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#15981 pontcanna

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 10:12 AM

Mail Theft Suspect Arrested

Date: August 12, 2021 - File: #21-17111

The Saanich Police have identified a suspect related to a series of mail thefts from apartment complexes that occurred over the past month.

Over the course of several weeks, beginning on July 4, 2021, the suspect broke into eight apartment buildings and targeted the centralized mailboxes in the common/lobby areas. Surveillance video was provided in several of these incidents, which was then fanned out to the public by the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers.

On Friday, August 6 a witness saw a man walking at Uptown Shopping Centre that resembled the photo of the suspect posted online. They called police and an officer was able to locate, arrest and confirm that the man was the suspect they were looking to identify.

The arrest revealed items that led officers to believe that the mail he was stealing was being used to collect personal information. It is suspected that this information would later be used to assume identities and commit thefts and frauds, which is common with identity theft.

The suspect, a 45-year-old man from Nanaimo, has a length criminal history of similar type offences. He was later released on conditions, a court date, and recommended charges related to break and enter and possession of stolen property.

If you think you may have fallen victim to fraud, please call us at 250-475-4321. You can also find resources at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and Equifax.

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 01:15 PM

Man Arrested At Gunpoint After Threatening Beachgoers With A Knife

 

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - File: #21-32581

 

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man at gunpoint in Beacon Hill Park yesterday after he threatened people with a knife at a popular beach.

 

Patrol officers rushed to Beacon Hill Park near Finlayson Point just after 5 p.m. yesterday after several people called 911 to report that a man armed with a knife was threatening people on the beach.

 

Officers arrived and located the man in the park near Finlayson Point. He was taken into custody at gunpoint. Officers searched the man and located the knife and drugs.

 

Officers learned that the man had specifically targeted a person on the beach, threatening to stab them. The suspect also threatened to harm others there. The victims and the suspect were not known to each other. The targeted victim and another person both armed themselves with sticks for protection while others nearby retreated and called 911. No one was physically injured in the incident.

 

The suspect was transported to cells where he was held for morning court.

 

The man faces recommended assault with a weapon, uttering threats and drugs possession charges.

 

If you have information about this incident 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 at 1-800-222-8477.

 



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Posted 12 August 2021 - 03:26 PM

Vic PD just released more screencaps from the Captain Cook statue incident saying the investigation continues.


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


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Posted 12 August 2021 - 06:41 PM

“Cast in bronze, then into Victoria’s Inner Harbour: So who was James Cook?“: https://www.vicnews....was-james-cook/


Actually fibreglass:

“The statue is a cold cast fibreglass sculpture, a cast of the original bronze one in Whitby, Yorkshire, England“: https://www.captainc...columbia-canada

I consider fibreglass just a knockoff not a statue

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#15985 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 06:28 AM

The material is not what makes art. Even air can be art. I recall a Mowry Baden piece (he of the Arena sculpture) that shot a computer designed donut-shaped torus of air at you.

 

However the fact that the captain was made of cheap fiberglas rather than expensive bronze and was a copy of another work puts him down a notch artistically in my opinion,


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#15986 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 06:38 AM

Fibreglass ain’t cheap! And definitely wasn’t back when the statue was made.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 06:50 AM

How long does a firglass statue last under normal conditions?


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#15988 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 06:58 AM

Well, I mean they build boat hulls out of fb, and they’re indestructible if maintained.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 07:01 AM

Fibreglass ain’t cheap! And definitely wasn’t back when the statue was made.

 

You think? Try pricing out pure bronze. I made a little statue, only a foot tall. Not cheap.

 

How long does a firglass statue last under normal conditions?

 

Should last indefinitely. Any holes can be patched and re-patina'd. Natural bronze develops a greenish-brown patina but the fake fiberglass ones you see around town have a patina applied to it. You can buy it at any art store so if you have a plastic sculpture, toaster or pet you want to "bronze" you can do it yourself.


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Posted 13 August 2021 - 07:09 AM

Well, I mean they build boat hulls out of fb, and they’re indestructible if maintained.

Have you had a look at fiberglass boats from around from 1976. but yes if maintained



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Posted 13 August 2021 - 12:00 PM

Dear Suspect
 
Saanich Police are cleaning up their files and would like to talk to you about the Dyson Vacuum you stole from a store in Tillicum Mall. You took it on July 4th and were seen loading it into a purple and black car, the licence plate had A3 in it.
 
This is a crime we don't want to see swept under the carpet! Fabulous followers if you recognise our neat freak then please tell us.
 
Call 1-800-222 -8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the contact us button.
 
F/N #21-15138
 
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Posted 13 August 2021 - 12:05 PM

^ These are funny. The crime stoppers people need to be recognized for their community efforts. Mostly volunteers I think.
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Posted 13 August 2021 - 01:02 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/

 



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Posted 13 August 2021 - 02:04 PM

From Stirlings twitter feed.....

 

 

The @BCProsecution service has approved charges of Aggravated Assault (s. 268(2) Criminal Code) against Shea Cameron Smith (also known as @BeaconHillFolks), after a violent attack earlier this week in the bathrooms at Topaz Park. 


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Posted 13 August 2021 - 02:32 PM

Note that VicPD never issued an alert/press release regarding that incident. Witnesses at the scene said it was a bad situation, and police were unable to respond for over 20 minutes. Palladin Security had to get involved until police arrived.
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Posted 13 August 2021 - 03:05 PM

Was it a random attack on a 'housie' or was it directed at a member of the street community?  

 

Not that it matters, we should all feel safe should we need to use a public restroom.


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Posted 13 August 2021 - 03:43 PM

Note that VicPD never issued an alert/press release regarding that incident. Witnesses at the scene said it was a bad situation, and police were unable to respond for over 20 minutes. Palladin Security had to get involved until police arrived.

It doesn’t count because our mayor and council, along with UVic have declared all homeless folks to be kind and caring. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Posted 14 August 2021 - 06:47 AM

The big issue here is the alleged perpetrator was vouched for by the social services establishment in Victoria, according to Stirling.
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Posted 14 August 2021 - 02:35 PM

Note that VicPD never issued an alert/press release regarding that incident. Witnesses at the scene said it was a bad situation, and police were unable to respond for over 20 minutes. Palladin Security had to get involved until police arrived.

 

My feeling is that VicPD only ever issue an alert or PR if the incident finds its way to social media and they then feel as though they have to respond.



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Posted 14 August 2021 - 05:21 PM

Accused found fit to resume murder trial in grisly Chemainus stabbing

Hearing determines the case against the Colin John in Derek Descoteau’s 2016 death will proceed

Aug. 11, 2021

The man accused in the 2016 murder of Derek Descoteau in Chemainus has been deemed fit to stand trial.

Colin John faces a second degree murder charge and one count of attempted murder. He appeared in Duncan provincial court over three days this week for the hearing to determine his fitness for trial that actually began in late 2018.
 
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The prosecution wrapped up its case in August of 2019 before defence layer Scott Sheets lobbied for an assessment of John’s mental fitness. COVID further delayed the process.

Descoteau, 20 at the time, and his girlfriend Janelle Guyatt were in the basement suite of Descoteau’s dad’s house in Chemainus in May of 2016 when a shirtless man loomed over them and started stabbing. Descoteau died from multiple knife wounds and Guyatt survived, but has required several surgeries for nerve damage.
 
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Victim: Derek Descoteau
 

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