News Releases

LOCATED|Missing Man Simon Hoar

Date:   May 8, 2015

File:       15-18690

Victoria, BC – Missing Victoria man Simon Hoar was located a few short hours after VicPD investigators issued an alert asking the public to be on the look out for him.

Hoar was located in Calgary by VicPD Detectives who worked with officers from the Calgary Police Service to contact Hoar and bring him to hospital.

Our detectives would like to thank the public for their help in sharing Hoar’s information and helping locate him safely.

LOCATED SAFE | Missing Man Delmer Esau

Date:    May 6, 2015

File:       15-14450

Victoria, BC – Missing Victoria man 39-year-old Delmer Esau has been located safely.

Officers learned that Esau was located by Vancouver Police officers, who were able to identify him and then transported him to hospital for treatment. Esau requires medication for his mental health and was the subject of a missing person notification, and an updated notification last week.

Investigators on the file thanked the public for their role in sharing Esau’s information.

Wanted Man Francis “Paddy” Clancy Taken Into Custody

Date:   May 4, 2015

File:       15-19363

Francis “Paddy” Clancy was taken into custody by VicPD officers just before 11 a.m. this morning.

Clancy, a 68-year-old man whom authorities were looking to return to custody after his parole was suspended, was arrested without incident at an apartment in the 1300-block of Lyall Street.

Acting on a tip, officers surrounded the Lyall Street apartment this morning before making contact with the occupants. After a short negotiation, Clancy surrendered to officers.

One Man Injured in Early Morning Shooting

Date:   Apr 30, 2015

Victoria BC – A 29-year-old Victoria man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning shooting.

Officers were at an unrelated call at approximately 12:30 a.m. m at the Royal Jubilee Hospital when the victim arrived in Emergency with a gunshot wound.  The victim told officers that he had been shot in a suite in the 2800-block of Kiwanis Way.

Officers immediately went to the suite and continued the investigation.

Claremont tops VCPAA Annual Youth Golf Tourney

Date:   Apr 30, 2015

Victoria, BC – Claremont school came out on top in the Victoria Police Athletic Association is hosting its annual youth golf tournament.

It was a banner year for Claremont golfers as Cam Bourque and Josh Miller ranked first and third overall in the individual gross men’s ranks. Elgin Park and St. Georges’ schools came in second and third overall. Keaton Gudz from Spectrum took second in the men’s overall.

VicPD asking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating a Man Wanted on Canada-Wide Parole Revocation Warrant

Date:   Apr 30, 2015

Victoria, BC – VicPD is asking the public to be on the lookout for a federal offender who is unlawfully at-large.

Authorities are looking to return 68-year-old Francis Patrick Clancy to custody after his parole was suspended. Clancy, who goes by the name “Paddy”, is described as a Caucasian man, five feet, eight inches tall; with a slender build of about 150 lbs. Clancy has thinning, grey hair and wears glasses. Clancy also often wears a short beard.