News Releases

Alleged Mischief Results in Drug Arrest

Thursday, January 18, 2018
File #: 
18-864

Victoria BC – Three charges are being recommended after a mischief to a business resulted in drug seizure.

 

On January 7th, officers were called to the 1900-block of Douglas Street after it was reported that a man had caused mischief to a business in the area.  Officers were supplied a good description and, while on their way to the business, they located the man.

The man was initially arrested for mischief and when searched, officers located over $7,000 and just over half a pound of suspected drugs including suspected fentanyl.

 

VicPD Athletic Association Presents Boys and Girls Senior High School Basketball Tournament

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Victoria BC – The Victoria Police Athletic Association is proud to present the boys and girls Senior High School Basketball tournament this week at St. Michaels University School.

The senior high basketball tournament features teams from Vancouver Island and the Mainland and is a fantastic showcase of local talent. Numerous games kick off the tournament today and the final games are on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. with the awards ceremony will taking place between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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
File #: 
18-1821

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
File #: 
18-1973

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
File #: 
18-1579

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.

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