News Releases

One Man Arrested and Released After Assault

Friday, April 6, 2018

Victoria BC – Yesterday, a man was arrested at the Prime Minister's visit for an assault that involved the security detail of the Prime Minister.

 

The man has since been released on a Promise to Appear and the investigation is in the early stages. During the course of that arrest, a VicPD officer was injured and suffered non-life threatening injuries. That officer has since returned to work.

 

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VicPD’s 2017 Annual Report Now Available

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Victoria, BC- Our 2017 Annual Report is now available. Featuring highlights from each division in the Department, the Annual Report is a summary of our work in keeping Victoria and Esquimalt safe for 2017.

While the Annual Report provides summaries of our work, we’ll be sharing in-depth glimpses into Department-wide and Division highlights over the coming weeks in efforts to help keep you informed about the work our officers and staff are doing.

Suspicious Package Leads to Large Police Response

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
File #: 
2018-13436

Victoria BC-  Officers were called to the 1400-block of Vancouver Street shortly before 2:00 p.m. today for the report of a suspicious package.  A person observed a bag which they believed to be suspicious that was left by an unknown female.

Out of an abundance of caution, officers evacuated the Canadian Revenue Agency and cordoned off the area.  Members from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team attended and utilized a robot to determine that the package was not a threat.

CRA Scammers Strike Again – The Cost Over $11,000

Thursday, March 29, 2018
File #: 
2018-12605

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man is reeling after CRA scammers took him for over $11,000, prompting investigators to warn the public that the CRA scam is alive and well in our communities. Despite the heavy loss, it could have been worse, as quick-thinking bank staff recognized a fraud was occurring when the scammers pressed their victim for even more.

WANTED Canada-wide for being Unlawfully At Large – Joshua Geyer

Thursday, March 29, 2018
File #: 
2018-12662

Victoria, BC – Officers are currently looking for wanted man Joshua Geyer. Geyer is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large after failing to abide with parole conditions.

Joshua Geyer is described as a 33-year-old Caucasian man, standing five feet, seven inches tall with a muscular build. He has brown hair and brown eyes. A photograph of Joshua Geyer is below.

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