News Releases

Amanda Williams Located

Monday, June 10, 2019
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Update: Amanda Williams was located by the Vancouver Police and is safe. 

Victoria, BC -  Officers are asking for your help as we work to locate missing woman Amanda Williams.

Amanda is a 33-year-old Indigenous woman standing five feet, three inches tall, with a slender build of 140 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.   A picture of Amanda is below.

Front Desk Hours Of Operation To Be Reduced June 17th

Monday, June 10, 2019

Victoria, BC – Citizens seeking service at VicPD’s headquarters are being notified of an upcoming change in our front desk hours.

On June 17th, VicPD’s service hours at the front desk of our 850 Caledonia Avenue headquarters will be reduced to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The front desk and lobby area will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.  This change is consistent with other public agencies and part of a series of service adjustments the department is undertaking to better realign our services with our resources.

Missing Teen Located

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Update: Lia Barker was located by Saanich Police and is safe.


Victoria BC -  Officers are asking for your help as we work to locate missing teen, Lia Barker.

Lia is a 13-year-old Caucasian youth standing five feet, eight inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. She has brown hair, or could be a shade of red, and blue eyes.   A picture of Lia is below.

Lia was last seen in Vic West on May 31st and reported missing to VicPD on June 2nd.  Police and Lia’s family are concerned for her well-being.

Suspect and Witnesses Sought After Road Rage Incident

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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Victoria BC – Officers are asking for your help in locating a suspect in a bizarre road rage incident yesterday afternoon.

Shortly after 4:00 p.m., VicPD received a call of a road rage incident at Broughton and Blanshard Streets. The victim reported that they had honked at a truck after that vehicle was tailgating another car and then ran a red light. 

The driver then, allegedly, proceeded to throw a lit cigarette into the victims open window which caused minor, non-life threatening burns. Fortunately, the young child in the vehicle was uninjured.

Three Face Charges After Fentanyl, Drugs & Imitation Firearm Recovered In Stolen Vehicle Stop

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Victoria, BC – VicPD K9 and Patrol officers took three people into custody during a vehicle stop Sunday night.

The vehicle was first reported stolen to Patrol officers in the morning hours of Sunday, May 26th.  A VicPD K9 officer spotted the stolen vehicle in the 2900-block of Douglas Street just after 9 p.m. that evening. With the assistance of additional Patrol officers, officers blocked the vehicle from leaving. Three occupants in the vehicle were then taken into custody. 

Craig Hughes Located

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Update: Craig Hughes was located in the Lower Mainland and is safe. 

Victoria BC - Officers are asking for your help as we work to locate missing man, Craig Hughes.

Craig is a 42-year-old Caucasian man standing five feet, nine inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. Craig has short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, plaid green jacket, blue jeans and black dress shoes. A picture of Craig is below.

Craig was last seen on May 20th at 5:45 a.m. and officers are concerned for his well-being.