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#18161 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 10:42 AM

Seems that stand-alone BOM there gets robbed a fair bit.

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 11:11 AM

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 11:36 AM

A thread has been created for the BMO bank robbery shooting here: https://vibrantvicto...g-june-28-2022/

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 08:38 PM

‘Denise would never leave her son’: Murder of Victoria woman in Nanaimo baffles her best friend

Jun. 30, 2022

Denise Allick had everything to live for, say friends.
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“That boy was her pride and joy. She loved being a mom. She loved that boy like nothing else,” said Allick’s best friend Nathan Moss told CHEK News from his home in Victoria, adding. “Denise would never leave her son, she would never leave her son.”
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Her death has left the community, her friends and local law enforcement baffled, who are still wondering why the 40-year-old woman was in Nanaimo and whether she even knew Simon.

Moss said didn’t know Allick was going to Nanaimo that night, nor does he think she knew 21-year-old Simon Baker, who is now charged with second-degree murder.

“I honestly don’t know,” he said.

Moss, who lives with Cerebral Palsy, said when he learned his best friend had been murdered, he felt like he’d been stabbed in the chest and wishes he could have been there for his friend. 

A GoFundMe has also been launched by Allick’s family to help pay for her funeral.
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Meanwhile, Baker’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 5.

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 12:56 PM


APPEAL FOR INFORMATION: CSPS are seeking any information on the black BMW sedan shown below. The vehicle is believed to be associated to an assault on FridayJune 10th, 2022 at approximately 11:20am at Stelly’s High School.
Call 250-652-4441. File: #22-1635
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Posted 04 July 2022 - 03:23 PM

Officers Leap To Safety As Truck Driver Flees Stop


Date: Monday, July 4, 2022 - File: #22-24660


Victoria, BC – Two VicPD officers had to leap to safety on July 1st after a driver of a large pick-up truck attempted to flee a traffic stop.


Just after 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1st, Community Services Division (CSD) bike officers were conducting bike patrol in James Bay when they were flagged down by motorist who told them that there was a vehicle improperly parked in the 300-block of Dallas Road which was impeding traffic. Officers arrived and located a large truck with a camper in the bed. This truck was improperly parked such that it was obstructing traffic in the northbound lane of Dallas Road. Officers began conducting traffic control and asked people nearby if they’d seen the driver. Upon hearing from a witness that the vehicle had been parked there for approximately 2 hours and that the driver had left the area, officers called for a tow truck to move the vehicle.


Officers noted a person standing across the street filming them with their phone. After several minutes, that person then approached officers, identified themselves as the owner of the truck, and requested that officers stop traffic so they could leave. Officers informed the driver that they were being detained for an investigation. The person disregarded officers’ demands, entered the vehicle and started it. Officers again informed the driver they were not free to leave. The driver put the vehicle into gear and then rapidly reversed out of the parking stall towards officers, causing officers to leap out of the way to avoid being run over. The driver then fled the area. The CSD bike officers followed from a distance, radioing the vehicle’s direction of travel.


A short time later, a Patrol officer spotted the vehicle in the 300-block of Douglas Street. The officer pulled in behind the vehicle and activated their police vehicle’s emergency lights and siren and gave the driver of the truck direction to pull over. The driver refused to stop and instead performed an unsafe overtake of a vehicle ahead. Given the presence of nearby pedestrians and the large number of people in the nearby park for Canada Day, the Patrol officer did not pursue and radioed the truck’s last direction of travel to other officers.


The vehicle was then spotted in downtown Victoria, driving erratically on Blanshard Street, before turning left onto Pandora Avenue heading in the direction of the road closure area for the Canada Day celebrations at Ship Point. The driver then stopped the truck in the 600-block of Pandora Avenue and was boxed in by responding VicPD Patrol and Integrated Canine Service (ICS K9) officers. The driver was pulled from the truck and arrested.


The driver was transported to VicPD cells and later released with a future court date for recommended charges of assault with a weapon, assaulting a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.


This file remains under investigation.


Officers are hoping to speak with additional witnesses who may have information about this incident. If you have information about this incident and have yet to speak with an officer, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 ext 1.


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Posted 05 July 2022 - 10:23 AM

Drugs and Guns seized in the Comox Valley

2022-07-05 - File #2022-1935

A 45-year old Comox Valley man is still in custody and facing multiple charges after drugs, firearms, and cash were seized on June 16, 2022.

The four-month investigation culminated with search warrants being executed on a residence, storage unit, and vehicles. Investigators located multiple firearms, suspected fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine along with packaging, scales, and cash.
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The Comox Valley RCMP is committed to targeting those responsible for the supply of fentanyl and other illicit drugs in our community. This seizure has disrupted the criminal activity here in the Comox Valley and undoubtedly saved lives, said Insp. Mike Kurvers, Officer in Charge, Comox Valley RCMP. Several specialized units at the detachment came together to make this happen; the Major Crime Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Frontline members, and Integrated Forensic Identification Services. he added.

In total, over 484 grams of suspected fentanyl, over 885 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and over 355 grams of suspected cocaine were seized. The firearms seized included three handguns and 12 long guns; several of which had been reported stolen.

The investigation into this matter is not over and will continue until police have gathered all the available evidence surrounding the possession and distribution of these guns and drugs.

Anyone with information about this or any other criminal activity in the Comox Valley is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321.

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Posted 06 July 2022 - 12:38 PM

Multiple warrants issued for violent offender

2022-07-05 - File #2019-35462

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 34-year-old Michael Bonson of Nanaimo after he recently failed to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court. Bonson is wanted for Resist Arrest, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 5, Possess a Restricted Firearm, Possess a Prohibited Weapon, and Fraud.
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Michael Bonson

Bonson has had several interactions with police throughout central Vancouver Island that have involved either drugs, illegal weapons or resisting arrest. The most notable occurred in late September of 2020 when an officer in Nanaimo pulled over a vehicle that Bonson was operating. During the traffic check, the officer formed grounds to arrest Bronson for possessing illegal drugs. Bonson resisted his arrest and a violent struggle ensued. During the melee, the officer deployed his Taser, however it was ineffective. Bonson broke free and managed to flee in his vehicle and was not located.

Just two weeks earlier, North Cowichan RCMP found Bonson in a parked vehicle. Officers arrested him after locating not only a quantity of illegal drugs but also a set of brass knuckles, an imitation firearm, drug sheets and scales. Charges are before the courts on from that incident.

Bonson is a Caucasian man, 5 ft. 11, 180 pounds, with short balding blonde hair. He is known to sport a moustache, goatee or beard, and the picture provided is relatively recent. If you have information on the whereabouts of Michael Bonson, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2019-35462.

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Posted 07 July 2022 - 11:25 AM


F/N: #22-3560
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@saanichpolice need to identify this person re a criminal harassment case.
They are seen on CCTV buying cell phone minutes connected to the case. Anonymously tell us their identity by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at http://victoriacrimestoppers.ca

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Posted 07 July 2022 - 12:43 PM

Cook Street closed in Saanich near Quadra

Emergency crews responding to crash

July 7, 2022 1:00 p.m.
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A witness at the scene saw a man driving a small red SUV along Cook Street towards Maywood Road at a high rate of speed before striking several parked cars and coming to a stop in the middle of the roadway.

The woman rushed to the man to offer first aid but the driver brandished what she described as a large butcher’s knife.


#18171 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 July 2022 - 12:50 PM

Any chance the driver was a butcher?
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Posted 07 July 2022 - 12:57 PM

Man Arrested After Indecent Act At Playground


Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022 - File: #22-25357


Victoria, BC – Patrol officers have arrested a man after a parent reported that he performed an indecent act at a playground yesterday.


Just before 3 p.m. yesterday Patrol officers were called to a playground in the 2100-block of Quadra Street for a report that a man was performing an indecent act while asking children to play with him. Parents intervened and called police. When officers arrived, parents pointed the man out to them. He was arrested without incident and transported to cells.


The man was released for a future court date and conditions including a requirement not to attend parks or playgrounds. He faces recommended charges of committing an indecent act.


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.


If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken with officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 ext 1.


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Posted 07 July 2022 - 03:03 PM

Man shot with non-lethal rounds after hitting cars on Cook Street
A driver who had been brandishing a large knife was taken to hospital by ambulance after he was struck by several non-lethal rounds fired by police on Cook Street early Thursday afternoon.
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The man was in “medical distress,” police said.

A witness said the incident started with an argument involving a tenant and landlord at a gas station at Quadra and Cook.

A man in a small red car then sped east on Cook Street and ran over a median before crashing into parked vehicles near Bellevue Road, knocking one on its side against a hedge.

A witness said the driver was brandishing a large butcher knife and making threats.

Half a dozen police cars quickly arrived on the scene and officers shot the man with several non-lethal rounds before he could be subdued. A dog in the man’s vehicle was apparently unhurt.

“We were trying to ask him if he was OK and he was telling us to go away.”

Chandler tried to talk to the man from the passenger side by moving the air bag, but he remained agitated and threatened to hurt the people trying to help.

At one point, the man put the knife to his neck, and after one of the non-lethal rounds, he removed his clothes.

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Posted 07 July 2022 - 06:08 PM

A few more details from CHEK:


"Norm Sedore was in his backyard when he heard crashing sounds and ran out to find three damaged vehicles, two of which appeared to have been parked and a third, a red Audi SUV, with its airbags deployed.

Sedore said he then approached the driver of the crashed Audi to see how he was doing.

“I pulled back the airbag on the driver’s side and then I was presented with a butcher’s knife,” he said, adding that the driver started swearing at him and told him to get away.

Sedore also noted that there was a black poodle in the back seat of the vehicle.

Police arriving at the scene confronted the man and tried to calm him down but he became more agitated, prompting police to use non-lethal rounds, Sedore said.

“It just seemed like it fired him up,” he said. The man then proceeded to harm himself with the knife and removed his clothing before he was struck with another round — police firing about 12 to 15 shots in total, according to Sedore.

The man eventually collapsed and was taken into custody, he said."

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Posted 08 July 2022 - 09:21 AM

Victoria woman awarded $5.5 million for her care in crash that killed sister
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A Greater Victoria woman who was critically injured when she was struck by a Jeep Cherokee on Central Saanich Road four years ago has been awarded $5.5 million by the B.C. Supreme Court for her future care.


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Tracey Ann Ward suffered a catastrophic brain injury in the Aug. 27, 2018, crash that killed her sister, massage therapist Kim Ward. The two women had dinner with their mother, Ellen, that evening, then went out to walk their dogs.


Anthony Thomas was behind the wheel of the brand new Jeep on Central Saanich Road when he lost consciousness, crossed the centre line and struck the sisters. After a criminal trial, Thomas was found guilty of impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm and is waiting to be sentenced.


Tracey’s mother, Ellen Ward, 81, launched the civil suit in February against Thomas, the Harris Victoria car dealership and Aggatha Siah, a woman who had signed a purchase agreement to buy the Jeep.


The issue in the civil case was which of the defendants was liable. Justice Brenda Brown found Thomas was negligent. She also found that the Harris Victoria car dealership, as owner of the vehicle, was vicariously liable and responsible for paying the $5.5 million. Siah was found to be not liable.


The judge found that Siah did not own the Jeep because she didn’t have financing. The young First Nations woman was a weak, vulnerable party in the purchase negotiations and therefore at a disadvantage in the contracting process, said the judge. She found the transaction was “unconscionable” — which in legal terms means unfair — and thus not binding on Siah.


Harris Victoria argued that it did not consent to Thomas driving the vehicle.


But Brown said one of the ways Harris Victoria generates new business is through other people seeing and driving new vehicles purchased by customers.


The judge said she was satisfied that the dealership expected other family members and friends to drive the Jeep.


And the fact Thomas may have been impaired at the time didn’t change that consent, because the dealership didn’t learn about that until after the fact, said Williams.


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Posted 08 July 2022 - 02:20 PM

Mounties investigate Nanaimo shooting

2022-07-08 - File #2022-23386
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Lost Lake Rd & Laguna Way
One person has been taken to hospital with serious non life threatening injuries after a reported shooting. The incident occurred at approximately 8 PM on Thursday July 7, 2022, outside a residence in north Nanaimo.

Numerous officers responded to the incident. The injured person, a man in his early 30’s, was treated at the scene by attending BC Paramedics then transported to hospital. Police spoke with several witnesses who observed the suspect flee in a vehicle.

There were no other reported injuries and from information gathered to date, this appears to have been an isolated incident , said R/Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP

If anyone has witness information related to this incident, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file #2022-23386.

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Posted 08 July 2022 - 02:48 PM

Man wanted on charges linked to slashing of Nanaimo police vehicle tire
Times-Colonist - July 8, 2022
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Bryan Bozak is wanted for a weapons charge and other counts.

Arrest warrants have been issued for a Nanaimo man wanted on charges linked to a March 25 incident where he allegedly slashed a tire on a police vehicle with a knife.

The warrants were issued after Bryan Bozak missed a scheduled court appearance.

The police officer using the vehicle and several other people witnessed the tire slashing.

Bozak tried to flee but was caught after a short foot chase. 

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Posted 08 July 2022 - 05:20 PM

Man charged with murder of Langford mother pleads guilty to second-degree murder


July 8, 2022

A 37-year-old man is pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of a Langford single mother who was gunned down outside a gathering two years ago. 
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Anthony Dheensaw

“I enter the plea voluntarily, there has been no coercion of any kind,” Anthony Singh Dheensaw told the courtroom, appearing virtually from jail.

In Victoria, a small courtroom was filled with Angela Dalman’s friends and family, who upon hearing the guilty plea gasped in relief and brushed away tears.

The 40-year-old single mother’s murder took place outside a gathering on Friday, March 6, 2020, in Langford. After firing two shots, Dheenshaw fled the scene in a car but was arrested by police the next morning.
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Angela Dalman

Dalman was taken to hospital but later died from her injuries, leaving behind a teenage son.

As of today, Dheensaw not only plead guilty to the second-degree murder of Angela Dalman on March 6, 2020, but he also plead guilty to using a firearm in the attempted murder of a man named Derrick Oke on that same date. Details involving that case have not been released. 

According to court records, a few days before gunning down Dalman, Dheensaw was also arrested for drug and gun possession. Those charges are still pending.

A date where a statement of facts, victim impact statements and sentencing for Dalman’s murder will be set later this month.

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Posted 08 July 2022 - 06:53 PM

Update on Nanaimo shooting:


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Several RCMP officers and paramedics converged on a home on Laguna Way in the Lost Lake area of the city shortly after 8 p.m.

A man in his early 30s was treated at the scene outside the house and then taken to hospital, police said Friday.

A neighbour who spoke with CTV News on Friday said she was in her backyard hot tub when a young woman jumped over her fence.

"She kept crying and shaking," Halina Grzyb said. "She said, 'Please save me – someone pointed a gun to my head.'"

Grzyb said she brought the woman inside her house until the police arrived.

Some residents in the area said they recently installed security cameras on their homes due to suspicious activity at the house where the shooting occurred.

"We were kind so scared because this is a nice, quiet street," Grzyb added. "We knew something suspicious was going on [with] the cars going – moving in and out – and some cars [were] very expensive."

Mounties confirmed Friday that security cameras on neighbouring properties captured a lot of useful information for the investigation.

"This person hasn’t been apprehended yet so we’re looking for the public to help us with this one and hold this person accountable and get them off the street," O'Brien said.

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog called the shooting "obviously very disturbing," and added, "clearly we want the perpetrator brought to justice."

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Posted 09 July 2022 - 09:52 AM

VicPD officers arrested a woman for impaired driving last night after responding to a report of a vehicle in a pond off Dallas Road.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. last night Patrol officers were called to the pond off Dallas Road at Government Street for a report that a woman had driven a vehicle into the water at that location. Officers located the driver at the scene, who appeared intoxicated by alcohol. The woman attempted to flee from police but was arrested for impaired driving. No one was physically injured during this incident.

Officers transported the woman to VicPD cells to conduct an impaired driving investigation. The woman was held in custody until sober and then later released with a court date. She faces recommended charges related to impaired driving.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken with officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

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