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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Rabbittown has a REALLY bad reputation but I think most people would agree it's the type of neighbourhood where people leave and go downtown to commit their crimes. I wouldn't expect much to actually happen IN Rabbittown, but I wouldn't be surprised if anyone arrested robbing the Ultramar on Waldegrave to be from there.

Same with my neighbourhood by the Circle.
So basically it's a "don't shit where you eat" kind of thing eh?

Why don't the guys down near Stabb Court understand this? A guy almost pulled a knife on me down there at McEsso last year because I wouldn't give him a ride downtown
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Man gets seven-year sentence for shooting, stabbing another man in botched drug deal

A man who shot and stabbed another man in the midst of a drug deal has been given a seven-year jail term.

James Shawn Halleran was sentenced this morning at provincial court in St. John's.

Judge Lori Marshall gave the 22-year-old 164 days credit for the time he's already been in custody, leaving six years and 6 1/2 months left on his term.
During the sentencing hearing in December, Crown prosecutor Lisa Stead had requested that Halleran get an eight-year prison term.

Halleran’s lawyer Randy Piercey suggested a jail sentence of four to five years.

But Marshall said the minimum sentence was not appropriate in a case as serious as this one.

While Halleran is youthful, Marshall said "Although you accept responsibility, you maintain it wasn't pre-planned. You regret your actions, but there is no remorse for the life-threatening injuries you cause (the victim)...," Marshall said in handing down the sentence.

"Although you regret the position you now find yourself in, I'm not convinced you have true insight into your actions."

She said courts must send a message that society will not tolerate such acts of violence.

Halleran pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, discharging a firearm, breaching probation by failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour and breaching a recognizance regarding curfew.

Halleran and a 17-year-old were arrested following an incident that happened in the afternoon of Oct. 26, 2011.

Halleran and the teen were at 231A Southside Rd. — where Halleran’s uncle lived — to meet a drug dealer, who was to sell them five pounds of marijuana.
When the dealer showed up, the teen had a small, cardboard box on the table, which he said contained $14,500. A disagreement arose as to the price of the marijuana. The teen said, “Don’t worry. You’re not getting any money'
Halleran, who had not been in the room, suddenly appeared, masked and holding a .22-calibre rifle. The drug dealer quickly tried to bag his marijuana, but Halleran hit him in the head with the gun. That sparked a fracas that saw the teen order Halleran to shoot the 40-year-old man. As all three were struggling, Halleran fired the gun and hit the man in the leg.

As Halleran was trying to reload the gun, the teen and the man were struggling on the floor. The teen asked Halleran to shoot the man again.
The man managed to grab the gun. It was then Halleran and the teen stabbed the man several times.

Halleran went back into the back room and came out with another long gun. He wasn’t wearing a mask this time.

The man — who was rescued by his two friends who rushed into the house — was admitted to hospital in critical condition with multiple stab wounds to his upper torso and a gunshot wound to his left leg.

He needed surgery to repair an aortic bleed caused by the stabbing. The gunshot caused a fracture to one of the man’s leg bones. He was discharged from hospital in November 2011.

Halleran was arrested Nov. 3, 2011, and was originally denied bail. He applied for a bail review and was eventually released.

However, he was picked up by police again Sept.18 of this year and charged with breaching curfew conditions of his recognizance. He’s been in jail ever since.

A few months ago, he pleaded guilty to three charges — aggravated assault, discharging a weapon with intent and breach of probation.

At the sentencing hearing, Stead pointed out that the men had planned the robbery — Halleran hid in the back room, while the teen lured the man inside the house.

Stead also noted that weapons — a gun and knives — were also used in carrying out the crime.

Piercey said his client, who has a short criminal record, is extremely remorseful about what he did.

He said Halleran had a serious drug addiction at the time, especially to Percocet. According to the pre-sentence report, Halleran, who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was also suffering from depression.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to a court ban, was also arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He was sentenced in February to 16 months in a youth detention centre after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and armed robbery.

The teen was given three months’ credit for the time he had spent in pre-trial custody, leaving 13 months on his term. He will then spend six months under community supervision.
An aortic bleed is a VERY severe injury. How these two were not charged with attempted homicide is beyond what I can understand. Glad to see a severe sentence handed down to this guy, though I'm sure the other kid will be back on the streets terrorizing the public in no time. I know when I was 17 I wasn't roaming the streets, demanding my buddies shoot drug dealers.
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Armed robbery at St. John's pharmacy

Police are looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery that took place in central St. John's on Friday evening.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a man entered the Pharmachoice pharmacy around 6 p.m. and demanded drugs.

The suspect fled the scene on foot in the direction of LeMarchant Road.

He is described as being between five feet 10 inches and six feet tall, with a pale complexion and strawberry blonde hair.

The man was wearing dark clothing with a black hood up. His face was concealed by red sunglasses and a plaid scarf.

There was no word on what weapon was used in the robbery.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC or CrimeStoppers.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...bbery-302.html

The location in the story which CBC decided not to report (good job CBC!) is the Pharmachoice pharmacy on Campbell Avenue.
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RNC seeking witnesses to assault on teenage boys in downtown St. John’s

The RNC’s criminal investigation division is seeking witnesses to a physical assault on two boys — aged 15 and 16 — in the Water Street area of St. John’s about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The RNC says the victims were walking in the area of Water Street when five or six individuals attacked them and then fled on foot. The victims received moderate, but not life-threatening injuries.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
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Armed robbery on Stavanger Drive

Police are searching for the thief responsible for a robbery that took place in the east end of St. John's Thursday — which happened in broad daylight.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a masked man walked into Marie's Mini-Mart on Stavanger Drive around 2 p.m., demanding cash and cigarettes.

It's believed he then fled in a green-coloured sedan, heading east. Constabulary patrol officers and the K-9 unit responded, but were unable to track the thief.

Police said the man is described as six feet tall and 185 pounds. He was wearing a long-sleeved black and white checkered shirt, jeans and black gloves.

The man's face was covered by a black ski mask that was worn backward, with eyes cut into the fabric.

Anyone with information can contact police.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...013-03-08.html
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2013, 9:08 PM
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Firearms incidents in St. John's

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating two unrelated cases involving firearms in St. John's on Saturday night.

Police responded to a call from a resident in the central part of the city. It's alleged that a firearm was fired at the person's home.

The residence was damaged, but the type of firearm is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, police were called to the downtown area on another similar call.

RNC officers discovered that shots were fired from a shotgun at a home, also causing damage.

Both matters are currently under investigation.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...ouses-310.html
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must have good parents..

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Police have charged a 15-year-old boy in St. John's with armed robbery after a hold-up in broad daylight last week. The incident happened at a Marie's Mini Mart on Stavanger Drive Thursday afternoon. The boy entered the store armed with a weapon, which was later determined to be a fake, then demanded cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene. No one was injured in the incident.

The youth is facing charges of armed robbery, disguise with intent and possession of property obtained by crime.
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2013, 12:23 AM
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Be 15, need to rob store to get smokes.

A round of applause for this stand up guy. I bet he lives over in the Stavanger/King Williams neighborhood too. Life must be so awful, being an upper-middle class teenager.

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House guarded after beating in downtown St. John's

Police secured a crime scene Wednesday night as investigators collected evidence at a downtown St. John's home where a man was beaten.

A 46-year-old man was listed in serious condition after what was described as a vicious beating Wednesday morning at a home on Tessier Place, near St. John's city hall.

One man attacked another in the house, which neighbours say is notorious for illegal drug activity.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has not yet made any arrests in the case, but investigators were working inside and outside the home
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...ttack-314.html

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Fumbled cash register precedes thief's arrest

Police in the St. John's area dealt with two store robberies on Wednesday evening, including one in which a thief dropped the cash register he had just stolen.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a man robbed Mae's Variety at knifepoint in the Foxtrap area of Conception Bay South around 8 p.m.

The robbery went awry, though, when the man dropped the cash register while trying to get it out of the store.

Without any cash, the thief then left the scene on a bicycle, but did not get far. A police officer had been parked across the street, and the RNC cordoned off the area.

Police flushed him out of his hiding spot, and although he fled on foot, police chased him down and arrested him. He faces charges of armed robbery and breaching the terms of court orders.

Meanwhile, police were not so lucky in finding the thief who held up a drug store earlier on Wednesday evening in the northeast end of St. John's.

The thief held up the Family Drug Mart on Portugal Cove Road just before 7 p.m.

The thief demanded narcotics, although RNC say officers are still trying to determine what he got away with.

No obvious weapon was seen, and no one was injured in the confrontation.

The man disguised himself with both a hoodie and a pillowcase he put over his head.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...rrest-314.html
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Child Porn Sex Doll Found in Mail

This is extremely disturbing.

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This week the RNC laid a very specific, and troubling, charge for the first time in the province's history. A 47-year-old St. John's man is accused of mailing obscene material and possessing child pornography after Canada Border Services seized a package destined for his St. John's residence. RNC Constable Talia Murphy says the object seized was a sex doll.

Murphy says the doll was deemed to be child pornography. She says it resembles a pre-pubescent female, 4'2", and is made of a foam-like material. Constable Murphy says it comes with accessories that would be used for sexual gratification purposes...
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*Shudder* Creepy. At the same time... if something like that is an outlet that would prevent harm coming to a real child...

I wonder if the ready availability of pornography, in general, provokes or decreases crimes like sexual assault?

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*Shudder* Creepy. At the same time... if something like that is an outlet that would prevent harm coming to a real child...

I wonder if the ready availability of pornography, in general, provokes or decreases crimes like sexual assault?

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I was standing outside that drug house taking pictures just the other morning.
I'm not sure if it helps keep the mentally ill under control or if it fuels the desires to take it all a step higher. We need someone with a good understanding of human psychology to weigh in

Stay away from that drug house now, we can't have you getting hurt!
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Stabbing Under Investigation

RNC investigating a stabbing in the capital city early today. Police say a man was taken to hospital for treatment after the incident on Pennywell Road about 4:30 this morning, but his injuries are not believed life-threatening. No arrests yet, but the incident has been turned over to the major crime unit.
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Vicious St. John's assault now a homicide investigation

A vicious assault that took place last week in St. John's has now become a homicide investigation.

On Wednesday, police responded to a disturbance at a home on Tessier Place, where one man attacked another. The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, died overnight at the Health Sciences Centre.

Sgt. Paul Murphy of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said an autopsy will be performed.

"And we will await the results from that, and that will be passed onto our investigators and the investigation will be ongoing from there," said Murphy. "We haven't released a name or anything. We're notifying family and things like that so it might be released at a later date."

Murphy, when interviewed by CBC, said "Members of our criminal investigation division are still working as we speak, and they're doing their regular investigation, investigative techniques for this type of complaint. They are just waiting on some more information, and interviewing witnesses, anyone they can find."

Investigators are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
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Wow.. that's the first homicide in a long time though
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let me guess? ... umm probably a drug deal gone wrong? maybe?
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let me guess? ... umm probably a drug deal gone wrong? maybe?
Yup. Supposed to be alot of drug/prostitution activity in the area. O'Leary has organized a meeting with members of the neighbourhood and the RNC to figure out how to approach the problem.
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Yup. Supposed to be alot of drug/prostitution activity in the area. O'Leary has organized a meeting with members of the neighbourhood and the RNC to figure out how to approach the problem.
Argh what does O'Leary think she's doing? What can she possibly contribute by being there with the RNC and neighborhood citizens? If she weren't running for mayor she'd never be there. If she's elected I better see her at every crime scene with an inspectors hat.
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Argh what does O'Leary think she's doing? What can she possibly contribute by being there with the RNC and neighborhood citizens? If she weren't running for mayor she'd never be there. If she's elected I better see her at every crime scene with an inspectors hat.
Hahaha, I'm imagining her showing up to the meeting with a magnifying glass, trenchcoat and a fedora, speaking in a british accent... I found that way to funny.

I guess she just saw a way to gain a few easy votes and possibly to schedule a meeting to help the residents of the neighbourhood! I'm sure she's not trying to help solely for her own personal gain, but I agree with you that if she wasn't running, this meeting probably wouldn't be happening
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