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#16721 LJ

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 07:33 PM

We are dying of boredom these days. Any winter covid safe activities that you can suggest? HELPPPP

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#16722 pontcanna

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 06:16 AM

Killer’s bid for parole from Metchosin institution denied again

Victim’s family happy with decision, angered by the process

Oct. 15, 2021

The family of Iris McNeil is relieved, once again, that the man who brutally murdered her will remain behind bars, for the time being.

James Shortreed is currently serving an indeterminate sentence at William Head Institution in Metchosin for bludgeoning McNeil while she slept before stuffing her body into a freezer on July 23, 1997.
 
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Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997.

 

As a result of a Parole Board of Canada hearing on Oct. 6, Shortreed’s request for full parole, day parole and UTAs, (unescorted temporary absences) was denied on Oct. 8, said McNeil’s aunt, Crystal Brendzy.
 

Morehttps://www.vicnews....n-denied-again/

 

 



#16723 JimV

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:33 PM

Another triumph for Bill C75.  Police drop  knife wielding crazy with an ARWEN round at Hillside and Blanchard, take him to the hospital for treatment, then RELEASE HIM.  


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#16724 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:41 PM

Most police departments do not release. They still hold for court.


https://saultonline....-sault-problem/


We are either sloppy, lazy, or understaffed.

#16725 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:45 PM

Another triumph for Bill C75. Police drop knife wielding crazy with an ARWEN round at Hillside and Blanchard, take him to the hospital for treatment, then RELEASE HIM.


The man did not comply with the officers’ direction and reached for his knife, but surrendered when hit by the projectiles.

He was taken to hospital for assessment and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and then transported to police cells.

The man was later released with a court date and conditions.

https://www.timescol...side-1.24364608

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 October 2021 - 04:46 PM.


#16726 JohnN

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:51 PM

This paragraph is becoming boilerplate in many VicPD news releases: 

 

The man was later released from custody with a court date and conditions. Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering certain factors which include the likelihood the accused will attend court, the imminence of the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides 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 persons in the process, in order to address the disproportionate impacts that the criminal justice system has on these populations.

 

https://vicpd.ca/202...g-man-arrested/

 


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#16727 JohnN

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:51 PM

This paragraph is becoming boilerplate in many VicPD news releases: 

 

The man was later released from custody with a court date and conditions. Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering certain factors which include the likelihood the accused will attend court, the imminence of the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides 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 persons in the process, in order to address the disproportionate impacts that the criminal justice system has on these populations.

 

https://vicpd.ca/202...g-man-arrested/

 


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#16728 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:55 PM

Ya. Like I say, other police agencies do not release. It’s a crock.

#16729 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:55 PM

Ya. Like I say, other police agencies do not release. It’s a crock.

Just google the bill and search for other jurisdictions and issues. None. Or at least others complain about courts, not release by police.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 October 2021 - 04:59 PM.

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#16730 spanky123

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:59 PM

Ya. Like I say, other police agencies do not release. It’s a crock.

 

Maybe if they get their extra money they will interpret the law a little differently.


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#16731 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 05:03 PM

Ya. Like I say, other police agencies do not release. It’s a crock.

Just google the bill and search for other jurisdictions and issues. None. Or at least others complain about courts, not release by police.

The only stories in the country are out of Timmins, Sault and St. Thomas. Plus Victoria. But in all the former jurisdictions they hold them for court at least.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 October 2021 - 05:04 PM.

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#16732 A Girl is No one

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 05:04 PM

This paragraph is becoming boilerplate in many VicPD news releases:

The man was later released from custody with a court date and conditions. Bill C-75, which came into effect nationally in 2019, legislated a “principle of restraint” that requires police to release an accused person at the earliest possible opportunity after considering certain factors which include the likelihood the accused will attend court, the imminence of the risk posed to public safety, and the impact on confidence in the criminal justice system. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides 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 persons in the process, in order to address the disproportionate impacts that the criminal justice system has on these populations.

https://vicpd.ca/202...g-man-arrested/

Not surprising: PR for VicPD as people blame them for the turnstile policing.

#16733 pontcanna

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 06:29 PM

Victoria masseur now facing 10 counts of sexual assault spanning two years

October 18, 2021
 
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Victoria Police have upped the number of sexual assault charges a local massage practitioner is facing.

As of Oct. 5, Ajesh Jacob, 35, sometimes known as ‘Sam’, is now facing a total of 10 counts of sexual assault, according to court documents.

The sexual assault charges span a time period of two years, from May 2019 to March 2021, with some victims alleging multiple occasions of sexual assault.

The charges were spurred by a series of three allegations of sexual assault that were posted on Survivor Stories Project’s Instagram page in March of this year.

Since the public plea from police, Jacob is now facing more charges — a total of 10 counts of sexual assault.
 

 


#16734 pontcanna

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 06:44 PM

Sooke man accused of defrauding $1M from investor during hotel sale
 
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The Sooke Harbour House property is pictured in April 2020

CTV News Vancouver Island, October 18, 2021
    
VICTORIA - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) says a Sooke, B.C. man defrauded an investor of $1 million by misleading them about the ownership of the Sooke Harbour House hotel.
 
The BCSC alleges that Sooke resident Timothy Durkin raised the money while he was working as the director of SHH Holdings Limited between December 2015 and March 2016.

"Durkin told the investor that SHH owned the Sooke Harbour House hotel through a subsidiary, and that by buying 40 per cent of the shares of SHH, the investor would obtain a 40 per cent ownership interest in the hotel," said the BCSC in a release Monday.

However, SHH did not in fact have any ownership rights to the property, and the investor never recovered any of the $1 million they spent on shares, claims the British Columbia Securities Commission.
 


#16735 pontcanna

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 06:55 PM

Caught on cam: Man throws eggs inside Campbell River business

Andrew Garland - Published Oct. 18, 2021
 
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NANAIMO, B.C. - A man armed with a carton of eggs went on a tirade inside a Campbell River business over the weekend, voicing his displeasure about 5G technology.

The incident happened on Saturday around 5 p.m. at the Quinsam Communications store at the Discovery Harbour shopping complex.

Spetifore says the Campbell River RCMP responded to the store and are investigating.
 
Full video/audio of incident, w/bleeped swearing: https://vancouverisl...609&jwsource=cl
 
 
 


#16736 Mike K.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 06:58 PM

GVERT Working To Resolve Ongoing Police Incident

Date: Monday, October 18th, 2021

File: 21-42089

Victoria, BC – Members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), along with Crisis Negotiators, are working to resolve an ongoing incident in Victoria this evening.

Shortly after noon today, Patrol officers attended to a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 600-block of Douglas Street to take a man into custody who was wanted on several warrants under both the Criminal Code and the Mental Health Act. Officers spoke with the man, however he barricaded himself in the suite and refused to communicate further with police.

Members of GVERT, including Crisis Negotiators, attended the scene and have been working to resolve the incident for several hours. The incident is still ongoing.

We will provide updates as further information is available. For the most timely information, please check our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/vicpdcanada.

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#16737 pontcanna

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 10:40 PM

Man In Custody After Hours-Long Barricade

 

Date: Monday, October 18th, 2021 - File: #21-41755

 

Victoria, BC – A man is in custody tonight after an hours-long barricade in Victoria.

 

Shortly after noon today, Patrol officers attended to a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 600-block of Douglas Street to take a man into custody who was wanted on several warrants under both the Criminal Code and the Mental Health Act. Officers spoke with the man, however he barricaded himself within the suite and refused to communicate further with police.

 

Members of GVERT, including Crisis Negotiators, attended the scene and worked to resolve the incident for several hours. Despite the efforts of Crisis Negotiators working for several hours, the man refused to surrender to police.

 

Officers used various tactics including the deployment of an irritant gas. At approximately 8:30 p.m. officers made entry into the suite to take the man into custody without further incident. Officers transported the man to hospital for a mental health assessment. No one was physically injured in this incident.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and press 1 to speak with the Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 



#16738 pontcanna

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 10:50 AM

Man Arrested During Storage Locker Break And Enter

 

Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 - File: #21-41947

 

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man and seized weapons, including a cattle prod, break-in instruments, and drugs during a break and enter to a storage locker on Sunday morning.

 

Shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 17th, Patrol officers responded to a report of an in-progress break and enter to a storage locker outside a multi-unit residential building in the 300-block of Harbour Road.

 

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect within the storage locker. Officers arrested the man without incident. Officers searched the suspect and found him to be in possession of a number of weapons, including knives and a cattle prod. The suspect was also in possession of several break-in instruments, as well as night vision binoculars, and a significant quantity of methampethamine.

 

Officers transported the man to VicPD cells where he was later released from custody with a court date and conditions. He faces recommended charges of break and enter, possession of break in instruments, and carrying a concealed weapon.

 

If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and press 1 to speak with the Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 



#16739 A Girl is No one

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 12:00 PM

Man Arrested During Storage Locker Break And Enter


Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 - File: #21-41947

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man and seized weapons, including a cattle prod, break-in instruments, and drugs during a break and enter to a storage locker on Sunday morning.

Shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 17th, Patrol officers responded to a report of an in-progress break and enter to a storage locker outside a multi-unit residential building in the 300-block of Harbour Road.

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect within the storage locker. Officers arrested the man without incident. Officers searched the suspect and found him to be in possession of a number of weapons, including knives and a cattle prod. The suspect was also in possession of several break-in instruments, as well as night vision binoculars, and a significant quantity of methampethamine.

Officers transported the man to VicPD cells where he was later released from custody with a court date and conditions. He faces recommended charges of break and enter, possession of break in instruments, and carrying a concealed weapon.

If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and press 1 to speak with the Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

I wonder if they gave him his tools back when they let him out « on conditions »
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#16740 pontcanna

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 04:56 PM

UPDATE | Masseur Charged With Nine Additional Counts Of Sexual Assault

 

 

Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 - File: 21-16673

 

Victoria, BC – A Victoria masseur has been charged with nine additional counts of sexual assault after an investigation by VicPD’s Special Victims Unit (SVU).

 

Ajesh Jacob, a 35-year-old Victoria man, was charged earlier this year with one count of sexual assault following a report in March of 2021 of an incident at a massage and reflexology business in the 700-block of Fort Street.

 

Ajesh Jacob, who goes by the name “Sam”,  was employed as a masseur at that location at the time of the incident. SVU detectives arrested Ajesh Jacob on May 13th. He was subsequently charged with one count of sexual assault.

 

The investigation indicated that there were additional people who had yet to speak with police and investigators asked for those with information to come forward in June. Over the following months, SVU detectives investigated several additional allegations of sexualized violence involving Ajesh Jacob. Following those investigations, Ajesh Jacob was charged with nine additional counts of sexual assault. To date, Ajesh Jacob has been charged with ten counts of sexual assault.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

Special Victims Unit investigators want survivors of sexualized violence to know that we believe you. There are many ways to report sexualized violence in addition to calling our non-emergency line. You can report sexualized violence through your family doctor, a counsellor or the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre also supports survivors directly and can assist you if you choose to report a sexual assault to police. Please visit www.vsac.ca for more information.

 

If you have information about Ajesh Jacob and have not yet spoken to officers you are asked to 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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