News Releases

Update: ‘Copper’ has been Located

Saturday, December 9, 2017
File #: 
17-52564

Victoria, BC – After media and social media coverage and some investigation by our officers, Copper will be reunited with his owner today.

Late yesterday, Copper was dropped off at a service provider. The dog was handed over to Animal Control who is working on reuniting the dog with his owner today. Thank you to all the people who called in tips and to the efforts of Victoria Animal Control who all came together to reunite the owner with his dog.  Our investigation continues into who took Copper.

VicPD’s Strike Force Arrests Dealer Selling Fentanyl – Next To A Daycare

Friday, December 8, 2017
File #: 
17-50247

Victoria, BC –  A Victoria man and a woman were arrested as part of an investigation into the man, who was allegedly dealing drugs, which included fentanyl, from a residence located next to a daycare. Both were taken into custody after officers from VicPD’s Strike Force (SF) observed a reported hand-to-hand drug transaction.

Two In Custody After Quarter Kilogram of Fentanyl Seized

Friday, December 8, 2017
File #: 
17-47292

Victoria, BC – Two men remain in custody facing recommended drug trafficking charges after they were arrested with one quarter kilogram of fentanyl and one hundred grams of cocaine.

The two men were arrested enroute to Victoria after taking a ferry from the Lower Mainland. The two men, who have known gang affiliations, were taken into custody without incident as part of an investigation that lasted several weeks. Officers believe the fentanyl and cocaine were intended for Victoria’s downtown.

Holiday Shopping Tips – Don’t Fall Victim to Theft

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Victoria, BC – At this time of the year, we see an increase in people shopping at malls, downtown and online.  Sadly, we also see an increase in the reports of thefts.  

When shopping in and around the downtown area, it is important to remember not to leave valuables in your vehicles.  Theft from vehicles is a crime of opportunity that we see often during the holiday shopping season. When you eliminate the opportunity, your chance of having your car broken into is minimized.

VicPD Searching for Parcel Thief

Thursday, December 7, 2017
File #: 
17-52527

Victoria BC – Investigators are asking for your helping locating a man who stole a parcel from a door step.

On December 6th 2017, a parcel was taken from a doorstep in Vic West. The parcel contained an item worth over $300.

Please see attached video of the man who stole the package. If you know who the man is, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. If you have information about this incident you and wish to remain anonymous please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

Have You Seen ‘Copper’?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
File #: 
17-52564

Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for your help in locating a dog named Copper who was reportedly taken on November 24th.

After being reported to an officer on November 30th, investigators are continuing their investigation into the possible dog theft that occurred in the 900-block of Yates Street between 11:00 a.m. and noon.

The dog, described as a 7 year-old male Chihuahua/Terrier cross, has a small scar above his left eye and had a sore left rear foot. 

Holiday Shopping Tips – Don’t Fall Victim to Theft

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Victoria, BC – At this time of the year, we see an increase in people shopping at malls, downtown and online.  Sadly, we also see an increase in the reports of thefts.  

When shopping in and around the downtown area, it is important to remember not to leave valuables in your vehicles.  Theft from vehicles is a crime of opportunity that we see often during the holiday shopping season. When you eliminate the opportunity, your chance of having your car broken into is minimized.

Syringe Located in Parking Pay Station

Thursday, November 30, 2017
File #: 
17-51632

Victoria, BC – An investigation is underway after a syringe was located in a City of Victoria parking pay station earlier this week.

Today, a report was made to our officers after an uncapped syringe was located in a City of Victoria parking pay station on November 28th.  The syringe was located where you would normally collect your ticket and the person who reported it believed it to be placed in such a way as to cause injury.

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