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#11941 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 02:59 PM

wow.  that's kind of exciting.  so was he bleeding from an injury and then crashed as he passed out?  of did someone drive up beside him and shoot him while he was driving then he hit a tree?


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#11942 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:01 PM

So this would be the southern portion of the road accessible via Highway 14. The two ends of the street are now blocked so there's no way to pass through. Makes you wonder if the person was trying to get away via Humpback but hit the dead-end (no pun intended), turned around and got caught? So bizarre.

 

Or maybe they had already sustained an injury and were trying to get home/to a residence for help, etc.


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#11943 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:03 PM

yes the rural part for sure.  not the ma millers part.


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#11944 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:13 PM

Yup. The closure isn’t far from the 3100-block.

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#11945 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:31 PM

You’d never believe it if it weren’t true.

Fraud Alert | Bank Impersonators Utilize Gift Cards in $6,000 Scam

File: 20-2058

Victoria, BC – Officers are warning the public after a Victoria man was victimized by scammers who claimed to be members of a bank’s “fraud sting team.”

On January 13th, 2020, a man reported that he was the victim of a telephone scam that utilized gift cards. The man reported that he received a telephone call from a man and a woman who claimed that they were members of his bank’s “fraud sting team”, and that his accounts were compromised.

The victim was then invited to participate in an “undercover operation” to catch the person who had compromised his accounts. The victim was directed to purchase a number of $100 gift cards at various retailers. The victim then provided the gift card information and PIN numbers over the phone. The victim was advised to attend his bank’s main branch to speak with an investigator in order to be reimbursed.

In total, the victim lost $6,000 in the scam.

This incident is a recent example of the deception utilized by telephone scammers. Please be aware of this scam and never provide financial information over the phone.

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#11946 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:24 PM

Protesters Arrested After 15-Hour Negotiation

 

Victoria, BC – Twelve adults were taken into custody this morning following a protest which lasted several hours.

 

Officers were called to a Province of B.C. government building in the 1800-block of Blanshard Avenue at 11 a.m. yesterday for a report that a group of protesters had occupied the lobby area.

 

Over the next several hours, officers worked with both representatives of the protest group and the Province to find a peaceful resolution to the incident. Plain clothes community liaison officers attended and remained on scene to listen to and speak with the participants. Officers facilitated access to medicine, food, and water. Officers also assisted parents who arrived to pick up youth who were present at the protest.

 

In the course of the evening, additional protesters arrived outside the building. Officers from Patrol, the Community Services Division, Investigative Services Division and the Integrated Crowd Management Unit attended.

 

Despite numerous efforts over 15 hours to resolve the situation without arrests, officers were requested to remove the protesters by the building owner once negotiations failed. Officers acted under the lawful authority of the Trespass Act to effect these arrests.

 

During the arrests, officers spoke directly with protesters, informing each of them of what was occurring at each step of the arrest process. The minimum amount of force was utilized to effect the arrests. As such, the arrests took place over a four-hour period. During the arrests officers were required to carry protesters from the inside of the building to waiting police vehicles.

 

Additional protesters outside the building made efforts to impede the lawful arrests. Protesters surrounded the officers, who were pushed and shoved while carrying arrestees to the police vehicles. One of these protesters from outside the building was also taken into custody.

 

Protesters were transported to VicPD cells for processing.

 

There were no injuries. No charges have been sworn.


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#11947 DavidL

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 04:46 PM

Issit was on CFAX saying he attended as an observer and that he felt that police used excessive force in removing protesters.  His position was that the group's demands should have been met in order to resolve the situation.  Pfft.



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 04:53 PM

^ Could someone help me out here....I am late to the party.

 

What exactly were this group's DEMANDS?



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

Issit was on CFAX saying he attended as an observer and that he felt that police used excessive force in removing protesters. His position was that the group's demands should have been met in order to resolve the situation. Pfft.


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#11950 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:35 PM

Yeah, that hasn't been disclosed. What were they protesting?


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#11951 Sparky

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:37 PM

Ok I got it. Indigenous opposition to pipelines.

#11952 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:59 PM

god forbid the police press release actually tell us what the protest was about. it was just a generic protest.
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#11953 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:05 PM

“We were all a bunch of different Indigenous youth that basically went to occupy the space in order to once again convey the message of the hereditary chiefs, what they were requesting, which was the dialogue to take place leader-to-leader, face-to-face,” said Sutherland-Wilson, who was one of the oldest of the protesters at 26.


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#11954 rmpeers

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:00 PM

Issit was on CFAX saying he attended as an observer and that he felt that police used excessive force in removing protesters. His position was that the group's demands should have been met in order to resolve the situation. Pfft.


I thought Ben's responsibilities as councillor were ready taking up too much of his time? Or is this the sort of thing he imagines his job to be?
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#11955 LJ

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:07 PM

Well obviously the protesters didn't have any work to attend to so they are free protest all day.


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 12:40 PM

Investigators Appeal For Calm As Man Held In Custody After Animal Injury Charges Sworn

 

Victoria, BC – Investigators are appealing for calm as a Victoria man remains in custody after being arrested in a January 20th incident involving an animal in Victoria’s Oaklands neighbourhood.

 

Patrol officers were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 1300-block of Hillside Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. on January 20th, for a report of an incident between a man and a dog. When officers arrived, they discovered that the man had left the scene and had gone into a suite in the building. Officers discovered that the dog was deceased.

 

Patrol officers, as well as Saanich Police Department K9 and VicPD K9 officers responded to the scene.

 

The man refused to leave the suite and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), including Crisis Negotiators, were deployed. Residents of neighbouring suites were evacuated out of an abundance of caution. Attempts were made to negotiate with the man, but he was not cooperative.

 

Just before 7 p.m. the man exited the suite, but refused to comply with officers’ directions. ARWEN less-lethal projectiles were deployed and the man was then taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to hospital by B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedics and Patrol officers for evaluation.

 

The investigation revealed that the man was not the owner of the dog. The dog’s owners reported that the dog had been taken from their residence in a break and enter which occurred a short time before officers were called to the incident in the 1300-block of Hillside Avenue. The dog’s owners were not home at the time of the break and enter, but returned home to discover evidence of the break and enter and their dog missing.

 

Investigators have confirmed the deceased dog was the same dog taken from the residence.

 

Brandon Bartlett, a 38-year-old Victoria man, has been remanded into custody on animal injury charges and Break and Enter. Investigators continue to work with Crown Counsel and are also liaising with the SPCA and Victoria Animal Control.

 

Numerous posts have appeared on various social media platforms sharing information identifying the man, as well as making threatening comments that have officers concerned for the man’s safety. While the circumstances of this file are disturbing and it is understandable that people are upset, investigators are appealing to the public for calm. Threats against anyone must be investigated. Additionally, comments of this nature can have a negative impact on investigations, as well as court outcomes.


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#11957 Nparker

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 01:29 PM

Would the outcry be as loud if the perp had beaten a human to death?



#11958 RFS

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:11 PM

What a heinous act.  Break into someones house, take their dog, and kill it.


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#11959 A Girl is No one

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:20 PM

Horrible.... can’t even imagine....

#11960 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:28 PM

Would the outcry be as loud if the perp had beaten a human to death?


nope. a guy was murdered in Metchosin recently. after a jail break. not much online.
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