News Releases

CRA Scam Prompts Warning from Detectives

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Victoria BC-  With only a few weeks until tax time, Financial Crime Detectives have seen an increase in reports of the “Canada Revenue Agency” scam.


So far in 2018 alone, losses reported to VicPD as a result of the scam have totaled $25,000.  Investigators are also seeing more spoofing of phones numbers where, in one investigation, the victim divulged his accountant’s information then moments later got a call from his “accountant” which really was one of the fraudsters.


Social Media Surfing Ends Up Costing over $500 in Fines

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Victoria BC- Officers are reminding people to use better judgement after a driver was ticketed after checking a social media account while driving.

Officers were on routine patrol on Saturday night when they observed the glow of an electronic device while a driver was stopped at a red light. The officers, who were driving a fully marked police car, stopped next to the vehicle of the offending motorist. One of the officers got out of the vehicle and tapped on the window. The officer noticed that the driver was surfing a popular social media platform.

Officers Seeking Witnesses After Reported Sexual Assault

Monday, January 15, 2018
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Victoria BC – Investigators are seeking witnesses to a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning.

At 1:30 a.m., VicPD officers responded to a reported sexual assault that had occurred in the area of Quadra and View streets. The sexual assault was reported to have occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s standing six feet tall with a heavy build. The suspect was wearing a black or blue toque, black or blue hoody and blue jeans. He also had a dark beard.

VicPD Warns Public After Woman Pricked By Needle

Monday, January 15, 2018
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Victoria BC -  VicPD is warning people after a woman was pricked by a needle that appeared to be deliberately placed in a planter.

This morning, officers were called to the 700-block of Johnson Street after a woman reported that she had located a needle that was placed in a planter with the needle sticking up. Two photos of the needle are below.

Witnesses Sought In Reported Assault Between Adult Male and Youth

Friday, January 12, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for potential witnesses to come forward as they investigate a report of an assault between an adult male and a youth.

Officers were called to the 1000-block of Finlayson Street after a group reported an incident that caused them concern. Investigators are now looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a physical altercation between an adult male and a youth that occurred in the 1000-block of Finlayson Street between 8:05 and 8:40 a.m. this morning.

Officers Investigating after Robbery of Bike

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Victoria BC – Officers are continuing their investigation and asking for witnesses after a robbery of a bike.

On January 9th, a victim reported that he had been robbed by an unknown man of his bike. The robbery is reported to have occurred in the area of Oregon Avenue and Denman Street at approximately 3:20 p.m. on January 9th.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man standing between five feet, eight inches and five feet, 10 inches tall and was wearing a black jacket and blue pants.

Officers Warning Public After Woman Pricked By Syringe

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Victoria BC -  Officers are warning the public after a person was pricked by a needle last night.


At approximately 7:30 p.m. last night, a woman was walking a dog in the 700-block of Pembroke Street when she noticed the dog started to grab a paper bag that was next to a garbage can. The woman swiped the bag away from the dog and felt a prick on her hand. Upon closer inspection, the woman noticed several capped and uncapped syringes inside the paper bag.

Gregory Segers Has Been Located

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Officers are thanking the public for their assistance in locating Greg Segers. 


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Greg is described as a slim 27-year-old Caucasian man, standing five feet, ten inches tall, weighing 146 pounds.  Greg has brown hair, and brown eyes and often wears a short beard. He was most recently seen wearing a Boston Red Sox hoodie, blue jeans and white sneakers. A recent photograph of Greg is attached.

Greg also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest.