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#12041 RFS

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 03:59 PM

They look about as aboriginal as Elizabeth warren
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#12042 Nparker

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:08 PM

^1992? Standard for the era; objection overruled.

I can assure you some people had better fashion sense than this in 1992.



#12043 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:18 PM

I can assure you some people had better fashion sense than this in 1992.

 

I'm giving him a couple years grace as he hasn't been truly free since 1990 when he was seventeen. Locked in a time warp as it were. 

 

I was rocking that look in 1987 and I was the hippest cat in The Brass Rail.


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#12044 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:26 PM

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#12045 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:30 PM

^Yes, Duran Duran.

 

It's a shame people think "Miami Vice" when they think of 80s fashion because even at the time we thought that pastel look was a little over the top.

 

But does fashion matter when solving crimes? The Vic PD don't think so with their new downtown force! Back on track!


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#12046 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:41 AM

One of the four Vancouver Island residents charged with human trafficking-related offences in Saskatchewan last month has made it back home to the Victoria area.

Shermineh Sheri Ziaee, 36, was released on $1,000 bail after appearing in court Feb. 5 on several charges, including transporting a person under 18 for the purpose of exploiting them, procuring a person to offer or provide sexual services, and knowingly advertising an offer to provide sexual services.

She and her 19-year-old sons, Seyed Kourosh Miralinaghi and Seyed Kamran Miralinaghi, along with a man named Shawn Alexander Kelly, 23, were pulled over for travelling 150 km/h on Highway 1 in Swift Current, Sask., on Jan. 28. The four were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after two young girls, neither of whom had identification, were found sitting in the back seats of separate vehicles that had tinted windows.

Outside her home on a busy street in the West Shore last Friday morning, Ziaee expressed her innocence and that of her sons in a brief interview with Black Press Media.

She said she’s received death threats since being charged, has had to quit her three jobs, and now has to sell her car.

A Facebook user with Ziaee’s photo, under a different name, is selling items on the social network’s Marketplace platform, including what appears to be the same vehicle spotted on Ziaee’s property.

As part of her conditions of release, Ziaee must live in an approved residence, obey a curfew, not have any contact with the co-accused, the two young girls, or anyone under the age of 18, and cannot possess a weapon.

https://www.vicnews....s-home-on-bail/



#12047 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:03 PM

reading about this guy he sure seems to be one strange man. if the allegations are true he's the canadian epstein.

 

Peter Nygard accused of sexual assault by 10 women in class-action lawsuit

 

https://www.timescol...suit-1.24076438

 

apparently at his office and at his flagship stores his image is everywhere.

 

Nygård International is a Canadian clothing brand based in WinnipegManitoba. It is one of the largest women's clothing manufacturers and suppliers in the world, with annual sales of over $500 million.[1] The company employs 12,000 people worldwide and supplies its clothing lines to more than 200 retail stores in North America.

 

https://en.wikipedia...d_International

 

 

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and of course there is a prince andrew connection:

 

https://www.thetimes...ygard-ntgf5prvl

 

 

 

The Duke of York faces renewed scrutiny over his judgment after a fashion tycoon at whose Caribbean mansion he stayed was accused of luring girls as young as 14 to the property, where they were drugged and raped.

 

The allegations against Peter Nygard are strikingly similar to those against the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the duke, which led to Prince Andrew stepping back from his royal duties.

 

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#12048 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 06:21 PM

Victoria man charged with human trafficking related offences, back in jail for weapons breach

 

Shaw Alexander Kelly is back in a Saskatchewan jail

 

https://www.vicnews....weapons-breach/

 

A Victoria man is back in a Saskatchewan jail for breaching his release conditions on human trafficking related charges.

Shaw Alexander Kelly, 23, was released with conditions last Thursday but was rearrested for a weapons breach this week. Kelly will appear back in a Swift Current courtroom, by video, on Feb. 19.



#12049 Mike K.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:05 PM

Victoria-area Victims Of Human Trafficking Sought After Swift Current RCMP Arrests


Victoria, BC – Investigators are inviting victims who may have been trafficked by four Victoria-area individuals to come forward.

Shawn Alexander Kelly, a 23-year-old Victoria man, Seyed Kourosh Miralinaghi, a 19-year-old Victoria man, Seyed Kamran Miralinaghi, also a 19-year-old Victoria man, and Shermineh Sheri Ziaee, a 36-year-old Langford woman, were arrested by Swift Current RCMP on January 28th, 2020, following a traffic stop. They face numerous human trafficking related charges.

These four individuals have close ties to the Victoria area and investigators now believe that there may be additional victims here. Our investigators are inviting anyone who may have information about human trafficking involving these four people to come forward. Our officers want victims of human trafficking to know that they will not be judged. They will be listened to. They will be heard.

To report what you know please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#12050 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 02:34 PM

Almost two years to the day that Joseph Gauthier was stabbed to death in the middle of the road, family members stood up in court to express the devastating effects his loss has had on them.

 

Daniel Forrest Creagh, a big man with a short mohawk and a thin chin strap beard, pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter. Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Power told the courts, prior to the proceedings, that any emotional outbursts would not be tolerated and those in the court were not allowed to touch their phones.

 

An agreed statement of facts was read out loud by Crown prosecutor Jeni Gillings after the proceedings were delayed for almost an hour as a couple dozen people were herded through a metal detector. Some family members wore hats, embroidered with Gauthier’s name, birth year and year of death.

 

https://www.vicnews....illside-avenue/

 

 

 

and that's how plea bargains work in this country.

 

 


 

A sentencing hearing is underway for Daniel Forrest Creagh, who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Joseph Gauthier outside a house on Hillside Avenue in March 2018.

 

Creagh is charged with the second-degree murder of Gauthier. He did initially pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. On Friday morning, court heard he has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

 

 

 

https://www.cheknews...omicide-650297/

 

 

march 2019:

 

The defendant, 27-year-old Daniel Forrest Creagh, was arrested in July, but in an October court appearance, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

 


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#12051 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 02:43 PM

Crown prosecutor Lexi Pace told the court that Galligan breached his probation on the same day he was released from jail after serving time for a sexual assault in the women’s washroom of the Royal British Columbia Museum and a disturbing incident at the McDonald’s on Douglas Street.

 

In December 2018, Galligan approached a young woman in the women’s washroom at the museum, tried to push her into a stall and groped her. Another woman intervened and he ran off.

 

Galligan also followed a woman into the washroom at the McDonald’s and propositioned her for sex. Galligan was pushing on a stall door to see if it was locked and not taking no for an answer, said Pace. The woman yelled at him to leave and called police.

 

Within hours of his release, Galligan was found by a member of the hotel’s housekeeping staff standing topless on a toilet seat with his pants around his ankles. She ordered him to leave.

 

https://www.timescol...ooms-1.24086219

 

 

Galligan was required to report daily to the Assertive Community Treatment team, which helps him. Although Galligan was ordered to live at the Salvation Army, he didn’t and he began using hard drugs, said Pace.

 

Galligan was warned by the Crown to abide by his conditions, but breaches persisted.

 

Mitigating factors are Galligan’s Indigenous background and his early guilty pleas, said the prosecutor.

“This is not a trial that anyone wants to attend,” Pace said.

 

Galligan’s planned, deliberate, practiced actions are aggravating factors, she said. “It’s not impulsive. It’s not a one-off at all.”

 

Even though he’s under the highest level of supervision in the community, he still visited women’s washrooms at the Empress Hotel three times in a 2 1/2-month period.

 

Court-ordered reports prepared to assist with sentencing show Galligan has a high risk to reoffend.


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#12052 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 05:04 AM

The Crown is asking for an eight-year prison sentence. Gillings told the court Creagh was on a conditional sentence order for a crime of violence at the time of the killing.

 

Gauthier’s homicide was much closer to near-murder than near-accident, said Gillings.

 

“The only mitigating factor is his guilty plea.”

 

Defence lawyer Jordan Watt will begin his submissions on March 11.

 

 

https://www.timescol...enue-1.24086566


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#12053 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 02:49 PM

The young girl was approached by a man while on a bus around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. Police say the man tried talking to her while on-board and followed her when she got off the bus at the Royal Oak Exchange.

 

Once outside, he began making sexual advances including unwanted touching, said Det. Sgt. Damian Kowalewich in a written statement.

 

The suspect is described as a man in his thirties with a “dark complexion” and an accent. He was said to be about five foot seven inches, clean-shaven and wearing skinny jeans. Police are asking anyone with information on the man to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....bc-transit-bus/

 

 

diversity is our strength though.


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#12054 Mike K.

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 11:00 AM

West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit busts drug dealer
West Shore

2020-03-03 10:35 PST

On February 1st 2020, the West Shore RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had collided with a pole near the 3400 block of Happy Valley Road in Langford. When officers arrived on scene the male driver of the vehicle ran from police but left behind two duffle bags containing over 240 grams of fentanyl.

The initial collision investigation quickly turned into a drug trafficking investigation by the West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit in conjunction with the Bike Unit. The Crime Reduction Unit set up surveillance and tracked the male suspect to a basement suite in a residence in the area of Langford Lake Rd and Langford Parkway. On February 22nd , a 26 year old male suspect was arrested. A search of the basement suite uncovered more narcotics including methamphetamine, steroids, a loaded hand gun and thousands of dollars in cash. The investigation is on-going and the suspect remains in custody.

This was a large scale drug trafficking operation. Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous and deadly drug. To put things in perspective, 240 grams of fentanyl would make up approximately 2400 individual doses, said Cpl. Fred Ritchie of the Crime Reduction Unit.

This follows another drug bust made by the West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit on February 18th, where 4 search warrants were executed in relation to drug trafficking out of an apartment in View Royal. That investigation led to the seizure of cash and a variety of illicit drugs including Methamphetamine, Ketamine, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Cocaine, Xanax, and Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms). Read more about the latest drug seizure here.

In the month of February alone, the West Shore RCMP have made 3 significant drug seizures. Our specialized units are an invaluable part of this type of work and the detachment is committed to combating drug trafficking in the West Shore, said Inspector Todd Preston, Officer in Charge of West Shore RCMP.
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#12055 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 11:26 AM

 two duffle bags containing over 240 grams of fentanyl.

 

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#12056 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 11:32 AM

no kidding lol.



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Posted 04 March 2020 - 04:18 AM

not so sure about the security standards at the empress hotel.

 

 

https://www.timescol...jail-1.24089896

 

 

In March 2019, Galligan was sentenced to jail, followed by three years of probation, with conditions that prohibited him from entering or lingering around women’s washrooms.

 

Within hours of his release, Galligan was found by a member of the Empress Hotel’s housekeeping staff standing topless on a toilet seat with his pants around his ankles. She ordered him to leave.

 

On Sept. 1, another housekeeper walked into the women’s washroom and saw Galligan naked inside the stall. She was frightened, told him to leave and alerted security, but Galligan fled, court heard.

 

On Oct. 7, a woman using a bathroom stall at the hotel noticed a cellphone screen coming from the stall beside her when she flushed the toilet. Galligan ran off, but was later identified through security cameras at the hotel.

 

That same evening, a housekeeper found Galligan again in the women’s washroom at the hotel. She told him to leave and that he was banned from the hotel.

 

On Oct. 10, Galligan was arrested and his cellphone was seized. The police found a compilation of videos showing 58 women in toilet stalls. Court heard that the Oct. 6 video is 46 minutes and 18 seconds in length and Galligan’s face appears on the video 13 times. It’s believed the video clips were recorded between Aug. 26 and Oct. 6.


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#12058 Mike K.

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 04:30 AM

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🔺Officers Seek Three Men Wanted For Home Invasion🔺

Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help as we work to locate three men wanted in connection to a violent home invasion.

Tighson Laughren, Brandon Doran, and Robert Hawkins are all wanted on multiple charges related to a violent home invasion which took place in the 1000 block of Caledonia Ave on February 14th, 2020.

Laughren is described as a 32-year-old Caucasian man, standing 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighing 150 lbs. Laughren has a slim build and short brown hair. Laughren has a tattoo on his neck that reads, “Brianne”.

Doran is described as a 36-year-old non-white man, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighing about 140 lbs. Doran has a slim build and a shaved head. Doran has a number of tattoos on his face.

Hawkins is described as a 41-year-old Caucasian man, standing 6 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighing about 210 lbs. Hawkins has an average build and a shaved head. Hawkins has sleeve tattoos on both arms.

Laughren, Doran, and Hawkins are considered armed and dangerous. If you see these men, do not approach them, and please call 911. If you have information about where they may be, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 04:30 AM

Photos on our Facebook page.

🔺Officers Seek Three Men Wanted For Home Invasion🔺

Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help as we work to locate three men wanted in connection to a violent home invasion.

Tighson Laughren, Brandon Doran, and Robert Hawkins are all wanted on multiple charges related to a violent home invasion which took place in the 1000 block of Caledonia Ave on February 14th, 2020.

Laughren is described as a 32-year-old Caucasian man, standing 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighing 150 lbs. Laughren has a slim build and short brown hair. Laughren has a tattoo on his neck that reads, “Brianne”.

Doran is described as a 36-year-old non-white man, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighing about 140 lbs. Doran has a slim build and a shaved head. Doran has a number of tattoos on his face.

Hawkins is described as a 41-year-old Caucasian man, standing 6 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighing about 210 lbs. Hawkins has an average build and a shaved head. Hawkins has sleeve tattoos on both arms.

Laughren, Doran, and Hawkins are considered armed and dangerous. If you see these men, do not approach them, and please call 911. If you have information about where they may be, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#12060 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 04:40 AM

it occurred on february 14th.  3 weeks later and police still can't find these guys.  that's a bit strange.



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