News Releases

Thieves Targeting Valuables Left In Vehicles In Hillside Area

Friday, June 14, 2019

Victoria, BC – Officers are warning area residents and those visiting the area of the 1600-block of Hillside Avenue to remove valuables from their vehicles. Thieves are targeting valuables left in vehicles in the neighbourhood. Several thefts from vehicles have recently occurred in the area, resulting in damage to vehicles and loss of valuable property.

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.