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#18121 pontcanna

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 05:06 PM

I was about to say, all this teeth-gnashing and pearl-clutching about the horrors of downtown YYJ, but the real action is taking place in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Black Creek etc...


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Posted 22 June 2022 - 05:13 PM

I was about to say, all this teeth-gnashing and pearl-clutching about the horrors of downtown YYJ, but the real action is taking place in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Black Creek etc...

 

I guess the isolated murders are.



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Posted 22 June 2022 - 05:22 PM

RCMP seek man accused of inappropriately touching underaged girls

RCMP are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly inappropriately touched underage girls at a Central Saanich restaurant.

It is alleged that the man spoke with the two girls briefly before touching them inappropriately. He then left in a grey Dodge Ram pickup truck.

The man’s truck had damage to its right side on the chrome running boards.

He is described as white and about 40 years old with short light hair, a thin build and eyeglasses. He was wearing a faded green baseball cap, a long-sleeved black shirt, blue jeans and grey and blue running shoes.
 
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#18124 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 05:24 PM

briefly before touching them inappropriately

 

 

 

 

Is that a crime?

 

I mean, it's either alleged sexual assault, or it's not.   Or at least technically "sexual interference".  Why minimize it?


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#18125 pontcanna

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 06:52 AM

Crown lawyers challenge Oak Bay father's murder appeal
 
Prosecutors outline why defence reasons for appealing murder convictions should be rejected

Three Crown lawyers are fighting the appeal of an Oak Bay father convicted of murdering his two young daughters on Christmas Day 2017.

Andrew Berry is challenging his convictions and sentence for the second-degree murders of six-year-old Chloe Elizabeth and four-year-old Aubrey Kate, who were stabbed to death in his Beach Drive apartment.

Berry was found with life-threatening injuries naked in a bathtub; he asked first responders to kill him.

After a five-month trial, the jury rejected Berry’s testimony that a “dark-skinned man” killed Chloe and Aubrey and attacked and injured him over a gambling debt to an Asian loan shark. He was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 22 years in December 2019 and filed his appeal immediately. He is seeking a new trial or a reduced period of parole ineligibility.

There was no evidence Berry confused the paramedics or firefighters for police officers, she argued. The only words spoken by first responders were about Berry’s medical assessment and treatment. Berry was never told he was arrested and was never restrained, she said.

The apartment was dark because Berry had no money to pay his power bill. Const. Piotr Ulanowski, the first officer to enter the suite, stayed at the entrance to the bathroom, using his flashlight to illuminate the room. He did not have his gun out and he did not touch Berry, said Street.

Similarly, Berry’s “Kill me” statement heard by ICU nurse Elizabeth McMullen was admissible, said Street. McMullen was only in the room to attend to Berry’s medical needs and there was no evidence she could have influenced the prosecution.

Street said the judge was also correct to admit statements made to Berry’s sister, a police officer whose name is under a publication ban. The judge concluded that in her dealings with Berry, she was acting as a sister who had just experienced a devastating loss and not as a person in authority.

She disagreed with the defence suggestion that Berry had a right to silence that was used against him. There is no right to silence guaranteed in the Mental Health Act, she told the appeal court.
 


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Posted 23 June 2022 - 06:39 PM

Crown argues ‘staggering’ case against Andrew Berry meant conviction was inevitable

June 23, 2022

Crown prosecutors argued on the fourth and final day of Andrew Berry’s appeal to his double second-degree murder conviction that the evidence against him was staggering, and a conviction would have been inevitable.

Thursday morning Crown prosecutor Christie Lusk began her arguments today by saying that Crown brought up Berry’s silence in not asking about his daughters in trial closing arguments, not as evidence of guilt — a reason not permitted by the judge — but a lack of credibility.

“This is not a case where you simply remain silent. This is a case where an accused chose to speak and said one thing and not another,” said Lusk to three appeal court justices in Vancouver.

Lusk went on to argue though, that the trial judge Miriam Gropper did, in fact, make a mistake. According to Lusk, her error was that the jury should have heard arguments that his silence was in fact a sign of guilt.

“He doesn’t ask that they’re dead, he knows that they’re dead,” said Lusk.

“Failure to make an expression is an admission of guilt,” said Lusk.

The crux of the Crown’s argument was brought later in the day, that regardless of the admissibility of any of Berry’s statements, they were harmless, that the blood spatter, Berry’s inconsistent testimony, and other evidence, led to an overwhelming case where according to Luska, “a conviction was inevitable.”

At this point, it’s up to the three appeal court justices to now decide if the trial judge made mistakes and if those errors impacted the outcome.

If the appeal is denied, it’s not necessarily the end of the road. Berry’s lawyer can apply to be heard at the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 06:44 PM

 

RCMP seek man accused of inappropriately touching underaged girls

RCMP are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly inappropriately touched underage girls at a Central Saanich restaurant.
 

 

 
Police have identified a suspect in relation to a report of two underage girls being inappropriately touched at a Saanich Peninsula restaurant earlier this month.

In a Thursday update shortly before noon, police said they had identified the man and were continuing their investigation. Police believe this to be an isolated incident with no further danger to the public.
 
"I can only assume that having this type of interaction with somebody that you don't know would be traumatic for anybody," said Cpl. Andres Sanchez with the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment.

"Nobody deserves to be touched inappropriately," he said. "We want the public to know that when these events do take place police do take them very seriously."
 

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 07:00 PM

‘Beautiful and loving soul’: Friends mourn Victoria woman murdered in Nanaimo

Denise Allick’s smile could light up a room.
 
 
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“She was such a kind-hearted soul that would do anything to make sure you were okay. She gave the best hugs. I will miss seeing her,” said friend Margaret DeGirolamo.

“She touched the lives of so many,” said friend Denise Marie Stark, adding that Allick was also a mother, sister and daughter.

It remains unclear how the two knew each other or why Allick was at the Nanaimo home. (There is also no explanation concerning the taxi in the driveway behind police tape).
 
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RCMP refused to update their investigation Thursday nor would they answer any questions about whether there was anyone else at the property at the time or how Allick was killed. However, Baker’s lawyer confirmed that the home belongs to his client’s relatives.

The 21-year-old’s next court date is scheduled for July 5.
 
 


#18130 pontcanna

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 09:17 AM

This guy (born 1983 with no prior BC CSO entries) has been busy in Saanich over the last month. He's in court today. I sense an interesting backstory, but no cop/press releases...
 
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#18131 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 09:27 AM

#catchandrelease  :whyme:



#18132 pontcanna

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 09:35 AM

#catchandrelease  :whyme:

 

CSO shows him in custody. He may not have been caught until after the last one?



#18133 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 09:38 AM

And we expect him to be in custody for how long?



#18134 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 09:49 AM


This guy (born 1983 with no prior BC CSO entries) has been busy in Saanich over the last month. He's in court today. I sense an interesting backstory, but no cop/press releases...


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This is one maybe?

Edit wrong year

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 June 2022 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2022 - 12:14 PM

One Arrested After Patrol Officers Respond To Multiple Overnight Arsons

 

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022 - Files: #22-23538, #22-23546, #22-23550

 

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers responded to multiple overnight fires, two of which are confirmed arsons.

 

Balmoral Road Fire | 22-23538

 

Just after 2 a.m. Patrol officers were notified that Victoria Fire Department firefighters were responding to a small fire in the 1000-block of Balmoral Road, near the intersection with Cook Street. The first officer arrived and noted the fire in a hedge. Victoria Fire Department firefighters extinguished the fire without injury or significant damage. The cause of this fire is under investigation.

 

Fire at Broad and View streets | 22-23546

 

Patrol officers were called to the intersection of Broad and View streets at approximately 3:40 a.m. for a report of an active fire. When officers arrived they observed two separate fires, one of which was against the exterior door of the Bay Centre building. Officers retrieved fire extinguishers from their Patrol vehicles and, after some effort, doused the flames. Victoria Fire Department firefighters responded and took over firefighting efforts. Damage to the exterior doors is being assessed. This fire was determined to be arson. Officers arrested a suspect a short time later. They’ve been held for court.

 

Garbage Can Fire 500-block of Yates Street| 22-23550

 

A short time later, at approximately 3:55 a.m. Patrol officers were called to an alley way in the 500-block of Yates Street for a report of a fire. When officers arrived, they located an area resident working to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. Victoria Fire Department firefighters also responded to this blaze and were able to extinguish the fire.

 

No one has been physically injured in this fires.

 

Each of these fires are under investigation. Investigators are working to determine if these fires are related to each other, or are related to recent arsons. Investigators are asking anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from these areas between 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. to save their footage and call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 ext 1.

 

 



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 12:24 PM

POLICE TEAM UP TO ADDRESS CRIME ON WATERS OF CADBORO BAY

June 24, 2022 - File #22-10442

Over the past several months the Saanich Police Department has been hearing from the residents of Cadboro Bay and the marine community of concerns about criminal activities being carried out in the bay by a suspected small group of persons living on boats in the area.

The community has reported to police an increase in thefts, mischiefs, unlawful activity, and noise complaints contrary to local bylaws. Police have been monitoring these activities, as these incidents are taking place throughout the coastal areas of Vancouver Island.

For example, one person reported that while asleep on their boat, they were woken by someone attempting to steal various items outside. Police believe the thieves are using the cover of darkness to carry out many of these criminal activities.

The area of Cadboro Bay creates a unique situation as it shares a border with Saanich, Oak Bay, with the waters of the bay itself falling into the jurisdiction of the RCMP.

Saanich Police have begun a collaborative approach with the Oak Bay Police Department, BC RCMP West Coast Marine Services and the BC RCMP Federal Shiprider Program to target the people suspected of these unlawful activities.

Since the beginning of June, police have been conducting nighttime deployments to monitor the activities in the waters of Cadboro Bay to both prevent crime from taking place and to identify the persons responsible for many of these incidents reported to the police.

Last week, Thomas Cudworth, 33, and Jack Chisholm, 23, who live on their vessels in Cadboro Bay, were observed by police for failing to abide by court-imposed conditions. As a result, warrants have been issued for their arrests and officers are currently seeking their whereabouts.

Residents in the area are asked to report all suspicious activities they observe to the police.

Anyone with information can contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321, or report what they know anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Cst. Markus Anastasiades
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Posted 24 June 2022 - 12:30 PM

 


The community has reported to police an increase in thefts, mischiefs, unlawful activity, and noise complaints contrary to local bylaws. Police have been monitoring these activities, as these incidents are taking place throughout the coastal areas of Vancouver Island.

For example, one person reported that while asleep on their boat, they were woken by someone attempting to steal various items outside. Police believe the thieves are using the cover of darkness to carry out many of these criminal activities.

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Last week, Thomas Cudworth, 33, and Jack Chisholm, 23, who live on their vessels in Cadboro Bay, were observed by police for failing to abide by court-imposed conditions. As a result, warrants have been issued for their arrests and officers are currently seeking their whereabouts.

 

 

 

 

Pirates in our own local waters!  

 

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 12:39 PM

POLICE TEAM UP TO ADDRESS CRIME ON WATERS OF CADBORO BAY

Would make for a great 1980s action show: Coastal Cops of Cadboro Bay


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Posted 24 June 2022 - 12:53 PM

 

Police believe the thieves are using the cover of darkness to carry out many of these criminal activities.

 

Shocking, but I suppose it was inevitable that thieves would eventually clue in to the potential advantages of working at night.


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Posted 24 June 2022 - 01:02 PM

@VicCrimeStop

1:24 PM · Jun 24, 2022

@SaanichPolice is currently looking for Jack Robert CHISHOLM and Thomas Richard CUDWORTH, who are wanted on several outstanding arrest warrants.

If you know where they are hiding & you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or visit http://victoriacrimestoppers.ca 
 
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Jack Robert CHISHOLM
 
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Thomas Richard CUDWORTH
 


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