News Releases

Man In Custody After Climbing Bay Centre Building

Date:   Oct 26, 2015

File: 15-49571

Victoria, BC – One man is in custody after being arrested by Patrol officers for climbing onto the roof of the Bay Centre this morning.

Calls came into our 911 Communications Centre just before 8:30 a.m. reporting that a nude man climbing on the roof of the Bay Centre at 1150 Douglas Street. Our 911 Comms Centre contacted the Victoria Fire Department and the BC Ambulance Service for their assistance, while our officers were on their way.

VicPD Appealing for Wire Theft Witnesses

Date:   Oct 23, 2015

File: 15-48488

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers are asking for your help in locating potential suspects to a wire theft that occurred early Tuesday morning.

VicPD officers attended the 1000-block of Craigflower Road to discover that a section of Shaw cable line was damaged after unknown persons stole approximately 20 metres of cable belonging to Telus. An initial review of damage indicates that the cost to replace the line could approach $20,000.

VicPD Announces New Spokesperson and Social Media Officer

Date:   Oct 23, 2015

Victoria, BC – VicPD is pleased to announce that Cst. Matt Rutherford has been appointed as the next VicPD spokesperson and social media officer. Cst. Rutherford comes to the position after four years of service within the Patrol Section and the Traffic Section, where he managed the @vicpdtraffic Twitter account. Most recently, he completed the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, helping raise thousands of dollars for pediatric cancer research.

LOCATED: Thomas McMullen

Date:   Oct 15, 2015

File # 15-47602

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers are thanking the public for their help in locating missing man Thomas McMullen.

McMullen, who was the subject of a missing persons alert late yesterday afternoon was located this morning. He is safe and with officers who are working to connect him with his family.

Thank you for your help in locating him.

LOCATED: James Cuthbert

Date:   Oct 14, 2015

File #     15-47312

Victoria, BC – VicPD missing persons investigators are thanking the public for their help in locating missing man James Cuthbert.

James was the subject of a missing persons notification yesterday. He was spotted this morning, and is now with officers who are working to reunite him with his family.

Thank you again for your help in locating him.

Witnesses Sought After Marijuana Dispensary Robbed

Date:   Oct 6, 2015

File # 15-46182

Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators are looking to speak with witnesses after a local marijuana dispensary was robbed.

Officers were called to the Weeds Social Club, a marijuana dispensary in the 1600-block of Douglas Street, around 10 p.m. last night for a report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed that a man entered the dispensary, produced a weapon and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and drugs. There were no injuries.