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#15441 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 09:11 AM

they did not even state the nature of the offences.

 

and i think i have still yet to read if there was a a trial or this was a guilty plea.  but i might have missed that.  the defence said he "cooperated with police" after arrest but that's all i read.  it was clear that defence and crown had divergent views on length of sentence. judge went somewhere down the middle.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 June 2021 - 09:13 AM.


#15442 pontcanna

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 11:39 AM

Information, Additional Survivors Sought After Masseur Charged With Sexual Assault

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - File: #21-16673

Victoria, BC – Detectives with VicPD’s Special Victims Unit are seeking additional information, including additional survivors, after a Victoria masseur was charged with sexual assault.

Ajesh Jacob, a 35-year-old Victoria man, has been charged with one count of sexual assault stemming from an incident at a massage and reflexology business in the 700-block of Fort Street. Ajesh Jacob, who goes by the name “Sam”, was employed as a masseur at that location at the time of the incident.

SVU detectives are currently investigating several additional allegations of sexualized violence involving Ajesh Jacob. Investigators believe there may be additional survivors who have yet to speak with police.

SVU detectives began their investigation into Ajesh Jacob in late March of 2021 after a survivor came forward with allegations of sexual assault. On May 13th , SVU detectives arrested Ajesh Jacob for sexual assault as a result of that investigation. Ajesh Jacob has since been charged with one count of sexual assault, and has been released on several conditions including not to perform massage services on any person.

Since that time, additional survivors have come forward to report that they were sexually assaulted by Ajesh Jacob.

This file remains under investigation.

Special Victims Unit investigators want survivors of sexualized violence to know that we believe you. There are many ways to report sexualized violence in addition to calling our non-emergency line. You can report sexualized violence through your family doctor, a counsellor or the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre also supports survivors directly and can assist you if you choose to report a sexual assault to police. Please visit www.vsac.ca for more information.

If you have information about Ajesh Jacob and have not yet spoken to officers you are asked to 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.



#15443 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 12:01 PM

This was the Big Feet spa next to Ali Baba pizza just west of Blanshard. I don't know why that aspect is hush hush, especially as it appears at least one other employee was complicit by pressuring the victim to ignore the incident.


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Posted 02 June 2021 - 04:33 PM

Fight led to death of pedestrian in Saanich; major crime unit investigating

June 2, 2021

What was initially reported as a fatal crash with a pedestrian near Victoria on Tuesday may actually be a serious crime.

Vancouver Island’s major crime unit is now investigating the death on Douglas Street near the Uptown shopping centre.

"Two gentlemen had been fighting,"  "The other gentlemen pushed the other fellow into traffic where the garbage truck unfortunately struck him."

 

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#15445 pontcanna

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 04:39 PM

Man, Believed Armed And A Danger To The Public, Arrested By Officers

 

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - Files: #21-21411, #21-21488, SA #12-12142

 

Victoria, BC – A man, believed to be armed and a danger to the public, is in custody after being located and arrested yesterday through the combined efforts of officers and staff with VicPD’s Patrol Division, Community Services Division (CSD), Strike Force (SF) and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), as well as through assistance from regional partners including Legislative Assembly Protective Services, Saanich Police Department, West Shore RCMP and Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.

 

Officers began searching for the man after a series of disturbing incidents over a 24-hour period between May 31st and June 1st . The man was involved in several files including an alleged road rage file in Saanich in which a woman was confronted by a man in a truck, a disturbance file at a downtown bank, and a mischief file where the man drove a truck on the lawn at the BC Legislature. No one was physically injured in these incidents.

 

The man was taken into custody by Patrol officers after the incident at the bank Monday afternoon, and transported to hospital for a mental health evaluation. He was released with conditions following that evaluation.

 

VicPD investigators began looking for the man yesterday morning after BC Legislative Assembly Protective Services reported that a man had driven a white Chevrolet Silverado Truck onto the Legislature lawn just after 7 a.m. Officers identified the vehicle and recognized the driver as being the subject of the other calls. As officers continued their investigation, they learned that the man had made concerning, threatening statements and was potentially in possession of several firearms.

 

While in the process of preparing a public notification about the man, just after 12 noon yesterday, officers located him in the 500-block of David Street. He was taken into custody by GVERT officers without incident. He remains in custody.

 

This file remains under investigation. The man faces numerous recommended charges including uttering threats and mischief.

 

If you have had an encounter with a man driving a white, 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Truck in between May 31st and June 1st or have information about these incidents and have not yet spoken with officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension, 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

 

 



#15446 rmpeers

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 05:09 PM

They could have expanded it by explaining a bit more about what Elliott did at City Hall. I'm sure reporters at the TC knew him. Elliott had a variety of roles, ranging from running errands for the mayor's office to coordinating intra-governmental correspondence, sort of a high-ranking jack-of-all-trades.


Geez, the TC usually known for its dogged, no stone unturned reporting on City Hall... can't understand it...
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Posted 02 June 2021 - 05:45 PM

Man, Believed Armed And A Danger To The Public, Arrested By Officers


Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - Files: #21-21411, #21-21488, SA #12-12142

Victoria, BC – A man, believed to be armed and a danger to the public, is in custody after being located and arrested yesterday through the combined efforts of officers and staff with VicPD’s Patrol Division, Community Services Division (CSD), Strike Force (SF) and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), as well as through assistance from regional partners including Legislative Assembly Protective Services, Saanich Police Department, West Shore RCMP and Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.

Officers began searching for the man after a series of disturbing incidents over a 24-hour period between May 31st and June 1st . The man was involved in several files including an alleged road rage file in Saanich in which a woman was confronted by a man in a truck, a disturbance file at a downtown bank, and a mischief file where the man drove a truck on the lawn at the BC Legislature. No one was physically injured in these incidents.

The man was taken into custody by Patrol officers after the incident at the bank Monday afternoon, and transported to hospital for a mental health evaluation. He was released with conditions following that evaluation.

VicPD investigators began looking for the man yesterday morning after BC Legislative Assembly Protective Services reported that a man had driven a white Chevrolet Silverado Truck onto the Legislature lawn just after 7 a.m. Officers identified the vehicle and recognized the driver as being the subject of the other calls. As officers continued their investigation, they learned that the man had made concerning, threatening statements and was potentially in possession of several firearms.

While in the process of preparing a public notification about the man, just after 12 noon yesterday, officers located him in the 500-block of David Street. He was taken into custody by GVERT officers without incident. He remains in custody.

This file remains under investigation. The man faces numerous recommended charges including uttering threats and mischief.

If you have had an encounter with a man driving a white, 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Truck in between May 31st and June 1st or have information about these incidents and have not yet spoken with officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension, 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Could it be the same guy who did donuts in the James Bay park a few weeks ago?
And of course, he was immediately released...

#15448 spanky123

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 07:09 PM

Geez, the TC usually known for its dogged, no stone unturned reporting on City Hall... can't understand it...

 

Well at least City Hall admitted they knew about the charges prior to sentencing. Last week I was accused of "making things up" when I suggested that.

 

I find it strange that the City won't comment on whether he is still employed or not. I don't think it is violating anyone's privacy to state whether they have a job. 


Edited by spanky123, 02 June 2021 - 07:11 PM.


#15449 pontcanna

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 01:39 PM

Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, And Cash Seized After Community Services Division Operation

 

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2020 - File: #21-21384

 

Victoria, BC – VicPD Community Services Division (CSD) officers arrested two men and seized fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine and cash after an investigation into drug trafficking in Victoria.

 

In late May, CSD officers began an investigation into drug traffickers in Victoria with ties to crime groups on the lower mainland. On May 31st, CSD officers arrested two men at a hotel in the 3200-block of Maple Street in Saanich. With the assistance of Saanich Police, CSD officers subsequently executed a search warrant on the hotel suite associated to these men and located quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine consistent with a drug trafficking operation. The men were also found to be in possession of over $3,000 in cash, believed to be proceeds of crime. In total, officers seized approximately one kilogram of controlled substances.

 

A photograph of the seized items is available below.

 

The suspects, a 40-year-old Vancouver man and a 35-year-old Vancouver man, were released from custody pending further investigation. Officers will be recommending charges related to drug trafficking.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If you have 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 1-800-222-8477.

 

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#15450 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 01:56 PM

^ who is the one clown that paid with a $5er?


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#15451 A Girl is No one

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 02:29 PM

So these guys can come here from the mainland? Essential services?
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#15452 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 02:31 PM

to be fair they wanted to stay closer to downtown but the accent inn was the closest budget hotel not bought up for homeless.  they did not mean to spill into saanich.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 June 2021 - 02:31 PM.

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#15453 pontcanna

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 04:08 PM

Youth Charged in Death of 34-Year-Old Man

DateJune 3, 2021 - File: SPD #21-12248 | VIIMCU #21-10230

A 16-year-old male has been charged with one count of manslaughter in relation to the death of a 34-year-old man on Douglas Street on June 1, 2021. The accused cannot be named because he is a youth. The matter is before the courts and no further information to be released at this time.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) Information Line at (250) 380-6211.



#15454 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 04:12 PM

Youth Charged in Death of 34-Year-Old Man

DateJune 3, 2021 - File: SPD #21-12248 | VIIMCU #21-10230

A 16-year-old male has been charged with one count of manslaughter in relation to the death of a 34-year-old man on Douglas Street on June 1, 2021. The accused cannot be named because he is a youth. The matter is before the courts and no further information to be released at this time.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) Information Line at (250) 380-6211.

 

what circumstances might have a 16 and 34 involved together here?  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 June 2021 - 04:13 PM.


#15455 rmpeers

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 04:56 PM

So these guys can come here from the mainland? Essential services?


Is inflow of drug dealers a factor in the lack of housing here?
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Posted 04 June 2021 - 12:50 PM

Theft from Auto Suspect Caught

Date: June 4, 2021 - File: #21-11837

An arrest was made Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 of a prolific criminal who Saanich Police believe was responsible for a rash of thefts from vehicles over the past several weeks, primarily in the north area of Saanich.

Officers with the Street Crime Unit were able to locate and arrest a 42-year-old man on Tuesday that was well known to them for a lengthy history of targeting unlocked vehicles in the region. The suspect would steal items such as cash, wallets, purses, jewellery and credit cards, of which he would then make fraudulent purchases at various stores. Over the course of an evening, it would not be uncommon for him to enter 80-100 vehicles looking for these items. A search warrant was conducted on his residence in Esquimalt the same day as his arrest, which yielded recovered stolen items from several of these thefts from vehicles in Saanich, and some as well in the Esquimalt and Westshore area.

“We understand that this suspect targeted specific areas of Saanich due to his previous years of knowledge that these areas were known to have a combination of more unlocked vehicles and items of value left inside overnight than other areas in our area. While officers with our Street Crime Unit continue to investigate the property-related offences committed in our community, our crime prevention efforts are also increasing to help remind residents of the role that they play in locking out auto crime.”

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#15457 pontcanna

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 07:05 PM

-Man with identical name is listed as some kind of biofeedback practitioner in Mississauga...
 
Man charged with attempted murder in Campbell River stabbing

JUNE 5, 2021

An Ontario man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed several times by a stranger in the parking lot of the Campbell River Superstore Wednesday night.

Damien Soroczynski , 37, was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. He is to appear in B.C. Supreme Court next week, said RCMP Const. Maury Tyre.

Soroczynski has a Criminal Record out of Ontario and is relatively new to the Campbell River area.
 
 


#15458 Sparky

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 07:43 PM

Anyone else besides me think the world’s gone mad?

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 07:43 PM

Friends grieve death of Nanaimo outreach worker as police continue to investigate

June 5, 2021

A memorial of flowers continued to grow on Saturday near a downtown Nanaimo ravine where a woman’s body was found this earlier week.

The body of 27-year-old Amy Watts, who had been reported missing, was found in a small wooded ravine in the vicinity of Albert Street and Victoria Crescent on Thursday.
 
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Posted 05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM

 

Friends grieve death of Nanaimo outreach worker as police continue to investigate

June 5, 2021

A memorial of flowers continued to grow on Saturday near a downtown Nanaimo ravine where a woman’s body was found this earlier week.

The body of 27-year-old Amy Watts, who had been reported missing, was found in a small wooded ravine in the vicinity of Albert Street and Victoria Crescent on Thursday.
 
 
 

 

 

never saw anything in earlier reports to indicate she was an outreach worker.  maybe she was hired with "lived experience"?


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 June 2021 - 08:17 PM.


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