Who murdered Jeannette Jugaru? To read more about this unsolved cold case from Niagara Falls, Ontario in Niagara This Week, click the link: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9394727-cold-case-chronicles-jeannette-jugaru/
Victoria Avenue, also known as Regional Road #24, stretches through the epicentre of Niagara region, starting from the north shore of Lake Ontario, including through Vineland and spread among endless views of surrounding farms and fields.
An area known for its quaintness and peaceful country like tranquility, it can quickly transform into a dimly lit stretch of highway at night, amid a minimal local population.
“The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Nadine Gurczenski remains open & the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or persons responsible.”Detective Sergeant Jackie MOORE – Niagara Police Cold Case Unit
On Saturday May 9, 1999, a woman’s body was found along this very stretch of road in Vineland, in a ditch beside Regional Road # 24, just near 8th Avenue.
“May 8th, 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of this homicide. This composite drawing was created 20 years ago and an individuals physical descriptors change during a 20 year time span.”D/Sgt J. MOORE, NRPS Cold Case Unit
To read my full COLD CASE CHRONICLES story in Niagara This Week from April 2019 click the link: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9297580-cold-case-chronicles-nadine-gurczenski/
It was a regular summer day on August 27, 1992, in a normally quiet, serene area of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
At 9:08am that fateful day, a friend stopped by the Perry residence, finding Frank Perry deceased in his bed. Foul play was immediately suspected. Police were called, and a criminal investigation ensued.
“The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Mr. Frank Perry remains open & the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or people responsible.”Staff Sergeant Luigi GRECO, NRPS Major Crime Unit
In March 2019 I began writing a monthly COLD CASE CHRONICLES column for Metroland Media Group Limited that appears in Niagara This Week. To read more about the unsolved homicide of Frank PERRY in Niagara This Week, click : https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/9218077-cold-case-chronicles-frank-perry/
Dr. K. Costello, Mohawk College
“People undoubtedly have a fascination with ‘evil’ and extreme criminal behaviour. Part of this fascination stems from a desire to understand the criminal mind. In our unique course, we bring Steve’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.”
From the April 2019 issue of Canada’s Blue Line Magazine:
Stephen METELSKY, a criminology professor at Mohawk College who spent 21 years with Halton police, including working in organized crime.
“The power vacuum and the void in the city (Hamilton) is widening.”
Story by Nicole O’Reilly, Hamilton Spectator, Feb 1, 2019 https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9153736-mob-hit-cece-luppino-gunned-down-at-his-parents-mountain-brow-home/
Link to my radio interview with Charles Adler from Feb 3, 2019:
Stephen METELSKY, an organized crime expert and former Halton regional police officer who now teaches at Mohawk College.
“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.”
Story by Nicole Thompson, Canadian Press, Feb 2, 2019: https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2019/02/01/man-whose-family-has-ties-to-mob-shot-dead-in-hamilton-police-say/#.XIU4uHdFzIV
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 Spectator
In November 2018 I spoke to Hamilton Spectator Crime Reporter Nicole O’Reilly to offer my opinion as an Organized Crime expert.
Link to the story: Mob, Murder & the Hamilton Connection:https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9037101-mob-murder-and-the-hamilton-connection/?fbclid=iwar0l7hktatqsj9qxxml6ldjbqlgxp8ogjatmdcmwh3q5mi6eyfa6ktuch0u
“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
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”:https://www.blueline.ca/curbing-gun-violence-6015/
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.
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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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:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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