Saanich Police Department

Stress dog Beacon is the newest member to join the Saanich Police Department. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

‘He gives you a few kisses’: Saanich police’s newest recruit is a good boy

Black lab named Beacon will serve as operational stress intervention dog

 

The Saanich Police Department is looking for witnesses and dashcam footage from the 4100 block of Interurban Road after a two-vehicle crash sent two people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich crash sends 2 to hospital, 1 with life-threatening injuries

Police looking for witnesses, dashcam footage from 4100-block of Interurban Road

 

Saanich police are asking for help locating Feng Ya Jiang, 82, who left Saanich for downtown Victoria around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and did not return. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department

UPDATE: Missing Saanich senior located safe, say police

Feng Ya Jiang, 82, does not have a cell phone and only speaks Mandarin

 

Saanich police announce missing high-risk youth has bee found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police announce missing high-risk youth has bee found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michael Joya last spoke to his family January 5, and police are asking for the public’s help to find him. (Courtesy of Saanich police)

Saanich police searching for missing 45-year-old man

Michael Joya has brown hair, brown eyes and a medium build

  • Jan 7, 2023
Michael Joya last spoke to his family January 5, and police are asking for the public’s help to find him. (Courtesy of Saanich police)
Instead of getting a Maltese puppy through an online sale, a Saanich woman was scammed thousands of dollars and threatened. Photo: Noelle on Unsplash

Saanich woman fleeced, threatened in double scam – puppies and gift cards

Check gift cards for tampering when out buying, warn police

Instead of getting a Maltese puppy through an online sale, a Saanich woman was scammed thousands of dollars and threatened. Photo: Noelle on Unsplash
Saanich police Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (Dec. 21) following the release of the IIO report into the June 28 shooting incident at a bank in Saanich which left six officer injured and two suspects dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Report ‘paints a clear picture’ of what officers faced: 4 GVERT members still recovering

Saanich, Victoria police chiefs give joint statement on IIO shooting report

Saanich police Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (Dec. 21) following the release of the IIO report into the June 28 shooting incident at a bank in Saanich which left six officer injured and two suspects dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Saanich police are looking to identify a suspect after someone swiped mail from a mailbox on Christmas Avenue. (Courtesy Crime Stoppers)

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers seeks tips on alleged porch pirate

Crime Stoppers also remind residents to be wary, bring in mail promptly to avoid porch pirates

Saanich police are looking to identify a suspect after someone swiped mail from a mailbox on Christmas Avenue. (Courtesy Crime Stoppers)
Saanich police evacuated the Cornett Building at the University of Victoria after a shooting threat was reported. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

UPDATE: University of Victoria shooting threat found on bathroom wall sparks evacuation

Saanich police said the threat was written on a bathroom wall in Cornett building

Saanich police evacuated the Cornett Building at the University of Victoria after a shooting threat was reported. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Alcohol believed to be a factor in early morning crash in Saanich

Saanich police are investigating the incident, which sent one person to hospital

Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police are asking for the public's assistance in finding missing 72-year-old Allen Laatsch, last seen in the Panama Flats area on Monday (Nov. 28) night. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Saanich police locate Allen Laatsch

Laatsch was subject of Nov. 29 missing person investigation

Saanich police are asking for the public's assistance in finding missing 72-year-old Allen Laatsch, last seen in the Panama Flats area on Monday (Nov. 28) night. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a Saanich shoplifting suspect was injured in a Nov. 26 incident. The IIO investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog investigating after Saanich shoplifting suspect falls several storeys at Uptown

Saanich police say a suspect ran to an upper parking lot before falling

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a Saanich shoplifting suspect was injured in a Nov. 26 incident. The IIO investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement officers of any wrongdoing after a Feb. 21 incident that left a Saanich man dead. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog absolves officers after Saanich man dies during police encounter

IIO finds no wrongdoing after investigation into man who fatally shot himself with crossbow

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement officers of any wrongdoing after a Feb. 21 incident that left a Saanich man dead. (Black Press Media file photo)
A DriveBC highway camera shows first responders on scene at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road after a cyclist was hit early Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning. (DriveBC)

Driver ticketed for hitting cyclist in Saanich

Hazardous road conditions likely a factor in the collision, police say

A DriveBC highway camera shows first responders on scene at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road after a cyclist was hit early Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning. (DriveBC)
Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ blaze at Saanich church

Fire likely happened overnight or early Monday morning, police say

Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department has launched a new unit dedicated to investigating current and historical sexual offences. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Saanich police section focuses on investigating sexual offence allegations

Unit will investigate current and historical sexual offences

The Saanich Police Department has launched a new unit dedicated to investigating current and historical sexual offences. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police have identified the man found dead at Swan Lake in October. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police identify body found at Swan Lake

Police say the death is not considered suspicious

Saanich Police have identified the man found dead at Swan Lake in October. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement of any misconduct after a man experiencing a mental health crisis sustained severe injuries while being apprehended by a member of the Integrated Canine Service last year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog finds no wrongdoing after Saanich man injured by police canine during mental health call

IIO finds no wrongdoing after investigation into October 2021 incident

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement of any misconduct after a man experiencing a mental health crisis sustained severe injuries while being apprehended by a member of the Integrated Canine Service last year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police looking to identify man found dead near Swan Lake last month

Man’s description, photos of his apparent tent released by police

The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police are seeking help locating Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson, 17, who has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 near Carey and Marigold roads in Saanich.

MISSING: Saanich police searching for high-risk teen

Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29

Saanich police are seeking help locating Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson, 17, who has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 near Carey and Marigold roads in Saanich.
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