News Releases

Have You Seen Missing Young Man Austin Bennett-Frechette?

Monday, September 24, 2018
File #: 
18-42931

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your help as we work to locate missing young man Austin Bennett-Frechette.

Austin is described as an 18 year-old Caucasian young man standing five feet, seven inches tall with a large build, weighing 200 pounds. Austin has medium length dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last wearing a camouflaged hooded jacket with a blue and white plaid shirt underneath, blue jeans and black shoes. A photograph of Austin is below.

COLD CASE UPDATE| Efforts To Locate Missing Man Dennis Crook’s Family Identify Sibling, DNA, Photograph, Sailboat

Friday, September 21, 2018
File #: 
1992-23636

Efforts to locate missing man Dennis Crook have led to investigators locating a photograph of him from the year he went missing, a family member who is willing to supply DNA, and photographs of his sailboat Beverly Ann.

The photograph of Dennis and the familial DNA, and the information about his sailboat will greatly assist our investigation.

You’re Invited | 3rd VicPD Patrol Watch Commander’s Open House

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Victoria, BC -  In our 2017 Community Survey, we heard from you that “our best defence against crime is [a] strong community and communication.”  In an effort to build on our strong community and further open lines of communication throughout 2018, our Patrol Division’s Watch Commanders are hosting members of the public for an open house. The first of these events happened at our VicPD Headquarters in Victoria and the second was hosted in Esquimalt. The Watch Commander’s Open House returns to Victoria on Thursday, September 27th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30pm, in our Hall of Honour at our 850 Caledonia Avenue headquarters.

COLD CASE | Help Us Break A Cold Case And Locate Missing Man Dennis Crook’s Sister, Lillian Crook

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
File #: 
1992-23636

Victoria, BC – Missing Person Investigators are asking for your help in breaking a 32-year-old cold case as we conduct an international missing person search in an effort to locate Dennis Crook. Part of our search involves locating Dennis’ sister Lillian overseas.

Dennis Crook was first reported missing on Tuesday, October 22nd, 1985. He had last been seen on October 16th of that year and was reported missing by friends.

Chief Constable Del Manak And Deputy Chief Jason Laidman Arrested For Tour de Rock Jail And Bail

Monday, September 10, 2018

Victoria, BC – Chief Constable Del Manak and Deputy Chief Jason Laidman will be behind bars for a good cause – helping raise funds to support the Tour de Rock and send kids with cancer to Camp Goodtimes.

Chief Manak and Deputy Chief Jason Laidman will be “arrested” and transported to Hillside Centre on Friday, September 14, 2018 for the Jail and Bail. They’ll be “behind bars” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. This fun event raises money to help kids right here on Vancouver Island who are battling cancer.

Local Businesses, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and VicPD Team Up to Clean Up The Shores

Friday, September 7, 2018

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers and volunteers will be working alongside members of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority team, Transport Canada, and staff from local businesses including Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina, the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, Red Fish Blue Fish, Chateau Victoria, Spinnakers’ and V2V Vacations in efforts to clean up the shores of Victoria’s iconic Inner Harbour.

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