News Releases

Investigators Use Social Media to Locate Fugitive

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Victoria BC - Following a 12-month extradition process, VicPD detectives flew to France last week to bring back a fugitive who had fled prior to his trial for attempted murder.

In December of 2016, VicPD Major Crime Unit detectives arrested Sebastian Normandin for attempted murder following an incident where he allegedly attempted to strike a former girlfriend and her partner with his vehicle. After his initial arrest, Normandin was released by the courts pending his trial and subsequently fled Canada.

Tires Slashed in Oaklands

Monday, October 21, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Officers are investigating after receiving multiple reports of tire slashings in the Oaklands neighbourhood of Victoria.

Several residents awoke this morning to find their vehicle tires slashed.  It is believed that the damage occurred overnight in an area that includes Shakespeare Street, Scott Street, Victor Street, Lionel Street, Haultain Street, Kings Road and others.  While VicPD has received reports that more than 30 vehicles have had their tires damaged, investigators believe that there could be additional vehicles affected. 

Temporary CCTV Cameras To Be Deployed for Good Life Marathon

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Victoria, BC –As with previous events, we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety during this year’s Good Life Marathon, on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

As always, we are deploying these temporarily placed, monitored cameras in public spaces in accordance with B.C. and national privacy legislation. The cameras are going up in the next two days and will be taken down a short time after the event. Temporary signs will also be posted to ensure that those in the area are aware.

Send In Your Entry For Our 2nd Annual VicPD #BeSeenHalloween Costume Contest

Monday, October 7, 2019

Victoria, BC – Picking a Halloween costume can be tricky.

We’re hoping to encourage all girls and boys in Victoria and Esquimalt who haven’t already picked out a costume to consider dressing up as something that strikes fear in the heart of evildoers everywhere and helps keep people safe under darkening skies – a high visibility VicPD police officer.

Do You Recognize This Arson Suspect ?

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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19-41045, 19-41047

Victoria, BC – Investigators have released a video and description of a suspect in two arsons in early September.

The suspect is sought in connection to two fires in garbage receptacles that occurred within two hours of each other on September 17th, 2019.

Victoria Fire Department firefighters responded to the first fire that was set in a City of Victoria garbage receptacle in the 900-block of Yates Street just after 1:38 a.m. on September 17th. That fire was extinguished. No one was injured.

Officers Cite 74 Distracted Drivers In September Blitz

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Victoria, BC – Officers wrote 74 tickets to drivers who were using an electronic device behind the wheel during a plain-clothes operation that targeted distracted driving throughout the month of September.

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of death and injury on B.C. roads. In an effort to help make our roads safer, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and ICBC provided support for focussed distracted driving enforcement this past month.