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#13981 Love the rock

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 05:02 PM

Witnesses, Information Sought After Aggravated Assault Leaves Man With Life-Altering Injuries

January 18, 2021 - File: #21-2189

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for witnesses and information after a man suffered life-altering injuries in an assault on Friday night.

On Friday, January 15th , between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., the victim was walking in Bastion Square when he approached a group of approximately 10 youth. An unknown female youth with blonde hair threw a cup of water on the man. He was then struck from behind by an unknown person. The man suffered life-altering injuries in the assault and was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics.

Investigators are asking to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the assault.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Where are the VV posters who have insinuated we’re perfectly safe downtown .Just mind you’re own business. Stop making a big deal out of nothing. Explain this to me once again please I can’t hear you over the sirens .


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#13982 Nparker

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 05:16 PM

Where are the VV posters who have insinuated we’re perfectly safe downtown ..

Who cares what VV posters think - they don't control the police budget. I am MUCH more concerned about CoV councillors who feel they have the moral imperative to underfund policing services in the city.


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#13983 Love the rock

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 05:57 PM

Who cares what VV posters think - they don't control the police budget. I am MUCH more concerned about CoV councillors who feel they have the moral imperative to underfund policing services in the city.

Your right on that Nparker  . It’s  the same  people who vote these idiots in that’s telling us we’re perfectly safe .My hope is citizens who voted for the some of the present council might rethink their choices in the next election. Right now it falls on deaf ears. 


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#13984 pontcanna

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 08:00 PM

Woman held in police custody gives Vancouver Island jail 4.5-star review in thank-you card 

VICTORIA -- A woman who was arrested and spent several days in police custody in Langford last week sent a homemade thank-you card to her jailers, and even positively reviewed the accommodations at the RCMP cells. 

 

More: https://vancouverisl...-card-1.5271623


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#13985 pontcanna

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 08:14 PM

Temporary homeless shelters, encampments account for 60% of high-priority calls to Victoria police

January 18, 2021

VICTORIA -- Temporary homeless shelters and encampments were responsible for the majority of high-priority calls to Victoria police in the latter half of last year.

 

More: https://vancouverisl...olice-1.5271947



#13986 Nparker

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 08:15 PM

Hater!


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#13987 pontcanna

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 09:45 PM

Fear-mongering at the money-laundering inquiry

by Ian Mulgrew - Vancouver Sun - Jan 18, 2021

 

Chris Chandler found himself growing more and more uncomfortable during testimony last week at the  B.C. Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering.

As veteran RCMP expert Melanie Paddon explained how generic ATM cash machines were being used to wash huge amounts of dirty money, Chandler couldn’t believe his ears.

 

More: https://vancouversun...llen-commission

 

 



#13988 kitty surprise

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Posted Yesterday, 06:13 AM

Where are the VV posters who have insinuated we’re perfectly safe downtown .Just mind you’re own business. Stop making a big deal out of nothing. Explain this to me once again please I can’t hear you over the sirens .


I thought I heard them say this was all fake news. Or quack views. They told me it's my ears hearing things.
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#13989 mbjj

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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 AM

Thanks for the heads up about that new stop sign on Beach Drive. We often go over that way for some pleasant views. I find Dallas Road is an eyesore of new pathways, light poles, fencing, mud, etc. It's been ruined as far as a relaxing place to sit and look at the sea, so we go to Oak Bay. 



#13990 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 08:41 AM

Temporary homeless shelters, encampments account for 60% of high-priority calls to Victoria police

January 18, 2021

VICTORIA -- Temporary homeless shelters and encampments were responsible for the majority of high-priority calls to Victoria police in the latter half of last year.

 

More: https://vancouverisl...olice-1.5271947

 

hardly surprising.  will other media cover this?  we know CTV/CFAX is on it because of Adam Stirling.  let's see if anyone else will report.


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#13991 pontcanna

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Posted Yesterday, 08:48 AM

Rise In Business Break And Enters Prompts Warning

January 19, 2021

Victoria, BC – Officers are warning the public after a rise in business break and enters through December of 2020 and into January of 2021.

Business break and enters have been on the rise over the past four months, and there have already been more business break and enters in January of 2021 then there were in all of December 2020. Between January 1st and January 18th of 2021 there have been 28 business break and enters in Victoria and Esquimalt. In December of 2020 there were 26 break and enters in this area. In November there were 16 break and enters, and in October there were 18.

Since December, 75 percent of business break and enters have been concentrated in downtown Victoria and the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood.

Officers continue to investigate a series of business break and enters ] where the suspect(s) uses a sophisticated technique of removing the glass from doors and/or windows. This approach requires specialized tools and knowledge and, in some files, has been effective in defeating alarm systems.

In circumstances when the glass removal technique has failed, the thieves may resort to more brute force methods such as smashing windows and prying doors.

These break and enters are predominantly occurring overnight when the businesses are unoccupied.

There are key steps that you can take today which will help protect your business.

They include:

    * Remove valuables from your business where possible when you close.
    * If you cannot remove valuables or merchandise, move it out of view from all windows.
    * Empty your cash drawer and leave it clearly displayed in a window.
    * Review your surveillance system to ensure your system is working, is of useful resolution, and captures all potential areas of entry.
    * Review your alarm company contact information to ensure you’ll be contacted in the event an alarm is triggered.
    * Report damaged windows and doors, even if entry isn’t made. You can report these online 24 hours a day through online reporting and through our VicPD Connect App.
    * Download our VicPD Connect App for alerts and easy reporting of break and enter attempts.
    * Talk with your business neighbours, ask if they’ve had damaged windows, doors or other break-in attempts and share this list with them.

If you have information about these overnight break and enters, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 


#13992 sebberry

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Posted Yesterday, 08:51 AM

That list of 'steps' could basically be boiled down to:  Don't bother having a business.

 

Imagine if #defund had more traction in Victoria.


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#13993 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 08:56 AM

Woman held in police custody gives Vancouver Island jail 4.5-star review in thank-you card 

VICTORIA -- A woman who was arrested and spent several days in police custody in Langford last week sent a homemade thank-you card to her jailers, and even positively reviewed the accommodations at the RCMP cells. 

 

More: https://vancouverisl...-card-1.5271623

 

 

 

this story is getting a lot of traction but the RCMP will not dare tell us what she was in jai for.  it is likely drugs, violence and/or probation violations.  it's not like she was just in the drunk tank for several days.  there was some serious criminality warranting her extended stay.



#13994 pontcanna

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Posted Yesterday, 11:05 AM

Police looking for suspect van and driver who crashed into home

2021-01-19 - File #2021-1140

On January 18th 2021, at approximately 10:15 p.m. the West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a hit and run that took place near the 200 block of Island Hwy in View Royal.

Frontline officers responded and learned that a mini van had crashed into a parked car and the front steps of a home near this location before backing away and taking off. The front steps of the home and a vehicle parked in the driveway at the time were damaged in the incident. The homeowner advised that the van backed away and drove off westbound on Island Hwy.

Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Police are looking for the suspect vehicle and driver.

The suspect vehicle is described as:

    * Silver or Grey minivan;
    * Licence plate possibly beginning with JT9 ;
    * Heavy front-end damage;
    * Possibly has broken windows.

If you have information regarding the suspect vehicle or the driver identity please call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. You can always report anonymously through Crime Stoppers online or via phone at 1-800-222-8477.

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#13995 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:52 PM

This is one for the books.

Man Arrested After Early Morning Harbour Ferry Theft, Marine Pursuit

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers, working with a Victoria Harbour Ferry staff member and the Canadian Coast Guard, arrested a man early this morning after he stole a Harbour Ferry water taxi and led officers on a marine pursuit.

At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, Patrol officers were called to the waters off the 400-block of Swift Street for a report that a man had stolen a Harbour Ferry water taxi from the dock and was travelling up the Gorge Waterway.

Officers attended as the stolen Harbour Ferry water taxi changed direction toward the Inner Harbour and appeared to be attempting to flee the area. With the assistance of a nearby Harbour Ferry supervisor of maintenance, officers boarded a separate boat and pursued the stolen Harbour Ferry water taxi. In addition, the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Cape St. James attended, took VicPD officers on board, and worked to resolve the incident.

The officers on the boat with the Harbour Ferry staff member were able to close the distance with the stolen harbour ferry. They spoke with the suspect and convinced him to surrender. The officers towed the stolen Harbour Ferry water taxi and the suspect to a dock in the 900-block of Wharf Street where they arrested the suspect without further incident.

The man was transported to cells at VicPD. He faces recommended charges of theft over $5,000.

This file remains under investigation.

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#13996 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 12:58 PM

that coast guard ship would have made short work of any chasse had it the chance.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:57 PM

Rural Saanich farm reports large metal gate stolen

 

Because the gate is so large, the owners say it would have been obvious to other drivers so they hope someone spotted something unusual overnight or noticed a large gate appear in their neighbourhood or online. The gate is metal with rust in the middle and may still have a small money box bolted to it.

 

“It’s less about the gate itself but more about catching the guys who did it,” Harding said.

 

https://www.vicnews....al-gate-stolen/


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