News Releases

UPDATE | Missing Young Woman Jade Kozma Located Safe

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Victoria, BC –Jade Kozma, a young woman who was the subject of missing person alert, has been located by West Shore RCMP officers. She is safe and VicPD officers are with her now.

That you to all who helped in our search, including members of the public, the media and partners in other organizations who shared her information, provided tips and worked to help locate her. Thank you to our West Shore RCMP colleagues for locating her on our behalf.

Driver Search Focus Of Ongoing Investigation

Monday, August 14, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are searching for a driver in an incident that occurred last Friday morning involving a vehicle and three pedestrians.

Officers are looking for the driver of a dark grey 2005 to 2010 four door Ford Focus sedan that was involved in what witnesses are describing as a “road rage” incident at Broad and Johnson streets around 8:30 on the morning of Friday, August 11th. The driver of the vehicle is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45 to 56 years-old with short grey hair.

Officers Searching For Disabled Woman’s Stolen Scooter

Friday, August 11, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are searching for a disabled woman’s sole means of transportation – her mobility scooter – which was stolen from a locked parking area.

The scooter is described as a red, three wheel Shoprider mobility scooter. It has a black seat, grey wheels and a blue “Victoria Blue Bash” sticker on the console.

Carfentanil Discovered as Man Arrested for Breaching Conditions While Awaiting Drug Trafficking Trial

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Victoria, BC – VicPD’s fight against fentanyl took a new turn as officers discovered carfentanil mixed with heroin in a sample of drugs seized as part of an arrest.

“Carfentanil is about 100 times more potent than fentanyl,” S/Sgt. Conor King said. “There were over 900 overdose deaths in B.C. in 2016, and fentanyl played a part in many of those. While we were aware carfentanil may have already been here, this drug seizure confirms it.”   

UPDATE | Missing Man Justin Storms Located

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Victoria, BC –Missing man Justin Storms has been located. He is safe.

Justin was the subject of a missing person alert in late July 2017. Officers appealed to the public for information in our search for him, and partnered with allied agencies in efforts to find him. It was through these efforts that he was located.

Thank you for your help in this successful search.


Man In Custody After Breach Prompts GVERT Response

Friday, August 4, 2017
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Victoria, BC – A Victoria man is in custody for breaching court-ordered conditions after an incident which prompted a deployment by the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT).

An officer first responded to a report of two persons who appeared to be breaking into vehicles in the 2800-block of Irma Street around 1:00 a.m. this morning. The responding officer approached two suspects and discovered one was breaching conditions. While the officer spoke with the other individual, the second fled to a nearby residence and barricaded himself inside.

Temporary Cameras Deployed During Symphony Splash

Friday, August 4, 2017

Victoria, BC - As we do for many large-scale public events, we're deploying temporary, monitored cameras in open, public areas during this year's Symphony Splash events. This deployment is part of our efforts to keep the event safe and family friendly. We're doing so in line with BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The cameras will be removed following the event.

Man Facing Animal Cruelty And Assault Charges

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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**UPDATE  An outpouring of offers to support the victim in this file in regards to the veterinary care has flooded in. The cost of veterinary care has been covered and the cat is on the mend. Thank you to everyone for their offers of support.**

Victoria, BC – An Esquimalt man is facing recommended charges of assault and animal cruelty after an incident which occurred just after 7 p.m. on August 1st 2017.

Man Facing Multiple Charges In Sexual Assault, Robbery Investigation

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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Victoria, BC – A man has been arrested and faces multiple charges resulting from an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the 1900-block of Store Street just before 1:30 a.m. this morning.

Officers were first made aware of the incident when a witness flagged down Patrol officers to report it. Officers were able to locate the victim. Given the nature of the report, Patrol officers flooded the area and were able to locate and pull over the suspect’s vehicle a short time later.