News Releases

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Monday, September 30, 2019
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Victoria, BC – A man who is a suspect in a Saturday bank robbery, and who was wanted on warrants for similar offences in the West Shore, has been arrested.

Investigators were called to a bank in the 1000-block of Douglas Street on Saturday, September 28th just after 11 a.m. for a report of a robbery. Witnesses indicated that the male suspect produced a note and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was physically injured in the robbery.

Temporary CCTV Cameras to be Deployed for This Afternoon’s Protest

Friday, September 27, 2019

Victoria, BC –As with previous events,  we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety during the Climate Action Protest at the B.C. Legislature.  

As always, we are deploying these temporarily placed, monitored cameras in public spaces in accordance with B.C. and national privacy legislation. The cameras, which were already in place for the B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial but not activated, will be taken down a short time after the Law Enforcement Memorial event.

UPDATE | VicPD Block Watch Sign Revitalization 63% Complete

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Victoria, BC – VicPD’s Block Watch Sign Revitalization project is well underway.

Thanks to excellent work by City of Victoria and Township of Esquimalt staff working in partnership with Kimberly Kelley, our VicPD Block Watch and Community Programs Coordinator, our VicPD Block Watch Sign Revitalization process is now 63% complete.

Cameron Johnston Located

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Update: Cameron Johnston has been located and is safe. Thank you to the public for their assistance in locating him. 

Victoria, BC- Officers are asking for your help in locating missing 36-year-old man Cameron Johnston

Officers Investigating Sudden Death

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Patrol officers have responded to a report of a sudden death in Beacon Hill Park.

Patrol officers were called to Dallas Road at Camus Circle just after 7:15 a.m. this morning for a report of an unresponsive person. When officers arrived it was determined that the person was deceased.

Traffic in the area will be disrupted for several hours while we investigate.

This file is in its early stages and still under investigation. We will provide further updates as we are able.





Officers Investigating Stabbing

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Patrol and VicPD K9 officers are currently in the 300-block of Waterfront Crescent and the Galloping Goose Regional Trail for a report that a man was stabbed.

Officers were called to that area after a call came into B.C. Emergency Health Services for a report that a man had been stabbed. Officers arrived and located the victim who was in potentially life-threatening condition. Officers applied emergency first aid until B.C. Emergency Health Services Paramedics moved in and transported the man to hospital. His current condition is unknown.

Officers Respond to Cries for Help on Gorge Waterway

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Shortly after 7 p.m. last night, VicPD officers responded to reports of a woman screaming for help from a boat anchored near Banfield Park on the Gorge Waterway.   

Initial information indicated that a woman was clearly in distress and the boat was sinking.  As officers were arriving on scene, two paddle boarders started hitting the side of the boat, trying to render assistance.