News Releases

Police Service Dog Endo | 2005 – 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of retired Police Service Dog (PSD) Endo.

PSD Endo was 14 months old when he joined VicPD in 2006 to start his training. He and his partner Cst. Brian Asmussen patrolled together until Endo’s retirement in January of 2014. Like all our police service dogs, Endo and Cst. Asmussen lived and worked together 24 hours a day. This time spent together closely bonds all K9 teams. Endo remained at home with Cst. Asmussen and his family after retirement.

Axe-wielding Man Arrested

Monday, April 3, 2017
File #: 
17-12466

Victoria, BC – A 28-year-old Victoria man was taken into custody on Saturday, April 1st after he was stopped wielding an axe.

Officers were called to the 3000-block of Scott Street just before 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning by an area resident who was concerned by a man walking down the street carrying an axe. When the resident spoke with the man with the axe, the man indicated that he planned to head to a nearby shopping centre and seek a confrontation with police officers.

Update: Search Warrant Executed At Local Marijuana Storefront

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
File #: 
17-1307

Victoria, BC – Omar Manji, a 23-year-old Victoria man, is facing two charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.  On January 25th, over 300 exhibits were seized including over 42 kilograms of marijuana, $5,600 in cash, bear spray, and a replica firearm.  

 

The investigation into the unlicensed marijuana storefront continues and investigators have confirmed through Health Canada that the marijuana storefront was not licensed to sell marijuana.

 

800 - Block of Johnson Calls for Service

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

As a result of continued public interest in calls for police service in and around the area of 844 Johnson Street, this report provides information on calls for police service by police reporting period in the two blocks surrounding 844 Johnson Street. 

This report relates to calls for service for the area within Blanshard Street, Pandora Avenue, Quadra Street, and Yates Street as depicted below. 

While this data reflects calls for service in the noted area, it does not necessarily mean that all of the calls are related to the 844 Johnson Street location. 

Eight Charges Recommended After Early Evening Collision

Sunday, March 26, 2017
File #: 
17-11542

Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators are recommending eight charges against a 31 year-old man.

 

At approximately 6:40 p.m. last night, VicPD officers attended Tyee Road at Wilson Street for the report of a Motor Vehicle Incident.

 

Police quickly attended and located the male driver who had fled from the scene. This driver was stopped by a group of passersby.  The initial investigation has determined that the truck was travelling north on Tyee Road and made a left turn on Wilson Street causing the vehicle to lose control.

 

Today Marks the 26th Anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s Disappearance

Friday, March 24, 2017

Victoria BC – Today marks the 26th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance.

4-year-old Michael Dunahee went missing from Blanshard Elementary School on March 24th, 1991.  Michael was last seen around 12:30 p.m. in the area of the school playground.

Michael’s disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history. The case remains an active investigation today.

Distracted Driving Enforcement Continues

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Victoria, BC –  As Distracted Driving Month continues, local police services are still working to educate drivers and enforce distracted driving laws.  

 

On March 1st, we began a month-long campaign along with ICBC, the Saanich Police Department and the CRD Integrated Road Safety Unit to target drivers who continue to use electronic devices while driving.

So far, VicPD’s Traffic members have issued 58 tickets to motorists for using an electronic device while driving.  

Robbery Prompts Large Police Response

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
File #: 
17-10855

Victoria, BC - Shortly after 12:30 p.m., officers were called to the area of Doncaster Drive and Clawthorpe Avenue for the report of a weapons call. While members were dealing with that call, there was a report of a robbery at a residence in the 3000-block of Doncaster Drive.  Officers contained the house and safely took the occupants of the house into custody.  The investigation is in the early stages.

One man  who was arrested at the residence remains in custody on outstanding warrants unrelated to this investigation.

Missing Man Located

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
File #: 
17-9695

Victoria  BC – Missing man, Michael Deck has been located and is safe.

Michael was the subject of a missing person release yesterday.  Thank you for your assistance in locating him.  

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