News Releases

Do you know this Fraud Suspect?

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Victoria, BC – VicPD Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in relation to a Fraud that occurred on August 16th.

Patrol officers attended the 1700-block of Douglas Street after a staff member at a local business stated that a man had defrauded the business out of an undisclosed amount of money.  Staff stated that the man attempted to pay for something, repeatedly swapped currencies, and was very demanding. The man was able to confuse the staff member in a way that he was able to obtain the money.

Help Us Identify This Person Of Interest In Reeson Park Arson

Friday, August 12, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for your help in identifying a person of interest in an August 2nd arson in Reeson Park, on the Victoria waterfront.

Just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday August 2nd, VicPD officers and Victoria Fire Department firefighters were called to a grass fire in Reeson park, located in the 1200-block of Wharf Street. The fire was quickly extinguished without further incident and there were no injuries, despite the extremely dry conditions.

VicPD Officer Earns International “40 Under 40” Award

Thursday, August 11, 2016

VicPD is proud to announce that Det. Sgt. Kris Rice is being recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police with its inaugural “40 Under 40” Award.

The IACP “40 Under 40” Award was developed to recognize forty law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. The forty dedicated law enforcement professionals selected for IACP’s inaugural “40 Under 40” Award are current and up-and-coming leaders from all over the world in all types of law enforcement organizations.

Stolen Elephant Carving Leads To Massive Stolen Property Cache

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Two Victoria men and a Victoria woman are facing charges after VicPD investigators, following up on an investigation into a grab-and-dash theft of a carved elephant, discovered a large cache of stolen property.

Officers were called to Hillside Mall on June 10th after a man was observed grabbing a carved wooden elephant from a store and fleeing. After gathering evidence, including surveillance footage, officers and members of VicPD’s Analysis and Intelligence Section recognized the suspect as a known prolific property offender.

LOCATED - Elderly Couple’s Stolen Mobility Scooter

Friday, August 5, 2016
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UPDATE: Hours after informing the public about an 89-year-old couple's mobility scooter had been stolen in a break and enter to an underground parking garage, investigating officers are making arrangements for its quick return. Allways Towing contact VicPD after hearing about it to let us know that they had towed the scooter after it was reported abandoned.

Thank you for your help in getting it back to its rightful owners!