Police briefs: Woman allegedly sexual assaulted by intruders

90 year old tricked out of $200,000; Graffiti defaces Conservatory

  • Sep. 6, 2011 9:00 a.m.

A man and woman in a rooming house were surprised by unwelcome and dangerous guests early Saturday morning.

Two suspects broke into the unit in the 500-block of John St. at 2:45 a.m.

While the intruders trapped the woman inside, the male occupant was able to escape and flag down a nearby police car.

Victoria police arrested a 29-year-old suspect from Saanich outside the building. Police officers then entered the building to track down the remaining suspect and victim. The woman escaped at this point, but not before suffering non-life threatening injuries.

Next, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team arrived and searched the rooming house until they found and arrested a 26-year-old Saanich man.

VicPD detectives are recommending charges against both suspects of break and enter and unlawful confinement. In addition, they recommend a change of sexual assault with a weapon against the younger suspect.

90 year old tricked out of $200,000

Under the guise of a home renovator, a 47 year old is accused defrauding a senior of $200,000.

Bank tellers were the ones to notice a problem. When they detected large cheques cashed from the 90-year-old man’s account, they investigated. Suspicious of the supposed renovation work, they went to the man’s home but found no evidence of any work.

Victoria police arrested Richard Patterson, of no fixed address, last Tuesday. He faces a charge of fraud over $5,000. He is well-known to police and will make his next court appearance Sept. 15.

Graffiti defaces Conservatory

Between Thursday night and Friday morning, somebody scrawled the words ‘bad neighbour’ in eight places on the Conservatory of Music’s heritage walls.

Victoria police are requesting information to help their investigation into the large white lettering. There are no suspects.

Anyone with a tip can call the VicPD at 250-995-7654 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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