News Releases

LOCATED| Missing Elderly Man

Date:   Apr 25, 2015

Victoria, BC – Robert Chappell, the 79-year-old Esquimalt man who was reported missing yesterday, was located by Search and Rescue in Macaulay Point park at approximately 10 am this morning. SAR, with the assistance of Department of National Defence Fire crews were able to extricate the missing man and transport him to waiting BC Ambulance personnel. He will be transported to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

VicPD Announces Passing of Retired Police Service Dog Arko

Date:   Apr 22, 2015

Victoria BC – It is with great sadness that VicPD announces the passing of retired Police Service Dog Arko yesterday.

PSD Arko served the communities of Victoria and Esquimalt with his handler Cst. Colin Ash from 2004 until his retirement in 2011. PSD Arko and Cst. Ash were a very successful team and assisted in numerous investigations.

Since his retirement, PSD Arko enjoyed his time with his family, but recently became ill.

YOU’RE INVITED | Join Sgt. Greg Holmes for ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Date:   Apr 20, 2015

Victoria BC – Join VicPD’s recruiting Sergeant, Greg Holmes, for an informal ‘coffee with a cop’ chat on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Sgt. Holmes will be at the Downtown Greater Victoria Library discussing VicPD recruiting and what we’re looking for in a successful officer. Sgt. Holmes will have a short presentation at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., and the talk is informal.

Got questions about recruiting? Join us.

DATE: Thursday, April 23rd.

$70,000 Worth of Cars Written off After Driving off Embankment at Clover Point

Date:   Apr 17, 2015

Victoria BC – Over $70,000 worth of cars were written off last night after two individuals drove them off the end of Clover Point.

Officers were called to Clover Point, along Dallas Road, at approximately 1 a.m. after reports from a witness that two new cars had driven off the end of the rocks, crashing approximately 40-feet below.

When emergency services arrived, they found a 2015 Ford Mustang and a 2014 Infinity Q50 with heavy damage. Thankfully the drivers and one passenger were relatively unharmed.

VIIMCU and VicPD Identify Deceased Man and Continue to Search for Clues

Date:   Apr 15, 2015

Victoria BC – The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and VicPD have identified the deceased male from Thursday’s suspicious death as Shaun Alexander McGregor.

Officers were called to the 1500-block of Begbie Street at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night where they discovered McGregor. The 34-year-old Victoria man was pronounced dead on scene.

The building and a large section of the 1500-block of Begbie Street were cordoned off as officers investigated.

VicPD Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Date:   Apr 13, 2015

Victoria BC – April 12th – 18th is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and this year, VicPD is giving a week-long look at their important work.

All week, VicPD’s Communication Centre Community Outreach Team will be blogging and relating stories, including audio clips, on various calls and other important information.

Follow along at  VicPD’s Stories from the Street blog all week.

VicPD and VIIMCU Investigating Fernwood Suspicious Death

Date:   Apr 10, 2015

File #     15-15439

Victoria BC – VIIMCU, the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, and VicPD Detectives are investigating a suspicious death that was reported last night.

Officers arrived at an apartment building in the 1500-block of Begbie Street at approximately 10 p.m. last night. Inside they discovered the body of a Victoria man. The building, and a section of the 1500-block of Begbie Street remain cordoned off as officers investigate.