaped from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) amidst harsh criticism over the facility’s ability to contain patients who may be a danger to themselves or others.
“Akeem McLean Charley, 28, was last seen on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., in the Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue area,” say Toronto Police Services.
Police describe Charley as “6′, 165 lbs., with a slim build, and short black hair. He was last seen wearing black jogging pants, white Tommy Hilfiger T-Shirt and grey running shoes.”
He first went missing on July 3 but was located within six days and returned to CAMH.
According to police, officers do not believe that Charley poses a risk to others, but they are still concerned about his personal safety.
“A police spokesperson added that Charley has not previously been charged with criminal offences,” reports Global News.
Charley apparently went missing after being given a pass to temporarily leave the facility due to his good behaviour and positive response to treatment.
CAMH has lost at least nine people over the last eight weeks, the Toronto Sun reported July 23.
In response, the provincial government has now decided that they need to be involved in external review processes.
“We are therefore now working to identify and appoint a government advisor to the panel and will share that information once it becomes available,” Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The recommendations from this review will provide expert advice on how to improve hospital protocols and will protect patients and the community … Together, we will ensure that the system is working to protect patients and area residents.”
Manitoulin OPP have confirmed that one man has died after his canoe capsized on Lake Huron on Sunday — the second drowning to occur over the August long weekend.
48-year-old Yvon Toulouse from Sagamok First Nation was fishing with a friend near Sagamok Point when the incident happened.
“At about 8 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews responded to a report of a capsized canoe on the waters of the North Channel of Lake Huron near Sagamok First Nation, police say,” reports Global News.
Toulouse’s friend managed to make it to shore after their canoe capsized and alerted the police to the incident.
Toulouse was later located by nearby residents and Algoma Emergency Medical Services soon conducted emergency procedures, but these proved unsuccessful. Toulouse was then pronounced dead on the scene, reports CBC.
According to police, neither of the men were wearing life jackets when the incident occurred.
Ontario’s Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service are now investigating the scene.
The Waterloo Regional Police have made another appeal to the public to help identify a man that has been accused of three separate sexual assaults on minors, over a seven-year period.
The most recent incident occurred on July 6th, 2019, where the predator sexually assaulted a four-year-old in a stairwell of a Kitchener condominium.
On Friday, which was nearly a month after the incident took place, the Waterloo Police created a video compilation of surveillance images and maps detailing the progress of the criminal over several hours. It also shows the suspect to be white, 5’10-6’0 (1.77m-1.82m), with a thin to medium-sized build.
Before the incident took place, the police’s video displays the suspect’s gray Honda Civic in a parking lot, followed by surveillance footage of the man after the incident, casually walking, and then sprinting down a suburban Kitchener road without his shirt.
When questioned over the purpose of the video, Const. Ashley Dietrich explained that the intention was to “track the suspect before and after the offence.”
After a report was conducted by the Centre of Forensic Sciences, what seemed like an individual incident turned out to follow a more heinous pattern, with an additional two other similar incidents being linked.
One previous offence took place in 2013, where inside an apartment building a four-year-old was sexually assaulted. The other correlated incident occurred in October 2017, where this time, the predator sexually assaulted a six-year-old.
In the video posted to Facebook, Detective Const. Merrigan pleaded to the viewers: “Someone knows something and we need them to come forward. There are innocent children who need our help.”
The Kitchener police are currently circulating posters with updated pictures and information concerning where the incidents took place. All of the assaults have taken place in stairwells.
If you have any information regarding these crimes, please call the police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477