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November 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
The Canadian prime minister's wife came face to face early Sunday with an intruder standing at their bedroom door with an open jackknife. Jean Chretien said that he and his wife, Aline, locked themselves in their room until the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrived minutes later and arrested the man. Neither was injured. Chretien told reporters that his wife woke up about 2:45 a.m. when she heard a noise.
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May 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A man arrested last month for allegedly holding a goose hostage during a robbery was arrested again, this time on charges of threatening a raccoon, police said. Peter Lerat, 33, was taken into custody Sunday after allegedly threatening to hit a 2-month-old raccoon on the head with a rock if Toronto pedestrians did not give him money, police said.
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June 22, 1988 | Associated Press
A robbery suspect was shot and killed by police while he grappled with a sobbing hostage in a busy downtown square where hundreds of terrified shoppers scrambled for cover. A second man was being sought by police after the shooting Monday afternoon, which followed a bank robbery and car chase. One of the suspects, cornered by police, grabbed a 40-year-old woman and dragged her to a police car that had been abandoned by two officers who were trying to approach the gunman.
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November 7, 1995 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mortified officials of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police admitted Monday that Mounties assigned to guard Prime Minister Jean Chretien made errors in judgment and violated security procedures in an incident in which a man armed with a knife broke into Chretien's official residence in Ottawa. The intruder was confronted by the prime minister's wife, Aline, who locked herself and her husband in their bedroom and summoned police from a guardhouse on the grounds.
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January 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The Royal Canadian Mint has changed the design of a planned $1 coin after the original master dies were lost and possibly stolen, the government said Thursday. "Though it is very difficult to produce coins just by virtue of possessing the dies, the loss represents a security breach," said a statement from the Cabinet-level official in charge, Monique Vezina. One hundred million new $1 coins, destined to replace the Canadian dollar note, are due to enter circulation in July.
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September 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Canadian couple wanted for questioning in three armed robberies in British Columbia were arrested while trying to enter the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Paul Ringuette, 39, and his wife, Brigitte, 26, were charged with violating federal exclusion laws that deny entry to international fugitives, officials said. U.S. Customs agents turned the couple and their 18-month-old daughter over to Immigration and Naturalization Service officers.
NEWS
May 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A man arrested last month for allegedly holding a goose hostage during a robbery was arrested again, this time on charges of threatening a raccoon, police said. Peter Lerat, 33, was taken into custody Sunday after allegedly threatening to hit a 2-month-old raccoon on the head with a rock if Toronto pedestrians did not give him money, police said.
NEWS
November 7, 1995 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mortified officials of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police admitted Monday that Mounties assigned to guard Prime Minister Jean Chretien made errors in judgment and violated security procedures in an incident in which a man armed with a knife broke into Chretien's official residence in Ottawa. The intruder was confronted by the prime minister's wife, Aline, who locked herself and her husband in their bedroom and summoned police from a guardhouse on the grounds.
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December 2, 1990 | Associated Press
Armed thieves ambushed a private plane as it taxied down a runway Saturday and fled with about $13.7 million in gold ingots and other valuables in one of Canada's largest robberies, police said. The pre-dawn heist at Dorval Airport outside Montreal was carried out by at least four men, including one armed with an assault rifle. They used a garbage truck to smash through a fence, then drove off with the loot in stolen vans, police said.
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November 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
The Canadian prime minister's wife came face to face early Sunday with an intruder standing at their bedroom door with an open jackknife. Jean Chretien said that he and his wife, Aline, locked themselves in their room until the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrived minutes later and arrested the man. Neither was injured. Chretien told reporters that his wife woke up about 2:45 a.m. when she heard a noise.
NEWS
September 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Canadian couple wanted for questioning in three armed robberies in British Columbia were arrested while trying to enter the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Paul Ringuette, 39, and his wife, Brigitte, 26, were charged with violating federal exclusion laws that deny entry to international fugitives, officials said. U.S. Customs agents turned the couple and their 18-month-old daughter over to Immigration and Naturalization Service officers.
NEWS
December 2, 1990 | Associated Press
Armed thieves ambushed a private plane as it taxied down a runway Saturday and fled with about $13.7 million in gold ingots and other valuables in one of Canada's largest robberies, police said. The pre-dawn heist at Dorval Airport outside Montreal was carried out by at least four men, including one armed with an assault rifle. They used a garbage truck to smash through a fence, then drove off with the loot in stolen vans, police said.
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June 22, 1988 | Associated Press
A robbery suspect was shot and killed by police while he grappled with a sobbing hostage in a busy downtown square where hundreds of terrified shoppers scrambled for cover. A second man was being sought by police after the shooting Monday afternoon, which followed a bank robbery and car chase. One of the suspects, cornered by police, grabbed a 40-year-old woman and dragged her to a police car that had been abandoned by two officers who were trying to approach the gunman.
NEWS
January 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The Royal Canadian Mint has changed the design of a planned $1 coin after the original master dies were lost and possibly stolen, the government said Thursday. "Though it is very difficult to produce coins just by virtue of possessing the dies, the loss represents a security breach," said a statement from the Cabinet-level official in charge, Monique Vezina. One hundred million new $1 coins, destined to replace the Canadian dollar note, are due to enter circulation in July.
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