VICTORIA — From Wednesday's Globe and Mail, April 24th 2010, Local private investigator can’t imagine FBI force would waste time and resources on ‘wild goose chase.’ A decision to alert Victoria-area booksellers about literature-loving former mobster James J. “Whitey” Bulger was merely a routine part of a wide-ranging manhunt that has spanned five continents over 15 years, FBI officials in Boston say.
But a long-time Vancouver Island private investigator said it would be out of character for the bureau to dispatch agents to Vancouver Island without having a verifiable tip related to the investigation.
“From what I know, the FBI’s not going to waste a lot of resources on a wild goose chase,” David Malinski of Sterling Pacific Investigations said on Tuesday.
“My guess is there’s a known associate in the area that’s done something, maybe made a book purchase, and they’ve done it with some kind of recordable media, like a credit card or a debit card. That’s the only reason I could see them putting resources into this.” See the website http://www.sterlingpacificinv.bc.ca/contact.html of Sterling Pacific Investigations.
See private investigator Bill Warner's post ..FBI searches for New England mob boss Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig in Victoria Isle Canada, Bulger and Greig are "Snowbirds".
See private investigator Bill Warner's post..Victoria Canada bookshops watch for 'FBI Most Wanted' mobster Whitey Bulger as "SNOWBIRDS" head North from Florida for the Spring/Summer Seasons in Canada.
I would not be the least bit surprised to find out that Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig had Canadian ID such as drivers license, passport etc. and that whatever vehicle they are driving has Canadian plates and registration. Whitey Bulger is smart, he had owned a Used Car & Body Shop business in Boston and knows how to obtain registrations and titles to vehicles. “Whitey Bulger had moved the gang's headquarters from Marshall Motors, a garage in Somerville, Massachusetts, to another garage, Lancaster Foreign Car Service, on Lancaster Street in Boston's North End near the Boston Garden where the Celtics and the Bruins played. State Police investigators kept an eye on Bulger's new location and noticed a steady stream of known bookies coming in every afternoon to pay tribute to Bulger”.
FBI UPDATE..Then there is a depiction of a true name passport. It’s an Irish passport under James Bulger’s true name. He maintained that passport for a time, until he fled in 1995. Then there is a bank account in Montreal, Canada. I should note that Whitey Bulger conducted a lot of travel to Canada, was a Montreal Canadiens fan and traveled there extensively, also locating money there. Quickly, I’ll get into just, really, some of his behavior patterns. You know, based on these behavior patterns, we’ve received multiple leads worldwide regarding this. We would get calls regarding, you know, Bulger being in a gym because he’s a fitness buff. We would receive leads regarding libraries, museums, of Bulger sightings, again, worldwide. Just of note there, he’s – he was proud to have served time in Alcatraz, but has vowed that he will never, ever go back to prison. Frequenting historic landmarks and museums, and as I mentioned earlier, the rare coins, stamps, tokens of all kinds. Just some more, you know, characteristics of Bulger – a real avid animal lover, liked sailing. Catherine Greig – extremely vain, as I mentioned, animal lover, you know, very – known to frequent, you know, beaches and long walks with Bulger, and was – and is compulsive about her teeth.
Vancouver Island, Victoria, the Gulf Islands RV PARKS; Open Dates: Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2010. The recent reports that Bulger and Greig could be in the Victoria Island area are dead on with the “Snowbird” profile and the time of the year (Spring 2010) and also the abundance of RV parks in the area, see list at link, most are on the water-beach areas which Bulger and Greig seek", RV PARKS VICTORIA ISLAND
Half a dozen Greater Victoria booksellers contacted by The Globe and Mail confirmed that FBI agents and/or Victoria police have stopped by in the past week to hand out “wanted” posters and warn bookstore staff to keep an eye out for Mr. Bulger.
Described as “an avid reader with an interest in history” who is “known to frequent libraries and historic sites,” the 80-year-old fugitive served as leader of Boston’s notorious Winter Hill Gang during the 1970s and 1980s.
Boston FBI special agent Gail Marcinkiewicz said, despite his age, Mr. Bulger is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. “If anyone sees him or his travelling companion Catherine Greig, we’re not asking them to do anything except get as much information as they can to help us find this person… and forward it to the authorities,” she said.
The story of Mr. Bulger’s two decades as Boston’s most powerful crime boss has been documented in several books, as well as the 2006 Martin Scorcese film, The Departed.
Among the most famous crimes Mr. Bulger has been charged with is the 1982 murder of World Jai-Alai president John Callahan in Florida, allegedly for threatening to implicate the Winter Hill Gang in other slayings.
Megan Scott, owner of Ivy’s Bookshop, 2188 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC, said a Victoria police officer accompanied by two “normal guys” who didn’t identify themselves arrived at her Oak Bay store last week and asked her to keep an eye out for Mr. Bulger and Ms. Greig. “They just asked us if they recognized these people and we didn’t,” she said. “There’s lots of bookstores [in Victoria] and lots of elderly people, so they would blend right in.” Police also canvassed bookstores in the retirement enclave of Sidney, including Tanner’s Books and Beacon Books, more from this source..............
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