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#15921 pontcanna

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 07:06 PM

With more impaired drivers than officers can handle, Victoria police shut roadblock down early

AUGUST 1, 2021
 
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Victoria police were overwhelmed by impaired drivers Saturday night at a roadblock near Yates and Wharf streets. 

Victoria police shut down an impaired driving roadblock earlier than they wanted Sunday morning — they simply did not have enough personnel to handle the number of impaired drivers.

The roadblock near the corner of Yates and Wharf streets was shut down around 2 a.m. Sunday, about two hours after it was set up, because officers on scene were too busy to handle any more traffic..

“We got so bogged down in paperwork,” said Const. Stephen Pannekoek, who has been on the traffic detail for six years. “If we’d had a couple of more bodies, we could have kept going because it was hopping.”
 


#15922 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 07:21 PM

“We got so bogged down in paperwork,” said Const. Stephen Pannekoek

 

 

Drivers tried to butter him up but got themselves in a sticky situation. Be decisive, never waffle.


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#15923 Bob Fugger

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 09:18 PM

Drivers tried to butter him up but got themselves in a sticky situation. Be decisive, never waffle.


It just goes to show you: cheaper and way less hassle to leave the car at home and go Dutch on a cab.

#15924 sebberry

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:51 AM

It just goes to show you: cheaper and way less hassle to leave the car at home and go Dutch on a cab.

 

I think you mean.... 'De Dutch'...


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#15925 North Shore

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 12:05 PM

Be careful rushin' to make pancake jokes - they might fall flatke!


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#15926 pontcanna

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 04:53 PM

Saanich police traffic stop leads to seizure of replica firearms, drugs

August 3, 2021

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Saanich police have seized a collection of replica firearms as well as a notable quantity of drugs from a suspicious vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to a police release, the incident took place on Monday, August 2 after officers stopped the vehicle in the area of Mckenzie Avenue and Pat Bay Highway.
 
 


#15927 pontcanna

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 07:06 PM

Help Us Locate Stolen Urn

 

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - Files: #21-31185

 

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your assistance as we work to locate a distinctive urn that was stolen during a residential break and enter over the weekend.

 

On Monday, August 2nd, Patrol officers received a report of a break and enter to a residence in the 900-block of Collinson Street. The incident is believed to have occurred between Thursday, July 27th and Sunday, August 1st, while the residence was unoccupied.

 

The suspect or suspects entered the residence and stole a distinctive urn containing a family member's remains. Other valuables within the residence were left untouched. The urn containing is described as a wooden box with Indigenous carving and artistic design on the exterior. A photograph of the stolen urn is below.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If you have information about this incident or know the location of this urn, 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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#15928 pontcanna

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 10:41 PM

Man breaking into home startles homeowner in Oak Bay

AUGUST 3, 2021

Oak Bay police responded after a Wessex Close homeowner heard a kitchen window break and opened the blind to see a man standing on the other side.

He ran off in the direction of neighbouring yards.

The July 29 incident began when someone knocked on the front door and then the side door of the home. The homeowner didn’t answer, but heard glass breaking a few minutes later and went to check.

Police conducted extensive patrols but no one was found.

It’s common for people to knock on doors to see if anyone is home before breaking in, police said. If someone who knocks tells you they’re at the wrong house, call police so they can assess the situation, they said.

The suspect is described as about five-foot-eight with shoulder-length brown hair, a dark complexion and a slim build. He was wearing a high-visibility vest and black shorts, and was carrying a bag.

Contact Oak Bay police at 250-592-2424 with any information.



#15929 todd

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 08:10 AM

OBPD “File #2021-2316
On Wednesday, July 28th, the Oak Bay Police received a theft complaint from the 700 block of Beach Drive. The homeowner reported that her Griffin statue (half eagle/half lion) was stolen from their yard. The statue is approximately 1.5 feet in height and weighs 90 lbs.
If you have information with regards to this theft contact the Oak Bay Police Department.”: https://oakbaypolice...t-1st-2021/amp/

#15930 todd

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 08:11 AM

OBPD “File #2021-2325
On Thursday, July 29th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a theft complaint from a business in the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue. An employee at this business noted that someone stole a commercial hand dryer from the public washroom. The dryer is a Dyson Airblade HU02 that has an approximate value of $12,000. The investigation is ongoing to obtain the surveillance video of the suspect.”: https://oakbaypolice...t-1st-2021/amp/

#15931 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 08:14 AM

Man breaking into home startles homeowner in Oak Bay

AUGUST 3, 2021

Oak Bay police responded after a Wessex Close homeowner heard a kitchen window break and opened the blind to see a man standing on the other side.

He ran off in the direction of neighbouring yards.

The July 29 incident began when someone knocked on the front door and then the side door of the home. The homeowner didn’t answer, but heard glass breaking a few minutes later and went to check.

Police conducted extensive patrols but no one was found.

It’s common for people to knock on doors to see if anyone is home before breaking in, police said. If someone who knocks tells you they’re at the wrong house, call police so they can assess the situation, they said.

The suspect is described as about five-foot-eight with shoulder-length brown hair, a dark complexion and a slim build. He was wearing a high-visibility vest and black shorts, and was carrying a bag.

Contact Oak Bay police at 250-592-2424 with any information.


Install a Ring doorbell. the guy will just move on to the next house. he already knows he’s on video before even ringing the bell.

#15932 todd

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 08:21 AM

Install a Ring doorbell. the guy will just move on to the next house. he already knows he’s on video before even ringing the bell.

got to be a fool to open the door for a stranger these days

#15933 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 08:22 AM

well that of course is the other advantage or Ring. Talk to the person first.

#15934 todd

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 08:30 AM

“get off my porch”




They always had intercom https://youtu.be/WudqYGYZT9M now they have streaming, video, heat activated alerts, etc.

Edited by todd, 04 August 2021 - 08:45 AM.


#15935 todd

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 12:38 PM

OBPD “File #2021-2325
On Thursday, July 29th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a theft complaint from a business in the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue. An employee at this business noted that someone stole a commercial hand dryer from the public washroom. The dryer is a Dyson Airblade HU02 that has an approximate value of $12,000. The investigation is ongoing to obtain the surveillance video of the suspect.”: https://oakbaypolice...t-1st-2021/amp/

I don’t like the Dyson dryer don’t like sticking my hands in something and the airflow usually causes me to touch the side of the dryer then I have to wash my hands all over again.


Edit: looks like the “Dyson Airblade HU02” don’t need to put hand in

Edited by todd, 04 August 2021 - 12:41 PM.


#15936 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 12:44 PM

they ain't $12,000.

 

$1,200 maybe.

 

https://www.amazon.c...V/dp/B01MSILMK3


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#15937 lanforod

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 12:48 PM

I thought 12k seemed nuts for basically a fast flow fan.



#15938 todd

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 12:49 PM

Even at $1,200 mostly just for the brand name


What’s wrong with this: https://www.amazon.c...28110338&sr=8-8 only $164.99

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#15939 LJ

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 07:40 PM

Install a Ring doorbell. the guy will just move on to the next house. he already knows he’s on video before even ringing the bell.

They don't ring the doorbell, they purposely knock.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#15940 Barrrister

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 07:59 PM

Get a cat like this one

 

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