News Releases

LOCATED | Kenneth Anderson Safe

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Victoria, BC - Kenneth Anderson, who was the subject of a missing person notification yesterday, has been located. He’s safe.

Thank you to all who shared his information and who submitted tips to help our investigation. The original posts and notification will be removed.




Man Reported Armed With Handgun Arrested Downtown

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Victoria, BC – A man who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and believed armed with a handgun was arrested by Patrol officers in downtown Victoria this afternoon.

Patrol officers flooded the area after the man was spotted on his way into downtown Victoria just before 2pm today. Officers located the man just outside of Centennial Square. The man attempted to flee but was captured by officers. During the course of the arrest, the man dropped a handgun.

LOCATED | Cyclist In Collision With Vehicle That Was Caught On Camera

Monday, July 15, 2019
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Victoria, BC – VicPD Traffic officers are thanking the public and members of the media for their assistance in our efforts to locate a cyclist who was struck by a vehicle.

The cyclist has been in contact with investigators. Our investigation into this file remains ongoing.

Earlier this week we notified the public after a concerned citizen contacted VicPD after capturing a collision between a cyclist and a vehicle on a dashcam.  The original release appear below.


Officers Injured In Early Morning Mental Health Arrest

Monday, July 15, 2019
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Victoria, BC –Two Patrol officers received non-life-threatening injuries during an arrest Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the intersection of Blanshard Street and Burdett Avenue just after 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 14th for a call about a man acting erratically. The caller reported that a man was jumping on vehicles’ hoods and had attempted to enter a City of Victoria Public Works vehicle. When officers arrived, the man began to attempt to climb on the officers’ patrol vehicle.

Suspect Arrested After Bike Theft Victim Spots Her Bicycle For Sale Online

Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Victoria, BC –A suspect in a break and enter is in custody and the rightful owner has been reunited with her bicycle after she found it for sale on a local website.

On July 3rd, a caller reported that her bicycle had been stolen from an underground parking garage in the 600-block of Michigan Street. After reporting her bike stolen, the caller decided to keep an eye out on local used goods websites in case her bicycle was posted for sale. On July 9th, she spotted her bike for sale online.

D Watch, Oak Bay Bicycles Team Up After Youth’s Bike Stolen, Damaged

Monday, July 8, 2019
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Victoria, BC – VicPD D Watch Patrol officers and Oak Bay Bicycles teamed up after a young man’s bicycle was stolen, and when recovered, discovered to be damaged beyond repair.

With bike theft continuing to be a significant issue this summer, VicPD Patrol officers have made recovering and returning stolen bicycles a priority. D Watch has strongly focused on this priority.

Pride Parade Route Changes, Road Closures To Affect Traffic

Friday, July 5, 2019

Victoria, BC – Enhancements to this year’s Pride Parade route and road closures will have an impact of traffic in Victoria and Esquimalt Sunday morning.

With the road closures, VicPD officers are suggesting that those who wish to join the celebrations arrive well in advance of the 11:00 a.m. Parade start time. Others travelling Sunday morning should consider a route that is well outside of the downtown area. Travel into downtown from the west is likely best via the Tillicum Road bridge.

Parade Route

Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee Statement On 2019 Pride Parade

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Greater Victoria, B.C. - The Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee (GVPDAC) was created in 2001 to bring together representatives from Greater Victoria's diverse communities and the region’s police agencies with the goals of fostering trust, improving communication, and building mutual understanding.