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VicPD Detectives Searching For Suspect after Weekend Stabbing

File # 14-32514
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014

Listen: VicPD Detectives Searching For Suspect after Weekend Stabbing

Victoria BC – VicPD Detectives are looking for the suspects responsible for a weekend stabbing on the grounds of Vic High.

Officers were called to the area near the bleachers on the grounds of Vic High at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Friday night for a report of a male who had been stabbed.

Sunbathing With Marijuana Prompts Call to Police

File:     14-31876
Date:   Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yesterday, VicPD officers were called to an unusual complaint of sunbathing at a kids’ park at Haultain and Blackwood streets, where the subject in question was a large blanket of drying marijuana.

A concerned citizen called the VicPD communications centre just after 10 a.m., reporting a man sitting near the kids park with a blanket full of drying marijuana.  

Officers arrived to indeed find a 29-year-old Victoria man sitting next to the blanket, just as described by the caller.

Arrest Made in Assault on Spanish Tourist

File: 14-31907Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014Listen: Arrest Made in Assault on Spanish TouristVictoria BC: Last night VicPD officers arrested the man believed to be responsible for the unprovoked attack on a Spanish tourist that occurred late yesterday afternoon. Officers were on patrol in the 500-block of Ellice Street and noticed the suspect, who was wearing the same clothing and distinctive shoes as the time of attack.

Two Times Unlucky: Suspect Breaks into Business Two Times in Four Months and is Arrested…Again

File: 14-31823
Listen: Two Times Unlucky: Suspect Breaks into Business Two Times in Four Months and is Arrested…Again

Sharp-eyed staff from a local restaurant are being credited with quickly solving a break and enter this morning by identifying the same man who broke in nearly four months ago.

Tourist Badly Assaulted in Unprovoked Attack

File:     14-31907Date:   Tuesday, July 22, 2014Listen: Tourist Badly Assaulted in Unprovoked Attack      Victoria BC – VicPD officers are investigating after a Spanish tourist was assaulted in an unprovoked attack earlier this afternoon. Officers were called to the area of Courtney and Blanshard streets just after 1 p.m. by a bystander reporting the assault. When officers and the Provincial Ambulance Service came on scene they found the victim, a man in his 30’s with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

“Lost Tourist” Scam Leaves Helpful Senior without Debit or Credit Cards

File: 14-31210Listen: “Lost Tourist” Scam Leaves Helpful Senior without Debit or Credit CardsA helpful Metchosin octogenarian was the victim of an orchestrated theft when she stopped to offer help to two scammers posing as lost tourists. The victim was at the shopping plaza at Fort Street and Foul Bay Road around mid-day last Friday, when she was approached by a man and a woman who were holding a map and asking directions.

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