News Releases

Wanted | Dean Allen Hodgson

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your assistance as we work to locate wanted man Dean Allen Hodgson. Hodgson is wanted on an assault warrant and for breaching his court-ordered conditions.

Dean Allen Hodgson is described as a 48-year-old Caucasian man standing 5’11” tall with a muscular build. Hodgson has short brown hair with grey flecks as well as a script-style tattoo on the right side of his neck. A recent photograph of Dean Allen Hodgson is below.

Have You Seen Missing Young Man Jacob Scott?

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your assistance as we work to locate missing man Jacob Scott.

Jacob is described as a 23-year-old young Caucasian man standing 5’10” tall with a slim build. Jacob has blonde hair, and blonde facial hair, often in the form of stubble and a rough complexion. He also has several tattoos, including an “old-school” style nautical tattoo on his on his left forearm of a female sailor at a ship’s wheel and a banner that reads “steady as she goes”. A recent photograph of Jacob and a photograph of his tattoo are below.   

Witnesses Sought In Downtown Stabbing

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Witnesses are being sought by investigators as a Victoria man recovers after being stabbed near the 800-block of Johnston Street yesterday.

Officers were called to a multi-residential building in the 800-block of Johnson Street just after 5pm yesterday for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived they discovered the victim, a Victoria man, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

VicPD Officer Injured In Esquimalt Assault With Weapon

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Victoria, BC – An officer is recovering after being assaulted with a weapon after responding to an unwanted person call early Sunday morning.

The officer responded to a call for an unwanted person at a residence in the 1100-block of Lyall Street in Esquimalt just after 4:00 am on Sunday, November 12th. The resident had discovered a man on her back porch who appeared to be attempting to get into the residence and called 911. The officer arrived and discovered the man at the back door of the residence.

We Remember | Fallen VicPD Officer Robert Forster

Friday, November 10, 2017

Victoria, BC – As the police family in B.C. remembers and honours the recent tragic loss of Cst. John Davidson of Abbotsford Police, we at VicPD are also taking this time to remember the loss of one of our own; Cst. Robert Forster.

Cst. Robert Forster joined the Victoria Police in 1911. Robert and his brother George came to Victoria from Ireland in 1910.

Arrest Made in Victoria Arson

Friday, November 10, 2017
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In the early morning hours of November 8th, patrol officers attended to a report of a fire in the 700-block of Queens Avenue.  With assistance from the Victoria Fire Department, the blaze was quickly extinguished, limiting damage.  The cause of the fire was suspicious in nature.  Patrol officers and members of the Major Crime Unit conducted an investigation, which resulted in a suspect being identified.  The suspect was located and arrested on November 9th, and following a tele-bail hearing, Michael Willman remains in custody.  The investigation continues.


Temporary Cameras To Be Deployed For Remembrance Day Operations

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Victoria, BC – As with previous events, we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety during this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies.

While there is no information indicating a known threat to these ceremonies, members of our armed forces have been the targets of attacks during official duties on Canadian soil in the recent past. The deployment of these cameras as part of our operations to help keep all of those who gather to remember the sacrifices of those who have served our nation safe.

Suspect Arrested In Robbery That Led To Esquimalt High School Lockdown

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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Victoria, BC - A suspect has been arrested after a robbery in Esquimalt earlier this week.

On Monday, November 6th, 2017 shortly before noon, VicPD officers responded to Esquimalt High School for the report of a robbery with a knife. Due to the robbery occurring within a close proximity of the school, the school was placed in “lock down.”

Officers searched the school and confirmed that the suspect was not on the school grounds. Investigators have been working all week to identify and locate the suspect.