News Releases

ALERT | James Bay Parents & Caregivers Urged To Check Children’s Halloween Candy After Package of Marihuana Gummies Handed Out

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are urging parents to check their children’s Halloween candy after parents called police to report that their child had been given a package of marihuana gummies while trick-or-treating.

This Bicycle Isn’t Abandoned – It’s Available To Ride

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Victoria, BC – The arrival of the U-bicycle to Victoria has opened up bike riding possibilities to many in our community. These dockless rental bicycles, which are rented via an app, have appeared throughout Victoria. In addition to people riding them, the bicycles’ arrival has also had an unintended consequence – people mistakenly reporting them abandoned.

Missing Young Woman Lovely Aubourg has been located

Friday, October 27, 2017
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Update: Lovely Aubourg has been located. Thank you for your assistance. 

Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your assistance as we work to locate missing woman Lovely Aubourg.

Lovely is described as an 17-year-old Black teen girl standing five feet, tall, with a slim build, weighing about  120 lbs. Lovely has  brown eyes and black hair that is often parted in the middle and is just past her shoulders in length. Two photographs of Lovely are below. 

Investigators have information that Lovely may be headed to Vancouver or the Lower Mainland.

Esquimalt Stabbing Investigation Underway

Friday, October 27, 2017
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Victoria, BC - Investigators are searching for a suspect after a stabbing in Esquimalt left a man with non-life-threatening injuries.


Officers were called to the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road just after 10pm last night after citizens reported a man was slashed by another man. Esquimalt Division members were in the area and quickly located the victim who had non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to hospital and released.


Update: Witnesses Sought In Cyclist Collision With Police Vehicle

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to come forward as we investigate a collision between a cyclist and a police vehicle.

Officers were called to the intersection of Government and Chatham streets around 8:15 a.m. this morning after a cyclist and police vehicle were involved in a collision. The cyclist was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE: Chase Thomas Hufnagle Located

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Chase Thomas Hufnagle, an Esquimalt man sought on arrest warrants for his alleged involvement in break and enters in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood, has turned himself in.

Chase Thomas Hufnagle turned himself in at the B.C. Courthouse and has been released on conditions pending trial. These conditions include requirements not to possess break and enter tools, weapons and prohibitions against consuming or possessing drugs and alcohol.




Investigation underway in collision between cyclist and police vehicle

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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We're investigating a collision between a police vehicle and a cyclist at Government & Chatham streets that occurred at 8:12 this morning. 

The cyclist received non-life-threatening injuries in the collision and was transported to hospital. The collision is still under investigation at this time.

We will have further updates on the collision as we are able to share them.