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#15581 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 01:26 PM

Major drug bust at the former Comfort Inn hotel-turned-low barrier housing facility on Blanshard Street. Lots of fentanyl and meth were seized, police allege, and a 51-year-old man was arrested. Press release: https://www.facebook...59514146294362/

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#15582 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 01:32 PM

all our government funded shelters are “low barrier”. most come complete with drug consumption areas.

why would we presume anything less than supply operations based or set up inside them?

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#15583 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 01:51 PM

Publicly funded drug dens. Your tax dollars at work.


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#15584 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 01:52 PM

Stirling makes a point: “$20,000 in cash recovered from suite reserved for homeless people who can’t afford rent in #yyj because this is an affordability crisis. What a joke. There are a few organizations in this city that deserve to be defunded, but the police are not one of them. You know who you are.”
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#15585 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 02:16 PM

Publicly funded drug dens. Your tax dollars at work.

 

We subsidize the BC coal and gas industries, why not subsidize the non-pharmaceutical drug industry?


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#15586 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 02:19 PM

explain how we subsidize coal and gas.

I will wait.

do we use strategic incentives to maximize royalty return to provincial coffers? YES.

do we offer strategic incentives to open new resource fields to provide strong downstream revenue for years into the future? YES.

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#15587 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 02:40 PM

heh


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#15588 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 02:44 PM

I waited for that?
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#15589 pontcanna

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 12:33 PM

Beware of Electronics Fraud

Date: June 25, 2021 - File: #21-14073

Sometimes a deal can be too good to be true.

On June 23, 2021 an individual was approached by two suspects in a commercial parking lot in the 3900 block of Shelbourne Street asking if they wanted to purchase a home theatre projection unit. The deal included a projector, speakers, and a theatre screen, all of which were packaged in what appeared to be original condition. Once a price was negotiated, the buyer paid cash and the transaction was completed.

The buyer took these items home and quickly discovered the contents were not as advertised. The speakers were old and defective, the projector was an outdated model that was not as advertised on the box, and one box contained heavy cement blocks. While the sale of the items was not criminal, the false claims about the merchandise were and constitute a criminal charge of fraud.

The suspects operated out of a van that was tracked back to a rental company from the lower Mainland. A similar incident occurred in the same parking lot back in March of 2021, which was reported and investigated by our officers. The suspects in that case remain outstanding.

Some tips to protect yourself and share with your friends and family:

- Purchase electronics from a reputable electronics store.

- Ask to inspect the contents prior to purchase.

- The seller says the items are “extra or surplus stock” from an install.

- Check and compare the model and serial number to the items inside the box.

- Slow down and take your time. Research the make and model online.

- Cash deals to avoid sales tax may be a sign of a counterfeit operation.

- Walk away if the seller(s) becomes aggressive or if the price is too good to be true.

- Selling electronics out of a vehicle is a warning sign.

If you purchased counterfeit electronics item(s), or if you want to report suspicious sellers, please call the Saanich Police Department using our non-emergency phone line at 250-475-4321.

 

 



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Posted 25 June 2021 - 12:35 PM

The 'white van' scam has been going on for decades.  People still fall for it?


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#15591 Sparky

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 05:02 PM

I have a white van.
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Posted 25 June 2021 - 06:23 PM

Update on Lisa Marie Young missing person investigation

 

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At 12 pm on Saturday June 26, 2021 the Nanaimo RCMP will be hosting a press conference on the front steps of the Nanaimo detachment. The purpose of the press conference is to provide an update on the status of the Lisa Marie Young missing person investigation. Following the press conference, attendees are encouraged to walk to Maffeo Sutton Park where a number of community leaders will be speaking. (see poster)

 

Lisa Marie disappeared in the early morning hours of June 30, 2002 and she would have celebrated her 40th birthday earlier this year. Since her disappearance, investigators have considered her case a homicide. All information received, either from years ago or just recently, and can be corroborated, is being pursued, said Corporal Markus Muntener, lead investigator on this case.

 

Recently, investigators received credible information that has lead to detailed searches being carried out at several locations throughout Nanaimo. As information is analysed and received, there is a possibility that further searches may also be carried out. These searches are conducted by officers trained in search techniques and use the latest in search technology.

 

The investigation has spanned over 19 years but police are still encouraging witnesses to come forward. Over the course of the investigation, numerous individuals for various reasons, have decided to come forward and provide important information. Some of these witnesses were previously uncomfortable speaking with police. With the passage of time and change in their circumstances and lifestyle, they now feel it is the right thing to do and have provided key statements to the police, said Muntener.

 

Investigators are encouraging anyone who has not come forward to do so. Police are also asking if anyone has previously passed on information to police and are unclear if the information was received or not, to reach out to the investigative team. To provide information on the disappearance of Lisa Marie Young, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.
 

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#15593 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 10:03 PM

Display window in Odeon Alley/Millie's Lane off Yates St. broken and art stolen:

ministryofcasualliving Dear community, on Monday June 21 it came to our attention that our downtown window gallery (generously provided free of charge by @cenotevictoria) was broken into and most of the contents stolen. The exhibit by @mrkt.mayd featured hand crafted works by a diverse group of local youth who are trying to establish a youth-led collective for artists to connect, experiment, curate, and exhibit their work.

 

Over $900 worth of merchandise was stolen. The Ministry of Casual living will be reimbursing the collective for their losses. If you would like to help our small organization with this unforeseen cost we invite members of our community to click the link in our profile to make a donation or purchase some MoCL merch. Any amount will really help!

 

If you would like to support @mrkt.mayd please visit their online store!

 

And a huge thank you to our Esquimalt neighbours @karmanah_wood_design who have offered to fix the window gallery free of charge ❤

 

 

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#15594 Mike K.

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 06:50 AM

Seems like a hit Pablo Candybar would orchestrate.

Man needs wall art, wassup.

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 06:33 PM

Indecent Act at Hamsterly Beach  

Date: June 28, 2021 - File: #21-14427

On Sunday June 27, 2021 at approximately 4:15 pm a witness reported seeing a man sitting in a chair allegedly masturbating at the beach at Elk Lake. The male appeared to be watching children on the beach near the water’s edge while committing this indecent act.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian man in his late 50’s or 60’s, 5’6” tall, medium to heavy build, wearing a beige “Tilley” style hat, a beige shirt, dark shorts, and had a webbed folding chair with him.

Prior to our officers arriving on scene, the suspect left the Hamsterly Beach parking lot in a beige-coloured SUV with a large bike rack on the back.

“While our officers continue to investigate this disturbing incident, we are appealing to the public for any information, as the beach and surrounding area were very busy over the weekend and there may be witnesses out there that have yet to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or they can report anonymously to the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Cst. Markus Anastasiades
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Posted 29 June 2021 - 11:34 AM

Suspected drugs from the mainland seized before reaching the streets

2021-06-29

 

File: #2021-11575

 

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The West Shore RCMP recently intercepted a shipment of suspected cocaine destined for the lower island.

Earlier this month, the West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit entered into a criminal investigation of a Colwood man suspected of dealing in a controlled substance. Information suggested the man was transporting the substance from Vancouver to Victoria BC, for distribution throughout the greater Victoria area.

On June 23, 2021, officers from the West Shore RCMP Drug and Organized Crime Unit intercepted the man in his vehicle after he departed the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, after arriving on the ferry from Tsawwassen.

Police located and seized one kilogram of a substance believed to be cocaine and $750 in Canadian currency. The man, a 26 year old Colwood resident, was arrested and released pending a court appearance for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

This is a considerable amount of suspected cocaine which is no longer available to local dealers who prey on our vulnerable and addicted. said Cst Meighan Massey, West Shore RCMP Media Liaison Officer, Outcomes like this showcase our continued dedication to consistently disrupting the drug trade in our communities.

If you have any information regarding this or any other crime in the West Shore area, please contact the West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264. If you wish to report a crime and remain anonymous, contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-TIPS (8477)

 

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 04:58 PM

RCMP investigating 2 sudden deaths in Parksville

Police say there is no risk to other community members as investigation continues

June 29, 2021
 
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Oceanside RCMP say they are currently investigating a pair of sudden deaths in Parksville.

Sgt. Stephen Rose said Tuesday afternoon (June 29) that forensic investigators were on-scene in the 700 block of Soriel Road.
 
 


#15598 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 05:52 PM

Police seize kilo of cocaine bound for Greater Victoria from mainland

Suspected Colwood drug trafficker intercepted leaving Swartz Bay ferry terminal

https://www.vicnews....-from-mainland/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 June 2021 - 05:52 PM.


#15599 pontcanna

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 06:08 PM

See posting #15596 (above).

 

Police seize kilo of cocaine bound for Greater Victoria from mainland

Suspected Colwood drug trafficker intercepted leaving Swartz Bay ferry terminal

https://www.vicnews....-from-mainland/

 



#15600 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 06:11 PM

I like the media perspective. can’t trust what you read in police press releases.

hasn’t gone through the thorough filter and intense spotlight that vicnews will always apply.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 June 2021 - 06:12 PM.


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