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#19661 pontcanna

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Posted 15 March 2023 - 04:23 PM

Security guard at construction site stabbed south of Nanaimo

Victim rushed to hospital following altercation over alleged illegal fire

Mar. 15, 2023 

 
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One man has been rushed to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital after he was stabbed at a construction site near Ladysmith.

RCMP, Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance responded to the scene on the 1400 block of Timberlands Road shortly after noon when a security guard was stabbed, allegedly, over a dispute over an illegal fire with a person experiencing homelessness.

“There was actually two security guards [involved],” said Ron Gueulette, Cranberry fire chief. “One guy didn’t want to go in by himself, so he called for a backup and they both went in.”

Gueulette said when one of the security guards tried to take a photo of the alleged assailant’s vehicle, the suspect jumped out with a knife and attacked the two men.

 



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Posted 15 March 2023 - 04:35 PM

Meanwhile in Victoria, Stephen Hammond is vilified for suggesting extra security is needed at homeless shelters.



#19663 pontcanna

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Posted 15 March 2023 - 04:43 PM

Comox Valley RCMP seek assistance to identify suspect

2023-03-15 

File: #2023-3494


Comox Valley RCMP is looking to identify the suspect in an assault that occurred at Mt. Washington on March 8, 2023 at approximately 2:00 p.m.

An individual who had been resting on the Jacks Run reported that two males came down the hill and one of them hit his skis. One of the males became upset, telling the victim to move along and then allegedly punched him in the face several times, tackled him to the ground and head butted him. The two males were last seen skiing down the hill.

The victim was wearing a video camera and managed to get a picture of the suspect before the assault occurred.

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Investigators are looking to identify the male in the picture who has been described as being between 20-25 years old, approximately 5’8 tall, having light coloured skin, and shoulder length dirty blond hair said Cst. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer.

The victim was taken to hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

Anyone who believes they know the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file number 2023-3494.

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#19664 pontcanna

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Posted 15 March 2023 - 07:47 PM

Correction: CSO also had the suspect listed under a different variation of his name...he does have a court history of PPT and Robbery from the late 90's.

 

Murder Suspect Arrested In Richard “Blair” Young Homicide

 

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

 

File: #17-2110

 

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man has been arrested in Richard “Blair” Young’s murder.

 

Joseph “Bob” Gelineau was arrested by officers with the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU). He has been charged with first-degree murder and indignity to human remains. He remains in custody.

 

On February 15, 2017, VicPD notified the public that Blair Young was missing. His family had not heard from him for over a week. The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) took over the investigation and worked with VicPD investigators. The investigation into his disappearance continued until March 2, 2017, when Blair’s body was located on the Malahat.

 

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Richard Blair Young

 

Joseph “Bob” Gelineau’s arrest and appearance before the court brings to a close many of VIIMCU and VicPD’s investigative efforts.

 

Further details about this investigation cannot be shared at this time as the matter is now before the courts.

 


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#19665 pontcanna

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Posted 16 March 2023 - 12:55 AM

Former Devil's Army president Richard Alexander guilty of first-degree murder

The former president of the Devil’s Army Motorcycle Club has been convicted of the March 2016 murder of Dillon Brown, a competitive mixed martial arts fighter.

 
Late Wednesday night, a B.C. Supreme Court jury found Richard “Ricky” Alexander guilty of the first-degree murder of Brown, who was shot in the head at the Devil’s Army clubhouse in Campbell River on March 11, 2016. With eight sheriffs standing by, Alexander, 68, was placed in handcuffs and led from the courtroom to begin serving the mandatory sentence of life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. A sentencing hearing will be held Thursday afternoon.

Nicole Herman, Brown’s former partner and mother of his two children, cried with relief as the verdict was read. On the other side of the courtroom, members of Alexander’s family appeared surprised. Two women put their heads in their hands and cried.

The 11-member jury, which has been sitting since Feb. 14, began deliberations around 8 p.m. on Monday. On Wednesday afternoon, they returned to court to tell the judge they were deadlocked.

“After exhaustive discussion and numerous votes, we as a jury have failed to reach a unanimous verdict. …We now ask your advice on how to proceed,” said the note handed to Justice Geoff Gaul.

He urged them to give it one more try. At 9 p.m. Wednesday night, the jury asked to sit for another hour. At 10:15 p.m., they announced they had reached a unanimous verdict.
 


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Posted 16 March 2023 - 05:24 AM

A Langford bike shop is grappling with the impact of crime after the store suffered its fourth break-in in three years.

A truck drove through the glass door of WestShore Bicycles on Feb. 23, with someone grabbing two $9,000 e-bikes and one $8,000 e-bike, none of which have been recovered, according to owner Chris Dickinson.

West Shore RCMP was called to the scene around 5:30 a.m.



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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 March 2023 - 05:24 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2023 - 07:04 AM

2 Edmonton police officers killed while responding to domestic call

 

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CBC News has confirmed the officers were shot while responding to a domestic call, and that a third person is dead. 

 

Edmonton police say the officers were killed early Thursday.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 March 2023 - 07:04 AM.


#19668 pontcanna

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Posted 16 March 2023 - 10:50 AM

viccrimestop

@saanichpolice Police are looking to identify this suspect who on February 23, 2023, deliberately broke a window of a restaurant in the 3200 Block of Douglas St.


If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477.

You may also submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

File: #23-3444
 
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#19669 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 March 2023 - 01:00 PM

 

Former Devil's Army president Richard Alexander guilty of first-degree murder

The former president of the Devil’s Army Motorcycle Club has been convicted of the March 2016 murder of Dillon Brown, a competitive mixed martial arts fighter.

 
Late Wednesday night, a B.C. Supreme Court jury found Richard “Ricky” Alexander guilty of the first-degree murder of Brown, who was shot in the head at the Devil’s Army clubhouse in Campbell River on March 11, 2016. With eight sheriffs standing by, Alexander, 68, was placed in handcuffs and led from the courtroom to begin serving the mandatory sentence of life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. A sentencing hearing will be held Thursday afternoon.

Nicole Herman, Brown’s former partner and mother of his two children, cried with relief as the verdict was read. On the other side of the courtroom, members of Alexander’s family appeared surprised. Two women put their heads in their hands and cried.

The 11-member jury, which has been sitting since Feb. 14, began deliberations around 8 p.m. on Monday. On Wednesday afternoon, they returned to court to tell the judge they were deadlocked.

“After exhaustive discussion and numerous votes, we as a jury have failed to reach a unanimous verdict. …We now ask your advice on how to proceed,” said the note handed to Justice Geoff Gaul.

He urged them to give it one more try. At 9 p.m. Wednesday night, the jury asked to sit for another hour. At 10:15 p.m., they announced they had reached a unanimous verdict.
 

 

 

 

I guess I was wrong again.  Sounds like it was not easy though.

 

Bad news for the guy.  Jury was deadlocked but as it got later in the night, somehow they convinced the holdout(s).  That's a bit like how torture works.   :rtfm:


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 March 2023 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2023 - 05:03 PM

2 Edmonton police officers killed while responding to domestic call

 

 

"...Edmonton police say two officers were killed in the line of duty Thursday morning, with sources telling CityNews the suspect was 16 years old.

 

Police say the suspect’s death is “believed to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

 

A woman was injured and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later upgraded to stable condition. Sources tell CityNews the woman was the teenage suspect’s mother."

 

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Posted 16 March 2023 - 08:53 PM

Sooke victim in suspicious death investigation identified as 42-year-old father
 

A man who died under what police are calling suspicious circumstances near Victoria this week has been identified as a 42-year-old father of two young boys.


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Sooke resident Mike Leier was found in the 8500-block of West Coast Road, near Otter Point, on Sunday night.

Heather Leier, the victim's wife, confirmed his identity to CTV News on Thursday.
 
 


#19672 Mike K.

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Posted 17 March 2023 - 07:05 AM

What a sad, sad society we’ve become. From the RCMP:

On March 4th, 2023 North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP responded to a suspicious occurrence in the 1700 block of Maple Bay Rd.

Frontline and Street Crime Unit officers attended and located a group of people trespassing on private property in two Ford F350 pickup trucks. One of the F350’s attempted to flee the scene but officers were able to safely arrest the 24-year-old male driver and 32-year-old female passenger. Both F350’s were confirmed to be stolen from Nanaimo and the Crofton area.

24-year-old Brandon Gregoire of Nanaimo was charged with Possession of Property Over $5,000 dollars and is currently remanded in custody pending his next appearance in court on March 22nd.

A 49-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were also arrested at the scene and released on Undertakings, scheduled for court on May 9th, 2023.

“We are seeing a recent increase with thefts of earlier model Ford Super Duty trucks,” says Corporal Trevor March with the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. “Police are recommending owners of these pickups take appropriate precautions and security measures to dissuade thieves.”

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Posted 17 March 2023 - 07:09 AM

I guess it’s never been easier to put a disabler on older vehicles though.

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Posted 17 March 2023 - 08:55 AM

I guess I was wrong again.  Sounds like it was not easy though.

 

Bad news for the guy.  Jury was deadlocked but as it got later in the night, somehow they convinced the holdout(s).  That's a bit like how torture works.   :rtfm:

Bad news for the dead guy?

Or the guy who shot him?



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Posted 17 March 2023 - 08:58 AM

I guess the dead guy was dead regardless. But until late Wednesday one or more people on the jury was unwilling to convict. But somebody changed their mind(s).

The last trial was mistrial too*.

This was close.

 

 

 

The former president of a motorcycle club in Campbell River has been granted a mistrial after being accused of the murder of a Vancouver Island man in 2016.

 

The defense attorney for Richard Ernest Alexander, 65 – the former president of the Devils Army motorcycle club in Campbell River – says the mistrial was applied for and granted Wednesday.

 

The reasons for the mistrial are protected by a publication ban, according to the attorney, Richard Neary.

 

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 March 2023 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2023 - 01:11 PM

Guns and drugs found in probe of organized crime, trafficking

 

Two handguns and drugs including fentanyl were seized Wednesday, along with methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs, cash, ammunition and a stolen bike valued at about $10,000.
 

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 March 2023 - 01:11 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2023 - 02:02 PM

After a weekend shooting that seriously injured a Pizza Hut employee in Woodcroft, some Edmontonians are asking why it took police so long to publicly release details about the incident.

 

According to the Edmonton Police Service, a male entered the Westmount Shopping Centre restaurant around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and shot the 55-year-old employee, who was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

 

The first official media release about the shooting was not shared until Monday morning. A suspect description, based on surveillance footage from the restaurant, was not widely released by EPS until 7 p.m. that day.

 

As of publication, investigators are still looking to identify the gunman.

 

For Coun. Michael Janz, representing Ward papastew, that timeline gap is concerning, especially since police were still searching for the suspect.

 

"Others could've been at risk," Janz told reporters at city hall Tuesday. "I mean, I don't want to evoke the Nova Scotia shooting, but there were concerns with to what extent are the police being transparent with the public.

 

"That's not a healthy divide," he added. "We don't want an us versus them [situation]. We all want to be in on this together. Other people may have tips and ways to help."

Police Chief Dale McFee said officers assess what details can be released about active investigations on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

 

 

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Now it runs out this shooter might be the guy that killed two cops.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 March 2023 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2023 - 02:45 PM

Sooke victim in suspicious death investigation identified as 42-year-old father

 
A man who died under what police are calling suspicious circumstances near Victoria this week has been identified as a 42-year-old father of two young boys.

Sooke resident Mike Leier was found in the 8500-block of West Coast Road, near Otter Point, on Sunday night.

Heather Leier, the victim's wife, confirmed his identity to CTV News on Thursday.
 
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Posted 17 March 2023 - 03:34 PM

Witnesses & Information Sought After Electrical Panels Vandalized At Royal Athletic Park

 

Date: Friday, March 17, 2023 - File: #23-900256

 

Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for anyone with information to come forward after electrical panels at Royal Athletic Park were damaged.

 

On March 14, 2023, City of Victoria staff reported that the electrical panels at Royal Athletic Park had been damaged between 10 pm on March 7, and 6 am on March 8. The damage, which includes wiring, junction boxes and breakers is estimated to be approximately $5,000. The investigation indicates that the damage may have been caused by people attempting to tap into power there. In addition to the repair costs, damage of this sort creates significant electrical and fire risks.

 

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The damaged areas included electrical outlets, junction boxes and breaker boxes.

 

Investigators are asking for anyone with information about the incident, including anyone in the area with CCTV from the area 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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Posted 17 March 2023 - 03:50 PM

The park has no cameras I wonder?

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