News Releases

Three In Custody Following Brief Pursuit, Collision

Friday, April 15, 2016
File #: 
16-16202

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
File #: 
16-15909

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.

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Victoria, BC – April 10th – April 16th is National Volunteer Week during which organizations across Canada celebrate those who give freely of their time and talent to improve our communities. This year’s theme is “Volunteers are the roots of our community”. VicPD is celebrating our volunteers, who are certainly the roots of our organization, with great enthusiasm ‎with a week-long thank you event.

Missing Alberta Man Located

Friday, April 1, 2016
File #: 
16-12985

Update:  Kevin McPhee has been located and is safe. VicPD would like to thank the public and our media partners for their role in sharing Kevin’s information.

Victoria, BC – Missing Persons Investigators are asking for your help in locating missing man Kevin McPhee. McPhee, an Alberta resident who came to Victoria to work in the trades industry, has not been heard from since February 2nd, 2016.

CrimeReports Clarification

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 

Victoria BC – In March of 2011, VicPD launched CrimeReports which allowed citizens to access crime data in a timely manner. At the time, VicPD was the first agency in BC and one of only six in Canada to make this tool available to the public creating a transparent way of seeing crime that is occurring in your neighbourhood. 

Since then, CrimeReports has been accessed by over 14,000 people (in 2015 alone) in our community for a variety of reasons. 

Today Marks the 25th Anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s Disappearance

Victoria BC – Today marks the 25th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance.

4-year-old Michael Dunahee went missing from Blanshard Elementary School on March 24th, 1991. Michael was last seen around 12:30 p.m. in the area of the school playground.

Michael’s disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history. The case remains an active investigation today.

VicPD Investigating Serious Firearm File

File #     16-12505 

Update:  A Search warrant has been executed and several firearms have been located. Investigators are seeking several firearm related charges. There is no reason to believe that there is a risk to the public at this time.

Victoria BC – Our officers continue their investigation into a reported incident that saw one man point what appeared to be a firearm at another.

VicPD and Victoria Fire Department Investigating Suspicious Fire

File #     16-12257

Victoria BC – VicPD and the Victoria Fire Department continue to investigate yesterday morning’s fire that occurred in the 700-block of Queens Avenue.

Numerous officers and firefighters responded around midnight and then again at 7:20 a.m. for a flare-up.

The investigation continues and both departments are working closely together to determine the cause of the blaze.

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