News Releases

UPDATE | Missing Man Justin Storms Located

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Victoria, BC –Missing man Justin Storms has been located. He is safe.

Justin was the subject of a missing person alert in late July 2017. Officers appealed to the public for information in our search for him, and partnered with allied agencies in efforts to find him. It was through these efforts that he was located.

Thank you for your help in this successful search.


Man In Custody After Breach Prompts GVERT Response

Friday, August 4, 2017
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Victoria, BC – A Victoria man is in custody for breaching court-ordered conditions after an incident which prompted a deployment by the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT).

An officer first responded to a report of two persons who appeared to be breaking into vehicles in the 2800-block of Irma Street around 1:00 a.m. this morning. The responding officer approached two suspects and discovered one was breaching conditions. While the officer spoke with the other individual, the second fled to a nearby residence and barricaded himself inside.

Temporary Cameras Deployed During Symphony Splash

Friday, August 4, 2017

Victoria, BC - As we do for many large-scale public events, we're deploying temporary, monitored cameras in open, public areas during this year's Symphony Splash events. This deployment is part of our efforts to keep the event safe and family friendly. We're doing so in line with BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The cameras will be removed following the event.

Man Facing Animal Cruelty And Assault Charges

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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**UPDATE  An outpouring of offers to support the victim in this file in regards to the veterinary care has flooded in. The cost of veterinary care has been covered and the cat is on the mend. Thank you to everyone for their offers of support.**

Victoria, BC – An Esquimalt man is facing recommended charges of assault and animal cruelty after an incident which occurred just after 7 p.m. on August 1st 2017.

Man Facing Multiple Charges In Sexual Assault, Robbery Investigation

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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Victoria, BC – A man has been arrested and faces multiple charges resulting from an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the 1900-block of Store Street just before 1:30 a.m. this morning.

Officers were first made aware of the incident when a witness flagged down Patrol officers to report it. Officers were able to locate the victim. Given the nature of the report, Patrol officers flooded the area and were able to locate and pull over the suspect’s vehicle a short time later.

One Arrested After Reports Of Man With Firearm Lead To Johnson Street Bridge Closure

Monday, July 31, 2017
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Victoria, BC – A Victoria man has been arrested and a replica firearm seized after an incident which lead to the closure of the Johnson Street Bridge.

Officers responded to a multi-unit residential building in the 500-block of Johnson Street just before 9 p.m. yesterday for call involving a man with a gun. Several people reported that a man had waved a handgun out a building window.

UPDATE: Virginia Leong has been Located

Monday, July 24, 2017

Victoria, BC – Virginia was located just before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon after being missing for more than 24 hours.


Virginia was located in the 1900-block of Meadow Vale Drive in View Royal by a passerby who called the BC Ambulance Service as they were concerned for Virginia’s welfare. The Ambulance Service quickly attended and transported her to the hospital where she is receiving the necessary medical care.