News Releases

Our History | Remembering Fallen Constable John Curry

Friday, March 1, 2019

Victoria, BC – VicPD Officers are remembering one of our own today. Constable John Curry’s End of Watch was Monday, February 29th, 1864.

155 years ago, 24 year-old Constable John Curry found himself testifying at a “Coroner’s Inquisition” regarding the death of a young First Nations boy. The inquisition was held at the Boomerang Saloon. Constable Curry himself be the subject of the very next Coroner’s Inquisition in Victoria at the saloon; having been shot and killed in the course of his duties late on Monday, February 29th, 1864.

Keep Your Airbnb Rental Crime-Free

Thursday, February 28, 2019
File #: 
19-133 & 19-3639

Victoria BC – Investigators want to warn the public after two recent investigations involving Airbnb rentals.

In the first investigation, a suspect rented a space through a rental site and allegedly trashed the suite and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of furnishings. Our investigation into this file is ongoing.

Patrol, K9 Officers Arrest Oaklands Assault Suspect After Search

Thursday, February 28, 2019
File #: 
19-8678

Victoria, BC -  One man is in custody after being arrested by Patrol and K9 officers following a search last night.

Patrol officers were called to the 1000-block area of Haultain Street just after 10 p.m. last night for a report of an assault that had taken place at a residence.

When officers arrived they learned the suspect had fled the scene. Patrol officers flooded the area, set up containment and called in VicPD K9 officers for assistance in searching for the suspect. The victim declined medical treatment.

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