Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Conference Speakers



2009 OHIA Workshop


Monday, May 4th, 2009 (afternoon 1330) – Detective Inspector Dave Cardwell (OPP) and Staff Sergeant Pat Keane and Detective Tod Lamarre (Windsor Police Service) will highlight the murders of Carlos Rivera; and Bill + Helene Regier. An investigative review of these cases will be shown, along with the subsequent manhunt for killer Jesse Imelson, which eventually ends with his capture in the Province of Quebec.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 (morning 0830) – Detective Inspector Ian Grant and

Detective Sergeant Jenn Patton (OPP) presents the PeterboroughPot Pirates case. A review showing how cases were linked and killer James Earle Boudreau was convicted of First Degree Murder in the 2000 death of Gordon Smith, and convicted of Second Degree Murder in the 1999 death of James Pearce (no body found). An inside glance into organized crime, drugs, bikers and homicide.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 (afternoon 1300) – Staff Sergeant Norm Burkoski (Windsor Police Service) presents the 2004 murder of Thualfikar Alattiya, who was found deceased in his tax cab, his chest and abdomen stabbed numerous times and his throat slashed. Fascinating investigation and trial of Ali Al-Shammari, that involved many obstacles including cultural and languages issues, wire room / monitor concerns.


Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 (morning 0830) – Sergeant Carole LaFleur (OPP) will talk about the Missing Persons Unidentified Bodies Unit (MPUHB). The Unit is relatively new and situated at OPP Headquarters in Orillia. MPUHB offers several added options for investigators probing found remains and/or missing person cases.


Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 (morning 0930) – Detective Jim Mascola (OPP) will talk about the Ontario Sex Offender Registry and detail the information and investigative assistance available to investigators.


Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 (morning/afternoon 1100) - Sergeant Marty Ottaway (Peel Regional Police) and Stephen Sherriff (Peel Region Assistant Crown Attorney) will present the Mauricio Castro Homicide that occurred in broad daylight in one of Canada’s busiest shopping malls. A Colombian drug cartel, contract hits in Mississauga and Colombia are revealed with attendees being exposed to a variety of investigative devices such as cellular phone tracking, tower dumps, extraditions, International assistance, surveillance, phone records, provisional warrants, witness protection / relocation program, witness protection involving a Federal inmate, security issues (extraditions and court), and the court process including testimony from an integral witness via remote access from an undisclosed location. 


Thursday, May 7th, 2009 (morning 0830) - Staff Sergeant Brent Magnus, Sergeant Dan Johnstone (Peel Regional Police) and Michael Cantlon (Peel Region Assistant Crown Attorney) will present an interesting case study on the death of a mother who was found dead in the bathtub of her residence. Originally thought to be an accidental death, one year later this case revealed a planned and deliberate murder by the victim’s teenage daughters. This homicide is now depicted in a published book, “The Class Project: How to Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls.” Also, a made for TV movie is in the works.


Thursday, May 7th, 2009 (afternoon) - Dr. Michael Pollanen (Chief Pathologist) and Dr. Andrew L. McCallum (Chief Coroner for Ontario) will discuss in detail the Goudge report, what changes will be occurring and how that will impact all of us.


Friday, May 8th, 2009 (morning 0830) - Mr. Luciano Bentenuto (Corrections Canada - National Project Manager, Organized Crime/Criminal Gangs &Deputy Director - Intelligence Unit Security Branch - Ottawa) - Topic : Major Crimes " A Correctional Perspective. " Attendees will thoroughly entertained while discovering the many benefits to networking with Corrections.   


Friday, May 8th, 2009 (morning 1100) – Constable Scott Mills (Toronto Police Service) will examine the prevalence of social networking sites such as Facebook and My Space. How they affect investigations and what can be done to make these information sources a positive / useful tool for investigators.   


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