News Releases

Eagle-Eyed Block Watch Member, K9 and Rookie VicPD Officer Snag Wanted Car Thief In Fernwood

File # 14-25487Date: Monday, June 16, 2014Listen: Eagle-Eyed Block Watch Member, K9 and Rookie VicPD Officer Snag Wanted Car Thief In FernwoodVictoria, BC – An eagle-eyed VicPD Block Watch Member, a rookie VicPD officer and VicPD K9 officers teamed up to capture a man wanted on multiple charges, who was stealing from parked vehicles in the Fernwood neighbourhood.The Block Watch member called the 911 Communications Centre at 11:30 p.m.

VicPD and Saanich Police Arrest Man after he Leaves Trail of Destruction through Victoria

File #   14-24975Date:   Friday, June 13, 2014Listen: VicPD and Saanich Police Arrest Man after he Leaves Trail of Destruction through Victoria Victoria BC – VicPD Detectives are investigating after a 41-year-old Duncan man was arrested for causing numerous intentional collisions, ramming a police car and driving at pedestrians late last night. Officers were called to the initial incident at approximately 11:30 p.m. last night at Clover Point, along Dallas Road.

Investigation on-going after woman recovered from the Inner Harbour

File # 14-24824Date: Thursday, June 12 2014Listen: Investigation on-going after woman recovered from the Inner HarbourVictoria, BC – VicPD Investigative Services Division (ISD) Detectives are investigating after a woman was recovered from the waters of the Inner Harbour.Patrol officers arrived at the scene below the Johnston street bridge at 2 a.m. this morning to assist BC Ambulance after a woman was pulled from the water.

Two In Custody Minutes After Downtown Core Stabbing

File # 14-23938Date: Friday, June 6 2014Listen: Two In Custody Minutes After Downtown Core StabbingVictoria, BC – Two people are in custody after VicPD Focused Enforcement Team (FET) members arrested them moments after a stabbing in the downtown core.Multiple calls came into the 911 Communications Centre at 12:56 pm this afternoon reporting a stabbing on Pandora Avenue at Quadra Street.

VicPD Patrol and K9 Nab Vehicle Thief in Stolen Car

File #   14-23446Date:   Wednesday, June 04, 2014Listen: VicPD Patrol and K9 Nab Vehicle Thief in Stolen Car Victoria BC – VicPD’s patrol and K9 officers arrested a 39-year-old Victoria man after the stolen car he was driving was spotted and reported by the registered owners son.Officers were called at approximately 10 p.m. by the son of a vehicle theft victim. The caller stated he was in James Bay and had seen his parent’s recently stolen car.  He was able to give detailed directions on where the car was.

Arson Suspect Taken Into Custody Near James Bay Community School

Monday, June 2, 2014Listen: Arson Suspect Taken Into Custody Near James Bay Community SchoolFile: 14-23085Date: Monday, June 02, 2014Victoria, BC – A man is in custody after being interrupted in an alleged arson attempt near James Bay Community School.A witness called police just before midnight last night and reported a man was spraying gasoline on the playground near the school.

Statement from Chief Elsner

Date: Monday, June 2nd, 2014I was notified recently by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) that the investigation into our officers’ actions regarding the apprehension of Angus Mitchell and subsequent seizure and return of his firearms has concluded. As has been reported on previously, five weeks after the firearm was returned to Mr.

VicPD Investigating Numerous Complaints of Counterfeit American $50 Bills

Date:   Thursday, May 29, 2014Listen: VicPD Investigating Numerous Complaints of Counterfeit American $50 Bills Victoria BC – VicPD officers are investigating after several complaints of counterfeit American $50 bills being passed downtown. Officers want to remind business owners and employees to be vigilant and look for the tell-tale markers of fake bills. Cst.

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