News Releases

Patrol, Emergency Response Team, and Crisis Negotiators Work Together to Safely Resolve Call Involving Armed, Barricaded Individual

Monday, March 19, 2018
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Victoria, BC- A call that involved an armed, barricaded individual has been resolved without incident or injury after a wide-reaching deployment that included officers from our Patrol Division, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and our Crisis Negotiators.

Officers were called to the 600-block of Nelson Street in Esquimalt for a report of a disturbance. When they arrived, officers noted that one of the people involved returned to a residence and began barricading themselves inside with a weapon.

Suspect In Home Invasion And Vehicle Fire Arrested, Second Suspect Sought By Major Crimes Detectives

Friday, March 16, 2018
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Victoria, BC- A suspect has been arrested and released on conditions pending charges as our investigation into a home invasion, vehicle theft and vehicle fire in the 2900-block of Washington Avenue continues.

Officers were first called to Topaz Avenue at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6th, for a report of a home invasion. When they arrived they discovered that the two residents had suffered non-life threatening injuries and the suspects had fled.

Suspect Sought In Downtown Assault With Weapon

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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Victoria BC-  Officers are seeking a suspect after a man was assaulted with a weapon in the 2600-block of Douglas Street just after noon today.  

Officers were called to the 2600-block of Douglas Street by the victim who called our 911 Communications Centre. When they arrived, they discovered the victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries being attended to by bystanders. The incident was originally reported as having occurred in the 2600-block of Ross Lane, but investigators have confirmed it occurred on Douglas Street.

Seeking Witnesses after Early Morning Collision

Monday, March 12, 2018
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Victoria BC-  Officers are seeking witnesses and recommending several charges after an early morning collision.  

This morning, officers observed a vehicle run a red light at View and Douglas streets. The vehicle then fled from police eventually colliding with another vehicle.  The driver of the other vehicle was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Crime Reduction Unit Arrests Drug Dealer Stone’s Throw from VicPD Station

Friday, March 9, 2018
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Victoria, BC- Officers from our Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) are recommending drug related charges against a Victoria area woman.

This week, CRU officers began an investigation into a drug dealer who was operating a stone’s throw from our police station at 850 Caledonia Avenue. In fact, the suspect’s drug dealing was so blatant and so close that our investigators found the best means to conduct the majority of the surveillance and investigation did not require them to leave the station.

Wanted | Ezra Polstein

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your assistance as we work to locate wanted man Ezra Polstein. Ezra is wanted for breaching his recognizance.  Ezra may be in the Nanaimo area.

Ezra is described as a 26-year-old Caucasian man standing six feet, 2 inches tall weighting 200 pounds. He has blonde curly hair and blue eyes. A recent photo of Ezra is below.   

Connect With Us In Our VicPD Block Watch Community Engagement Event

Friday, March 2, 2018

We’re inviting you to join us as we sit down with both members of our Block Watch community and those interested in learning more about the VicPD-led neighbourhood program to help us create a new and improved vision of the program.  

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Crow’s Nest Lounge – Archie Browning Sports Centre – 1151 Esquimalt Road