LPD Blue – January 9th, 2019

Cynthia Abraham

Police Search for Victims of Dog-Breeder-cum-Sexual-Predator-Pimp

Jan 4 – Laval police have joined efforts with other police forces across the country in an attempt to seek out other potential victims of sexual assault committed by Kalib James Rahi. 

Arrested by Toronto police on November 30, 2018, Rahi, 31, has been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assaults, trafficking and extortion of two Ontario women, both in their early 20s.

Police allege that Rahi, a former Laval resident, forced two women to work in the sex trade and that he sexually assaulted them on multiple occasions.

He allegedly based much of his operations through a dog-breeding business in Laval in 2016 and 2017.  He is suspected of sexually assaulting and photographing women, posting advertisements online selling the women’s sexual services, and forcing his victims at gunpoint to have sex with clients for money.

Rahi faces 21 charges in total, including sexual assault, trafficking in persons, using an imitation firearm while committing an indictable offence, extortion, advertising another person’s sexual services, and possession of proceeds of crime.

Police believe at least two other victims exist; one in British Colombia and another in Quebec or Ontario.

Any person with information is urged to contact Toronto police at +1 (416) 808-7474, +1 (416) 222-8477, www.222tips.com.  Alternatively, victims can contact Laval police at 450-662-INFO (4636) or 911.

Bystanders Witness Officer Head-butting Suspect

Jan 1 – Police officers around the province are defending the actions of one of their officers who was caught on camera appearing to head-butt a suspect during an arrest.

Last Friday afternoon, bystanders filmed a Laval police officer engaged in a physical altercation with a man near the scene of a robbery. In the videos, which were posted on Instagram, the officer appears to head-butt the man before he punches and knees him. Eventually, the police officer handcuffs the suspect who is seen lying on the ground.

Holiday Driver Leaves Roadblock,
Causes Tame Police Chase

Dec 31 – It began as a simple holiday police roadblock near Boul. St-Martin in Chomedey on the penultimate night of 2018, until one motorist caused an unexpected police pursuit that ended in downtown Montreal and required the intervention of 3 police forces.

After being pulled over by Laval police for a spot check at around 1:50 a.m., the female driver decided to just drive away.

Laval officers followed her onto Boul. St-Martin, and SQ officers joined the procession on Autoroute 15 heading south into Montreal.

The chase, which never involved high speeds, continued southward through the city in a tame and controlled manner.

The pursuit ended shortly after Montreal police squad cars joined in the operation. The suspect’s vehicle finally came to a stop at the corner of Viger Ave. and Robert Bourassa Blvd. at about 2:50 a.m.

The vehicle driven by the suspect, a white SUV, suffered some minor damage. No injuries were reported.