News Releases

DIY Street Party Update

Friday, April 22, 2016

As you may be aware, there is an event called the “DIY Street Party” planned for Centennial Square on Friday, April 22nd that has been posted on Facebook. The event organizers have invited 8,400 people, and 3,200 have posted that that they plan to attend. This event has not yet been approved by the City, as no permit application was made. As a result, there is no site security plan, which is required to ensure everyone’s safety.

2015 Annual Report Released

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board has released the Department’s 2015 Annual Report, with an emphasis on community engagement that helps in building healthy communities. This approach helped craft the Department’s Strategic Plan and is key to the Department’s direction moving forward.

Woman Arrested In 2015 Homicide

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Victoria, BC – The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU), with the assistance of VicPD investigators and the Westshore RCMP, made an arrest in a 2015 homicide yesterday.

On September 16th, 2015, VicPD patrol members were called to a residence just before 6 a.m. to check on the welfare of the persons there. They discovered an 18-month-old Victoria girl, who succumbed despite efforts to resuscitate her. The girl’s mother was also taken to hospital.

Witness Sought After Building Collision

Monday, April 18, 2016
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Victoria, BC – VicPD officers continue their investigation into a collision where a vehicle crashed into a building.

Just after 6:30 a.m. yesterday, VicPD members were called to the 0-block of Boyd Street after the report of a single vehicle collision. Initial reports indicate that a vehicle crashed into an apartment building causing damage to the front doors. The lone driver was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Missing Woman Found Safe

Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Crystal Mathison who was the subject of a missing person report was located safely earlier this evening. She is with officers.

Thank you to the public and the media for your help in sharing her information. That help can be crucial in the quick, successful resolution of missing person files.

Read More UPDATE: Jeremy Oakley has been located

Friday, April 15, 2016
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UPDATE:  Jeremy Oakley has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance.

Victoria, BC – VicPD Missing Person Investigators are hoping that updated information will assist as you help in locating missing 44-year-old Victoria man, Jeremy Oakley. Investigators have new photographs of Jeremy to share and are asking for your help in bringing him home safe to his family.

Three In Custody Following Brief Pursuit, Collision

Friday, April 15, 2016
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Victoria, BC – Officers are investigating after a brief pursuit and collision lead to the arrest of three individuals this afternoon.

Just after 1 p.m. this afternoon a plain-clothes VicPD officer called 911 after spotting a vehicle involved in an alleged firearm incident in Saanich this morning. When back-up officers arrived, the suspect vehicle fled the scene at high speed.

Missing Man Located

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Victoria, BC –  Trevor Charlie, who was the subject of a missing person’s alert, was located safely overnight and is now under medical care. Thank you for your help in locating him.