An accused pedophile and suspected killer is on the run and may be hiding out in Toronto.
Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun
Chris Doucette, also known as The Douce, is the Toronto Sun’s crime reporter, an occasional feature writer and MMA columnist. For more than a decade, he has reported on the murder and mayhem in the country’s largest city. He has ventured into the toughest neighbourhoods when gunfire erupted, interviewed countless murder victims’ families and covered some of the most heinous crimes and horrific tragedies Toronto has ever seen. He was there when the bullets started flying in the summer of 2005, the infamous Year of the Gun, and covered many of the record-setting 52 deadly shootings — including the Boxing Day bloodbath that claimed the life of 15-year-old Jane Creba. Doucette was also there in 2008 when innocent bystanders Hou Chang Mao, John O’Keefe and Bailey Zaveda were killed by stray bullets and when Dylan Ellis and Oliver Martin were inexplicably sprayed with gunfire while sitting in an SUV. More recently, the award-winning reporter was on Danzig St. on a warm July night in 2012 for the city’s worst ever mass shooting. Gang violence, biker and mob wars, the deadly abductions of Holly Jones, 10, and Cecilia Zhang, 9, in 2003 and the mysterious disappearances of Christina Calayca, 20, in 2007 and Mariam Makhniashvili, 17, in 2009, Doucette has been there for it all. He’s also been known to leave town when duty calls as he did in the summer of 2012 when the Algo Centre Mall collapsed in Elliot Lake, killing two women, and when he travelled to Cuba in 2010 to take on Castro and bring trapped teen Cody LeCompte home. The Douce has also written extensively about mixed martial arts, urging the Ontario government to lift its ban on the sport, which it finally did in 2010, and calling the action from Octagon-side as a record-setting 55,000 fight fans packed the Rogers Centre in 2011 for UFC 129 — Toronto’s first ever UFC event and the UFC’s first-ever stadium show. Doucette is a married father of two who brings a wealth of experience to the job. Prior to embarking on his journalism career, he drove a truck for a living for about eight years and served his country for three years as a soldier in the Royal Canadian Regiment, spending two of those years overseas in Germany.
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A heartbroken mom believes her 15-year-old daughter would not have been killed by an SUV late last year if the intersection where she was run down had been better lit.
A Scarborough man allegedly offered more than once to pay tens of thousands of dollars to a hired gun to have his wife, their kids and a lawyer killed, sources tell the Toronto Sun.
A 21-year-old Bowmanville man was charged after police say he inadvertently ran over and killed his friend after trying to get him medical help.
A fiery roll over crash may have started as a wild road rage confrontation on Hwy. 401 Thursday night.
A 32-year-old man allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted a man he met on a gay social networking app, then posted photos of the ordeal online.
A trucker now faces criminal charges after the tires flew off his rig and killed a former construction company executive near King City almost four months ago.
A 34-year-old man is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenaged girl he once taught at an elementary school east of Toronto.
An Oshawa man is accused of attacking and robbing another man in Oshawa while armed with a sword earlier this week.
Cops and animal control officers worked together to successfully relocate a deer that wandered into a Whitby neighbourhood and took a dip in a pool Tuesday morning.
Cheryl Colbert was home in her Danzig St. housing complex on the day of the city’s worst ever mass shooting in 2012, so she thought she’d seen it all.
Former NHL goaltender Don Edwards estimates he stopped millions of pucks during his stellar hockey career, but preventing the man who butchered his parents and attempted to kill his sister from ever walking the streets again as a free man has been the toughest test of his life.
More than a dozen kids walked away shaken but unscathed after their school bus crashed into two parked cars, jumped a curb and knocked out a hydro transformer Tuesday.
A 43-year-old man has been accused of abducting a prostitute at gunpoint and keeping her captive in his Leslieville home for five days.
A suspected drunk driver faces charges after he allegedly drove the wrong way along Hwy. 401 Saturday morning, somehow managing to travel through oncoming traffic for more than 20 kms from Toronto’s west end into Mississauga without killing anyone.
Investigators now believe the house fire that claimed the life of 10-year-old Mark Mrochuk in Scarborough last weekend was caused by “unattended cooking.”
Two men and one woman face human trafficking and other related offences after a teenage girl was rescued from a downtown hotel room.
Whoever dug the ominous tunnel near the Rexall Centre — one of the venues for this summer’s Pan Am Games — likely has some construction or engineering experience, a whole lot of free time and apparently some deference for veterans and Christianity.
James Alfred Cooper, who has been described as Canada’s worst pedophile, is now living freely in Toronto after serving 21 years behind bars for the brutal rape and torture of six kids in the Hamilton area.
A baby boy was found unharmed after a carjacker made off with the infant when stealing a vehicle at a gas station in Mississauga.