Album Mike BARNETSON, Darcy MARSHALL, Harvey SHEILDS and Jeff BLAKE V.
Raymond Andrea Maaske
14 hours agoPrinceton Matters
We have worked hard, paid our taxes, followed the laws, but can't sit back and let others get 'stomped' on as we have been………………………..
We moved to Princeton a few years ago and purchased what we kept hearing was the 'one-stop-shop' for 'drugs, bugs and thugs' of Princeton. Those of you here longer, I'm sure have more colourful words and recollections of the Deerview Motel, aka Deerview Lodge & Cabins.
My wife and son had recently moved from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 14 million people to almost 3 thousand here in Princeton. And we love it here!
Like so many other businesses, we have worked hard to make Princeton and the Deerview a better place. We were not only looking to earn an income but also to help as many people as possible. Looking back, we were warned by many good people of the problems that have faced Princeton as well and, in particular, the Deerview Motel.
Through a lot of hard work and making a lot of mistakes, we believe Princeton is a better place as we all work hard to address some of the local issues such as affordable housing, drug addiction and mental health.
We have faced and experienced the damage and hurt caused by these issues and have tried our best to help people along the way. We don't support nor participate in gossip and/or rumours. We do not prejudge anyone. However, when someone is offered help, helped and then continues to spiral into reckless disregard, we have to say: STOP.
Mike BARNETSON, Darcy MARSHALL, Harvey SHEILDS and Jeff BLAKE are individuals we cannot help any further.
Social Services reached out to us to offer Darcy MARSHALL a place for her and her 11-year-old daughter. We had heard many rumours but chose not to judge. We wanted to help out a distressed single mom, but we got a whole lot more.
To make a very long story short these people received love, food and shelter from us as well as were served free weekly barbeques, Thanks Giving Dinner and Christmas dinner at our own kitchen table only to be thanked by:
• Twice having to pull Mike BARNESTON off a child who he was sexually molesting
• Breaking up verbal and physical fights between Mike BARNETSON and Darcy MARSHALL as well as Harvey SHIELDS.
• All of them robbing the Princeton Laundry TWICE $2,000
• Mike BARNESTON causing $2000 damage to our Cabin #7
• Stolen more than $35,000 worth of items from our home, office and workshop while we were on holidays.
• Stolen cheques from our office forging my signature and got caught trying to cash it at our local credit union
• Started an illegal grow op in our house
• These are just the things we know about and have evidence of
Having all this knowledge yet not enough for Police to press charges, we licked our wounds and marched forward.
Again, being sympathetic and showing grace, Darcy MARSHALL begged us to rent her a house so that she could get her children back; we reluctantly agreed.
Things started relatively fine except the Police had over 25 calls to this house in the last 13 months. We were very concerned but found it impossible to resolve. We learned that Mike BARNETSON was living in the house without our permission as well as he was not allowed to be alone with children in the house.
Mike BARNETSON -the Unapproved occupant, 11 cats, extreme damage to our house and missing rent resulted in 3 eviction notices and, after many months, was able to get an agreement for Darcy MARSHALL to move out; And that meant anyone else she may have with her.
That time came and went than Darcy MARSHALL didn't move out until a Police call and Criminal charges against her for trying to get Mike BARNESTON to leave. Darcy MARSHALL got frustrated because Mike BARNESTON refused to leave and, therefore, could not get her daughters back.
Trivia: Did you know if you send anyone an etransfer and you have an automatic deposit (as we have), then that person can claim they are paying rent, and under the RTB, they are your tenants. That’s how MIKE BARNETSON became our tenant. NOT WHAT WE WANTED AT ALL. But as a Landlord, your rights are limited and if you ever want to find a loophole as a renter, ask MIKE BARNETSON.
Wanting to solve problems, I agreed to lend our truck to be used to help Darcy move out, but she took it upon herself to steal my truck to drive to the liquor store to buy some Palm Bays in preparation for her move out. The problem was that she does not have a driver's licence and thus is not permitted to drive as well as hit another car! My insurance is now affected, and I had $1000 damage to my truck. We got nothing in return.
Even with all that has happened, we continued to try to help Mike BARNETSON find more suitable accommodation. I met with BARNETSON’S and BLAKE’S employer ( a local landscaping and maintenance company), and we tried to find another place. Unfortunately/fortunately nobody would offer them a place as their reputation precedes them.
After several attempts and long waits, we received an Order from the Residential Tenancy Branch stating “ I DO AUTHORIZE AND COMMAND YOU, DARCY MARSHALL, MIKE BARNETSON AND JEFF BLAKE, tenant(s), and anyone on the premises to deliver full and peaceable vacant possession and occupation of the said premises to the landlord with TWO(2) DAY of this Order on you. Dated: April 7, 2020”.
Finally, after waiting ten days, we prepared to take our house back as was Ordered by RTB. Darcy MARSHALL & Harvey SHIELDS provided peaceful entry and possession, and we all worked to clean up the property.
Darcy MARSHALL & Harvey SHIELDS we very keen to collect the dozen or so marijuana plants and grow apparatus as we were going to destroy them and leave them at the RCMP detachment. They were very helpful as they took at least two truckloads of items from the house, leaving just garbage behind.
An hour or so later, while we were cleaning MIKE BARNETSON ran into our house and had my 15-year-old son, wife and myself trapped upstairs. Coming up the stairs toward us MIKE BARNETSON while holding a tire iron came up toward us yelling “I’m going to kill you, I’m going to kill you, I’m going to kill you guys”
This time my 15-year-old son and I had to disarm and then hold him down until the RCMP arrived. We also found a knife on the floor where we held him.
This was not the first time,MIKE BARNETSON threatened to Kill me and my family. On two occasions, ran at me with a hammer and tire iron. When MIKE BARNETSON came at my son and wife with a tire iron I took him more seriously as he was acting ‘crazy.’ Unfortunately, the RCMP did not. We were initially told there were no grounds for criminal charges.
This blew our mind. How could a child, woman and man cornered left only to defend be told it was our fault. After more information was supplied and working with the local head of the RCMP we we able to submit a statement, photos, video and other evience. We have yet to hear back from the RCMP. Oh, and we still continue to get threats of violence and hardship against us by MIKE BARNETSON. Did I forget to mention my truck window was smalled in late last Saturday night after more threats. Still not enough proof though ☹. But we continue to take it, I hope you can see our frustration here.
MIKE BARNETSON & Jeff BLAKE are living free in our house, collecting $4,000/month from the Canadian Government, assistance from the Provincial Government, and there is nothing we can do to get our house back.
Point to Ponder: We are the property taxpayer at this house, we paid our taxes, PAID the $75 fee to have our water shut off (as the hostile tenants have already caused water damage at our house and caused thousands of dollars of damage at a past residence) and noticed ten days later it is back on or was never off??
Asking at Town Hall, we were told, “someone must have tampered with it” (MIKE BARNETSON??) yet refuse to shut it off to limit damages and liability yet at the same time will not provide a letter taking full responsibility for damages caused by leaving the water on. I know if this was my town, I would just go and turn the water OFF as paid and instructed to do so. If it is tampered with, I suspect that is what our bylaw officer is paid to enforce. After all, several visits have been made to the property as a result of complaints.
My wife was personally violated in a way no husband or man can sit back and do nothing. We have lost our peace, we have endured $50,000 of damages and loss, and it just keeps going. We love Princeton and the people who live and visit here – PRINCETON MATTERS.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT JUDGEMENT OR DEFAMATION. THESE ARE THE FACTS AND EVIDENCE. If you can help Mike BARNETSON, Darcy MARSHALL, Harvey SHEILDS and Jeff BLAKE please do so as we have tried and failed.
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