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Police officers with their weapons drawn are shown outside the Rideau Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Ottawa’s largest mall has been evacuated and a suspect has been arrested with a possible weapon, on the first day the mall has been open since protests forced stores to shut down late last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Ottawa police respond to Rideau Centre mall same day it reopens

Suspect with possible weapon arrested as shopping centre re-opens for first time since truck protest

Police officers with their weapons drawn are shown outside the Rideau Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Ottawa’s largest mall has been evacuated and a suspect has been arrested with a possible weapon, on the first day the mall has been open since protests forced stores to shut down late last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
A camera captured an image of this suspect in relation to a Feb. 10 break and enter in the 4500-block of West Saanich Road. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Surveillance camera snaps suspect in Saanich 7-locker break-in

Police look to identify individual captured in images

A camera captured an image of this suspect in relation to a Feb. 10 break and enter in the 4500-block of West Saanich Road. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
$20,000 in cash, along with quantities of drugs police say are consistent with a drug trafficking operation, were seized by police in Langford last week. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

$20,000 in cash, numerous drugs found in Langford man’s home

VicPD arrested man downtown, drug trafficking charges to be recommended

$20,000 in cash, along with quantities of drugs police say are consistent with a drug trafficking operation, were seized by police in Langford last week. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A red dress hangs on the side of the highway near Campbell River. Groups on Vancouver Island are hanging red dresses at prominent locations to raise awareness about Missing/Murdered Indigenous women on the island. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Keeping the hope fire burning: B.C. First Nation honours missing and murdered women

Mowachaht/Muchalaht honour Nuu-chah-nulth women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered

A red dress hangs on the side of the highway near Campbell River. Groups on Vancouver Island are hanging red dresses at prominent locations to raise awareness about Missing/Murdered Indigenous women on the island. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment plans to step awareness of scams in March after new figures show losses rose by 73 per cent in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fraud losses in Sidney, North Saanich rose by 73 per cent in 2021

Victims lost more than $664,000 in 2021 as number of fraud cases rose by 48 per cent

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment plans to step awareness of scams in March after new figures show losses rose by 73 per cent in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Eric Kutzner, left, is presented with the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from then-Gov. Gen. David Johnston in 2016. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo coffee shop homicide victim remembered as ‘vibrant’ community member

Family identifies man who died as Eric Kutzner, who was 79

Eric Kutzner, left, is presented with the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from then-Gov. Gen. David Johnston in 2016. (Photo submitted)
Saanich police are looking for help identifying this suspect involved in a Shelbourne Street bank robbery attempt Wednesday (Feb. 9). (Black Press Media file photo)

Despite quick police response, suspect eludes capture in Saanich bank robbery attempt

Man showed a note demanding money to teller in Shelbourne Street bank

Saanich police are looking for help identifying this suspect involved in a Shelbourne Street bank robbery attempt Wednesday (Feb. 9). (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking to identify this man, a suspect in the assault of two store employees in the Victoria Bay Centre. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek man who reportedly headbutted Bay Centre store employee in Victoria

Suspect attacked one employee after brief conversation, used head to assault second staffer

Victoria police are looking to identify this man, a suspect in the assault of two store employees in the Victoria Bay Centre. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Three men charged related to 2020 drug trafficking busts in Victoria, Lower Mainland

Project Juliet saw the seizure of fentanyl, drugs, cash, firearms valued at $30 million

Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
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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 Feb. 8

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.
John Graham, ordered extradited to the U.S. for the murder of a Nova Scotia women 30 years ago makes his way to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver Monday November 7, 2005. A panel of judges in British Columbia’s Court of Appeal says important questions about “procedural fairness” have been raised in the case of a man convicted of murder in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

‘Procedural fairness’ raised in B.C. extradition case over murder: Court

John Graham was extradited to the U.S. in 2007 and is serving a life sentence

John Graham, ordered extradited to the U.S. for the murder of a Nova Scotia women 30 years ago makes his way to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver Monday November 7, 2005. A panel of judges in British Columbia’s Court of Appeal says important questions about “procedural fairness” have been raised in the case of a man convicted of murder in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Grocery store shelves await restocking early in the morning in Toronto on Friday March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Supermarket theft rising, shoplifters more aggressive, warns grocery industry

Experts say thefts have become more brazen in recent months, reasons unclear

Grocery store shelves await restocking early in the morning in Toronto on Friday March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Former Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu was gunned down in Thailand on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

Former Abbotsford gangster gunned down at resort in Thailand

Jimi Sandhu had been deported from Canada in 2016 for ‘serious criminality’

Former Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu was gunned down in Thailand on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.
The Saanich Police Department announced the arrest here of a 17-year-old suspect in a 2021 Toronto murder of a cab driver. (Black Press Media file photo)

17-year-old arrested in Saanich wanted for murder of 73-year-old Toronto cabbie

Teen one of four people arrested here Jan. 28; was escorted back and faced charges in court Friday

The Saanich Police Department announced the arrest here of a 17-year-old suspect in a 2021 Toronto murder of a cab driver. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria man arrested Feb. 1 faces recommended charges of luring a child, making sexually explicit material available to a child and sexual interference. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria man arrested for child luring, suspected of grooming teens for sexual purpose

35-year-old man gave teens alcohol, other items, sent them lewd and inappropriate texts

A Victoria man arrested Feb. 1 faces recommended charges of luring a child, making sexually explicit material available to a child and sexual interference. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is looking for public assistance identifying a suspect who reportedly attacked a 72-year-old man who was delivering newspapers in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

72-year-old punched in face while delivering newspapers in Esquimalt

Unknown man approached victim, demanded his wallet before attack, police say

VicPD is looking for public assistance identifying a suspect who reportedly attacked a 72-year-old man who was delivering newspapers in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media 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.

Armed robber steals money and lottery tickets in Nanaimo

Incident happened last week in Nanaimo’s Harewood area

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.
Shown is 2.5 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, seized in a raid on a Fort Street residential suite. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize 2.5 kg of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine in Fort Street suite

Investigation into drug trafficking operation finds ties to Lower Mainland gang activity

Shown is 2.5 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, seized in a raid on a Fort Street residential suite. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
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 Feb. 1

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.