File: 20-34195

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are warning the public after a “trip wire” was set across a dock ramp near Regatta Landing yesterday.

At 4:30 p.m. on August 26th, Patrol officers received a report of semi-transparent fishing line set across a dock, just off the Galloping Goose Trail, near Regatta Landing. A group was walking in the area when they observed the fishing line. The line was approximately two inches off the ground, ran across the dock ramp, and was secured to the handrails on either side. No one was injured, and the group dismantled the trip wire.

This warning comes only a week after officers warned the public of “trip wires” set across a staircase in Cecelia Ravine Park. An additional trip wire was also located in Cecelia Ravine Park, near the entrance to the Galloping Goose Trail.

If you have information about either of these incidents, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and select option 1 for our report desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.