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#11681 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:01 PM

I’m sure I’m not the only person that wonders what all these “high-risk” disappearances are about.

https://www.timescol...nces-1.23967206




Victoria police are asking for help locating a man who has gone missing under high-risk circumstances.

Jericho Labonte, 31, was last seen in the Oaklands neighbourhood on Monday, Sept. 30. Police said he may be headed to Salt Spring Island.




does it mean they are heavily invested in the homeless or drug or prostitution lifestyle?

indeed it seems most that are described this way are female.

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#11682 satellite

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:32 PM

Or suicidal. Clearly it is worded to provide some privacy around the circumstances


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#11683 Mike K.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:36 AM

🚔Oak Bay Police issue weekly crime update🚔

On September 30 the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft from vehicle in the 3200 blk of Weald Rd. Vehicle was again unlocked. If you do not want unknown persons rummaging through your vehicles please keep it locked.

On October 2nd the Oak Bay Police assisted Oak Bay Fire with a car fire in the Monterey Recreation Center Parking lot. The fire was quickly put out and no damage outside of the vehicle occurred.

On October 4th a member of the Oak Bay Police issued a 24 hour prohibition and a 3-day IRP and towed both vehicles. A costly night out for those who do not wish to call a cab.

On October 4th the Oak Bay Police attended the Midland Rd traffic circle for a report of a vehicle resting on a light standard. The very new driver was driving too fast for road conditions and lost control. Violation Ticket issued.

On October 6th, just after midnight, our officers were patrolling and saw a suspicious male. The male was arrested on outstanding warrants from VicPD. The male had a mask and tools in his backpack.

On October 6th, just before 11pm, a resident called about a male breaking into his vehicle. The resident tried to hold the male but the male fled. We caught the male about a block away and arrested him. The male was known to us. He’s now facing charges.

The Oak Bay Police received 7 abandoned 911 calls. Please do not hang up if you call 911 in error. Stay on the phone and wait until the 911 Operator ensures there is no emergency and advises you can hang-up.

The Oak Bay Police would like to remind you to safety check your vehicles. As we are approaching wetter weather and darker days, please ensure your vehicles are in good operating condition – windshield wipers are in good shape, tires have good tread, all your lights are in working order and your fluids are topped up.

If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#11684 Mike K.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:01 AM

Sooke RCMP is releasing a composite sketch of a suspect involved in a 'stranger assault' that occurred on September 29th in the area of Phillips Rd. and Sunriver Way in Sooke.

 

At approximately 2PM the victim was walking on Sunriver Way when she noticed an unknown male walking behind her. She lost sight of the male and later encountered him on a path by the Sooke River when the male spoke to her. A weapon was then produced and she was sexually assaulted.

 

The victim was able to escape by fighting back and fled the area. The suspect may have been injured.

 

The suspect is described as
- dark-tanned Caucasian or ethnic background
- approximately 5'10"
- dark hair, untidy, short to medium length with a dark full beard
- wearing a dark hoodie without drawstrings, dark blue jeans, and running shoes.

 

Police are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect in hopes that someone in the community is able to identify him to further the investigation.

 

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#11685 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:49 AM

Man accused of killing Abbotsford police officer found guilty of first-degree murder

 

The man accused of shooting an Abbotsford police officer in 2017 has been found guilty of first-degree murder. The defence is asking the court to consider mental health as a factor. Oscar Arfmann pleaded not guilty to shooting Const. John Davidson in Nov. 2017.

 

https://vancouversun...-released-today

 

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 08:25 AM

🚔Stolen wallet from unlocked vehicles leads to $10,000 in fraudulent charges; Langford woman arrested🚔

On August 1st 2019, the West Shore RCMP received a report of theft from a parked vehicle.

The complainant advised their wallet had been stolen from their vehicle which was left unlocked.

The very next day a suspect impersonating the complainant attended a money lending business and took out loans for over $10,000. In addition to this, the suspect is alleged to have changed the complainant’s personal information through Equifax and Trans Union (agencies that deal with credit scoring).

The West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit headed up the investigation. After identifying the suspect through video surveillance, police arrested 32 year old Crystal Bemister who is a resident of Langford. A search warrant was executed on Crystal Bemister’s home where police seized other items that were reported stolen, including a camera and identification from another victim.

On September 24th 2019, Crystal Bemister was charged with one count of theft under $5000, one count of fraudulent use of a computer, 3 counts of fraud and 3 counts of impersonation.

“We get daily calls for service regarding theft from unlocked vehicles. This particular theft led to the complainant’s personal information being compromised. Please do not leave your valuables in your car. Adopt a nightly routine of locking your car doors and check to make sure your home is secure before going to bed,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer West Shore RCMP.

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#11687 Mike K.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:02 PM

🚔Selling a car in the Capital Region? Be on the lookout for a fraudster, police warn🚔

Victoria, BC – Officers are warning the public to be on the lookout for bank draft fraud attempts after a car seller derailed an alleged fraud attempt.

On October 13th, a woman reported that she was selling a used vehicle online and had been contacted by a potential buyer. The “buyer” attended her residence to test drive the vehicle. When he arrived, the “buyer” indicated he was in a rush and wanted to immediately complete the transaction. He handed the seller an envelope containing completed transfer papers and the full asking price for her vehicle, with “payment” in the form of a bank draft. The seller began to review the documents.

Unbeknownst to the “buyer”, the seller has experience in the financial services sector and works with bank drafts. She immediately saw that the “bank draft” was a photocopied fake. She returned to the vehicle to discover the “buyer” zap strapping new license plates to the vehicle. She confronted the individuals, who apologized, cut the plates from the vehicle and fled the area. The seller then called police. The seller was not physically injured in the incident and was able to derail the potential fraud.

The “buyer” is described as a 40-year-old, slim, Caucasian male with a tanned complexion, standing five feet, seven inches tall. He had short, black hair, wore glasses and smelled strongly of cigarette smoke.

If you have information about this suspect or have been victimized by him, you’re asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#11688 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:16 PM

strange way to try to steal a car.



#11689 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:19 PM

What local company is allowing color-copying of transfer documents?!


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#11690 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:36 PM

wouldn’t it just be the cheque? it would not be hard to walk into monk and ask them to make a copy of a cheque even if a colour copy might by an unusual request.

the blank transfer papers you pick up anywhere.

in this case the “buyer” has his half filled out to try to get the whole thing over quick. also so the seller does not suggest going to their bank of insurance place to do the forms.

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#11691 Mike K.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:08 PM

West Shore RCMP issue statement on Langford transit exchange stabbing; release suspect details

On October 11th 2019 at 9:55pm the West Shore RCMP received a report of a victim who had been stabbed as he was walking on the paved E&N walking trail near Station Avenue going toward the Langford bus exchange.

The 18 year male victim was stabbed once in the back resulting in non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. West Shore RCMP frontline officers and a police service dog searched the area extensively, however the suspect was not located and is not identified at this time.

The suspect is described as:
-Caucasian male
-30 years
-6'4"
-Blonde hair
-Wearing blue jeans and a black or grey hoody

The West Shore RCMP major crime unit is seeking the public’s assistance in this investigation. If you witnessed this crime or have dash cam video near the Langford bus exchange on October 11th 2019 between 9:00-10:00pm please contact investigators.

If you know the identity of the suspect or any information about this crime please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264, or you can report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#11692 Mike K.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 12:13 PM

Victoria, BC – Officers are investigating after receiving multiple reports of tire slashings in the Oaklands neighbourhood of Victoria.

Several residents awoke this morning to find their vehicle tires slashed. It is believed that the damage occurred overnight in an area that includes Shakespeare Street, Scott Street, Victor Street, Lionel Street, Haultain Street, Kings Road and others. While VicPD has received reports that more than 30 vehicles have had their tires damaged, investigators believe that there could be additional vehicles affected.

Officers are asking for the public’s assistance from anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area during the overnight hours, or who might have dash cam or security camera footage.

If you have information that could assist this investigation, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#11693 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:19 AM

A Quebec man who fled to France two years ago after being charged in Victoria with two counts of attempted murder is back behind bars.

 

Sebastien Normandin, 49, appeared in Victoria provincial court Monday after being arrested in France and extradited to Canada.

 

 

https://www.timescol...ance-1.23983733



#11694 todd

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 12:37 PM

 

OBPD October 17 Oak Bay:

 

Police dealt with an issue involving students vaping, starting in the middle school grades. Vaping is prohibited on school grounds and this rule may be enforced with school suspensions if students are found to be in violation. 

 

and more:

http://oakbaypolice....-14-october-20/



#11695 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 02:33 PM

don’t cha know that - - vaping’s not allowed in school.

#11696 todd

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:56 PM

What about if you don't go to school?



#11697 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 07:09 AM

Victoria police Const. Matt Rutherford said police did not want to describe the specific techniques used to locate the fugitive, but other agencies, including the Regional Domestic Violence Unit, were involved.

“We have to write a production order for user information and there are various other warrants we can use to track people through those means.

Whether it was IP addresses specifically for this, I’m not sure, but any time we get information from a telecom provider or social-media company, we have to request it through a warrant.”

Normandin remained active on Facebook and Twitter after he jumped bail.

 

 

 

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#11698 Mike K.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:55 AM

🚔Police investigate break-and-enter that lead to sexual assault of Colwood resident; suspect at-large🚔

On October 23rd 2019, the West Shore RCMP received a report of a break-and-enter and sexual assault that had taken place at a residence near the intersection of Sooke Road and Metchosin Road in Colwood.

This investigation is in its very early stages. The victim of the crime was an adult female who was assaulted by an unknown male suspect. At this time police do not have a suspect description to share with the public. The West Shore RCMP Major Crime Unit is leading the investigation. A team of investigators canvassed the neighbourhood yesterday along with the Police Dog Service.

You may see our officers in the area continuing the investigation. The suspect is unknown to police and when we have more information to share with the public we will be sure to provide an update. We want to remind everyone to take the regular safety precautions of locking your doors regardless of whether you are home or not and report any suspicious activity immediately, said Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer, West Shore RCMP.

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#11699 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 05:25 PM

Three teens detained after report of sex assault at Galey Farms corn maze

 

Saanich police are investigating a report of a sexual assault involving a 16-year-old girl in the Galey Farms corn maze.

 

Police said the girl was walking through the maze with her mother on Friday when she was touched from behind in a sexual way. Prior to that, comments had been made by some boys nearby.

 

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The mother and daughter quickly identified a group of 13-year-old boys, but weren’t able to pinpoint which boy was responsible because there were so many people in the area.

 

Galey Farms staff stepped in to help and three teenagers were detained when police arrived. The parents of the boys were contacted.

 

Police are looking for witnesses or anyone else who might have been approached in a similar way, and are working to identify who touched the girl.

 

 

https://www.timescol...maze-1.23991065


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#11700 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 06:32 PM

13-year-old boys under investigation for sexual harassment in Saanich corn maze

 

She says the three boys were running around the maze together, yelling “You’re hot” to girls as they passed them.

 

One of the boys was behind the victim when he asked her if he could grab her butt, and without waiting for a response, allegedly proceeded to do so without consent.

 

 

https://www.victoria...nich-corn-maze/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 October 2019 - 06:32 PM.


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