News Releases

Update: Suspect in custody for Dive Store Break and Enter

Friday, October 14, 2016

A Victoria man is in custody and stolen property recovered as the result of an investigation into an early morning break & enter at a dive store in the 1600-block of Blanshard Street on Tuesday morning.

VicPD resources including members from our Community Services Division and our Crime Reduction Unit were utilized and as a result of their work,  a suspect was identified and taken into custody last night.

The suspect, a Victoria man, is known to police. Break and Enter & Possession of Stolen Property charges are being recommended. 


Have You Seen Missing Person Andrew Phillips?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Update: Andrew Phillips has been located and is safe. All previous photos of Andrew have been removed. 

Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators are asking for your help in locating missing man Andrew Phillips. Andrew is described as a Caucasian man standing about 5 feet, eight inches tall and weighing 141 pounds. Andrew is 35 years old with brown eyes and brown hair. Two photos of Andrew are attached.

Man Sent To Hospital After Stabbing

Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Officers are investigating after a man was stabbed in the 800-block of Pandora Avenue last night.

Officers were called just before 10 p.m. last night after a man reported he had been stabbed. When they arrived, officers located the victim who was suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation indicates that this was not a random attack. The victim was transported to hospital and our investigation continues.

Officer Injured Responding To Domestic Assault

Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Victoria, BC – A Patrol officer is recovering and a man is facing charges after officers responded to a domestic assault.

A call came into the 911 Communications Centre at approximately 8:45 p.m. last night. No one spoke when answered, but 911 call takers heard the sounds of an assault in progress. 911 Communications Centre staff were able to quickly identify the location of the call and Patrol officers were dispatched.

Investigation Ongoing After Man Climbs Crane

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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Victoria, BC – The investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a distraught man climbed a downtown construction crane.

Officers were called to the 700-block of Pandora Avenue just after 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4th, for a report that an unauthorized man had entered a construction site and began to climb the crane there. When officers arrived, the man made statements to them that caused them concern for his safety and well-being as well as the safety of passersby.

Witnesses Sought After Two Suspicious Fires

Monday, October 3, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are appealing for witnesses after two suspicious fires this morning.

Officers were called to the 600-block of Dunedin Street just after 3 a.m. this morning for a report of a large fire at a business there. When officers arrived, they discovered an active fire. Victoria Fire Department firefighters attended the scene to extinguish the blaze.

How to Enjoy the Royal Family’s Final Day In Victoria

Friday, September 30, 2016

Victoria, BC – Saturday marks the final day of the Royal Family’s visit to Victoria. There are a series of events taking place in the James Bay and Downtown areas. As a result there will be road closures and traffic disruptions throughout the day, ending around 4 p.m.

There is no parking in the lower Wharf Street parking lot beginning at 1 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m.

Missing Man Christopher Sandham Located

Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Victoria, BC – VicPD Investigators are thanking the public for your help in locating missing man Christopher Sandham. 

Christopher was the subject of a missing person notification yesterday. Acting on a tip, officers were able to locate him and bring him to care. Thank you for your help in bringing a member of our community to safety.