News Releases

VicPD Athletic Association Presents Boys and Girls Senior High School Basketball Tournament

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Victoria BC – The Victoria Police Athletic Association’s boys and girls Senior High School Basketball tournament begins today at St. Michaels University School.

The senior high basketball tournament features teams from Vancouver Island and the Mainland and is a fantastic showcase of local talent. Numerous games kick off the tournament today and the final games are on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. with the awards ceremony taking place shortly after.

Witnesses Sought After Downtown Assault

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for anybody that witnessed an assault downtown this past Sunday to call us.

On January 13th, officers were called for report of an assault at Yates and Douglas Streets.  Officers spoke with the victim who reported that his electric wheelchair made contact with an unknown man. The man took exception to this contact and an altercation ensued. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

VicPD K9 Officer Arrests Man Wanted On Canada-Wide Warrant

Monday, January 14, 2019
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Victoria, BC – A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested by a VicPD K9 officer and Patrol officers on Sunday, January 13th.

Rourke Desmanche was spotted in the 700-block of Pembroke Street just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning by a VicPD K9 officer working with the Patrol shift. The officer stopped Desmanche after recognizing him from his Canada-wide warrant for parole violations stemming from a homicide conviction.