News Releases

UPDATE: Public Warning Issued after Esquimalt Sexual Assault

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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UPDATE –VicPD investigators would like to speak to anyone who would have been in or around Highrock Park (Cairn Park) between 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. last night. Investigators are specifically looking for information on a white man, in his late 30s or early 40s years with close-cropped hair walking a dark coloured dog and a light coloured dog.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call (250) 995-7444.


**Original Release**


Witnesses Sought After Man Arrested In Dual Assaults 

Monday, September 19, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are looking to speak with witnesses after a Victoria man was arrested for two apparently random assaults.

Officers were called to the 1200-block of Langley Street just after 7 a.m. Sunday after two witnesses observed a man assault a second man. The victim was knocked to the ground, suffering life-threatening injuries. The suspect left the area. One of the two witnesses stayed with the victim, while the other followed the suspect from a distance.

A/Chief Manak “Arrested” For A Great Cause – Fighting Childhood Cancer

Friday, September 16, 2016


Victoria, BC – A/Chief Constable Del Manak was “taken into custody” today by VicPD’s Cst. Todd Mason and Cst. Cam Stephens as part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s “Jail & Bail” fundraiser.

Chief Manak joins several notable police, fire, community and political leaders from across Greater Victoria in the “hoosegow” a temporary jail set up on Ship Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Each “prisoner” remains “in custody” until his or her “bail” is raised. A/Chief Constable Manak was already at 46% of his bail goal at 11 am this morning.

UPDATE: “Frankie” Farwell Located Safe

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Francoise “Frankie” Farwell has been located by VicPD Missing Persons Unit investigators. She is safe.

Investigators worked with officers from other jurisdictions and members of the public for several months as part of our efforts to locate Frankie. Tips from members of the public alongside work from policing and other partners led to her being located and confirmed to be safe. Thank you for your help in locating her.



Man in Custody after Neighbour Dispute

Saturday, September 10, 2016
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Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators are recommending several charges after a neighbour dispute late Friday afternoon.


VicPD patrol officers attended the 400-block of Stannard Ave shortly after 5:00p.m. after receiving the report of a neighbour dispute involving a weapon. When police attended, they negotiated with the man, who had returned to his residence. The man was taken into custody shortly after police attendance without incident.