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#11881 rmpeers

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM

The real problem is we need more supports. People don't injure police officers for no reason. Not a bad person,just a desperate one.

Anyway, we'll have far fewer police injuries once Mayor Isitt replaces the VicPD with an unarmed volunteer force of TV volunteers offering hugs and naxalone.
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#11882 Nparker

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 02:44 PM

... we'll have far fewer police injuries once Mayor Isitt replaces the VicPD with an unarmed volunteer force of TV volunteers offering hugs and naloxone.

You're forgetting that all crime will disappear once Comrade Isitt gives everyone a "free" home for life.

The unemployed former VicPD staff can spend their fully pensioned time tending to the unicorns grazing in the People's Glorious Green Campground (formerly Beacon Hill Park).



#11883 tanker

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

The real problem is we need more supports. People don't injure police officers for no reason. Not a bad person,just a desperate one.

Anyway, we'll have far fewer police injuries once Mayor Isitt replaces the VicPD with an unarmed volunteer force of TV volunteers offering hugs and naxalone.


They just need hugs and jube jubes to be "rehabilitated". Or, we could lock them up for a long time to keep them from harming us for as long as possible. That's the purpose of prison and should be the focus.

#11884 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 02:35 PM

A man had allegedly taken the bike from York Place, near the Oak Bay police office, in an attempt to return to Victoria. According to Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties the man was soaking wet with no shoes “and was under the influence of crystal meth.”

 

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“He’s been awake for two days and trying to get home (Victoria),” Bernoties wrote in a Facebook post that mentioned the incident. “We immediately sought medical assistance for him. Thanks for all of your assistance and patience as I temporarily held back traffic.”

 

 

https://www.vicnews....ef-on-monterey/

 

 

hopefully he's back at 844 johnson and making a full recovery from his adventure.


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#11885 aastra

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

 

...many residents reported the man’s actions as he moved about the area. Oak Bay police used many resources to locate the man, including the assistance of a Vic PD dog.

“He’s been awake for two days and trying to get home (Victoria),”

 

New slogan for Oak Bay Avenue from Beach Drive through to the CoV: "The longest ten blocks in the world."

 

Take the same time and energy that he expended stealing things and eluding police in Oak Bay and he probably could have walked downtown and back.

 

So exactly why are we so precise re: identifying the CoV as his home? Does he have a fixed address in Victoria? Longtime resident? If not, then it's just more of the same politics re: framing these issues as if they were Victoria's specifically and only Victoria's. Nothing to see here, folks. This isn't an Oak Bay addict, this isn't Oak Bay crime. This is a Victoria addict and Victoria crime.


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#11886 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

Oak Bay police used many resources to locate the man, including the assistance of a Vic PD dog.

 

 

 

oak bay police even had to call in the vicpd dog to come get/find him.

 

he's clearly a menace to be in oak bay.  oak bay has no supports for him. oak bay does not even have a safe consumption site for when he chooses to use more meth.  we have to get him back to victoria for that vital support.  if he does meth in oak bay he might overdose or worse get hepatitis c. 

 

they did the right thing.


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#11887 aastra

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:31 PM

 

So exactly why are we so precise re: identifying the CoV as his home?

 

To send home my point: if a guy comes from Ontario to the streets of downtown Victoria then instantly and automatically he's Victorian. But if that same individual strays all the way across the street into Oak Bay... he remains Victorian, as if it were branded onto his forehead?


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:36 PM

oak bay has no branding equipment they contract out to saanich for that.

 

it's simple.  victoria has and always will have the supports for this poor victim.  and victoria also has a police dog support for oak bay police department - the other victim in this case.  



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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

To send home my point: if a guy comes from Ontario to the streets of downtown Victoria then instantly and automatically he's Victorian. But if that same individual strays all the way across the street into Oak Bay... he remains Victorian, as if it were branded onto his forehead?

 

unless you are the young victim of a victoria murder.  the killer will likely be named as a victoria resident but if you are the victim from say quebec you are the outsider.

 

https://www.timescol...ears-1.23132308

 

 

A Victoria man with a long history of drug addiction and violence has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for manslaughter in the death of a 20-year-old Quebec City man.

 

Raphaël Bussières died after being stabbed in the neck by Justin Carte in the early morning of Nov. 26, 2016. Carte had been released from jail two days earlier and was high on drugs.

 

 

 

see even though the victoria man was just out of jail 2 days earlier (not in victoria) he was a victoria man.


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#11890 Love the rock

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 01:00 AM

To send home my point: if a guy comes from Ontario to the streets of downtown Victoria then instantly and automatically he's Victorian. But if that same individual strays all the way across the street into Oak Bay... he remains Victorian, as if it were branded onto his forehead?

You know why ,here’s why . Miss Lisa  used the Media  to invited them .

She  also blames the victims in Victoria if their bikes get stolen. You don’t give enough,care enough, elect the right people enough ,you didn’t take enough care of your personal  property enough . Shame on you ,now give more , do better and  have a nice day .

This poor misunderstood man who was lost in Oak Bay  has a misses  life in Victoria

no wonder he wants to get home .

Lots  of nice friends to hang with ,eat with and spend the ridiculous low amount of money he’s given every month on drugs with .Why  would he want to go anywhere else .

Especially if the cops in other places  are going to go looking for him for just  being stoned ,shoeless and stealing a bike . The Victoria police  are stretched thin these days  looking after Lisa’s newest misunderstood   citizens.
No digs intended on Vic PD I’m Ok with  spending  more of my tax dollars on enforcement if it allows the police to  actually enforce the laws .

I’d  also like to thank the mayors of other municipalities for not drinking  the kool aid .

Anyone else remember a program for a while where citizens could donate air miles to return criminals  with outstanding warrants to their own  jurisdiction . Not sure how long it ran for.



#11891 Mike K.

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 05:23 PM

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak is congratulating VicPD officers for apprehending a man who the chief says was carrying a loaded handgun and was in possession drugs and cash.

 

"Keeping our street safe," Manak wrote on Twitter. "Shout out to VicPDCanada Strike Force for arresting a male carrying a loaded handgun [and] in possession of a large quantity of drugs (suspected fentanyl) and cash."

 

The chief posted the message at quarter after 5PM today.


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#11892 A Girl is No one

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:48 PM

Saanich police have released a photo of a suspect who allegedly slashed a security guard in the Uptown Walmart at the end of December. At around 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2019, police were called to Uptown mall for a report of a stabbing. According to Saanich police, officers learned a security guard from Uptown Mall had confronted a suspected shoplifter leaving Walmart. The suspect allegedly slashed the security guard on the arm then fled on a BMX-style bicycle. Police said the security guard sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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#11893 Mike K.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:11 PM

Something’s going on at the Bayview development. Lots of police on site.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:59 PM

Something’s going on at the Bayview development. Lots of police on site.

 

ERT as well.

 

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#11895 rmpeers

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:21 PM

Saanich police have released a photo of a suspect who allegedly slashed a security guard in the Uptown Walmart at the end of December. At around 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2019, police were called to Uptown mall for a report of a stabbing. According to Saanich police, officers learned a security guard from Uptown Mall had confronted a suspected shoplifter leaving Walmart. The suspect allegedly slashed the security guard on the arm then fled on a BMX-style bicycle. Police said the security guard sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

https://news.google....l=CA&ceid=CA:en


One of Victoria's greatest achievements of the past few years is to encourage local criminals to "go green" and reduce emissions by cycling to their next drug deal, robbery or assault. We could probably get an award, "2 out of every 3 doses of fentanyl sold in Victoria were delivered without any emissions! And thanks to our AAA cycling network, you'll be long gone before anyone calls the cops!"
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:26 PM

Something’s going on at the Bayview development. Lots of police on site.

Hearing there is/was a guy barricaded in his unit on or near Saghalie Road threatening to blow it up. Apparently he had the gas on for a couple of hours. Kinda sad to think VicPD actually had to "remind" people not to post images on social media of poilce cars/personnel as they took up positions to deal with the situation. 



#11897 laconic

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:51 AM

Now that it is over...

 

Initially the fire alarm was pulled around 19:30. Eventually there were six to eight police cars on the street in front of the building. The city had a regular bus and a double decker bus staged on Kimta, though I didn't see anyone using them.

 

The police contacted owners in several suites to orient themselves to the building and to get a view and access to the person who was sometimes on the balcony, refusing the leave the unit. Eventually they allowed residents to return (via stairwell) except for the residents on the affected floor. 

 

Around 22:40 the police set off a flash-bang and entered the unit. The flash-bang set off a very noticeable vibration. The smoke set off the fire alarm. There was smoke in at least one stairwell since the police had the fire door propped open. The fire department was on-site and killed the alarm pretty quickly.

 

I wasn't cooking at the time, but suspect that if there were threats of explosion the gas was probably turned off in the building prior to using the flash-bang.

 

The police generally take great care in setup for these situations prior to action, so the length of time isn't surprising.


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#11898 Mike K.

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:18 AM

Thank you. So glad to hear everything went well.

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:22 AM

Neighbors confirmed some people made use of the city buses, and that the gas in the building was turned off.



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:26 AM

Neighbors confirmed some people made use of the city buses, and that the gas in the building was turned off.

 

same neighbours report "cool we've never been on a city bus before. not bad at all".


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