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#16281 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 03:11 AM

Did anyone see the church on the corner of view and Blanchard today? I’m surprised it wasn’t all over the news

Similar graffiti showed up nearby at Lansdowne School in Saanich and at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in downtown Victoria. The words “killer” and “racist” were painted in red on the cathedral’s exterior.

Bernoties is hoping someone will have seen red or orange on hands or clothes and contact police.

“Enough paint was used that it is likely they have some on themselves.”

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 09:49 AM

 
Ryan FLETCHER is currently wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for violating his Federal Parole conditions and going Unlawfully At Large.

If you know his current whereabouts and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or visit http://victoriacrimestoppers.ca
 
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Jason VINCENT is currently wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for violating his Federal Parole conditions and going Unlawfully At Large.

If you know his current whereabouts and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or visit http://victoriacrimestoppers.ca
 
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Posted 14 September 2021 - 10:07 AM

Fletcher 2018:

 

 

A man who was arrested in Colwood in February for trafficking in heroin and fentanyl has been sentenced to three years imprisonment.

B.C. Provincial Court Justice Harbans K. Dhillon presided over the sentencing of 31-year-old Ryan Fletcher in Vancouver Wednesday.

During the hearing, the judge made note of the current fentanyl public health crisis, according to documents obtained though the Canadian Legal Information Institute.

 

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#16284 Barrrister

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:23 AM

Three years is a slap on the wrist for someone trafficking death, 



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 01:46 PM

 

One option is to have Police no longer attend these types of events regardless of knives and guns.  Have Potts and her merry band take change and lets see what happens.  

Best idea I’ve heard all day.  She would be uniquely suited to resolve situations involving “high risk” individuals, which seems to be pretty much all of them.  (Though I’m not sure her voice would qualify as a non-lethal weapon.)

 

Plus, the police would have more time to protect protesters tearing down statues and blocking bridges.


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 02:21 PM

Off-Duty Officer Attacked While Volunteering

 

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - File: #21-37515

 

Victoria, BC – An off-duty VicPD officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after she was attacked while volunteering in Victoria yesterday.

 

At approximately 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon an off-duty VicPD officer was volunteering her time to walk a dog in the 500-block of David Street when she was randomly approached by an unknown woman. The woman was agitated and acting erratically, and accused the officer of stealing the dog she was walking. The woman then physically attacked the off-duty officer. A struggle ensued that went to the ground and the suspect struck the officer several times, including violently kicking the officer several times while she was on the ground. The suspect then fled the area.

 

The officer did not require medical treatment at the scene. She was off-duty and recovering from a life-altering injury sustained nearly two years ago after being assaulted by a suspect during a different police incident.

Patrol officers responded to the incident and located the suspect a short distance away from the scene. Officers arrested the suspect without further incident.

 

The suspect was transported to VicPD cells where she was later released with a court date and conditions. She will face recommended charges of assault.

 

In British Columbia, the decision to release a person is based on the likelihood they will attend court, the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system.  In addition, Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, has legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering these factors. This is founded in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that every person has the right to liberty and the presumption of innocence pre-trial.  Police are also asked to consider the circumstances of Indigenous or vulnerable person in the process, in order to address the disproportionate impacts that the criminal justice system has on these populations.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If you have information about this incident, 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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Posted 14 September 2021 - 02:24 PM

Officers Head-Butted, Spat At During Arrest

 

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - File: #21-37601

 

Victoria, BC – An Integrated Canine Service (ICS) officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being head-butted during an arrest early this morning.

 

Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning VicPD officers were called to the parking lot of a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street for a report of a man kicking the building and smashing glass bottles on the ground. The suspect then left the area. Officers responded to the area and located the suspect in the 2800-block of Douglas Street. However, the suspect fled on bicycle. He was located a short time later in the 500-block of Ellice Street and again fled on a bicycle.

 

An ICS officer eventually located and arrested the suspect in the 2900-block of Jutland Road after a foot pursuit and a struggle on the ground. The suspect resisted arrest and additional officers were required to take him into custody.

 

Officers then searched the man near the police vehicle. During the search, the suspect head-butted the ICS officer, causing non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect then spat toward another officer, narrowly missing, while yelling that he was infected with the COVID-19 virus.

 

The suspect was transported to cells at VicPD where he was later released with a court date and conditions. He will face recommended charges of obstructing a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If you have information about this incident, 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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Posted 14 September 2021 - 02:40 PM

More background on UAL offender VINCENT:

 

WANTED | High-Risk Offender Jason Vincent

 

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - File: #21-37630

 

Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help as we work to located high-risk offender Jason Vincent.

 

Jason Vincent is described as a 39-year-old Caucasian man standing five feet, six inches tall with a heavy build, weighing 241 pounds. Jason Vincent has short-cropped blondish red hair that is often worn as a “faux-hawk”, blue eyes, and extensive tattoos on arms and neck, with a small tattoo under his right eye. A wanted poster of Jason Vincent is below.

 

Jason Vincent’s statutory release with residency was suspended when he failed to return to his halfway house for curfew. Previously, when Vincent was unlawfully at-large, he was involved in an incident which resulted in a traffic collision in which he received life-threatening injuries and another person received life-altering injuries.

 

Jason Vincent’s previous convictions include those for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, fraud, possession of stolen property, identify thefts, and breaching court ordered conditions. These past convictions included files in which he targeted elderly and vulnerable victims. In 2018, he fled from police officers during an attempted vehicle stop and was later apprehended after a stand-off involving the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team.

 

If you see Jason Vincent, do not approach him and call 911. If you have information on where he may be, 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 14 September 2021 - 03:04 PM

that first one seems odd. volunteer dog walking in the 500 block of David seems strange enough. then the fact the attacker got the better of her. that cop has no luck.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 03:19 PM

that first one seems odd. volunteer dog walking in the 500 block of David seems strange enough. then the fact the attacker got the better of her. that cop has no luck.

 

This is an important detail:

 

The officer did not require medical treatment at the scene. She was off-duty and recovering from a life-altering injury sustained nearly two years ago after being assaulted by a suspect during a different police incident.

 


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 03:47 PM

^ ^ ^ seems to me the most serious crime listed there is the faux-hawk.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:08 PM

Off-Duty Officer Attacked While Volunteering


Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - File: #21-37515


Victoria, BC – An off-duty VicPD officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after she was attacked while volunteering in Victoria yesterday.


At approximately 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon an off-duty VicPD officer was volunteering her time to walk a dog in the 500-block of David Street when she was randomly approached by an unknown woman. The woman was agitated and acting erratically, and accused the officer of stealing the dog she was walking. The woman then physically attacked the off-duty officer. A struggle ensued that went to the ground and the suspect struck the officer several times, including violently kicking the officer several times while she was on the ground. The suspect then fled the area.


The officer did not require medical treatment at the scene. She was off-duty and recovering from a life-altering injury sustained nearly two years ago after being assaulted by a suspect during a different police incident.

Patrol officers responded to the incident and located the suspect a short distance away from the scene. Officers arrested the suspect without further incident.


The suspect was transported to VicPD cells where she was later released with a court date and conditions. She will face recommended charges of assault.


In British Columbia, the decision to release a person is based on the likelihood they will attend court, the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system. In addition, Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, has legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering these factors. This is founded in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that every person has the right to liberty and the presumption of innocence pre-trial. Police are also asked to consider the circumstances of Indigenous or vulnerable person in the process, in order to address the disproportionate impacts that the criminal justice system has on these populations.


This file remains under investigation.


If you have information about this incident, 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.

I feel so safe knowing this woman who is obviously a danger to the public is out there and free to attack again…
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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:08 PM

Officers Head-Butted, Spat At During Arrest


Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - File: #21-37601


Victoria, BC – An Integrated Canine Service (ICS) officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being head-butted during an arrest early this morning.


Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning VicPD officers were called to the parking lot of a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street for a report of a man kicking the building and smashing glass bottles on the ground. The suspect then left the area. Officers responded to the area and located the suspect in the 2800-block of Douglas Street. However, the suspect fled on bicycle. He was located a short time later in the 500-block of Ellice Street and again fled on a bicycle.


An ICS officer eventually located and arrested the suspect in the 2900-block of Jutland Road after a foot pursuit and a struggle on the ground. The suspect resisted arrest and additional officers were required to take him into custody.


Officers then searched the man near the police vehicle. During the search, the suspect head-butted the ICS officer, causing non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect then spat toward another officer, narrowly missing, while yelling that he was infected with the COVID-19 virus.


The suspect was transported to cells at VicPD where he was later released with a court date and conditions. He will face recommended charges of obstructing a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer.


This file remains under investigation.


If you have information about this incident, 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.

I feel safer by the minute….
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#16294 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:11 PM

Is this long paragraph an answer to the police union’s recent statement? or just for the general public left wondering?




In British Columbia, the decision to release a person is based on the likelihood they will attend court, the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system. In addition, Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, has legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering these factors. This is founded in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that every person has the right to liberty and the presumption of innocence pre-trial. Police are also asked to consider the circumstances of Indigenous or vulnerable person in the process, in order to address the disproportionate impacts that the criminal justice system has on these populations.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 September 2021 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:12 PM

that first one seems odd. volunteer dog walking in the 500 block of David seems strange enough. then the fact the attacker got the better of her. that cop has no luck.

Volunteer dog walker for the SPCA?
It’s not too far from there.
Sounds like she has been off on disability for the past two years, so not expected to be in top shape.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:15 PM

perhaps all the same-day releases lately have been “indigenous and vulnerable” people since they are deemed to be more releasable by bill C-75.

that’s your Liberal policies at work.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 September 2021 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:17 PM

Is this long paragraph an answer to the police union’s recent statement? or just for the general public left wondering?




In British Columbia, the decision to release a person is based on the likelihood they will attend court, the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system. In addition, Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, has legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering these factors. This is founded in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that every person has the right to liberty and the presumption of innocence pre-trial. Police are also asked to consider the circumstances of Indigenous or vulnerable person in the process, in order to address the disproportionate impacts that the criminal justice system has on these populations.

Butt covering time. People are starting to notice the turnstiles violent offenders go through and it really affects the police force’s credibility. This explains why it’s not their fault. An indigenous woman can do anything and never be taken in because our messed up justice system has a different set of rules for them.
I wholeheartedly feel for that community but I don’t think that giving them a get out of jail free card is the answer. Perhaps an alternative: Indigenous communities might be interested in helping these poor souls - but letting them out loose, free to assault other random strangers is not a solution.
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Posted 15 September 2021 - 09:47 AM

Victoria man found not guilty of attempted murder of former girlfriend

 

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A Victoria man has been found not guilty of the attempted murder of his former girlfriend after a judge expressed doubts about the reliability of some of her testimony.

 

Instead, Matthew Legare was convicted of the aggravated assault of his former girlfriend and threatening to have someone put her through a woodchipper during the weekend of Aug. 12-13, 2018.

 

During Legare’s trial in February in B.C. Supreme Court, the woman, whose identity is protected by a court order, testified that Legare grabbed her by the hair and tried to cut it off with a knife, put a cigarette out on her, choked her, punched her and threatened her.

 

The court heard that the woman was treated in hospital for a shattered orbital bone, a cigarette burn on the side of her face, a split right eardrum, a broken nose and bruised ribs. She has a metal plate in her face to support her eye, which was sinking into the back of her head.

 

“While I am satisfied for the most part her evidence was worthy of credit, I do have doubts about her evidence of the Monday morning threat to kill and the belt strangulation evidence,” said Thompson.

 

Legare was taken into custody. A date for sentencing is expected to be set on Oct. 13.

 

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:11 AM

Statement from Mayor Helps and Mayor Desjardins, Co-Chairs of the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board, on Recent Assaults of VicPD Officers

 

Date: September 15, 2021

 

On behalf of the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board, we denounce the assaults against VicPD officers that have happened in the past few weeks. VicPD officers are working hard in extraordinarily challenging circumstances to serve all members of our community. They need to be safe as they do their important work.

 

Our officers are being left to pick up the pieces and fill the gaps in what are revolving doors in the criminal justice system and the health system. There are not enough services available for people, nor are there the right kinds of services for those who most need them.

 

We know that In British Columbia, the decision to release a person is based on the likelihood they will attend court, the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system.  In addition, Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, has legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering these factors.

 

However, it is clearly not working to release people with high needs back into the community without the appropriate supports and resources to keep them and the public safe, and our officers out of harm’s way.


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#16300 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:14 AM

do they denounce cops shooting that guy? do they denounce the people that have attacked and murdered members of the public lately?

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 September 2021 - 10:15 AM.


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