Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Did This Pic Stop The 390 Sniper?



Davy V.'s pic of possible shooter


Last evening, I made a very interesting discovery while cruising the internet - On the evening of June 11th, activist/blogger Davy Vara posted this photo to his BLOG after spotting this curious fellow walking down Lyell Avenue in Gates, just east of the I-390 overpass. Vara reports that he called the cops but NO ONE EVER SHOWED UP!
 

Here is how he describes what he observed:
 
"Interestingly, this was the same location where less than two hours earlier, Rochester news media had aired reports that the shooter, or shooters, may actually be using a bicycle path trail adjacent to the Barge Canal, less than two blocks from where I observed this individual.
 
A white male, close to 6 foot tall, wearing a camouflage type soldier cap, carrying a large backpack on his shoulders, with a black, long, and narrow, tube-shaped case, which looked like it could house a rifle barrel possibly enclosed in some sort of case, protruding from the back pack, extending about a foot above his head.

The individual was looking down below the overpass at cars that drove by on Intestate 390."
 
Then on Sunday June 16th, I posted this description, not knowing about Davy Vara's photo: "As for a profile, I have this to offer: A young Caucasian male, age 17 to 25, or so, possibly with an accomplice at times. A bit of the nerdy type - knows physics well. Think Sheldon Cooper. Probably fit, very active. Lives in the Greece/Gates area. He's either unemployed, or works evenings/nights/ maybe weekends. To him, this is a game ... him vs. the cops ... and he's winning. Perhaps he's got a bit of a vendetta against, or score to settle against the police. Possibly a paintball aficionado. He's got experience with weapons which makes him a pretty good shot, so far.     6/16/2014 1:41 PM
 
The LAST actual reported incidents of shattered windows occurred on Friday June 13th, just two days after Vara posted the pic and two days before SCATS posted a description!
 
Could it be that the sniper caught word of what the blogging world was posting and was driven back into hiding?
 
We may never know ...
   

13 comments:

SCATS said...

Sorry folks, but your nasty comments about Davy Vara aren't getting posted here, just like they don't get posted on his BLOG.

KEEP IT TO THE TOPIC!

Anonymous said...

The police agency that should have done the follow-up for Davy 's call would have been Gates or Monroe County Sheriff. You can expect this type of no follow up or interview of witnesses by our very own GPD, but the virus is spreading to other law enforcement agencies? Our tax dollars hard at work.

Anonymous said...

The more I think about this topic the more questions evolve. Why would anyone who is responsible for these alleged acts walk around in plain sight, dressed like that, with a gun case sticking from a back pack knowing the cops are all over this thing, expect to not get their attention and be stopped? It makes no sense unless you're stupid or want to get caught, Im sorry, this account just does not add up for me. In addition, if this was reported as stated, I can't believe the cops would not be all over this guy in a flash considering the public out cry over these incidents and press coverage.It makes no sense what so ever.

SCATS said...

To 11:16AM ~~ Sometimes, people who get away with crimes get cocky over time. THAT'S what might ultimately do them in.

As for the cops not showing up, first of all you have to understand that just because you call the cops it does NOT mean they will show up! It's happened to me right here in Greece. When I called to complain that no one showed, I was told that my complaint was responded to, but that they don't have to talk to me directly. That made NO sense to me at all.

Second, you need to know that Davy V is reviled by local cops. He is infamous for his BLOG that showcases their all too often poor behavior. In light of that, I felt this was worth posting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that insight on Davy V and the cops. So, I am to believe because he was the caller, the cops ignored the call ? That's a serious accusation or assumption to conclude. I find that hard to believe because of the way calls for service are routed.
First, the call goes to a 911 operator who logs the call. The call is recorded. The 911 dispatcher assigns the call to police car in the area who acknowledges the call. Again I am assuming that is also recorded , I don't know. So how does the fact that the caller was a Davy V, enter the equation ? Who provides the assigned officer that information? As I see it, at this point , the only person who knows this is the 911 operator.
Now accordingly, I am left to believe that the dispatcher informed the officer assigned to the call, who the caller was. The officer now in possession of this information, decides to ignore the call because the caller was Davy V. This is hard to believe that any officer would risk his job in that way unless this was the prescribed departmental policy regarding calls from Davy V. I find this conclusion to be unacceptable as I do not believe any PD would sanction such action because of the obvious implications indicating a conscious conspiracy to deny Mr V. of his rights to police services.
I am sorry, but I still remain skeptical about details of this topic.

Anonymous said...

Judging by the lack of comments on this thread, people seem to have dismissed this account posted on another blog site.

SCATS said...

To 2:24PM ~~ I know you don't want to hear what I already said but, I will REPEAT IT JUST FOR YOU.

As for the cops not showing up, first of all you have to understand that just because you call the cops it does NOT mean they will show up! It's happened to me right here in Greece. When I called to complain that no one showed, I was told that my complaint was responded to, but that they don't have to talk to me directly. That made NO sense to me at all.

Second, you need to know that Davy V is reviled by local cops. He is infamous for his BLOG that showcases their all too often poor behavior. In light of that, I felt this was worth posting.

And just to be SURE you get what I'm saying, NOWHERE HAS YOUR ACCOUNT of what supposedly transpired been posted either HERE OR THERE!

Obviously, you will believe whatever the heck you want to believe. So be it. It's not my job to change your closed mind.

To 6:59PM ~~ Another incorrect assumption.

As stated earlier, I'm not posting nasty comments directed at Vara, or me or our BLOGs for that matter. If you want to comment on the TOPIC, fine. But none of those are the topic, so the comments get axed.

Anonymous said...

6:59

You are correct!

7:38

You also are correct.
But beware that by acknowledging that editing/ignoring selected posts occurs here, for whatever reason as is your right as administrator, you take sole responsibility for biased public opinion and the loss of credibility for this blog.

You may say that what you've left out exists or is harmful, but I'm not sure that you have the credibility to make that stand up any longer!

If the intent of your blog is for improvement, then all opinions must have equal weight...

Or as 6:59 alludes, "you may or already been dismissed".

SCATS said...

To 4:55PM ~~ What's your REAL issue? This BLOG has always had certain rules regarding the posting of comments. And no, you are 100% wrong about "all opinions" having value when those "opinions" contain vulgar name-calling of known individuals, threats, bullying tactics, etc. that add NOTHING to the discussion.

Besides that, there is a LEGAL responsibility here that falls on the editors who will be facing lawsuits if all such comments were posted.

In reality, comments like yours are ROUTINELY deleted. They add NOTHING of interest.

Anonymous said...

An annonymous poster questioning your credibility. Now if that isn't too funny SCATS.

Anonymous said...

Scats this 2:24 I noticed my buttal to your 7:38 comment was not posted . I don't under stand as it was on topic and contained no improprieties and was consistant with restrictions placed by this Blog site. Please explain!

Anonymous said...

9:27 To me it's a matter of one unknown commenting about another unknown. It's no different than the unknown who moderates this site questioning the intelligence and creditability of another unknown commenter. It really that simple. Duh !

SCATS said...

To 6:32AM ~~ I have no way of identifying which "buttal" was your comment. However, I can assure you that the comments withheld ALL broke BLOG rules.

To 10:57AM ~~ Since you are also onknown, where does that leave us?

Unless I get something that adds to the ORIGINAL POSTED TOPIC, this thread is dead.