News Releases

Child’s Bike, Stolen From Vacationing Family, Recovered & Shipped Home By Officers

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Victoria, BC – A visiting Alberta family who saw their young son’s bicycle stolen in the 900-block of Douglas Street last week will have a package waiting for them when they arrive home – the recovered bike.

Patrol and Community Services Division (CSD) officers began searching for the distinctive, blue and black, BMX-style bicycle after the child’s parents reported it stolen off their locked bike rack. A photo of the bike was posted to VicPD’s social media accounts as our officers searched for it.

 

UPDATE: LOCATED – Missing, pregnant Victoria woman located safe in Vancouver

Sunday, July 31, 2016
File #: 
16-34422

Victoria, BC –The missing, 8 month pregnant woman who was the subject of an extensive, two-day long search, has been located by Vancouver Police. She is with them now and is safe.

Thank you to members of the media, our law enforcement partners at Delta Police Department, Vancouver Police Department, Transit Police, West Vancouver Police and members of the public who shared her information. Your help aided in officers being able to locate her safely.

Two In Custody After Gorge Waterway Shooting

Friday, July 29, 2016
File #: 
16-34114

Victoria, BC – Two people are in custody following an investigation after a man reported being shot while boarding a boat in the Gorge Waterway.

Shortly after midnight, officers and the BC Ambulance Service responded to the report from the victim. When they arrived at one of the docks off Jutland Road, officers and paramedics met the victim who was suffering non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital.

Two Men are in Hospital Following Pedestrian MVI

Monday, July 25, 2016
File #: 
16-33510

Victoria, BC – One man is in hospital, with potentially life-threatening injuries, after he was struck by a vehicle in the unit-block of Gorge Road East just after 5:30 p.m. tonight. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and also has been sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

VicPD's Patrol Section and our collision reconstruction team, are on scene investigating and the 2900-block of Irma Street will be closed for several hours.  

Missing Teen has been Located and is Safe.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
File #: 
16-32973

Update: The missing teen has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance and tips. 

Victoria, BC – VicPD Patrol officers asked for your help as they search for missing thirteen-year-old girl. After several tips from the public over a multiple day search, she was located. Officers confirmed she is safe. Thank you for your help in locating her.

 

Two Men In Hospital Following Pedestrian MVI

Friday, July 22, 2016
File #: 
16-32890

Victoria, BC - Two men are in hospital, one in potentially life-threatening condition after they were struck by a vehicle in the 1600-block of North Dairy Road, near the Shelbourne intersection just before 11 p.m. last night. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with our investigators.

VicPD's Traffic Section, including our collision reconstruction team were on scene investigating and the intersection remained closed for several hours. 

Crime Severity Index - What You Need To Know

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We've had several media inquiries today about the Statistics Canada Canadian Centre for Justice Studies Crime Severity Index and Weighted Clearance Rate Data for 2015 and want to clear up any misunderstandings about these numbers. 

While the Crime Severity Index (CSI)  numbers indicate that crime in the Victoria Census Metropolitan Area is up 16% there are some important things about how the data is collected to know.

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