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Kitchener stabbing suspect Ager Hasan's extradition hearing postponed - CBC.ca

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Melinda Vasilije. (Waterloo Regional Police)In U.S.Vasilije was found dead in her apartment on Country Hill Drive at 3 a.m. on April 28. Hasan was seen crossing the border on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plates on his own vehicle and fled the area.A post appeared on an Instagram account linked to Ager Hasan of Hamilton on July 11 in which the poster said Hasan was "coming home." Waterloo Regional Police said Hasan was arrested in Texas that same day. (Instagram)Online postings, emails to policeHe became known for taking to social media while on the run — including posting a version of the events of the morning Vasilije died on Reddit, and also posting to Instagram.Hasan was also in contact with investigators through email and Whatsapp and court documents obtained by CBC News said he asked police to give him a plea deal and he would turn himself in.Police said the two had been in a relationship and the court documents showed Hasan "had difficulty accepting" the end of a year-long relationship and Vasilije "was nervous" about being alone with him.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/melinda-vasilije-ager-hasan-extradition-fatal-stabbing-1.4281601

Man accused of killing Melinda Vasilije posts on Instagram - CBC.ca

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Vasilije died from multiple stab wounds. Police have said the two had been in a relationship for about a year.Police know Hasan crossed into the U.S. on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 — the same day Vasilije was found dead — driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plates on his own vehicle and fled the area.State police said the licence plate is Pennsylvania registration EZV1654 and had a Fraternal Order of Police medallion emblem attached to it.The Honda HR-V may have also been displaying Ontario licence plate BPKT509.He was last spotted in Tennessee on May 20 and police speculated he could be on his way to Mexico.Melinda Vasilije, 22, was found dead in her Kitchener apartment on April 28. She died of multiple stab wounds. Ager Hasan, 24, of Hamilton is facing second-degree murder charges in the case. (Instagram)Family has lost a daughterGreeno said investigators have had ongoing contact with Hasan by email. It has been a month since he was last seen, but investigators still believe he's in the U.S.A social media campaign launched last month resulted in some tips from the public and those are being followed up on, Greeno said.She said in their interactions with Hasan, investigators continue to encourage him to turn himself in."There is a family in the community who has tragically lost their daughter. That's difficult to even begin to comprehend what they are going through," Greeno said."We are trying to bring the person responsible for the tragedy to justice so the family and the community in general can be provided with some type of closure."Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/ager-hasan-melinda-vasilije-fatal-stabbing-instagram-posts-1.4168862

Police 'actively searching' for suspect in fatal stabbing in Kitchener - CBC.ca

Friday, June 2, 2017

Kitchener apartment building April 28. Police say she died from multiple stab wounds. (Instagram)Honda HR-V may have different platesPolice know Hasan crossed into the U.S. on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plate on his own vehicle and fled the area.State police said the licence plate is Pennsylvania registration EZV1654 and had a Fraternal Order of Police medallion emblem attached to it.The Honda HR-V may have also been displaying Ontario licence plate BPKT509. Suspect facing other chargesPolice have said previously that Hasan made contact with family on April 29.Insp. Michael Haffner said Hasan and Vasilije had been in a relationship for about a year.Hasan is also facing one charge of break and enter and two counts of assault stemming from an altercation at Vasilije's apartment on April 3. Haffner noted Vasilije was not assaulted during that incident.Police noted Hasan was released but was not supposed to enter Waterloo region or have contact with Vasilije as part of his release conditions.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/kitchener-melinda-vasilije-ager-hasan-stabbing-death-1.4106442

Family, friends fill Kitchener funeral home to remember Melinda Vasilije - CBC.ca

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A suspect in the case, 24-year-old Ager Mohsin Hasan of Hamilton, remains at large.Hasan faces second-degree murder charges.Police know he crossed into the U.S. on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on Friday driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. It's believed the man put the stolen plate on his own vehicle and fled the area.Police continue to search for Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, of Hamilton. He was last seen driving a black Honda HR-V. It may have an Ontario licence plate BPKT509 or the Pennsylvania licence plate EZV1654. (Waterloo Regional Police)State police said the licence plate is Pennsylvania registration EZV1654 and had a Fraternal Order of Police medallion emblem attached to it.The Honda HR-V may have also been displaying Ontario licence plate BPKT509.Police have encouraged Hasan to turn himself in to local authorities.On Wednesday afternoon, police said the search continues for Hasan.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/melinda-vasilije-ager-hasan-kitchener-stabbing-1.4097600

Niagara school mourns teacher - Niagara Falls Review

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Louws said. “He will be sadly missed by us all.” He was also the driving force behind the school’s entry in the annual Fort Erie Santa Claus parade, often planning the float in August. He rode the float with students at the Nov. 17 event. Former student Tiyanna Schooley said Shaubel was a dedicated teacher and a mentor to many students. “If you knew Greg Shaubel you were very lucky. If you had Mr. Shaubel as a teacher you were even luckier. Mr. Shaubel was and always will be a blessing to the lives of so so many people.” Last month, Shaubel was one of seven staff members participating in the annual Movember Foundation of Canada campaign. His online campaign page stated he was raising funds to help the foundation reduce the rate of male deaths from prostate and testicular cancer as well as to promote mental health and suicide prevention. “Help me stop men dying too young,” the page read. Donations began flooding in with the news of Shaubel’s death. As of Monday afternoon, donations had reached almost $1,800, well above his goal of $600. Meanwhile, social workers and youth counselors are at the school this week to speak with students. “It is a great loss to our school and the community,” Louws added. Visitation will be held Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home in Port Colborne from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Crystal Ridge Community Centre in Crystal Beach Wednesday at 11 a.m. Donations in his memory can be made to the Niagara branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association or Greater Fort Erie Secondary School. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2016/12/05/niagara-school-mourns-teacher

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Flyers and Marlboros.  (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support each other, and keep playing the game.” And they did, but with a twist. The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. Players picked sticks at random, shuffling them like a deck of cards into two new teams.They then peeled their rival jerseys and put on new ones, black or white with a capital “R,” for Roy, in burgundy. The colour in the boys’ socks — orange and black for the Flye...

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj — City of Brockville (@BrockvilleON) April 9, 2018Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it wa...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hunter Chamberlain and their son, Bentley, died last Tuesday. Their SUV, northbound on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, crossed the centre line and collided with a transport. The SUV caught fire. Ontario Provincial Police have not released the names of the deceased pending identification by Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences. Whitehead's best friend, Rebecca Chapman, launched a GoFundMe appeal (https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-jodey-whitehead) on Friday to help Victoria's mother, Jodey Whitehead, pay for funeral costs. Her goal was $2,000. That target was exceeded by more than 50 per cent within 24 hours with $3,186 donated by 66 contributors by 10 a.m Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, the tally grew to $5,980 from 136 donors. In an update, Chapman thanked donors and said the appeal was finished. “As per request by the family, I will be closing donations and taking the funds to them,” she said. “They decided that this is an overwhelming, but very appreciated amount of support, and that they would like me to close the fund as we have reached nearly $6,000.”Many donors offered their condolences about the trio's death. “My heart goes out to anyone impacted by this tragedy,” said Danielle Heatley. “I can't imagine the pain of losing a child and grandchild,” said MaryClaire Wood in a post. “I pray you find the strength to deal with this terrible loss.“Thanks to everyone for their generosity,” said Jonathan White...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal