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#21741 pontcanna

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 10:36 PM

Police looking for Corvette after horse spooked by revving engine falls

Both the rider and the horse were injured in the incident

Saanich police are trying to identify the owner of a newer-model white Corvette whose revving engine spooked a horse on Quayle Road, causing both the horse and rider to fall.

The two are still recovering from their injuries.

Police said two women were riding horses May 30 along Quayle Road, which runs off Interurban Road, when the Corvette came up behind them.

“The engine was revved up so loud that one woman fell off her horse, and the horse also fell,” said Insp. Damian Kowalewich.

More: https://www.timescol...e-falls-9076008



#21742 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 12:27 AM

The sound waves knocked them both over?

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 05:52 AM

Lawyer for Bowser baseball-bat murderer challenges 'one-size-fits-all' sentence

Luciano Emilio Mariani, 45, pleaded guilty last July to first-degree murder in the death of Caroline Jennifer Bernard on Aug. 31, 2021, at her home in Bowser


A lawyer for a man who beat his former girlfriend to death with a baseball bat while she lay in bed has launched a constitutional challenge to the automatic sentence for first-degree murder: life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.

Luciano Emilio Mariani, 45, pleaded guilty last July to first-degree murder in the death of Caroline Jennifer Bernard on Aug. 31, 2021, at her home in Bowser.

John Conroy, who is representing Mariani, is presenting a constitutional challenge to the 25-year wait for parole eligibility, calling it a “one-size-fits-all” sentence that “doesn’t provide for individualization.”

Conroy said until late 2011, offenders who had served 15 years were able to apply in court to reduce the number of years before they were eligible for parole. That 15-year review is what he’s trying to restore, he said.

If he’s successful, the decision would affect all those sentenced after Dec. 2, 2011, Conroy said.
 
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Victim Caroline Bernard
 
Bernard became pregnant with his child. She kicked ­Mariani out of her home in May 2021 and he returned to Alberta. Bernard terminated the pregnancy the following month.

Mariani returned to the Island a few months later in a truck borrowed from his father, leaving Calgary on Aug. 23, 2021.

On Aug. 31, around 4:10 a.m., Mariani broke the sliding glass door into Bernard’s bedroom and killed Bernard as she lay in bed.

Police found Mariani had made several searches online related to murder.

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#21744 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 05:54 AM

I guess that is the “faint hope” clause that they intend to restore.

#21745 Nparker

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 06:06 AM

A life sentence should mean he never steps foot outside a prison ever. What "faint hope" did the victim get?
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#21746 pontcanna

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 01:35 PM

Report of man with pistol in Sidney quickly resolved: RCMP


June 12th, 2024

No charges are being recommended after police received reports of a person with a pistol in Sidney.

On Wednesday, June 12th, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP received a report of a man brandishing a pistol in the area of Third Street and Amelia Avenue.

Upon further investigation, officers determined that the pistol was, in fact, a black BB gun closely resembling a real firearm.

Given this clarification, the man was released without charge.

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#21747 pontcanna

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 03:07 PM

Nanaimo man charged after seizure of silencers at airport leads to search that turns up ghost guns

Cody Edward Ranger is charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a loaded prohibited firearm and other weapons offences

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Two ghost guns and a rifle seized in the May 2023 search. 

A Nanaimo man has been charged with firearm and drug-possession offences in connection with a Canada Border Services Agency seizure in 2022 of three “firearm suppressors,” or silencers, at Vancouver International Airport.

The seizure led to a CBSA investigation that resulted in search warrants being executed in May 2023 on a residence and two vehicles in Nanaimo, with assistance from the Vancouver Island District RCMP Emergency Response Team.

Located in the searches were two loaded, prohibited nine-millimetre ghost guns, a loaded, prohibited shotgun, a nine-mm restricted rifle with readily accessible ammunition and suppressor, two non-restricted rifles, nine over-capacity magazines, 119 grams of methamphetamine, 335 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of MDMA, 10 grams of psilocybin and 22 electronic devices, the border agency said.
 

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Cody Edward Ranger was charged May 15 with three counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of unauthorized possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, one count of unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and two counts of possession of a prohibited device.

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#21749 pontcanna

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 04:27 PM

Security Officer Assaulted with Skateboard

June 13, 2024

Saanich Police is looking to identify this suspect who on May 31st assaulted a Loss Prevention by striking them in the face with a skateboard. The Loss Prevention Officer required stitches and extensive damage to their teeth. The crime took place at a store located in the Uptown Shopping Centre.

 
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If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477. 

File: #24-9485


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Posted 14 June 2024 - 02:46 PM

Police seeking witnesses in break and enter and theft investigation

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File # 2024-11104


West Shore RCMP is currently investigating a break and enter and theft that took place at CrossFit Lolo located at 884 Atree Drive in Langford.

The break and enter and theft is believed to have taken place some time on June 10. Several items were stolen including 2 Kustom Kool Plunge ice baths valued at approximately $5800 each.

Photo of stolen ice baths:


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Police have not identified any suspects at this time. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the break and enter and theft of the items to come forward and speak to police. Please call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 to provide information regarding this crime. If you wish to remain anonymous you can report through Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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#21751 pontcanna

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 05:28 PM

High-risk offender to reside at Vancouver halfway house

14 June 2024

Vancouver – Vancouver Police are warning the public that the man convicted of violently stabbing a stranger in a downtown coffee shop less than three years ago has been released from custody and will again be living in the community.

David Morin, 30, was convicted of aggravated assault for the January 22, 2022 unprovoked stabbing of a Mexican tourist inside a Tim Horton’s coffee shop in Downtown Vancouver. He was arrested days later by Vancouver Police and received a three-year jail sentence in June 2022.

The Vancouver Police Department has now been informed that Morin has been granted statutory release by Correctional Service Canada and will be allowed to live in Vancouver while on parole.

Police believe Morin poses a high risk of significant harm to the community, and that compelling circumstances exist to warn the public that he will be living in Vancouver.

Morin is 30 years old and 6’3” with a medium build, short black hair, and brown eyes.

 
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He is required to followed a number of release conditions and can be re-arrested if found in breach of the following:

Not to consume, purchase, or possess alcohol.
Not to consume, purchase or possess drugs other than prescribed medication and over-the-counter drugs taken as recommended by the manufacturer.
Not to associate with any person involved in criminal activity.
Not to have any direct or indirect contact with the victim.
Not to be in possession of knives, except for the immediate purpose of preparation and consumption of food and/or for any lawful employment purposes.
Must immediately report all intimate sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with females to his parole supervisor.

Anyone who observes Morin breaching these conditions, or has information that he has breached these conditions, is asked to contact police immediately.


#21752 Nparker

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 07:49 PM

More catch and release "justice".  :angry:



#21753 pontcanna

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Posted 15 June 2024 - 05:04 AM

Langford man convicted of sexually assaulting employee wins new trial

Kyle Christopher Mostowy was found guilty five years ago of sexual assault in connection with incidents in 2014 involving a female employee

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Kyle Christopher Mostowy was previously convicted in January 2016 of five counts of sexual assault against five other female employees, resulting from ­incidents in 2010 and 2011.  

A Langford businessman convicted five years ago of sexually assaulting a female employee has won the right to a new trial.

Kyle Christopher Mostowy was found guilty on May 7, 2019, of one count of sexual assault in connection with six incidents between April 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014.

Mostowy had previously been convicted in January 2016 of five counts of sexual assault against five other female employees, resulting from incidents in 2010 and 2011.

After he was arrested then released on bail in 2012 on those charges, one of the conditions was that he not employ women at his business.

In pre-trial conferences before the second trial, judges expressed “strong concern” that the count of breaching ­conditions could prejudice a jury against Mostowy, as it implied a conviction on another offence, Justice Mary E. Saunders wrote in the B.C. Court of Appeal decision.

Before the jury’s decision, the judge directed them to acquit Mostowy on the count of ­breaching his bail condition, calling it ambiguous because there were competing ­interpretations over whether he was prohibited from employing women anywhere, including job sites, or just at his home office.

A panel of three B.C. Court of Appeal justices in a May 28 judgment allowed Mostowy’s appeal on the basis that he received ineffective assistance. His defence lawyer failed to apply for the counts to be tried separately, which amounted to a miscarriage of justice, Saunders wrote in the decision.

Mostowy was sentenced to three years in jail for the five counts of sexual assault, and nine months after the second trial. He was ordered to pay nearly $1 million to one of the victims after she sued him.
 

 



#21754 pontcanna

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Posted 15 June 2024 - 01:47 PM

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Hey Greater Victoria

West Shore RCMP is looking to identify this suspect who on June 6th, entered a store in the 1900 block of Sooke Road and stole a $1300 sound bar.
 
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Suspect male is described as:

-Caucasian Male in his 40’s
-Approximately 5’7” tall
-medium build
-wearing a grey baseball cap, grey jacket, white t-shirt, grey

If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca. If you want to speak with Police directly, please call West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264.

File: #24-10630


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Posted 16 June 2024 - 03:34 PM

Man caught with ‘hot, steaming’ bucket of date-rape drugs loses appeal

A man in Nanaimo who had a “steaming” hot bucket of date-rape drugs in his vehicle has lost his bid to overturn his conviction, says B.C.’s Court of Appeal.

According to a June 7 ruling, in the early morning of Dec. 12, 2020, a Nanaimo RCMP officer pulled over Justin Thomas Gary Donovan, who was driving a vehicle impounded a month earlier.

The Mountie ran the license plates on his computer and discovered that the vehicle had been impounded because the driver was prohibited from driving.

The officer then pulled over Donovan, who was still barred from getting behind the wheel.

Donovan, born in 1984, was placed under arrest. Police then searched the vehicle and found, among other things, “a hot, steaming liquid substance that proved to be GHB,” the ruling says.

GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, is a drug that has been “used in date rapes (sexual assaults),” the B.C. government says.

The GHB was in a large orange bucket on the floor behind the driver’s seat.

When the officer first lifted the lid, they were unsure what the liquid was but noted it was “emitting a strong chemical smell,” the ruling says.

During the search, police also found a propane tank, a propane burner, multiple cooking supplies, house-cleaning supplies, 4 kg of lye, two funnels, and distilled water. A later search turned up a package of methamphetamine.

Donovan was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (GHB and meth) for the purpose of trafficking.

The new ruling says his trial “consisted primarily of two voir dires into the admissibility of the evidence: one concerning the evidence found in the car and a second concerning the expert report.”

It adds, “The judge concluded that all of the evidence was admissible, and convicted the appellant on both counts.”

Donovan’s appeal was heard at an April 18 hearing in Victoria, while the judgement was later handed down on June 7 in Vancouver.

In his decision, Justice J. Christopher Grauer dismissed the appeal, saying “the search was conducted pursuant to statutory authority and was reasonable.”

“The appellant is not permitted to advance new arguments concerning his arrest and detention on appeal in the face of strategic concessions made at trial,” the ruling adds.

 

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#21756 Sparky

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Posted 16 June 2024 - 03:37 PM

^ He must have been a Breaking Bad fan.


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#21757 todd

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Posted 16 June 2024 - 05:44 PM

^ He must have been a Breaking Bad fan.

Malcolm in the Middle was better, almost no drug references.

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 10:02 AM

Esquimalt shooting:

On June 16, before 10:30 pm, VicPD Patrol officers received a report of multiple shots being fired outside a residence in the 1100-block of Lyall Street.

Two individuals suffered gunshot wounds and were hospitalized. One of the individuals is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries, while the other received non-life-threatening injuries. Officers with VicPD’s Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Identification Services Unit are currently investigating the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

The shooting is believed to be targeted; however, the discharging of a firearm in public is highly dangerous and officers are completing an ongoing risk assessment for public safety. Should it be determined there is any risk to public safety, updates will be provided.

The file remains under investigation and further details are not available at this time. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the EComm Report Line at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 10:35 AM

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 12:06 PM

Island Health tells CHEK News that Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital were both placed on lockdown from around 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. on June 17.

“This was done at the request of police due to an incident in the community,” Island Health said in a statement to CHEK News. “Patients were not turned away while these enhanced security measures were in place.”

Island Health says the security measures included security-checks for people coming to the hospital and temporary restrictions to some entrances.

VicPD says the hospitals were placed on lockdown “out of an abundance of caution” while the circumstances of the injuries were investigated.

 

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