News Releases

One Man in Custody after Altercation in Esquimalt

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Victoria BC – Investigators are in the beginning stages of an investigation after an assault with a weapon in Esquimalt this afternoon.


Officers were called to the 500-block of Admirals Road for the report of an assault with a weapon shortly after 12:30 p.m. Officers quickly arrived and located a man suffering non-life threatening injuries. The man was transported up to hospital. The suspect was quickly located and arrested in the 600-block of Admirals Road.  


VicPD’s Strike Force Arrests Dealer Selling Fentanyl – Next To A Daycare

Friday, December 8, 2017
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Victoria, BC –  A Victoria man and a woman were arrested as part of an investigation into the man, who was allegedly dealing drugs, which included fentanyl, from a residence located next to a daycare. Both were taken into custody after officers from VicPD’s Strike Force (SF) observed a reported hand-to-hand drug transaction.

Two In Custody After Quarter Kilogram of Fentanyl Seized

Friday, December 8, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Two men remain in custody facing recommended drug trafficking charges after they were arrested with one quarter kilogram of fentanyl and one hundred grams of cocaine.

The two men were arrested enroute to Victoria after taking a ferry from the Lower Mainland. The two men, who have known gang affiliations, were taken into custody without incident as part of an investigation that lasted several weeks. Officers believe the fentanyl and cocaine were intended for Victoria’s downtown.

Holiday Shopping Tips – Don’t Fall Victim to Theft

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Victoria, BC – At this time of the year, we see an increase in people shopping at malls, downtown and online.  Sadly, we also see an increase in the reports of thefts.  


When shopping in and around the downtown area, it is important to remember not to leave valuables in your vehicles.  Theft from vehicles is a crime of opportunity that we see often during the holiday shopping season. When you eliminate the opportunity, your chance of having your car broken into is minimized.


Update: ‘Copper’ has been Located

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Victoria, BC – After media and social media coverage and some investigation by our officers, Copper will be reunited with his owner today.


Late yesterday, Copper was dropped off at a service provider. The dog was handed over to Animal Control who is working on reuniting the dog with his owner today. Thank you to all the people who called in tips and to the efforts of Victoria Animal Control who all came together to reunite the owner with his dog.  Our investigation continues into who took Copper.


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Meet Evie, the 6 year-old artist who drew this year’s VicPD Holiday Greeting Card

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Victoria, BC – This year, VicPD’s holiday greeting card will feature some special artwork from a talented young artist.

Evie, the 6-year-old daughter of a VicPD employee, submitted the winning entry in our holiday greeting card art contest. Evie’s drawing, chosen from the top three entries by online votes from both VicPD staff and the outside community, will greet members of our community and partners we work with as we extend our season’s greetings.

Our Search for Emma Fillipoff Continues

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Today marks the five-year anniversary of the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff.


During the evening of November 28, 2012, VicPD was contacted about a woman acting in an unusual manner in front of the Empress Hotel.  Officers located Emma Fillipoff and spoke at length with her.   After ensuring her well-being, Emma was allowed to continue on her way.  A few hours later Emma was reported as missing and has not been heard from or seen since. 


UPDATE | Man Believed In Need Of Assistance Identified

Monday, November 27, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are thanking the public for their help in identifying and locating a man who was the subject of a public information appeal yesterday.

We issued an appeal for your help yesterday as we worked to identify and locate a man who disappeared after asking staff at a social support agency for assistance.

Thanks to tips from members of the public who saw the man’s information on social media, officers spoke with the man today and were able to offer access to supports.

Thank you for your help.