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The Province from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • 23

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"Cinloch Found $15,000 under stump Kinloch testified the package remained in his locker until the early part of December, 1972, when he took it home. "I hid it in the basement," he said. Kinloch agreed that he needed $11,000 toward purchasing his equipment rental business after the previous owner declined an earlier proposal of carrying that amount by way of a second mortgage. He also agreed about having contacted North Vancouver travel agent Leo Apostolidis toward the end of December, 1972, and telling him he had a problem with some American currency. "I knew he (Apostolidis) had a bank account in the "Approximately 10 to 15 minutes later I observed the truck coming down Mountain Highway," Kinloch said.

"I was still unable to read the cence number from the distance I was." He said he followed the van for a while but lost it in traffic. Kinloch testified he kept the money in the trunk of the police car at his home over the weekend but took it to RCMP headquarters the following Monday and put it in his personal locker. He said he told no one about finding the money. The same day, he added, he, removed the package from his locker and drove to Spanish Banks where he counted out $15,000. testified he opened the package and found numerous small plastic bags inside with $500 in U.S.

currency in each of several that he opened at random. Kinloch testified he intended to repackage the money, return it to its hiding place and call for assistance to keep the cache under surveillance. However, he testified, he had caused a certain amount of damage in unwrapping the parcel and decided to drive to a nearby shopping centre to obtain similar wrapping material." As he was driving toward the shopping centre, Kinloch testified, he again saw the green van heading back up Mountain Highway. U.S. at the time and he was trying to determine who still lived in the house.

A short distance past the Aggeson home, said Kinloch, he obsef ved a light green van with Oregon or California licence plates parked at the side of the road. Kinloch said he became curious as to the whereabouts of the occupants of the vehicle, drove further up the road and turned around to come back. "As I approached the truck from the rear, I saw some movement in the bushes down to my left," said Kinloch. "As I passed the van I saw a figure duck behind a stump or tree trunk off the side of the road." The accused testified he drove part-way down Mountain Highway and parked his car at an intersection. About 10 minutes later, he said, the van passed him going south on the highway.

"I then vent back up to the area where I had seen the truck parked," said Kinloch. "I parked the police vehicle in the same vicinity. I got out and searched the area where I thought I had seen the figure." Kinloch said he noticed the earth appeared to have been disturbed near the tree stump. He said he dug into the ground and found a package wrapped in heavy plastic. Kinloch said he drove back down Mountain Highway and again parked his vehicle.

He informer Delores Davie. Questioned by defence counsel J. J. Reynolds, Kinloch testified that in September, 1972, the RCMP and U.S. drug control authorities were watching the North Vancouver home of a suspected drug trafficker named John Agges-on.

How said he had been advised by his lawyer to obtain protection of the Canada Evidence Act before giving this part of his testimony. Kinloch testified that he left work early Sept. 8, 1972, and drove by the Aggeson residence on Mountain Highway in an unmarked police car on his way home. The witness said he believed Aggeson was in custody in the By JOHN' GRIFFITHS Former RCMP sergeant Donald George Kinloch, testifying under protection of the Canada Evidence Act. said Monday he found $15,000 in U.S.

currency buried near a tree stump in North Vancouver while investigating a drug matter Sept. 8. 1972. Kinloch told County Court Judge W. A.

McClellan he kept the money and used of it toward buying an equipment rental business when he 'retired from the force about four months later. He denied having obtained the $11,000 by stealing part of a hashish exhibit from RCMP headquarters and selling it to the underworld through police Creek planner quits, is deceived U.S. through his travel agency," said Kinloch. "He's a representative of the Thunder-bird Hotel in Las Vegas. "I asked him if I gave him the money if he could put it in the bank and give me a che-' que on his personal account," said Kinloch.

On Dec. 29, 1972, said Kinloch, he met Apostolidis and gave him $11,000. Kinloch said he returned to his office later that day and found that Apostolidis had been in with a bank draft made out in. the name of Mrs. Kinloch.

Earlier, Kinloch testified that information given to him by Delores Davie generally came too late to be of use to the police. "One evening. I believe it' was in the spring of 1969, she came to the office quite late," said Kinloch. "She had been working at Gassy Jack's, I believe as cashier." Kinloch testified that the Gastown nightclub was a suspected drug trafficking outlet. "She told me the partners wanted to get rid of Paul Gray and get him out of the business because he was running it into the ground.

She suggested she give Paul some hashish and have him arrested with it on his person and have him sent to jail," said Kinloch. "In other words, she wanted to frame him with the consent of our force." Kinloch said Mrs. Davie subsequently told her common-law husband that the police, particularly himself, had approached her to frame Gray. "Her common-law husband in turn informed Paul Gray of this," said the accused. Kinloch testified he refused to agree to Mrs.

Davie's suggestion and said such methods would have been entirely contrary to police practices. Kinloch agreed having met Mrs. Davie at a restaurant on Broadway in October or November of 1972. i However, he denied Mrs. Davie's evidence that he asked her at that time if she could sell 50 pounds of hashish for him.

He said Mrs. Davie asked to have lunch with him to give him information about a drug deal. "It was information concerning a cocaine shipment coming into Vancouver con-, cerning Judy Gray," said Kin False claims By ALEX COFFIN City Hall Reporter "A blunder of classic proportions is again being perpetuated by a Vancouver city council" in the decision to proceed with conduction of housing on city-owned land on the south side of False Creek, a city planner said Monday in resigning from his job on the False Creek team. "I believe the city-owned land on False Creek to be among the very worst spots in the entire city to build a lot of housing on from the standpoint of soil conditions, noise pollution, a er pollution, traffic problems, microclimate, practical economics -and logical site planning public siderations," Craig S. Campbell, 35, said.

Aid. Walter Hard wick, whose civic development committee is responsible for overseeing False Creek, and the city's False Creek Doug Sutcliffe, both said they were sorry Campbell is leaving and both praised his work. But both indicated his resignation and harsh criticism will make no differnece in what happens on the city-owned lands. Hardwick said he had been impressed by a I l's work over the months, but did nor remember his following such a hard line on parks versus housing. He said that im-formation from consultants is 1 'f ft it 9W J4 1 "V' 'il fk 4 rifi SECOND FRONT Tuesday, February 5, 1974 $33,000 salary NEW FERRY CHIEF Province Victoria Bureau Campbell, who has been with the city about a year as one of the five False Creek team charged that the city council "is hustling the public, with the help of consultants and planning department footmen, in much the same way another council hustled the public on the matter of the Four Seasons development, Pacific Centre and the freeway.

"The outright deception that has taken place in order to fulfill Aid. Walter Hardwick's scenario for False Creek approaches an outright scandal," he said. Reports have been circulating since late summer that Hardwick was having problems with rebellious planners who wanted more park space and less housing than he did on the city-owned lands. Campbell charged that the TEAM-dominated council is determined to get construction of housing under way before the civic elections in the fall. Hardwick's committee today will consider Sutcliffe's recommendations on the staffing of design teams for a portion of the city-owned lands.

Campbell blamed Aldermen Harry Rankin, Mike Harcourt and Darlene Marzari for reasoning that any open city-owned land is a good spot for housing. Campbell accused Hardwick of being heavy-handed in intervening in the planning process. He also charged his planning colleagues with giving in to political pressures. He said that many reports that viewed water pollution, rail removal, and so on optimistically were not backed up by facts. Campbell said the planners and the politicians have been unwilling or unable to "re- think past assumptions or plans once psychologically committed to them." He said the 140 acres of open space proposed for the False Creek basin includes most of Granville Island, controlled by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and lands under the Georgia viaduct, controlled by B.C.

Hydro. In reality, there is no major urban park planned for False Creek," he said. Further, he said, the city-owned land has poor-quality soil and buildings of more than two storeys will not be suitable there; that the area is in a vast cold-air pocket because of the countours of the land: that the area is too noisy; that water pollution is and will continue to be a problem; and that streets already are overloaded. Campbell said the whole planning process should be reorganized with the planners, not the politicians, in charge; and that a semi-autonomous authority or corporation should be established. contrary to some of what Campbell stated.

For example, Hardwick said, the consultants say water pollution can be cleared up after the Kitsilano trestle is removed, and soil conditions, while not the best, are better than those in Delta. The ideal land for housing has been used, but "we can manage with this land," Hardwick After months of pressure from many quarters for developing the south side for a major park, council unanimously voted last November to devote 24 acres of its land for housing, 30.2 acres for open space, seven acres for a school and 10.2 acres for traffic circulation. PAGE 23 the service in an undisclosed capacity. Strachan announced last fall Aldous was being replaced, and a search and competition for his successor has been going on since then. Gallagher was awarded the job over more than 300 other As general manager of the ferry fleet, he will have charge of 24 ships and about 2,800 employees.

Norman Dent, 44, lead singer in the rock group The Rick Conway Experience; a former lawyer and teacher; running under the Christian Democratic label. Gordon Gibson, 36, businessman, son of former MLA Gordon Gibson and a former aide to Prime Minister Trudeau; Liberal. Peter Hyndman, 32, a lawyer who also teaches commerce at Simon Fras'er University two days a week; candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party, of which he is a former provincial president. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

VICTORIA Charles Gallagher, general manager of Gulf of Georgia Towing is the new general manager of B.C. Ferries. Transport Minister Robert Strachan announced the appointment Monday, and said Gallagher will take up his new job in mid-March. Gallagher succeeds Monty Aldous, who will remain with Infill -S' frr(h 1 I 3Zk 4 tl re North Vancouver by election today 4 Pdor Hulbeit phnto Tiger Rug It's a mean rwo-step, an awkward sort of dance where partners try to dance or wrestle one another into a cage. In this duet, Doug Rosseau performs with a Bengal tiger cub Monday at the Vancouver Came Farm.

The loser leaves Wednesday to take up residence in a new home at a zoo in Tokyo, Japan. Tax dodre costs him $6,200 Consultant requesting more aides Proposals to provide for salaries and office space for False Creek consultant Doug Sutcliffe and three aides will go to a city council committee today. The Municipal and Regional Employees' Union said Monday it is seriously disturbed by some aspects of the" proposals and wants to appear before council before action is taken. The union did not elaborate. Sutcliffe receives $36,544 vear.

He is asking for planner. planner and clerk-stenographer. Sutcliffe also will recommend today that a citizens' advisory committee be established to assist in planning the development of city-owned lands on the south side of False Creek. As members of the committee, Sutcliffe is recommending John Cuming, associate manager of Great-West Assurance Rosemary Hamilton, assistant director of the United Community Services; Ann Jarrell, LIP project coordinator for Crossreach; P. R.

U. Stratton, director of the United Housing Foundation; Dr. John Ncill of the UBC agriculture faculty; Rebecca Watson, former parks commissioner; Tony Lloyd, president of Coast Floating Homes; James Moodie of the Greater Vancouver Regional District housing department; Shirley Schmidt, president of the United Housing Foundation; John Gordon of the Royal Canadian Legion; Paul Russell of the Vancouver Handicapped Association; Braum Wiseman of the UBC planning school; Don Prit-chard of the Vancouver school department, and parks superintendent Stuart Lcfcaux. Tenants' jiroup asks mediation The Century House Tenants Association will ask city council today to request Block r.rothrrs Really to agree to mediation over disputed rental increases. The association also will ask council to take the matter up with the provincial A new member of the B.C.

legislature will be chosen in a byelection today by voters in North Vancouver-Capilano. The 24.906 registered voters have five candidates from which to select their MLA, who will succeed businessman Dave Brousson of the Liberal party, who resigned last October. The five candidates, in the order in which their names will appear on the ballot, are: Diane Baigent, 32, housewife, community worker, feminist, a former teacher in Africa for the Canadian University Service Overseas; New Democratic Party candidate. Ron Andrews, 57, mayor of North Vancouver District, an accountant; running for Social Credit. loch.

"I believe Paul Gray at this time was either going; to jail or was in jail." Kinloch said Mrs. Gray was working at the time in an antique store run by Mrs. Davie and had told her of the impending cocaine transaction. Kinloch testified that he had been a member of the RCMP for 20 years and retired with a certificate of exemplary ser-1 vice. Cross-examined by Crown counsel John Hall, Kinloch agreed having been anxious to retire from the force in 1972 and go into business because his wife had not been in good health.

He agreed having asked Apostolidis to sign a paper saying the $11,000 was a loan in an attempt to cover up the source of the money. "You knew it was not yours to keep?" asked Hall. "Yes," said Kinloch. "Whether it was a crime or, not, you knew it was wrong in the general sense to keep the money?" "Yes." "But it's 8 wrong of an en-t i 1 different magnitude from dealing in 50 pounds of hashish?" "Yes," replied Kinloch. "You, as an ex-police officer, know the maximum penalty for trafficking is life imprisonment?" asked' Hall;" "Yes." said Kinloch.

Hall asked the accused why he had not told police of finding the money when he knew they were investigating a matter of hashish missing from police headquarters. Kinloch said the police would not tell him what they were investigating and he was in a "state of shock" at the time of his arrest. "They never asked me about the money," he said. "I wasn't particularly proud of the fact I had kept the money. I didn't want anyone to know how I had obtained the money in the first place." Kinloch agreed with Hall that it would have been "very helpful" to an investigation if he had obtained the licence number of the green van on Mountain Highway.

However, Kinloch said he did not note the licence number when he first saw the van because he was more concerned with the whereabouts of the occupants. Asked about the remaining $4,000 of the money he found. Kinloch said: 'It's gone. I don 'I have it anymore. I spent it." The trial continues today.

A man who evaded paying income tax on $33,506 in mortgage interest was fined $6,200 in provincial court Monday. Tadcus P. pleaded guilty to wilfully evading $6,272 in taxes between Dec. 31, 19fi8, and May 1, 1972. He also pleaded guilty to making false statements concerning the same income for the taxation years 1969 and 1972.

Judge Andrew Carmichael fined Specht $4,800 for evading tax payments, plus $300 and $900 on the false state ment counts. The alternative if the fines are not paid within four months is a 21-month jail term. Court was told by the prosecution that the money came from mortgage investments. ACTION LINE Action Lint finds tht solutions to readers' problem, eur red tape and stands up for readers' rights. For help, rril cart of Tht Provinct at 2250 Cran-rti Street, VanroNier 9.

I'M RITING THIS from a Montreal jail. Needless to same charge that I was acquitted for. I can't convince the local police here. Can you? (Name withheld, Cell No. 12-AG-14, Montreal.) IF YOU have an outstanding charge against you, it's not in Vancouver.

We contacted the city prosecutor's office who looked into your current status. Although it doesn't handle drug charges, it determined there are no charges outstanding against you. However, we suggest that you have someone else, a lawyer preferably, verify that. IN 192 I purchased auto Insurance from an insurance broker In Amsterdam to cover my car for the one year I intended driving in Europe. It cost me about $X0 Canadian.

We got all the necessary documrnts, or so I thought, and thin wrnt through P.clglum, France, Spuin, Morocco and Portugal. In Portugal I sent a telegram to the insurance company, asking It to canrel my insurance. I Intended Inking a ship from Portugal home. Everything was sent liiler, including all of the insurance Information and the policy. Later, after arriving home, I received a letter asking for the "green card." I don't really know what the insurance brokers are talking about.

In fact I don't think I was ever issued one. I didn't see It. I sent them everything they gave me. Now what? They won't give me the money unless I come up with a green card. (L.

S. Scoular, Vancouver). YOU HAD TO HAVE BEEN issued a green card. There is no way you could have crossed into the countries you mentioned without one. All of the border crossing officials demand passport, driver's licence, registration papers and insurance documents (green card).

The insurance brokers are still waiting for an answer to the March 30. 1973 letter they sent you, asking for. more information. Thry are still willing to approach the insurance company to authorize a refund. But in our dealings with European firms we've discovered there aren any shortcuts.

We'll keep trying, but we suggest you contact the brokerage firm as soon as you can. There's still a chance you can get back your money, but you'll have to act quickly. We're sending you further information. say 1 have the time but not the freedom to solve my own problem. I was arrested In Vancouver on a charge unrrlat- 1 rd to my Montreal problems.

I was taken to court on a possession of drugs charge. Supposedly, I had MDA In my possession. I was in a Vancouver jail, while awaiting trial, lor four days. Hut police lumid out I wasn't carrying MDA. It was an aspirin, not a hallucinogenic drug, Now the problem.

I'm told here that Vancouver police have a warrant for my arrest. But the warrant ts for the i.

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