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#10801 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:14 AM

Tony's wife--a lovely person I'm most certain--died in 2010.

 

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#10802 Islander87

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:02 PM

 

I'm sure with some digging into their past there's plenty more of that sort of behaviour.  Unfortunate to hear the wife's gone, would be interesting to see who would blame whom for the deed...  

 

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#10803 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:12 AM

machete house for sale

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#10804 LJ

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:08 PM

 Victoria was ranked 30th worst city for crime (overall) in Canada.

 

Vancouver was 35th.

 

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Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#10805 rmpeers

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:01 PM

Victoria was ranked 30th worst city for crime (overall) in Canada.

Vancouver was 35th.

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We made #15 for assault.

#10806 RFS

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:18 AM

Looks like someone smashed a few of the glass panels of the new Tudor House Liqour Store last night. There are pics on their Facebook page
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#10807 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:52 AM

Looks like someone smashed a few of the glass panels of the new Tudor House Liqour Store last night. There are pics on their Facebook page

 

mixed messages here:

 

Tudor House Liquor Store posted to social media that they suspect vandals caused great damage their front entrance windows.

 

Victoria Police say there was no break in and no criminal offence and that it appears it was more of a building/structural issue.

 

On Sunday around 11 a.m. staff said the shop was open, on social media the company said “it may look a bit different for some months though,”

 

“We will hopefully find out who did this,” they added.

 

They are asking anyone with information on who may be responsible to contact Victoria police or Crimestoppers.

 

 

 

https://www.cheknews...ernight-528897/

 

 

call crimestoppers about a structural issue?


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#10808 RFS

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

mixed messages here:



https://www.cheknews...ernight-528897/



call crimestoppers about a structural issue?


I think they are saying it wasn’t a robbery just vandals? I don’t see how that could be a structural issue

#10809 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:59 AM

I think they are saying it wasn’t a robbery just vandals? I don’t see how that could be a structural issue


Victoria Police say there was no break in and no criminal offence and that it appears it was more of a building/structural issue.

#10810 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 12:10 PM

You look at that structure and it is two storeys of sidewalk-to-roof glass. If the foundation were to shift just a fraction of an inch...

 

I wish our resident window expert VHF were here.


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#10811 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 12:12 PM

BREAKING: Esquimalt liquor store vandalized overnight

Glass structure severely damaged


https://www.vicnews....ized-overnight/
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#10812 martini

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

You look at that structure and it is two storeys of sidewalk-to-roof glass. If the foundation were to shift just a fraction of an inch...

I wish our resident window expert VHF were here.

This happens randomly to the glass panels of my building. About once a year a walkway panel will just shatter.

#10813 Midnightly

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

i imagine it isn't a break in if the person or persons who broke the glass didn't go IN to the business or take anything.. there has to be some sort of security video that just has not been released yet showing someone breaking the glass (if it didn't break on it's own that is) they would be foolish not to have security cameras at the front of the store running at all hours



#10814 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 06:59 PM

Now the TV news is saying they found bolts inside so they think it's a slingshot.


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#10815 Daveyboy

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:22 PM

What a strange choice to use for such a large entrance feature in a liquor store.  Beautiful but risky.  Months to fix?  WOW, what were they thinking during the design process?


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#10816 Midnightly

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

Now the TV news is saying they found bolts inside so they think it's a slingshot.

 

 

to be honest i wouldn't be surprised if it was an item shot through a sling shot to break the panels, it looked like it was many of the upper panels that were broken which wouldn't be the easiest thing to do with an item in a person's hands(like a baseball bat), and it was most likely a form of safety glass designed to be on the stronger side vrs regular glass what could probably add to the time it takes to get replacement glass


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#10817 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 04:44 AM

Victoria police spokesman Const. Matt Rutherford said the damage was “initially thought to be structural, but on further inspection this morning, evidence was located that would suggest it was mischief.”
Police are urging anyone with information about the vandalism to call them.
Management said five panels of glass were broken and the custom-made pieces could take months to replace.
The store is covered by several surveillance cameras and footage has been handed over to police, managers said.



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#10818 Cassidy

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:23 AM

I'll believe that it's vandalism when they release the video of the vandals actually breaking the glass.

With two dozen apartments and condos right across the street, the noise of the breaking of 5 panels of glass would be substantial, and the concept of somebody standing on the sidewalk in full view with a slingshot and shooting out 5 separate panes of glass, while not impossible, could seem somewhat suspect.

 

For now, I'll continue to suspect that it's more likely an unacknowledged structural issue than it is vandalism.



#10819 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:24 AM

The time frame released by the owners is odd too. 1:15 to 1:40.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 28 January 2019 - 06:25 AM.


#10820 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:12 PM

nothing like a cryptic police press release that leaves people asking more questions than it answers,

http://vicpd9.cloudh...pd.ca/node/2151


Officers were called shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning to the 1100-block of Douglas Street after several bystanders had concerns regarding the actions of an unknown woman. The woman departed prior to police being able to attend and check on her wellbeing.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 January 2019 - 01:13 PM.


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