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#17921 pontcanna

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 03:10 AM

International students under curfew due to Victoria violence

Greater Victoria School District bans international students from going downtown Fridays and Saturdays after 5 p.m. A parent is unhappy about the restriction.

An increase in youth violence and mischief in downtown Victoria has forced the city’s police to set up a task force and work more closely with schools and community groups, and has led to educators imposing a curfew on students from overseas.

The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International Education, which provides a Canadian school experience for international students, sent out an email last week to its host families and students banning students travelling into the downtown core, James Bay or Beacon Hill Park after 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The email, sent by home­stay manager Shandi Clague, said: “Police continue to have problems downtown with large groups of young people and have identified a number of these youth as international students.”

In the email, Clague said the ban had student safety in mind.

“We do not take this lightly and it is very unfortunate that we have to put these restrictions in place,” Clague wrote.

“Students, if you are acting in a way that causes danger to yourself or others, you will be asked to leave the program.

“I am hopeful that this time away from downtown will give those that need it the time to refocus on their positive overseas experience.”

The email was greeted with outrage by the parent of one international student.

A lawyer based in Turin, Italy, whose son is a student in the region, wrote to the district saying he was stunned.

 

Morehttps://www.timescol...iolence-5390217

 

 



#17922 pontcanna

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 03:16 AM

Police chief regrets scrapping school liaison officers

Level of youth-related ­violence seen on Victoria streets of late has been unprecedented, police say.

School officials and police have put their heads together to deal with concerns about groups of youths causing problems in downtown Victoria.

The level of youth-related ­violence seen on city streets of late has been unprecedented, with Victoria police saying most of those involved are under 18.

Social media platforms such as Snapchat and TikTok have been the rallying points.

Addressing Victoria City Council on Thursday, Victoria Police Chief Del Manak admitted cancelling the school liaison program in 2018 was a mistake.

 

Morehttps://www.timescol...liaison-5390209

 



#17923 pontcanna

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 03:49 AM

-This is the woman who worked (briefly) at a medical practice in View Royal.

 

Nurse impersonator may face more charges
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A woman convicted of impersonating an Ontario nurse — and already facing related charges in Vancouver — may soon have more legal issues to deal with.

 

Brigitte Cleroux was sentenced in Ottawa on April 22 to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to seven charges this year, including assault, assault with a weapon, fraud and impersonation.

 

The Gatineau, Que. woman posed as a nurse to treat patients at medical and dental clinics. Those charges and conviction came after parallel Ottawa Police Service and Vancouver Police Department investigations.

 

In Vancouver, Cleroux faces charges of fraud over $5,000 and personation with intent to gain advantage.

 

More: https://www.timescol...charges-5388214

 

 

 



#17924 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 06:14 AM

Outraged house parent might want to quit the program if this bothers them so much. Victoria needs to get a handle on the violence one way or another.

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 06:17 AM

Outraged house parent might want to quit the program if this bothers them so much. Victoria needs to get a handle on the violence one way or another.

 

It's not a house parent, it's the real parent, back in Italy.

 

Anyway, wait until the national media gets ahold of this.



#17926 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 06:22 AM

Oh geez, even better. Nice example to set for your kid.

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 08:19 AM

International students under curfew due to Victoria violence

Greater Victoria School District bans international students from going downtown Fridays and Saturdays after 5 p.m. A parent is unhappy about the restriction.

An increase in youth violence and mischief in downtown Victoria has forced the city’s police to set up a task force and work more closely with schools and community groups, and has led to educators imposing a curfew on students from overseas.

 

This is an opportunity for Helps and Manak to put on their big person pants.

 

Charge these jerks and then let immigration know. Once student Visas start getting yanked the problem will end pronto. UVIC won't like losing the $30K a year tuition but too bad.


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#17928 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 08:24 AM

This is an opportunity for Helps and Manak to put on their big person pants.

 

Charge these jerks and then let immigration know. Once student Visas start getting yanked the problem will end pronto. UVIC won't like losing the $30K a year tuition but too bad.

 

These are grade-school kids.



#17929 pontcanna

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 08:35 AM

Neighbourhood helps nab Langford drug dealer

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2022-05-20 - File #2022-4771
 
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The West Shore RCMP Drug & Organized Crime Unit made an arrest and seized drugs, weapons and stolen property after the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Langford.

In March 2022, the West shore RCMP received reports from neighbours of suspected drug activity at a Langford residence, in the Glen lake area, sparking an investigation by the West Shore RCMP Drug & Organized Crime Unit.

On March 31, 2022, the West Shore RCMP Drug & Organized Crime Unit executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. The investigators searched and seized approximately one ounce of both fentanyl and methamphetamine. One ounce of each drug is equivalent to over 200 doses. In addition to the drugs, approximately $10,000 in stolen tools, $5,000 in cash and brass knuckles were seized.

The suspect, a 52-year-old man of Langford, has been arrested and charges will be forwarded for multiple counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drug & Substances Act and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000.

"Thank you to the neighbourhood’s keen eye and cooperation which helped progress the investigation to an arrest and removal of drugs off the street", says Constable Sheldon Ewington with the Drug & Organized Crime Unit at West Shore RCMP.

If anyone has any information or wants to report suspicious activity, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. If it pertains to drug related information, you can ask to speak with a drug investigator. You can always report anonymously through Crime Stoppers online or via phone at 1-800-222-8477

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#17930 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 01:10 PM

From VicPD:

VicPD’s Youth Violence and Vandalism Interdiction and Engagement Response Team is returning to downtown Victoria this week in efforts to continue to deter violence and vandalism.

For the last six weeks, officers have been responding to calls for service for violent offences and vandalism related to large groups of youths gathering in downtown Victoria and consuming alcohol and drugs. These gatherings have been organized by a core group via SnapChat and WhatsApp. They have resulted in nights in which upwards of 150 youths, split into multiple groups, have become involved in many incidents across the downtown Victoria area. These include:

A random attack in which a 70-year-old man was swarmed by a group of 25 youths. He was left with significant, but non-life-threatening facial injuries after being kicked, punched and spat on;
A random attack on a couple who were swarmed, followed by a group of youths and a woman choked;
A random attack on an unhoused couple that saw a youth struck in the face with a flashlight;
The swarming of a VicPD officer as he arrested a youth armed with bear spray, knives and wearing a balaclava after he responded to a call for multiple youths engaged in a “bear spray fight”;
A random attack on a couple, who fled to their vehicle, which was surrounded and damaged. A youth was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in this incident.

Officers and staff from across VicPD, including the Community Services Division (CSD), Patrol Division, Investigative Services Division (ISD) and Community Engagement Division (CED) have all responded.

Last weekend VicPD’s Youth Violence and Vandalism Interdiction and Engagement Response Team augmented Patrol resources to establish a high-visibility presence at key locations in downtown Victoria. During Friday and Saturday nights, officers responded to 12 incidents, making 8 arrests and seized drugs, alcohol and knives. Of the 8 youth arrested, three required medical care for intoxication. During the operation, officers were approached by staff at local business and members of the public, who shared stories of unreported assaults and vandalism and expressed relief at officers’ presence. This operation was shared during a VicPD Live Tweetalong.

The significant majority of youths involved are from across Greater Victoria.

“Our presence downtown this weekend is to deter violence and ensure downtown is safe and enjoyable for everyone,” VicPD Community Services Division Inspector Kerrilee Jones said “VicPD is continuing work with our partners including all local police agencies, youth probation, the school districts from across the region including SD61, SD62 and SD63, private schools, municipalities, community groups, parents, families and youths themselves to help find short, medium and long solutions.”

Regional school districts have reached out directly to parents and caregivers to ensure that they are informed and have asked them to speak with their young family members about making safe choices downtown.

VicPD will once again be conducting a VicPD Live Tweetalong on our VicPDCanada Twitter account starting at 6 p.m. tonight as part of a high-profile deterrence to violence and vandalism.

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#17931 pontcanna

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 05:36 PM

Thursday bank robbery in Parksville

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2022-05-20 - File: Oceanside RCMP #2022-4383

On May 19, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. Oceanside RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the CIBC bank located at 130 Island Highway West in Parksville. The robbery occurred approximately ten to fifteen minutes earlier.

A man wearing blue or grey pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue medical mask, reflective aviator style sunglasses and dark baseball cap entered the branch and demanded cash from the teller. The man is described as Caucasian in their mid 20’s, slim build and approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall. The suspect fled on foot toward Alberni Highway and then westbound in the lane directly behind the branch.

Oceanside RCMP frontline and plainclothes officers as well as forensic identification services immediately attended the scene to investigate. The suspect was not located.

There were no injuries, however the bank staff was understandably shaken up by the incident.

Surveillance from the bank shows the suspect’s baseball cap had an ECHO outdoor power equipment logo on the front and that the suspect had a large silver ring(s) on their right middle finger as well as a small dark tattoo at the base of their lower outside right thumb.

If you recognize the person from the surveillance photos, have dash cam or any other video surveillance from the area around the time of the robbery or have any other information about this offence, investigators would like to speak with you, says Sergeant Shane Worth of the Oceanside RCMP.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Oceanside RCMP at (250) 248-6111 quoting police file number 2022-4383.

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#17932 pontcanna

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 05:55 PM

Man arrested after allegedly robbing gas station with toddler

Updated May 20, 2022, 5:27 PM PDT

An Oliver man is accused of robbing a Kamloops gas station with his three-year-old toddler at his side.

Mounties say the suspect allegedly entered the gas station on Thursday, near Wawn Road on Westsyde Road, holding his toddler’s hand and approached the counter to demand money. The suspect pulled up his shirt, showing what appeared to be a firearm.

The responding RCMP officer saw the man and his toddler leaving the gas station and found them nearby.

The man allegedly threatened the officer and used the child as a barrier between himself and the officer.

After a brief altercation, the man was taken into custody and a replica firearm was found in his possession.

Charges were said to possibly include robbery, uttering threats, breach of a firearms prohibition, and resisting arrest.
 
 


#17933 LJ

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 07:19 PM

This is an opportunity for Helps and Manak to put on their big person pants.

 

Charge these jerks and then let immigration know. Once student Visas start getting yanked the problem will end pronto. UVIC won't like losing the $30K a year tuition but too bad.

It's not the international students causing the mayhem, it's the locals.

 

They just want to keep the international students safe.


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#17934 Nparker

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 07:20 PM

Wouldn't a gun have been a more effective weapon than a toddler?
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#17935 JimV

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 07:18 AM

Probably would have resulted in him being shot dead had he drawn it.  And as usual, it was a replica.  The average street punk can’t legally acquire a handgun and licensed owners don’t buy them and pass them on.  Almost all illegal handguns in Canada are bought in the States and smuggled in by organized gangs.



#17936 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 07:26 AM

Probably would have resulted in him being shot dead had he drawn it. And as usual, it was a replica. The average street punk can’t legally acquire a handgun and licensed owners don’t buy them and pass them on. Almost all illegal handguns in Canada are bought in the States and smuggled in by organized gangs.

https://amp.theguard...cepted-bag-guns

Drone carrying guns into Canada from US intercepted after crashing into tree

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#17937 pontcanna

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 07:41 AM

Probably would have resulted in him being shot dead had he drawn it.  And as usual, it was a replica.  The average street punk can’t legally acquire a handgun and licensed owners don’t buy them and pass them on.  

 

The perp is Andrew Bradley MILLER, who has previous charge for attempted murder in Oliver from 2018...plus other offences in Northern Alberta.



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Posted 21 May 2022 - 08:52 AM

 

Andrew Bradley Miller, 30, is charged with possessing a firearm while prohibited and the attempted murder of Tyler Newton with a firearm from an incident on May 28

 

Miller, along with his mother and her partner, were also convicted in April 2011 of unlawful confinement, kidnapping and assault causing bodily harm from a February 2009 incident that started in Oliver and ended in Summerland.

 

Messed up family

 

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 08:56 AM

No new news on the missing woman that might have been on the Nanaimo boat?

https://beta.ctvnews...889208.amp.html

#17940 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2022 - 07:04 AM

A woman wrote on social media she had to drive in from Sidney to downtown Victoria after her daughter had been swarmed by a group of 20 kids who had knives and mace.

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