News Releases

Vehicle Associated With Assault Sought

Friday, March 23, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for your assistance in locating the owner of a vehicle that is involved in an ongoing assault investigation.

The vehicle, believed to be a silver or bronze 2010-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe, was being driven by a man possibly in his late 30’s. The man is described as Caucasian, 6 feet tall, and overweight. There was a child car seat in the vehicle at the time of the incident. A picture of the suspect vehicle is below.

Tomorrow Marks the 27th Anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s Disappearance

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Victoria, BC – Tomorrow marks the 27th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance.

4-year-old Michael Dunahee went missing from Blanshard Elementary School on March 24th, 1991.  Michael was last seen around 12:30 p.m. in the area of the school playground.

Michael’s disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history.

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.