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Curtis Vidal. (File)

Notorious Fraser Valley gangster Curtis Vidal killed in Edmonton

Homicide two years after brother James Vidal also murdered

Curtis Vidal. (File)
In total, 15 wanted persons were arrested by VicPD officers on warrant Wednesday April 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Canada-wide wanted men among 15 arrested in Victoria on ‘warrant Wednesday’

Project puts a one-day focus on finding high-priority wanted persons

In total, 15 wanted persons were arrested by VicPD officers on warrant Wednesday April 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gregory Brotherston was arrested by VicPD Patrol officers on Thursday, April 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant believed to be in Victoria

Gregory Brotherston convicted in 2019 Sooke home invasion, in 2012 for manslaughter

Gregory Brotherston was arrested by VicPD Patrol officers on Thursday, April 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen, left, with Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino at their meeting in Ottawa this month. (Gerry Thiessen/Facebook)

Public safety minister promises support for Vanderhoof RCMP in wake of shooting

Vanderhoof Mayor discussed support for RCMP with the public safety minister in Ottawa

Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen, left, with Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino at their meeting in Ottawa this month. (Gerry Thiessen/Facebook)
An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. Police responded to a total of 74 calls for service between April 4 and 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay police investigating string of break and enters

‘L’ driver slapped with slew of fines, had car impounded for impaired driving

An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. Police responded to a total of 74 calls for service between April 4 and 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Comox Valley RCMP are looking to identify this couple that who allegedly worked together to steal over $400 worth of merchandise from a local business. Photo via Twitter

Comox Valley RCMP seeking to identify shoplifters

The Comox Valley RCMP is asking for assistance to identify two people…

  • Apr 11, 2022
Comox Valley RCMP are looking to identify this couple that who allegedly worked together to steal over $400 worth of merchandise from a local business. Photo via Twitter
Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Man wanted Canada-wide arrested in Victoria on April 8

Christopher Gaudet was wanted after his statutory release was suspended

Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Nanaimo RCMP have released a photo of a vehicle of interest they believe may be related to their investigation of a home invasion last month. (Photo submitted)

Car sought in case of teen sisters bear-sprayed in Nanaimo home invasion

RCMP looking for vehicle possibly related to March 14 incident

Nanaimo RCMP have released a photo of a vehicle of interest they believe may be related to their investigation of a home invasion last month. (Photo submitted)
Greater Victoria residents can have their personal documents shredded at the Juan de Duca Recreation Centre from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 9. (Black Press File Photo)

Get your personal documents shredded at Juan de Fuca Centre this Saturday

The Crime Stoppers “shred-a-thon” will raise money for their cash-for-tips program

Greater Victoria residents can have their personal documents shredded at the Juan de Duca Recreation Centre from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 9. (Black Press File Photo)
B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)

‘Every excuse in the book’: Eby under fire over B.C.’s handling of prolific offenders

David Eby admits to increased no-charges decisions, defends Crown counsel by citing pandemic-related limitations

B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)
Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted auto thieves allegedly has loaded gun in car during Abbotsford arrest

Bradley Bender also had ‘large quantity’ of drugs in vehicle, police say

Bradley Bender
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. Ten charges have been laid against a Vancouver-area man arrested after two alleged arsons at the same Richmond, B.C., home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

10 charges laid against B.C. man in two suspected arson attempts

RCMP say the first fire damaged a garage door at a home on March 29

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. Ten charges have been laid against a Vancouver-area man arrested after two alleged arsons at the same Richmond, B.C., home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victoria police are investgating after a man walking with his wife and child, in a stroller, were randomly accosted and assaulted by another man Saturday near Fort and Stadacona streets. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after random assault on family in Victoria

Man physically assaulted, suspect reportedly tried pushing stroller onto Fort Street

Victoria police are investgating after a man walking with his wife and child, in a stroller, were randomly accosted and assaulted by another man Saturday near Fort and Stadacona streets. (Black Press Media file photo)
Eight rifles and a handgun were seized from Greater Victoria residences on March 15 as part of an investigation into suspected drug traffickers. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Drugs, multiple firearms seized in March searches of Victoria, Colwood residences

Two people arrested are believed to have ties to Lower Mainland gang activity

Eight rifles and a handgun were seized from Greater Victoria residences on March 15 as part of an investigation into suspected drug traffickers. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A man was assaulted with pepper spray in the Richmond Road area on March 28 near the former Mt. Tolmie Hospital. (Google Street View)

Pepper spray attack in Saanich leaves victim traumatized

Police say this is not a common occurrence in Saanich

A man was assaulted with pepper spray in the Richmond Road area on March 28 near the former Mt. Tolmie Hospital. (Google Street View)
Glenna “Dusty” Sowan (left) and Lisa Gavin were killed just six weeks apart in 1988. (Vancouver police handouts)

Murders of 2 friends go ‘cold’; Vancouver police look for tips to find killers, 34 years later

Lisa Gavin and Glenna ‘Dusty’ Sowan were killed just six weeks apart in 1988

Glenna “Dusty” Sowan (left) and Lisa Gavin were killed just six weeks apart in 1988. (Vancouver police handouts)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of March 29

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Saanich police detectives confirmed that the man arrested by VicPD officers on Tuesday was the same person wanted in connection with two knifepoint robberies Monday in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect in 3 knifepoint robberies arrested at gunpoint Tuesday in Victoria

Police confirm man matches description of suspect in 2 Monday thefts in Saanich

Saanich police detectives confirmed that the man arrested by VicPD officers on Tuesday was the same person wanted in connection with two knifepoint robberies Monday in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Death of man in Lake Cowichan area on Saturday after altercation under investigation. (File photo)

Man dead after stabbing in Lake Cowichan area Saturday

Numerous 911 calls made from rural home

  • Mar 28, 2022
Death of man in Lake Cowichan area on Saturday after altercation under investigation. (File photo)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

‘She’s a rock star’: RCMP make arrest day after woman fights off abductor near B.C. park

Man charged with assault with a weapon and attempted kidnapping

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.