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A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Vancouver Island art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
Wilfred Wong pauses while speaking about his brother Alfred Wong, 15, seen on a television, who was an innocent victim of an alleged gang shooting, during a Vancouver Police news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday January 22, 2018. Charges have been laid in a double homicide in 2018 that killed an innocent teenager during a gang-related shooting on a busy street on Vancouver’s west side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Charges laid in 2018 gang shooting in Vancouver that killed innocent teen

Kane Carter facing two counts of second-degree murder in death of Alfred Wong

Wilfred Wong pauses while speaking about his brother Alfred Wong, 15, seen on a television, who was an innocent victim of an alleged gang shooting, during a Vancouver Police news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday January 22, 2018. Charges have been laid in a double homicide in 2018 that killed an innocent teenager during a gang-related shooting on a busy street on Vancouver’s west side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman pays her respects at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

‘We were 100 per cent sure’: Mounties mistakenly thought N.S. gunman had shot himself

Inquiry has been asked to determine why it took police 13 hours to stop the shooter

A woman pays her respects at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
RCMP in northern Alberta say one of their officers is facing a criminal charge related to a crash that happened while she was on duty. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP officer in northern Alberta charged after serious crash while on duty

Victoria Forbes was responding to a call in August when she crashed head-on with a civilian vehicle

RCMP in northern Alberta say one of their officers is facing a criminal charge related to a crash that happened while she was on duty. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victoria police are looking for this suspect who reportedly spat on and threatened a BC Transit bus driver. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek man who reportedly spat on, threatened bus driver in Victoria

Suspect was immediately confrontational after getting on bus, VicPD said

Victoria police are looking for this suspect who reportedly spat on and threatened a BC Transit bus driver. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Pastor Paul Roggow, from Duncan’s Trinity Lutheran Church on James Street, stands in front of the church while a worker paints over the offence graffiti that covered three of the church’s walls on May 4. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan church covered in hate-filled graffiti

Incident occurred during the night of March 3

Pastor Paul Roggow, from Duncan’s Trinity Lutheran Church on James Street, stands in front of the church while a worker paints over the offence graffiti that covered three of the church’s walls on May 4. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
According to police, upon the attempt at a traffic stop in Merritt on June 6, 2021, the driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene, prompting the responding officer to notify dispatch. (Kamloops This Week)

Attempted murder charges dropped against Fort St. John man in Merritt shootout

6 counts of using a prohibited weapon and 2 charges of theft over $5,000 remain

According to police, upon the attempt at a traffic stop in Merritt on June 6, 2021, the driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene, prompting the responding officer to notify dispatch. (Kamloops This Week)
Scams are on the rise in the jurisdiction of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, with recent victims including a North Saanich couple in their 90s. (Black Press Media file photo)

Scammers defraud North Saanich couple in their 90s of more than $10,000

Police encourage residents to say ‘no,’ take time when confronted with calls for urgent help

Scams are on the rise in the jurisdiction of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, with recent victims including a North Saanich couple in their 90s. (Black Press Media file photo)
A manslaughter case is now before the courts in the death of a man in Duncan in 2020. (Citizen file)

Man arrested and charged with manslaughter in 2020 Duncan case

45-year-old Andrew Steve Alphonse was arrested on March 1

A manslaughter case is now before the courts in the death of a man in Duncan in 2020. (Citizen file)
Saanich Police Department and Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team take a man into custody on Vincent Avenue on Wednesday (March 3) afternoon. (Glen Butcher/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police arrest 2 after lengthy hostage-taking disrupts quiet Saanich neighbourhood

Neighbours of the Vincent street home were evacuated, reported two loud bangs during operation

Saanich Police Department and Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team take a man into custody on Vincent Avenue on Wednesday (March 3) afternoon. (Glen Butcher/News Staff)
Individuals suspected of stealing from a construction site in late January turned themselves into Saanich police on March 1. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

Construction site theft suspects turn themselves into Saanich police

Individuals released with upcoming court date, likely facing break and enter charges

Individuals suspected of stealing from a construction site in late January turned themselves into Saanich police on March 1. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

47 Canadians charged in global online child sex exploitation investigation

Mounties say 186 charges have been laid in Canada so far

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
The suspect in a Feb. 10 theft of a motorcycle, as captured by a surveillance camera. (Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD searching for suspect in Feb. 10 motorcycle theft

Surveillance video shows suspect removing motorbike from home in 1700-block of Albert Avenue

The suspect in a Feb. 10 theft of a motorcycle, as captured by a surveillance camera. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Incident reports to West Shore RCMP rose by 4.3 per cent in 2021, compared to 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP reports 18% increase in vehicle collision, crime against person files in 2021

Detachment’s year-end report shows reported incidents climbed by 4.3 per cent over 2020

Incident reports to West Shore RCMP rose by 4.3 per cent in 2021, compared to 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Langford store worker helped West Shore RCMP arrest a suspected shoplifter who resisted arrest. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford store worker helps police arrest suspected shoplifter

Suspect later involved in skirmish with West Shore RCMP officer, multiple charges pending

A Langford store worker helped West Shore RCMP arrest a suspected shoplifter who resisted arrest. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Photo: Lauren Collins)

Man and woman charged in 17 years of Ontario sexual and physical assaults

At least 41 victims identified in hundreds of offences, many recorded and uploaded to the internet

(Photo: Lauren Collins)
Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police seek witnesses after ‘violent swarming’ in downtown park

Police say the victim was later found at his home with significant injuries

Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police seek witnesses after ‘violent swarming’ in downtown park

Police say the victim was later found at his home with significant injuries

Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Lights on the Bastion Street Bridge have remained dark since wiring was stolen in late January. Repair costs are expected to be at least $12,000. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Wire theft leaves downtown Nanaimo bridge in the dark

City considering ways to prevent further theft and vandalism at Bastion Street Bridge

Lights on the Bastion Street Bridge have remained dark since wiring was stolen in late January. Repair costs are expected to be at least $12,000. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A radar speed sign was padlocked to a concrete base, but thieves took it from its location in Lantzville late last month. (Photo submitted)

Thieves make getaway with Vancouver Island radar speed sign

District of Lantzville staff reports thieves took sign padlocked to concrete base

A radar speed sign was padlocked to a concrete base, but thieves took it from its location in Lantzville late last month. (Photo submitted)