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#16401 pontcanna

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 04:38 PM

Johnathan Pocetti Arrested

 

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Files: VicPD #21-36327, CSPS #21-2785

 

Victoria, BC – Johnathan Pocetti, who was sought by officers after a series of incidents across Greater Victoria, was taken into custody last night.

 

Officers with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), VicPD’s Strike Force, Community Services Division (CSD), Patrol and Investigative Services Division worked with officers from across the region including the Central Saanich Police Service, West Shore RCMP and the Saanich Police Department in efforts to locate Jonathan Pocetti and arrest him safely.

 

Just before 10 p.m. last night, GVERT officers conducted a high-risk vehicle arrest at the intersection of Bay and Blanshard Streets. During the arrest a distraction device was used, which made a loud “booming” sound. Jonathan Pocetti was taken into custody and transported to VicPD cells.

 

Johnathan Pocetti was wanted on several outstanding warrants related to ongoing Central Saanich Police Service and VicPD investigations.

 

 Central Saanich Police Service File 21-2785

 

Johnathan Pocetti was wanted on warrants for assaulting a police officer with a weapon, flight from police, dangerous operation of vehicle and mischief to property over $5,000 after an August 31st incident. In that incident, Pocetti allegedly drove a truck onto the hood of a police vehicle when a Central Saanich Police Service officer attempted to stop him at a gas station in the 6700-block of West Saanich Road. He then fled the scene in the vehicle.

 

 VicPD File 21-36327

 

Johnathan Pocetti was also wanted after a September 5th incident in which he allegedly attempted to ram a woman and her two friends with his vehicle while they were on foot in Dallas Road and Linden Street area. This ramming attempts was followed by an attempt to assault one of the individuals with a weapon. He fled the scene in a vehicle.

 

“This arrest is a great example of collaboration with investigators from multiple agencies and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to ensure public safety,” Central Saanich Police Chief Ian Lawson said. “We are grateful our officer was not physically injured on August 31st, and we are relieved the suspect was taken into custody without incident last night.”

 

“This man was allegedly involved in a series of dangerous incidents in which a police officer and members of the public narrowly avoided harm,” VicPD Chief Del Manak said. “I am proud of the work all of our officers did as we worked with regional partners to investigate the incidents and identify, locate and ultimately arrest the suspect.”

 

Johnathan Pocetti was held for court.

 

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#16402 pontcanna

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 05:59 PM

Thousands in cash and product stolen in Victoria cannabis shop heist

September 22, 2021
 
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Pacificanna's co-owner believes the robbery was elaborate and premeditated as the suspects entered through the vacant building next door.

Security camera footage captured two people breaking into Pacificanna Victoria Jubilee early Monday morning.

“I thought it was a bad joke,” said Darren Saunders, Pacificanna co-owner.
 
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The store’s Fort Street Location, opposite Royal Jubilee Hospital, opened just last month. Saunders says the thieves made off with a safe full of cash along with a large amount of varied cannabis products.

“Many, many thousands in cash and product,” said Saunders. “They hit the wall in the perfect spot to be in our storage room, which was very suspicious.”

According to Saunders, two people broke into the vacant building next door at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday. Saunders says they jimmied the vacant building’s back door, an area which is hidden from public view. Camera footage then shows the two burglars using an assortment of tools to break through a wall, creating an opening to Pacificanna’s storage space.

“They came prepared, they had what they needed to cut through studs, drywall, and push their way in,” said Saunders.
 
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Saunders says they were in and out in just a few minutes, avoiding the store’s alarm sensors. Despite the suspects’ faces being covered, Saunders hopes someone can identify the intruders.

“Just wanted to get the face out there to make everybody aware, because it’s unfortunate all around,” said Saunders. “It’s a lose-lose, really.”

VicPD say they have yet to make an arrest and anyone with information is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654.

Saunders says the business does have insurance and they’ve since improved the store’s security system.
 


#16403 Klapecki

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 08:23 PM

Too much paperwork apparently.

maybe we need police body cameras so we or the board knows more about what goes on.

why has they never been talk of that here?



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Posted 23 September 2021 - 04:18 PM

Surveillance Video Released As Witnesses, Suspects Sought In Hate Crime Investigation

 

 
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021 - File: #21-900834

 

Victoria, BC – Investigators are seeking information, including asking witnesses recorded on surveillance video to come forward, as part of an investigation into a hate crime in which a downtown Victoria church was targeted.

 

Just after 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021, two people were caught on surveillance video damaging St. Andrew’s Cathedral, which is located at the corner of Blanshard and View streets. Two cameras located outside the church captured both the suspects in the act of damaging the church and witnesses who directly observed the damage taking place. In one of the pieces of footage, a male witness is observed speaking with one of the suspects.

 

In this video, captured in the 700-block of View Street, a suspect is seen damaging the church and the male witness is seen speaking with the suspect whom they appear to observe in the act of damaging the church. The male witness is then approached by a second suspect who appears to be acting as a lookout for the first suspect. This video is below.

 

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 Video footage showing suspects damaging church on View Street, male witness approaching and interacting with suspects

 

Investigators are looking to identify and speak with this male witness. This person is not believed to be a suspect in the hate crime investigation.

 

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Video Footage Male hate crime witness

 

In this video, captured in the 1200-block of Blanshard Street, the primary suspect and the secondary suspect, again acting as a lookout, are observed damaging the church. A female witness is seen walking past and observing the incident.

 

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Hate crime suspects Blanshard Street 

 

Investigators are looking to identify and speak with this female witness. This person is also not believed to be a suspect in the hate crime investigation.

 

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Female hate crime witness

 

The two suspects damaged the 19th-century church during the same night that several other similar acts of vandalism occurred in Oak Bay and Saanich. Targeting places of worship for political purposes is against the Criminal Code of Canada and not welcome in Victoria or Esquimalt. The nature of the targeting and some of the vandalism meets the standard for investigation as a hate-motivated incident or hate crime. Officers are looking to identify and speak with the two suspects.

 

If you have information about this incident, the suspects, or the two witnesses, 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.

 

 

 



#16405 Nparker

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 04:30 PM

If I had to guess, no one is ever going to be convicted of a hate crime for the attacks on local churches.



#16406 rmpeers

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 04:58 PM

If I had to guess, no one is ever going to be convicted of a hate crime for the attacks on local churches.


Isn't it kind of a free-for-all now in Victoria in terms of vandalizing or destroying things? In any case, we can't expect the mayor and 4 or 5 councillors to shoulder the entire burden of destroying the city.
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#16407 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 03:36 AM

when police treat the incident “as a hate crime” does anyone know what that means in terms of the investigation? just more resources?





Victoria police are treating vandalism of the St. Andrews Cathedral in downtown Victoria on Sunday, Sept. 12 as a hate crime.

Surveillance cameras captured two people involved in the church vandalism, which occurred just after 11 p.m. VicPD said in a release the nature of targeting the church and some of the vandalism meets the standard for investigating the incident as hate-motivated or a hate crime.

https://www.vicnews....-a-hate-crime/#

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#16408 A Girl is No one

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 06:03 AM

when police treat the incident “as a hate crime” does anyone know what that means in terms of the investigation? just more resources?





Victoria police are treating vandalism of the St. Andrews Cathedral in downtown Victoria on Sunday, Sept. 12 as a hate crime.

Surveillance cameras captured two people involved in the church vandalism, which occurred just after 11 p.m. VicPD said in a release the nature of targeting the church and some of the vandalism meets the standard for investigating the incident as hate-motivated or a hate crime.

https://www.vicnews....-a-hate-crime/#

has the mayor commented on this hate crime?
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#16409 Nparker

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 07:41 AM

has the mayor commented on this hate crime?

She won't until she figures out a couple of things:

- how to use the incident to her advantage

- how to ensure her/words actions can't be directly linked to causing it


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:34 AM

Did we figure out The Wade axe incident?


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#16411 Nparker

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:38 AM

Wade Axe Incident are headlining next years' Tinto Rocks Festival.


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#16412 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:39 AM

Did we figure out The Wade axe incident?

 

Let's check in with Levi and see if he knows:

 

https://youtu.be/Vv5RHAt8z68

 

^ Levi sells his car to a dealership on Friday for $4k.  The dealer puts it on the lot on Monday for $14k.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 September 2021 - 08:42 AM.


#16413 Love the rock

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 09:20 AM

She won't until she figures out a couple of things:

- how to use the incident to her advantage

- how to ensure her/words actions can't be directly linked to causing it

Does she feel it’s justified ? We heard more about the guy who sprayed pained over  the offensive art work berating the cops in bastion square. 

Interesting isn’t it .


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#16414 m3m

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 11:40 AM

Let's check in with Levi and see if he knows:

 

https://youtu.be/Vv5RHAt8z68

 

^ Levi sells his car to a dealership on Friday for $4k.  The dealer puts it on the lot on Monday for $14k.

 

You have an unhealthy obsession with these two. 



#16415 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 01:11 PM

Oh I don’t know. 30,000 people watch each of their videos.

#16416 Mike K.

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 02:03 PM

I don’t have the time to watch the full video now, but what happened in that transaction? Did they take the car to a dealership and take the price they offered them to unload the car, without buying another, or?

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#16417 Mike K.

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 02:04 PM

Usually you have some more pull with dealers when you re-buy. You also buy with whatever you sold for as non-taxable on your trade-in valve (so no tax on the $4,000 of another vehicle’s purchase price).

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#16418 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 02:09 PM

they discovered the car was some type of crash repair so they did not want to unload it on another consumer so they felt they’d sell it back then the dealer. And the dealer would maybe repair it. but the dealer just shined it up and put it on the lot. There was no trade in.

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 03:56 PM

they discovered the car was some type of crash repair so they did not want to unload it on another consumer so they felt they’d sell it back then the dealer. And the dealer would maybe repair it. but the dealer just shined it up and put it on the lot. There was no trade in.


Yeah but they never told the dealer it was a lemon either!

Love how some people think. Happy to bash business but forgive individual behaviour!
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#16420 pontcanna

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 03:49 AM

Man charged with firearm offences after traffic stop in Nanaimo

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

A 29-year-old man is facing firearm offences after a mid-evening July traffic stop in Nanaimo yielded a cache of arms and drug paraphernalia.

Declan Briggs O’Reilly, born 1992, is expected to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Sept. 28, has been charged with seven firearms offences, including possession of a firearm while prohibited.

The charges result from a sharp-eyed RCMP officer noticing a white Lexus with a suspected prohibited driver sitting behind the wheel as the car came toward police July 25.

An inventory search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a bulletproof vest, a loaded, sawed-off 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun, rifle and ammunition — shotgun shells and two loaded rifle magazines.

Officers also found what appeared to be a pipe bomb.
 

More: https://www.timescol...aimo-1.24360334

 



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