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#16741 pontcanna

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:39 PM

RCMP bust Langford man for suspected drug trafficking

Suspected drugs, two guns and $4,000 cash found through search warrant

Oct. 20, 2021  

West Shore RCMP arrested a young Langford man after finding him in possession of suspected drugs and two weapons.

RCMP acquired a search warrant for the 29-year-old’s Atticus Crescent home following a two-month-long investigation into drug trafficking in Greater Victoria.

 

More: https://www.vicnews....ug-trafficking/



#16742 pontcanna

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:45 PM

Information sought around series of James Bay arson incidents

Four fires set Oct. 19

Oct. 20, 2021

Four deliberate, same-day fires in James Bay have Victoria police searching for witnesses.

Officers were called to the first fire just before 3 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 19). They arrived at a building in the 800-block of Academy Close to find firefighters extinguishing the flames of a fire set in the under-building parking area. Two vehicles, as well as the exterior walls and exterior floor of the above residential suite were damaged.

Morehttps://www.vicnews....rson-incidents/



#16743 pontcanna

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:55 PM

Officer Assaulted During Apprehension

 

Date: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 - Files: #21-1774

 

Victoria, BC – A VicPD Patrol officer was sent to hospital this morning after he was assaulted while apprehending a man in Victoria.

 

Shortly after 10 a.m. this morning Patrol officers attended to a motel in the 100-block of Gorge Road East after a man called police, threatened to kill people, and advised that a deceased person was on his balcony. Upon arrival, officers encountered the man outside of the building and recognized that he was suffering from a mental health crisis. Officers worked to de-escalate the man using crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques.

 

However, the man continued to exhibit concerning behaviour and officers believed he required a mental health assessment. Officers attempted to apprehend the man under the Mental Health Act and the man began to fight with police. The man punched an officer several times and officers deployed a Conductive Energy Weapon (CEW). However, the man continued to struggle after the CEW deployment.

 

Several additional police units attended and apprehended the man without further incident. He was transported to hospital for a mental health assessment. The officer was transported to hospital, where he was treated for a concussion and later released. He was unable to complete his shift.

 

The man will face recommended charges of assaulting a police officer.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If you have information about this incident please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 



#16744 Nparker

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 01:04 PM

Why were the police sent to do a social worker's job?

In all seriousness though, we are failing on all fronts in regards to mental health.



#16745 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 01:19 PM

not sure this wasn't drug-induced.



#16746 spanky123

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 01:35 PM

not sure this wasn't drug-induced.

 

Exactly. Everyone who uses drugs has a mental illness. That is the schtick used to get the pimp clients on disability pensions so they can have more fees deducted. 



#16747 pontcanna

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 02:33 PM

Fentanyl, Weapons, Cash Seized In Community Services Division Operation

 

Date: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 - File: #21-40574

 

Victoria, BC – VicPD Community Services Division (CSD) officers, working with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), arrested a man and seized fentanyl, weapons, and cash after an investigation into drug trafficking in Victoria.

 

In early October, CSD officers began an investigation into a suspected drug trafficker operating out of a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 900-block of Johnson Street. On Friday, October 15th, members of GVERT arrested the suspect in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. A loud distraction device was utilized in the course of the arrest due to concerns that the man was in possession of weapons. Officers searched the man following the arrest and seized a concealed can of bear spray.

 

Officers then executed a search warrant on the man’s residence in the 900-block of Johnson Street. Officers located and seized quantities of fentanyl consistent with a drug trafficking operation, weapons, including a cattle prod, baton, taser, and replica firearm, as well as nearly $8,000 in cash. Photographs of some of the seized items are below.

 

The suspect, a Victoria man, was released from custody pending further investigation into drug and weapons offences.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If you have information about this incident, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

 

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#16748 Nparker

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 02:38 PM

...GVERT arrested the suspect in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue...

Shocking!*

 

*said no one


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#16749 pontcanna

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 03:52 PM

Cryptocurrency Scams Result in Losses of $1.4 million

Date: October 20, 2021

Investigators with the Saanich Police Financial Crimes Section are warning about an increase in cryptocurrency frauds being reported in Saanich, resulting in the loss of over a million dollars. A handful of files investigated since mid-July have seen a total combined loss for these victims reach $1.4 million.

Some of the files being investigated originate with a fake investor contacting their victims via online messaging platforms such as WhatsApp or WeChat. Instructions are provided on how they can quickly make money investing, and eventually convince the victim to move money into a cryptocurrency trading platform. When the fraudster shows them that the money has quickly grown, they ask for more money, and the trend continues.

It is important for people to understand that once they move money into cryptocurrency, it cannot be retrieved. These files can be difficult for police to investigate as they often involve multiple layers of fraud and tracking the origins of the fraudster usually points to overseas.

How can you protect yourself, friends and loved ones from these scams?

 Do your own research before investing any money, anywhere:

- Check out legitimate websites for information/warnings, including the BC Securities Commission and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

- Web search the investment platform and read reviews to the platforms/website (fake ones can be very convincing).

- Ask your local bank, investor, financial planner about it

- Ask trusted friends and family

 Be suspicious of anyone giving you financial advice who you don’t know personally, face to face

 Check the credentials of any financial investor you take advice from BEFORE investing your money.

 Take your time and do your due diligence before giving anyone money.

“The significance and sophistication of these types of scams are evolving and are larger than ever. Please protect your assets and sensitive personal information.”

Many of these scams have targeted members of our Asian community is Saanich. For current information that is also translated, we encourage visiting the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre website.

Victims are encouraged to contact the Saanich Police Department to file a report. Additional resources can be found at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, BC Securities Commission, Equifax Canada and Transunion.

Anyone with information is asked to call our non-emergency line at 250-475-4321. Alternatively, they can report information anonymously to the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 
 


#16750 Nparker

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 04:06 PM

...Instructions are provided on how they can quickly make money...

You can't cheat an honest man.



#16751 Darren14

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 06:49 PM

Information sought around series of James Bay arson incidents

Four fires set Oct. 19

Oct. 20, 2021

Four deliberate, same-day fires in James Bay have Victoria police searching for witnesses.

Officers were called to the first fire just before 3 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 19). They arrived at a building in the 800-block of Academy Close to find firefighters extinguishing the flames of a fire set in the under-building parking area. Two vehicles, as well as the exterior walls and exterior floor of the above residential suite were damaged.

Morehttps://www.vicnews....rson-incidents/

 

I recently moved into the building, hopefully they find this person ASAP. Hopefully the security cameras caught something, im already debating about getting my own to face the street off my balcony 


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#16752 todd

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 06:59 PM

You can't cheat an honest man.

Just a man?

#16753 pontcanna

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 05:00 PM

Have You Seen Wanted Man Dustin Aaryn Smith?

 

Date: Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 - File: #21-5550

 

Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your assistance as we work to locate and arrest Dustin Aaryn Smith, who is wanted on several outstanding warrants for robbery, assault with a weapon, assault, break and enter, extortion, and uttering threats.

 

Dustin Aaryn Smith is described as a 37-year-old Caucasian man with short brown hair and brown eyes. Dustin Aaryn Smith stands five feet, six inches tall, and weighs approximately 195 pounds. He has tattoos on both sides of his neck.

 

A photograph of Dustin Aaryn Smith is below.

 

Dustin Aaryn Smith is the subject of multiple unendorsed VicPD warrants for break and enter, extortion, robbery, and assault with a weapon. He is also wanted on several unendorsed warrants for uttering threats, and he is wanted for an assault in Saanich.

 

If you see Dustin Aaryn Smith, or have information about where he may be, please call (250) 995-7654. 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.

 

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#16754 Dr.Zarkov

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 10:54 AM

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#16755 Darren14

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 05:43 PM

Information sought around series of James Bay arson incidents

Four fires set Oct. 19

Oct. 20, 2021

Four deliberate, same-day fires in James Bay have Victoria police searching for witnesses.

Officers were called to the first fire just before 3 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 19). They arrived at a building in the 800-block of Academy Close to find firefighters extinguishing the flames of a fire set in the under-building parking area. Two vehicles, as well as the exterior walls and exterior floor of the above residential suite were damaged.

Morehttps://www.vicnews....rson-incidents/

 

 

I recently moved into the building, hopefully they find this person ASAP. Hopefully the security cameras caught something, im already debating about getting my own to face the street off my balcony 

 

 

We got a letter yesterday saying they got video and still images of the suspect on the buildings security system. 


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#16756 pontcanna

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 05:40 PM

North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP investigating double homicide in Crofton

 

2021-10-23 - File #2021-16672

 

The North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP is investigating after two people were discovered deceased in a residence in Crofton B.C.

 

Just after midnight on October 23, 2021, North Cowichan Duncan RCMP frontline officers were called to a report of a suspicious circumstance at a house in the 8600 block of Crofton Road. When officers arrived they located two deceased persons in the residence, with another man who was quickly arrested without incident.  This man was transported to the North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP detachment, where he currently remains in custody.

 

While the investigation is in the preliminary stages, police believe this was an isolated incident and there is no on-going risk to the general public.

 

The Forensic Identification Section out of Nanaimo has been contacted for assistance. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a concurrent fact-finding investigation into this unexpected death. Due to the privacy of the deceased, under the Coroners Act, the deceased’s name will not be released.

 

Anyone with information about this incident, including anyone who witnessed the event, is asked to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

 

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Sgt. Chris Manseau

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#16757 Mike K.

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 11:22 AM

Officers arrested a suspected drug-impaired driver late last night after he drove into a local business in The Bay Centre.

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Sunday, October 24th, Patrol officers responded to a report that a vehicle had collided with a local business in the 1100-block of Douglas Street. Officers attended and located a vehicle which had driven into a storefront in The Bay Centre. The driver of the vehicle ignored police direction and attempted to flee the scene. Officers deployed a Conducive Energy Weapon (CEW) and withdrew the man from the vehicle, where he continued to resist arrest and was taken to the ground. Officers arrested the man without further incident.

Based on the man’s behaviour, officers believed that he was impaired by drugs. Officers attempted to administer the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), however the man reported non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services Paramedics for medical treatment and for additional investigation. He was later released with a 24-hour driving prohibition pending further investigation into drug-impaired driving. No one else was injured as a result of this incident. A video of the incident is below.

Video: https://youtu.be/DYReCwNrUks

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#16758 Mike K.

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 11:49 AM

33-year-old charged with two homicides related to the Crofton deaths.

A Duncan man has now been charged in the double homicide of two people over the weekend in Crofton.

Justin James Dodd, 33, of Duncan is expected to appear in court on November 2, 2021 to answer to two counts of second degree murder in relation to an incident in Crofton early Saturday morning.

Just after midnight on October 23, 2021, North Cowichan Duncan RCMP frontline officers were called to a report of a suspicious circumstance at a house in the 8600 block of Crofton Road. When officers arrived they located two deceased persons in the residence, with another man who was quickly arrested without incident. (link to original news release)

“The investigation into this incident remains active and on-going, with officers from the North Cowichan RCMP General Investigation Section continuing gather evidence and following up on priority tasks,” states Inspector Chris Bear the Officer in Charge of the North Cowichan RCMP Detachment.

Anyone who has information about this incident and has not already spoken with police is asked to call the North Cowichan RCMP and cite file 2021-16672.

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#16759 JimV

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 01:02 PM

….He was later released with a 24-hour driving prohibition pending further investigation into drug-impaired driving. 

Once again we send a stern message to drug addled drivers.  Next time he’ll no doubt stay put at the new inhalation centre instead of roaring off in a car.


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#16760 pontcanna

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 01:29 PM

CHEK News:
 
The victims of Saturday’s double homicide in Crofton are being identified as this father & son. According to family, they lived in the home where they were killed “and were helping out a friend who had nowhere to go.” The accused was a childhood friend of one victim.
 
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