BLUE LINE Magazine: “Mohawk College Launches Psycho-Social Criminology Course”

โ€œPeople undoubtedly have a fascination with โ€˜evilโ€™ and extreme criminal behaviour. Part of this fascination stems from a desire to understand the criminal mind. In our unique course, we bring Steveโ€™s expertise in organized crime and my expertise in the psychopathic mind to give students a unique glimpse into the complex issues underlying the extreme criminal mind.โ€

Dr. K. Costello, Mohawk College

From the April 2019 issue of Canada’s Blue Line Magazine:

Cece Luppino Gunned Down at His Parents’ Mountain Brow Home

“The power vacuum and the void in the city (Hamilton) is widening.”

Stephen METELSKY, a criminology professor at Mohawk College who spent 21 years with Halton police, including working in organized crime.

Story by Nicole O’Reilly, Hamilton Spectator, Feb 1, 2019

Man Whose Family Has Ties to Mob Shot Dead in Hamilton

“I think there’s an unfair stigmatization that because he has the last name, because there’s the bloodlines, there’s an assumption everybody makes that they’re all involved, but that’s not always completely accurate at all.”

Stephen METELSKY, an organized crime expert and former Halton regional police officer who now teaches at Mohawk College.

Story by Nicole Thompson, Canadian Press, Feb 2, 2019:

Mob, Murder & the Hamilton Connection

Story by Hamilton Spectator Crime Reporter: Nicole O’Reilly

November 16, 2018

“There is a lot of heavyweight organized crime (in Hamilton)…a lot of big fish in a small pond.”

Stephen Metelsky, the Hamilton Spectatorย 

In November 2018 I spoke to Hamilton Spectator Crime Reporter Nicole O’Reilly to offer my opinion as an Organized Crime expert.ย 

Link to the story: Mob, Murder & the Hamilton Connection:

CURBING GUN VIOLENCE: Taking a look back at the California Sandwiches shooting & its ripple effects

“I just walked in and they opened fire. Bullets shattered the glass.” 

Louise Russo 

It was just a regular day on April 21st, 2004. A mother of three parked her car and walked into a local sandwich shop. She would never walk again. Louise Russo, the innocent bystander, had been caught in the middle of a botched underworld hit involving the Mafia and the Hells Angels. 

Story by Stephen G. Metelsky

Pictured: Louise Russo with lead Toronto Police detectives Bryan Bott and Hunter Smith (photo: courtesy of Louise Russo) 

My exclusive story and interviews with Louise Russo and the two lead detectives who worked the California Sandwiches Shooting case appeared in the December 2018 issue of Canada’s Blue Line magazine. 

Link to the article “CURBING GUN VIOLENCE”:


About the Author:

Stephen G. Metelsky, M.A. is a College Professor, Criminologist and Freelance Crime Writer/Journalist who has over 20 years experience as a Police (ret.) Sergeant.

Stephen is an Organized Crime Expert & Media Consultant on True & Organized Crime (CBC, the Hamilton Spectator, Canadian Press, Global News, Blue Line magazine, Global News Radio, Charles Adler Tonight, Niagara Falls Review, St Catharines Standard, AM680, 980News & 900 CHML).

Stephen is a contributing columnist with Blue Line magazine and has covered true crime stories for various newspapers affiliated with Metroland Media Group & Postmedia Network Inc.ย 

Stephen teaches at Mohawk College in the school of Community, Justice & Liberal Studies Program & is the Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for all Justice related programs.

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Whacked in Waterdown: the Murder of Angelo Musitano

In October 2017 I wrote about the murder of Hamilton mobster Angelo Musitano. The article: Whacked in Waterdown: the Murder of Angelo Musitano” appeared in the Niagara Falls Review, the St. Catharines Standard & the Welland Tribune. The link to that article is below:

Whacked in Waterdown: the Murder of Angelo Musitano

Pictured: Pasquale “Pat” Musitano. Photo courtesy of


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Stephen Metelsky, M.A.

Stephen G. Metelsky, M.A. is a freelance crime writer/journalist, criminologist, organized crime expert (CBC, the Hamilton Spectator, Niagara Falls Review, St. Catharines Standard, Global News, AM 680, 980 News, 900 CHML, Newstalk 1010 & Blue Line magazine) & college professor, with over 20 years as a police (ret.) sergeant. Stephen is a contributing columnist with Blue Line magazine and has covered true crime stories for various newspapers affiliated with Metroland Media Group & Postmedia Network Inc.

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