News Releases

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.

Esquimalt Parks & Recreation and VicPD’s Block Watch Celebrate with a Block Bash

Date:   Thursday, May 8th, 2014Listen: Esquimalt Parks & Recreation and VicPD’s Block Watch Celebrate with a Block BashVictoria BC - Esquimalt Parks and Recreation and VicPD are co-hosting The Block Bash on Saturday, May 31st, 2014.The Block Bash is in celebration of Block Watch in Esquimalt and the great community partnership between Esquimalt and VicPD.

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