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#11601 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 AM

Accidental bear spray incident leads to drugs, weapons charges

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man is facing recommended drug and weapons charges after reportedly accidently discharging bear spray in the presence of Patrol officers.

Just after 3 a.m. this morning Patrol officers were in the 2900-block of Douglas Street investigating a theft when a man discharged bear spray nearby. Officers, believing the man to be in possession of a weapon – bear spray – approached him and began to search him for the weapon.

During their search the officers discovered several weapons, including 2 cans of bear spray, two knives and an electric stun gun. Officers also discovered break-in tools, including a cutting torch. Officers also discovered drugs packaged for trafficking, including fentanyl, methamphetamine, and GHB. These items were seized alongside several mobile phones and approximately $2000 cash.

Officers are recommending 11 charges, including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of break-in tools and four counts of possession of a weapon in violation of a probation order.

The man was held for morning court. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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#11602 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 10:50 AM

"A 37-year-old man who assaulted a senior citizen in broad daylight in downtown Victoria was sentenced to a year in jail after the judge said such behaviour “attacks the foundation of this peaceful city.”

I wonder if the Mayor would disagree as there are no bad people.

https://www.timescol...city-1.23949437

regular CFAX listeners will know the victim here as a frequent caller. she also writes letters to editor. henne.

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#11603 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:52 AM

Oh my, you’re right!

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#11604 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 10:59 AM

the writer was not editorializing about the panhandling. it was a preamble alluding to the judges actual remarks on the topic. which follows right after. It could have been written a bit better to make that clear though. perhaps starting with “court heard that panhandling” etc. and yes the reporter should have mentioned the severity of the Vancouver cases.

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#11605 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 11:03 AM

3am bear spray in the 2900 block of Douglas eh? 2915 being a low barrier shelter of course.



Just after 3 a.m. this morning Patrol officers were in the 2900-block of Douglas Street investigating a theft when a man discharged bear spray nearby. Officers, believing the man to be in possession of a weapon – bear spray – approached him and began to search him for the weapon.

During their search the officers discovered several weapons, including 2 cans of bear spray, two knives and an electric stun gun. Officers also discovered break-in tools, including a cutting torch. Officers also discovered drugs packaged for trafficking, including fentanyl, methamphetamine, and GHB. These items were seized alongside several mobile phones and approximately $2000 cash.




that guy has some kind of great cargo pants.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, Yesterday, 11:05 AM.

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#11606 todd

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Posted Yesterday, 11:05 AM

"A 37-year-old man who assaulted a senior citizen in broad daylight in downtown Victoria was sentenced to a year in jail after the judge said such behaviour “attacks the foundation of this peaceful city.”

 

I wonder if the Mayor would disagree as there are no bad people.

 

https://www.timescol...city-1.23949437

you got the "desperate" and the people with "brain problems". Is an asshole mental illness? No it's an asshole.


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#11607 A Girl is No one

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Posted Yesterday, 12:11 PM


Unlikely. Buddy has a long history of unprovoked attacks on women.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...aults-1.2632828

A man charged in a vicious assault on the owner of a Vancouver tattoo parlour has been released again, despite being wanted in connection with a series of other recent crimes in the downtown core, including a similar assault on another merchant. From CBC Vancouver May 2014

So in 2014 he was in Vancouver... i wonder what brought him to Victoria.... just pondering....
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#11608 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Big Saanich Police takedown on Quadra at Union around 6 pm tonight. A man walking down the street was ordered down to the ground and arrested. Neighbors were being interviewed.

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#11609 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:20 PM

Wow. Lots of drama in that neighbourhood. Were you able to ascertain what was going on?

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#11610 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 07:28 PM

There should be something on CHEK later. Looked like one of the cops got a few scratches during the takedown. 


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#11611 pennymurphy2000

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Posted Yesterday, 10:02 PM

Again, this would be the type of background detail that a real journalist would have included in the story about his latest assault. But again, the story makes it seem like this was just an unfortunate one-off violation of the Code of Peace that guides all of Victoria's street folk.

They are all too busy drinking the Cool Aid.



 



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