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General Discussion / Woman jailed for framing ex-boyfriend on Facebook
« Last post by Long Gone on December 06, 2016, 02:17:32 PM »
 I pity anyone that should ever cross paths with this Sweetheart....

Woman jailed for framing ex-boyfriend on Facebook, sending herself threats resulting in man’s 4 arrests

By Adam Frisk December 6, 2016
National Online Journalist, Breaking News    Global News

 A 25-year-old Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to one year in jail for creating a fake Facebook account under her ex-boyfriend’s name to send herself threatening messages, resulting in the man being arrested four times.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, prior to September 2015, Stephani Renae Lawson created a fake Facebook account in the name of her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Parkervest. She was living in Lake Forest, Calif., at the time.

Between September and December of 2015, Lawson sent herself several threatening messages through the account and filed multiple police reports with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She claimed that Parkervest had violated a restraining order, stalked her and threatened her with death, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. Parkervest was arrested four times over those four months and charged with multiple felonies.

According to the Orange County Register, Lawson filed eight police reports alleging her ex-boyfriend would drive by her home when she was outside, stalked her and threatened to kill her and her daughter.

According to the newspaper, Parkervest was also charged with trying to get Lawson not to testify against him in court. Parkervest’s bail was also increased last December to $200,000, money the man didn’t have.

Parkervest’s grandparents offered their Texas home as collateral so their grandson could make bail, the newspaper reported.

Lawson used the fake Facebook account in May to send more threatening messages just days before she had to testify at her ex’s preliminary hearing, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

That’s when her gig was up.

According to Orange County Register, Lawson perjured herself during the hearing, claiming the messages were sent via Facebook just before the hearing.“The Facebook messages threatened Lawson from testifying in court and one message stated a friend had fun raping Lawson’s daughter,” the newspaper quoted Orange County District Attorney investigator Loren Dawson as saying.

Turns out investigators obtained search warrants for Facebook and mobile phone records during the trial which led to the discovery of her creating the fake social media profile.

“The T-Mobile records showed that Lawson disguised herself as Parkervest with a similar Facebook account,” Dawson said. “Lawson sent herself numerous criminal threats from the phony ‘Tyler Parker’ Facebook account and reported to law enforcement that Parkervest sent her the messages. Lawson had Parkervest arrested four times for crimes that he did not commit.”

According to the newspaper, senior deputy District Attorney Mark Geller became suspicious of Lawson’s claims during the hearing after she showed prosecutors screenshots of the supposed threats.

“One of my DA colleagues looked at it and said it doesn’t look right and that triggered in our mind maybe we need to look into this further,” the Orange County Register quoted Geller as saying.

Lawson was charged in September and pleaded guilty last week to one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit, and one felony count of perjury.

Charges against Parkervest were dropped in October.

According to the Orange County Register, Parkervest’s grandparents would attend every court hearing and his grandmother passed away before he was cleared of all charges. Parkervest is now living with his grandfather in the Texas home that was offered up as collateral for Parkervest’s bail.

CBC has a new investigative podcast regarding Alberta Williams, you can find it at this LINK:

By Connie Walker and Marnie Luke

In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C.

Police never caught her killer.

Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it.

CBC News has produced an eight-part podcast and slideshow. Each week, a new episode will be made available.

Toronto / Re: Steven Lapowich | 28 | Missing | Toronto | March 25, 2011
« Last post by jellybean on December 06, 2016, 12:04:11 PM »
Not 100% certain..but?

His sister went onto a site and said that she was hoping that her brother would still check out social media, and to let him know that their father died January 2015.  So, steve was missing then.(last year)  I sent a message to his sister asking if her brother still needs to be found.
Hamilton / Re: Sheryl SHEPPARD - Murder (January 2nd, 1998)
« Last post by Long Gone on December 06, 2016, 08:11:42 AM »
Here is the link to the website.  There is 3 installments on this case as of  Dec.5 .2016..

Toronto / Re: Steven Lapowich | 28 | Missing | Toronto | March 25, 2011
« Last post by Long Gone on December 06, 2016, 07:37:27 AM »
Good stuff you dug up JB.. Yes ,the photo is the same person.. Very strange that he would be missing for a few years and then show up again in Toronto .  Did he have a bout of amnesia(LOL)   I guess we will never know the true story behind this file. I think there are many missing persons reports that end up in the papers  that are solved but never reported to the public..people for many reasons take off for awhile and family's are embarrassed when they return ..
Winnipeg - After 1990 / Re: Tina Fontaine - age 15 - murdered - August 2014
« Last post by Long Gone on December 06, 2016, 07:19:53 AM »

Tina Fontaine Death Spurs Patrols In Winnipeg's North End
CP  |  By   Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press
Posted: 12/05/2016

WINNIPEG — The 2014 discovery of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine's body — wrapped in a garbage bag and discarded in the Red River — shook Winnipeg to its core.

To this day, it prompts residents of the city's North End neighbourhood, a low-income area with a high crime rate, to try to prevent others from meeting a similar fate.

With virtually no public funding, they comb the river, the shoreline and the streets, determined to make a difference.

Bad weather doesn't deter them. Neither does the very real risk of danger.

"Tina Fontaine's untimely demise — the disrespect that was shown to her personhood — was the last straw for myself, my family and my community at large," says James Favel, who relaunched a dormant street patrol called the Bear Clan in 2015.

Armed with flashlights, reflective vests and two-way radios, Bear Clan members break up into groups of eight or nine and methodically walk the neighbourhood block-by-block. They pick up drugs, paraphernalia and weapons lying on the ground. They hand out packages of food and safety items to the most vulnerable.

They ask everyone they come across how they are doing. At all times, they engage.

"How are you doing? You OK?" Favel asks a teenage girl as he leads his group down one residential street.

The girl is not eager to talk. A man in his 30s is nearby. The girl refers to the man as her boyfriend, but the Bear Clan has seen her before and is concerned the man may be exploiting her.

They ask her if there is anything she needs. She and the man leave and go into a building. They know there are eyes on the street.

A few blocks later, a used syringe is found outside the entrance to a nursery school. Bear Clan members pick it up with pliers and put it in a container.

"It used to be that when we found needles, they would be in a quiet, hidden-away location," Favel says.

Now they are everywhere.

It is, relatively speaking, a quiet night. A large knife is found on the ground and put away safely. A police tactical unit surrounds and enters a house, causing one Bear Clan group to temporarily stop its progress.

A sex-trade worker, who appears very intoxicated, thanks patrol members for food they give her. Then she tells them, somewhat politely, to get away from her "office."

There are no violent confrontations on this night. Patrol members are greeted warmly as they walk through the grounds of a public housing complex where children are playing.

The Bear Clan Patrol relies on private donations. A pharmacy has given them naloxone kits to help people who overdose on drugs.

Favel and others cover many costs out of their own pocket. When a toddler disappeared in March near Austin, Man., a Bear Clan crew drove the 300-kilometre round trip and paid for fuel and other expenses themselves.

One kilometre to the east, the same type of personal commitment drives Kyle Kematch and other volunteers in a group called Drag The Red. Kematch and Bernadette Smith, who have both seen loved ones disappear, set up the group following Fontaine's death.

Kematch's sister, Amber Guiboche, disappeared in 2010. He hopes that by scouring the Red River — by motorboat, canoe and walking along the shoreline — he may be able to bring closure to his family and others.

"What keeps me going is my sister. You've got to keep going for your family,'' Kematch says as he prepares to put in a canoe donated by a local wilderness rental business.

"What would you do if your loved one was missing, right? You'd do the best you can."
The Red River is where some of the missing end up.

In 2003, an arm and a leg belonging to Felicia Osborne were pulled from the river, three months after she disappeared. She was 16.

On this day, Kematch is joined by Melvin Pangman, who lost a nephew to suicide in the river.

"I heard of a group called Drag The Red and I gave them a call and Kyle was there immediately. And he searched right until my nephew came out of this water, and ever since then I've been helping him."

Pangman's daughter, Kayleen McKay, raised more than $14,000 in May, running 450 kilometres from Duck Bay to Winnipeg. She donated money to Drag The Red so that it could buy a motorboat.

Before getting into the canoe, Pangman — dressed in a jacket and tuque against the cold weather — says he keeps giving his time and energy so that other families of missing people might have hope that their loved ones will be found.

"It's just to give people hope. Really, that's what it's all about — just knowing somebody is out there doing something, trying."

Toronto / Re: Steven Lapowich | 28 | Missing | Toronto | March 25, 2011
« Last post by jellybean on December 06, 2016, 01:19:03 AM »
He is also registered on here.
This is about travel.
Date on picture says Dec 16. 

And there is an Analyst by that name in Toronto on Linkedin.

note: this guy was pension analyst and is now business analyst in Toronto
One and the same?  Remember, his mother in articles a number of years ago said that he was a Pension Analyst.

What are the odds that  2 people with the same name are Pension Analyst in Toronto at the same time - then one Steve moves into Business Analyst?
This is the same person.

If so, how can he still be missing?
Many missing persons eventually turn up, and all is forgotten, and forgiven.
But articles etc, still remain on the net.
Hmm... I wonder!!


Toronto / Re: Steven Lapowich | 28 | Missing | Toronto | March 25, 2011
« Last post by jellybean on December 06, 2016, 12:52:09 AM »
Well, here is an article that is making sense and it answers a few of the questions that we had.
Steve was a Pension Analyst:

TORONTO - It’s been two years since Stephen Jay Lapowich left his North York home for an unexpected holiday in the Caribbean and vanished without a trace.

The 30-year-old man’s family has offered a $30,000 reward for information leading to his safe return, but his disappearance remains a mystery.

“I try to remain optimistic,” Gayle Lapowich, the missing man’s mom, said at Toronto Police headquarters Wednesday. “But I really see-saw between that and despair.”

Her son made plans to take a three-week vacation to Costa Rica two years ago, but strangely the pension analyst didn’t book any time off work. Nor did he mention his travel plans to his mother, brother or sister.

 And his girlfriend hasn’t heard from him either.

Det. Clay White, the officer investigating the disappearance, said Lapowich showed up at Pearson International Airport on March 24, 2011, and was told by American Airlines staff that the flight he wanted to take to Costa Rica wasn’t available.

While at the counter, Lapowich instead purchased a ticket for a March 27 flight to Puerto Rico.

His family, White, and private investigators from MKD International have no idea where Lapowich spent the three days between the Friday he initially arrived at the airport and the Monday when his flight departed.

His mother urged anyone who saw her son on those days — March 24-27 — to come forward because they may have information that could be helpful.

Investigators confirmed Lapowich arrived in Peurto Rico, but they found no record of him taking a connecting flight to Costa Rica or checking into a hotel on the island.

Lapowich, who lived in the Steeles-Bayview Aves. area, has vacationed outside of Canada several times before. But this was the first time he travelled alone.

Investigators continue to search for the York University graduate — with help from Interpol — in Canada, the U.S., Puerto Rico and Costa Rica.

It’s hoped the reward will entice people to come forward with information on his whereabouts.

Gayle said her son is “an extremely considerate person” and it’s “totally out of character” for him not to be in touch with his family to let them know he’s OK.

Toronto / Re: Steven Lapowich | 28 | Missing | Toronto | March 25, 2011
« Last post by jellybean on December 06, 2016, 12:33:49 AM »
If the Missing Steve did get to PR - did not check into a hotel, etc.  Then someone was waiting at the airport and picked him up?

However, there is no evidence that Stephen flew from Puerto Rico to Costa Rica or that he checked into a hotel.

Had Steve been to PR on vacation, before?

And then there is; (copied from reply#2)
He had originally planned to travel to Costa Rica via Miami but made a last-minute change in plans.

By that very statement, he obviously told someone about his plans right?

Toronto / Re: Steven Lapowich | 28 | Missing | Toronto | March 25, 2011
« Last post by Long Gone on December 05, 2016, 07:09:53 PM »
   Makes me wonder just how good was the private investigator they hired...He might have had access to Steven's laptop if Steven did not take it with him.Le could have obtained phone records. Was Steven ever involved in any drug activity?  Was he in debt ?   Was there any visible signs that he was under duress in the days he last had contact with those that knew him?   I am sure his family has had a million thoughts go through their minds trying to figure it out.   The trail abruptly ends.  I believe after this long that he met foul play .  The answers are somewhere in his last days in Toronto...He had something going on. 
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