News Releases

Investigators Release Vehicle Photo In Search For Slaven Bakovljev

File # 14-25695Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014Listen: Investigators Release Vehicle Photo In Search For Slaven BakovljevVictoria, BC – Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that is associated with missing Victoria man Slaven Bakovljev.Bakovljev was reported missing on Monday, June 16, 2014. He is believed to have been driving a white 2009 Kia Rio sedan with license plate 564 KXN.

Help Find Missing Man Slaven Bakovljev

File: 14-25695Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014Audio: Help Find Missing Man Slaven Bakovljev**UPDATE: Licence Plate Corrected to 564 KXNVictoria, BC –  VicPD Patrol Officers are concerned for a missing man’s well-being and need your help to find him.Slaven Bakovljev is a 26-year-old white male. He stands five feet, 10 inches tall, with a slim build, weighing approximately 140lbs.  Slaven has short, dark brown hair and a moustache.

VicPD Amends K9 Operational Protocol

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014Listen: VicPD Amends K9 Operational ProtocolVictoria, BC –  Based on an ongoing review of VicPD K9 operations and historic deployment patterns, the deployment of VicPD K9 units will be limited to Victoria, Esquimalt and, if requested, Saanich.  However, we will still continue to deploy outside of these jurisdictions when our units could be instrumental in preserving human life.

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.

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