Passenger caught, driver still on loose after Ajax pursuit – durhamregion.com

Passenger caught, driver still on loose after Ajax pursuit - durhamregion.com
Ajax man, 56, charged in connection with plot to murder Jamaican couple
A 56-year-old man from Ajax, Ont., has been charged with conspiring to murder a couple living in Jamaica, Durham police say.

The accused was arrested on Tuesday following a months-long investigation, which also included the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States.

Police say the accused was cornered while driving in the Highway 401 and Brock Road area of Pickering. 

Durham Regional Police investigators say that in late May of this year, they received information from the RCMP about an alleged plot to kill two Jamaican residents.

It was late May, when officers got information from the RCMP about a plot to murder two Jamaican residents. The DRPS Homicide Unit began a coordinated investigation into the alleged murder plot with the help of the RCMP, FBI and the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Unit (MOCA), based in Jamaica.

Durham's homicide unit began a coordinated investigation with the assistance of the RCMP, the FBI and the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Unit (MOCA), which is based in Jamaica. 

It was revealed that a Canadian citizen had travelled to Jamaica in mid-May to help plan the murder. The murders did not proceed and the Jamaican couple were unharmed.

Investigators say they were able to confirm that the accused, a Canadian citizen, had travelled to Jamaica in mid-May 2019 to help plan the alleged murder.

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The plan did not proceed and the Jamaican couple was unharmed, Durham police say. Investigators did not disclose any other details.

The accused was held for a bail hearing. Police are asking anyone with information about the investigation to contact the Durham Regional Police Service homicide unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5407.

Suspects tossed a substance believed to be cocaine from the vehicle during the chase, which began shortly after midnight Sept. 3 when officers attempted to pull over a BMW for a traffic violation in the Westney Road area, Durham police said.

Ajax man arrested after allegedly plotting to murder couple living in Jamaica

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The driver and a passenger bailed from the vehicle, which was still in gear, on McGonigal Lane, police said. The suspects fled on foot and the car struck a fence, then into a wooded area.

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(The) investigation confirmed that a Canadian citizen had travelled to Jamaica in mid-May 2019 to help plan the murder. The murders did not proceed and the Jamaican couple were unharmed, police said in a news release issued Tuesday.

AJAX, Ont. — Police say a man from southern Ontario has been arrested after he allegedly plotted to murder a couple living in Jamaica.

Police are asking anyone with new information about the case to contact Det. Short, a member of the Durham Regional Police Services homicide unit, or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Durham Regional Police say they were notified by the RCMP in May about the allegations involving a 56-year-old man from Ajax, Ont.

They say the investigation revealed that the man, who is a Canadian citizen, travelled to Jamaica in May to allegedly help plan the murder.

An Ajax man who allegedly helped to plan the murders of a couple living in Jamaica has been arrested after a lengthy police investigation.

Police spokesman Const. George Tudos says it is believed the man was plotting the murder with other suspects in Jamaica, but he is not aware of any arrests in that country.

The investigation began in late May after Durham police were made aware of an RCMP investigation into an alleged plot to murder two people in Jamaica, police said. Police were able to confirm that a Canadian citizen travelled to the Caribbean in mid-May to help plan the murder, which was not carried out, police said.

Tudos says the two Jamaican residents were not harmed and the man was arrested Tuesday morning while he was driving in Pickering, Ont.

Local police worked in conjunction with the RCMP, the FBI and law enforcement in Jamaica in conducting the investigation, Durham police said Tuesday. A suspect was arrested around 7 a.m. Sept. 3 as he drove in the Highway 401 — Brock Road area of Pickering. The suspect was held for a bail hearing.

Police say the Ajax, Ont., man has been charged with conspiracy to murder and counselling offence that is not committed.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version quoted a police spokesman as saying the accused and the couple knew each other.