News Releases

Detectives Investigating after an Assault with a Weapon

Saturday, December 23, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Detectives are in the initial stages of an investigation into a serious assault with a weapon that occurred this afternoon.


At 2:45 p.m. officers were called to the 1600-block of Hillside Avenue for the report of a man suffering serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  Officers quickly arrived, located the victim and tended to his injuries. The victim was transported to hospital.


A New Approach to Combat Distracted Driving

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Despite increased fines and penalty points, we've seen distracted driving increase to the point that it is now hurting and killing more people on our roads than impaired driving in some provinces. That is why the VicPD Traffic section has partnered with Restorative Justice Victoria, ICBC, RoadSafetyBC, and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation to deliver a distracted driving educational seminar that features Drop It And Drive™ Program Director Karen Bowman and Retired Surrey Fire Service Captain Tim Baillie.  

Help us Locate Stolen Guitar

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help in locating a stolen guitar which has sentimental value to the owner.

On December 16th, it was reported to VicPD that a 'K Yairi' acoustic guitar, valued at $500-800, was stolen in the 400-block of Swift Street. The owner of the guitar reported that it was given to him by his grandfather roughly 16 years ago and holds sentimental value. 

Theft of Dog Investigation Continues

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Now that Copper has been reunited with his owner, our investigation into who stole the dog continues.

A person of interested has been identified and investigators understand that there may have been some concern over the well-being of the dog at the time of the alleged theft.

Investigators are encouraging anybody with information to come forward to speak with us.

If you have any information,  call us at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


One Man in Custody after Altercation in Esquimalt

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Victoria BC – Investigators are in the beginning stages of an investigation after an assault with a weapon in Esquimalt this afternoon.

Officers were called to the 500-block of Admirals Road for the report of an assault with a weapon shortly after 12:30 p.m. Officers quickly arrived and located a man suffering non-life threatening injuries. The man was transported up to hospital. The suspect was quickly located and arrested in the 600-block of Admirals Road.  

Update: ‘Copper’ has been Located

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Victoria, BC – After media and social media coverage and some investigation by our officers, Copper will be reunited with his owner today.

Late yesterday, Copper was dropped off at a service provider. The dog was handed over to Animal Control who is working on reuniting the dog with his owner today. Thank you to all the people who called in tips and to the efforts of Victoria Animal Control who all came together to reunite the owner with his dog.  Our investigation continues into who took Copper.

VicPD’s Strike Force Arrests Dealer Selling Fentanyl – Next To A Daycare

Friday, December 8, 2017
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Victoria, BC –  A Victoria man and a woman were arrested as part of an investigation into the man, who was allegedly dealing drugs, which included fentanyl, from a residence located next to a daycare. Both were taken into custody after officers from VicPD’s Strike Force (SF) observed a reported hand-to-hand drug transaction.