News Releases

Officers Kept Busy This Past Weekend

Monday, December 17, 2018

Victoria BC – Patrol officers, as well as officers from the Investigative Services Division, Community Engagement Division, and Forensic Identification Section were kept busy this past weekend throughout Victoria and Esquimalt. VicPD received 411 calls for service from Friday night until this morning. Excluding the Johnson Street Bridge file and the Sexual Assault Investigation, here are some other notable calls:

 

Friday, 8:00 p.m. (18-56458)

 

Tragic Incident Leaves One Man Deceased

Saturday, December 15, 2018
File #: 
18-56497

Victoria BC – Multiple officers attended the Johnson Street Bridge early this morning after a man fell off the bridge.

 

VicPD received multiple 911 calls just after 1:30 a.m. after an intoxicated man was seen losing his balance after climbing on a railing and failing into the water below. Several people attempted to give direction to the man to swim to safety.

 

Visiting Hockey Team’s Jerseys, Goalie Equipment Stolen

Friday, December 14, 2018
File #: 
18-56340

Victoria BC – Investigators are asking for your help as we work to locate and return jerseys and equipment stolen from a visiting midget boys hockey team.

Staff from the Banff Academy team, a Banff, Alberta-based international team of 15-17 year-old hockey players from around the world, called police this morning after discovering that their home and away jerseys and goalie gear had been stolen from their locked trailer at their hotel in the 2800-block of Douglas Street overnight. Other gear, including the goalie leg pads were left behind.

Information Sought After Grinch Strikes

Thursday, December 13, 2018
File #: 
18-56027

Victoria BC – Investigators are asking for anybody with information to call us after 10 bags of children’s toys were stolen.

Officers were called to the 2600-block of Quadra Street yesterday and learned that staff, who parked a truck in the parking lot of the Salvation Army building on December 11th,  returned to find it empty.  Inside were 10 bags of donated children toys.

Man Arrested After Child Exploitation Investigation

Thursday, December 13, 2018
File #: 
17-45143

Victoria BC – Two charges related to Child Exploitation are being recommended against a 42-year old Esquimalt man.    

On March 29th, 2017 a computer user became known to VicPD’s internet Child Exploitation Investigator as someone who was allegedly sharing child sexual abuse videos. These extremely graphic videos were determined to meet the definition of Child Pornography pursuant to the Criminal Code.  After investigators determined where the computer user was located, a search warrant was obtained.

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