News Releases

Report on Calls for Police Service: 844 Johnson Street and Surrounding Area

Thursday, December 8, 2016

As a result of continued public interest in calls for police service in and around the area of 844 Johnson Street, this report provides information on calls for police service by police reporting period in the two blocks surrounding 844 Johnson Street. 

This report relates to calls for service for the area within Blanshard Street, Pandora Avenue, Quadra Street, and Yates Street as depicted below. 

VicPD Adds Another Tool to Fight Bike Theft

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Victoria, BC – VicPD has another tool at its disposal to combat bike theft in the City of Victoria and Township of Esquimalt. 

Due to an increase in bike theft, VicPD acquired bait bike technology to trial over the past two months.

VicPD’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) has deployed bait bikes in strategic spots with success over the past two months. They were able to arrest a Victoria area man, who was subsequently sentenced to 8 months in jail.  Another man was arrested while stealing a bait bike and is facing theft charges.

Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation Results in Major Fentanyl Seizure

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Victoria, BC – VicPD is recommending multiple drug trafficking charges against Duc Khoung Pham, a 27-year-old Montreal man, after a multi-agency investigation resulted in over a million dollars of drugs seized.

VicPD began working on this investigation in mid-October when we were alerted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that a large shipment of fentanyl was destined to an address in Victoria from China. CBSA officers were able to intercept this package and in total, CBSA was able to seize 1.45 kilograms of fentanyl, which has an estimated value of $400,000.

Update: Bomb Threat Suspect Sought

Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Update: VicPD officers are continuing their investigation into the alleged bomb threat on November 26th. Officers have since spoken with the original person of interest who has been determined not to be involved.  If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. If you have information and you would like to report it anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

LOCATED - Missing Man Jericho Labonte

Friday, November 25, 2016
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VicPD File 16-23216, Seattle Police File Number 16-398365

Victoria, BC – Jericho Labonte, a Victoria man who was the subject of a missing person alert, has been in contact with us and confirmed to be safe.

Jericho was not wanted and was not the subject of a criminal investigation. Our missing person investigators were searching for him to confirm his well-being.