News Releases

Update | Edmonton Homicide Suspect Gregory Christopher Tessman Arrested

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

UPDATE | Tessman was taken into custody by Vancouver Police Department officers on the evening of September 5th. 

Officers are searching for an Edmonton homicide suspect after Edmonton Police Service investigators discovered that he travelled to Victoria by bus over the weekend.

Gregory Christopher Tessman is described as 49-year-old Caucasian man standing 6 feet tall weighing about 180lbs. He has medium length, light brown hair and blue eyes.

Suspects Sought after Serious Assault

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men involved in an altercation.


Shortly before 11:00 p.m. on August 21st, an altercation between four men occurred at the corner of View and Douglas streets. Two of the men received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital. Two assailants fled the scene prior to police arrival.  It is believed that the two suspects spontaneously assaulted the victims.


The descriptions of the two suspects are as follows:


UPDATE | Missing Young Woman Jade Kozma Located Safe

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Victoria, BC –Jade Kozma, a young woman who was the subject of missing person alert, has been located by West Shore RCMP officers. She is safe and VicPD officers are with her now.

That you to all who helped in our search, including members of the public, the media and partners in other organizations who shared her information, provided tips and worked to help locate her. Thank you to our West Shore RCMP colleagues for locating her on our behalf.

Driver Search Focus Of Ongoing Investigation

Monday, August 14, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are searching for a driver in an incident that occurred last Friday morning involving a vehicle and three pedestrians.

Officers are looking for the driver of a dark grey 2005 to 2010 four door Ford Focus sedan that was involved in what witnesses are describing as a “road rage” incident at Broad and Johnson streets around 8:30 on the morning of Friday, August 11th. The driver of the vehicle is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45 to 56 years-old with short grey hair.

Officers Searching For Disabled Woman’s Stolen Scooter

Friday, August 11, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are searching for a disabled woman’s sole means of transportation – her mobility scooter – which was stolen from a locked parking area.

The scooter is described as a red, three wheel Shoprider mobility scooter. It has a black seat, grey wheels and a blue “Victoria Blue Bash” sticker on the console.

Carfentanil Discovered as Man Arrested for Breaching Conditions While Awaiting Drug Trafficking Trial

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Victoria, BC – VicPD’s fight against fentanyl took a new turn as officers discovered carfentanil mixed with heroin in a sample of drugs seized as part of an arrest.

“Carfentanil is about 100 times more potent than fentanyl,” S/Sgt. Conor King said. “There were over 900 overdose deaths in B.C. in 2016, and fentanyl played a part in many of those. While we were aware carfentanil may have already been here, this drug seizure confirms it.”