News Releases

Temporary Cameras Deployed During GoodLife Marathon

Friday, October 6, 2017

Victoria,  BC - As with previous events, we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety at the GoodLife marathon.

We’ll be deploying these temporarily placed, monitored cameras in public spaces & in line with BC & national privacy legislation.

We’re looking forward to a safe, family-friendly & fun race day. That’s why we’re using temporary cameras this year. 

Esquimalt Fire Department and Victoria Police Investigators Continue Fire Investigation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Victoria, BC – VicPD Investigators and the Esquimalt Fire Department are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred shortly after 10:00 a.m. yesterday in the 300 block of Uganda Avenue.  

The Esquimalt Fire Department were able to get the fire extinguished and noted that the fire was isolated to the garage of the residence.

Investigators have one man in custody associated to the residence and the investigation is ongoing.  It is believed that there is no risk to the public.

No further details will be released at this time. 

Update: Assault with a Weapon Investigation Continues

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Victoria, BC –  Officers have one man in custody and are continuing their investigation into an assault with a weapon on October 3rd, that left a man with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers were called to the 800-block of Johnson Street shortly after 11:30 a.m. today after the report of an assault with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital where he remains.

UPDATE: Missing Woman Richelle Ojala has been located

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Missing person Richelle Ojala has been located and officers would like to thank the public for their assistance. 

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Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Richelle Ojala.

Richelle is described as a 20-year-old Caucasian woman standing five feet, five inches tall and weighing about 125 lbs.

We need your help. A stolen iPhone is mass dialing 911

Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Victoria, BC - We need your help to locate a suspect in the neighbourhood of Sitkum Road who using a stolen iPhone to repeatedly call 9-1-1.

This suspect is tying up the emergency lines for legitimate 9-1-1 callers. We have received approximately 375 calls in 2 days.

The stolen device is a silver iPhone5 in a black rubber case.

Every effort is being made to locate this person and stop this from continuing.

If you have any information pls call 250- 995-7654 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Thirty-Six VicPD Officers Honoured By Lieutenant Governor in Government House Ceremony

Friday, September 29, 2017

Victoria, BC – Thirty-six VicPD officers were honoured by Her Honour Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon in a ceremony at Government House this morning. Chief Constable Del Manak was joined by Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member Maureen Shaw in introductory remarks as they welcomed the officers.

The awards were presented in two categories – the Police Exemplary Service Medal, followed by Chief and Deputy Chief Constables Commendations.

Police Exemplary Service Medal