News Releases

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!

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.