News Releases

Accidental Bear Spray Discharge Leads To 11 Drug and Weapons Charges

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Victoria, BC – A Victoria man is facing recommended drug and weapons charges after reportedly accidently discharging bear spray in the presence of Patrol officers.

Just after 3 a.m. this morning Patrol officers were in the 2900-block of Douglas Street investigating a theft when a man discharged bear spray nearby. Officers, believing the man to be in possession of a weapon – bear spray – approached him and began to search him for the weapon.

Witnesses Sought In Impaired Driving Investigation

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist in an impaired driving investigation after a collision yesterday sent one man to hospital.

Traffic officers discovered the aftermath of a collision at the intersection of Gonzales Avenue and Foul Bay Road at approximately 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon. As officers responded they discovered that two vehicles had been involved in a collision. Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash.

Man Arrested At Gunpoint After Allegedly Assaulting Two People With A Weapon

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Patrol officers took a man into custody at gunpoint last night after the man allegedly assaulted two people with a knife.

Patrol officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue just after 7 p.m. for a report that a man had assaulted two people with a knife. When Patrol officers arrived they located two victims and several witnesses. One of the assaults was captured by a security camera, which provided officers with a clear suspect identification and clothing description.

Three Suspicious Fires Under Investigation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are investigating after being called to three suspicious fires in trash dumpsters overnight.

Officers were called to three different locations in the Harris Green neighbourhood in a half-hour period starting around 3:15 a.m. this morning, for reports of fires in garbage dumpsters. These fires were quickly extinguished by Victoria Fire Department firefighters. There were no injuries.

These fires are under investigation.

Local Businesses, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and VicPD Team Up to Clean Up The Shores

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers and volunteers will be working alongside members of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and staff from local businesses including Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina, Steamworks, Chateau Victoria, Red Fish Blue Fish, the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, West Bay Marina, Spinnakers, Harbour Air and Waste Connections in efforts to clean up the shores of Victoria’s iconic Inner Harbour.

UPDATE | Man Arrested After Barricade

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Victoria, BC – A man is now in custody following an early morning incident in which multiple vehicles were struck this morning and a several hours long barricade.

Officers were called just before 6:15 a.m. this morning after the report of an intoxicated man standing in the middle of the road in the area of Shelbourne and Begbie Streets.

Officers arrived and the man attempted to flee in a vehicle, ramming multiple parked cars, including the first attending police vehicle. Nobody, including officers, was injured.