News Releases

Update on Search for Harold Backer

Date:   Nov 10, 2015

File # 15-50946

Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators are continuing their search for Harold Backer and continue to ask for the public’s help in bringing him home.

“Investigators look at everything about a person’s life when he or she is reported missing,” Cst. Matt Rutherford said. “If anyone has any information we need to hear from them directly. What matters is that he comes home safely to his family. Harold’s family needs to know that he is safe.”

VicPD working with U.S. Law Enforcement in Harold Backer Search

Date:   Nov 9, 2015

File #     15-50946

Victoria, BC – VicPD Missing Persons investigators are working with U.S. law enforcement agencies, including the Port Angeles Police Department, as part of our efforts to find Harold Backer.

Our investigation has revealed that a man matching Harold’s description left Victoria on the Coho ferry on November 3rd. VicPD investigators contacted Port Angeles Police, who have been vital in our efforts to locate him.

VicPD Appealing for Witnesses to Hit and Run

Date:   Nov 6, 2015

File #     15-50512

Victoria BC – VicPD officers are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Halloween night.  

Officers were called to the corner of Johnson and Douglas streets for the report of a pedestrian struck at approximately 10:55 p.m., on October 31. The victim suffered minor injuries and the investigators would like to locate any witnesses and ultimately the vehicle and driver.

UPDATED: Meya Glover LOCATED Thanks To Your Tips

Date:   Nov 2, 2015

File # 15-50011

Victoria, BC – Acting on tips from the public, VicPD Patrol officers located missing youth Meya Glover last night.

Officers had been searching for Meya since she was the subject of a missing person’s alert on Monday. Our search for her was helped by many tips from witnesses who helped us focus in on a specific search area where she was located safely by Patrol officers.

Update: Sexual Assault Investigation Continues

Date:   Oct 30, 2015

File #     15-50012

Victoria, BC –VicPD officers continue to investigate a reported sexual assault that occurred Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the 2100-block of Quadra Street shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday for a reported sexual assault in the vicinity of Crystal Pool.

The assault did not occur inside the facility and investigators believe that the male suspect and female victim were known to each other.  

VicPD Searches for Suspect after Robbery

Date:   Oct 30, 2015

File #  15-50155

Victoria BC – VicPD officers are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store in the 1200-block of Gladstone Avenue last night.

VicPD received a call of a robbery in progress at a convenience store just after 7:35 p.m.   The man, who fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, did not brandish any type of weapon. The man is described as standing five feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds and wearing blue jeans, black hoodie, black baseball cap and glasses.

VicPD Investigating Suspicious Occurrence

Date:   Oct 29, 2015

File # 15-50035

Victoria, BC– VicPD Investigative Services Detectives are investigating the report of the discovery of a shell casing in the 1100-block of Government Street.

VicPD officers were called to a building in the 1100-block of Government Street at approximately 5:30 a.m. after staff located what appeared to be a shell casing on one of the floors.

VicPD officers searched the floor to ensure the welfare of the guests. There are no known injuries.

One In Custody In Sexual Assault Investigation

Date:   Oct 29, 2015

File #     15-50012

Victoria BC – One person has been arrested as VicPD officers investigate a reported sexual assault that occurred last night.

Officers were called to the 2100-block of Quadra Street shortly after 11 p.m. for a reported sexual assault. As a result of the investigation, one individual was arrested. That person remains in custody and investigators believe there is no risk to the public at this time. 

Our investigation is ongoing.

VicPD Investigating Armed Robbery at Marijuana Dispensary

Date: Oct 28, 2015

File # 15-49853

Victoria BC – VicPD detectives are investigating the report of a robbery that occurred in the 1700-block of Cook Street on Tuesday evening.

VicPD officers were called for a robbery at the Ocean Grown Medicinal Dispensary at approximately 8:35 p.m. The suspects fled in a vehicle. VicPD officers gave chase, but were unable to locate the suspects.