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A Victoria Police Department cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)

One man arrested after 72-year-old woman attacked in downtown Victoria

Woman refused to give suspect money before midday attack

A Victoria Police Department cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking for Delmer Esau, a missing man. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Victoria police looking for Delmer Esau

Police said he has a medical condition that requires immediate treatment

Victoria police are looking for Delmer Esau, a missing man. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police Sgt. Jeremy Preston posed for a photo with a lost bird in downtown Victoria Aug. 19 to help find its owner. (Courtesy VicPD)

Tourists, Victoria police return lost bird to owner

Owner quickly found after photos posted to social media

Victoria police Sgt. Jeremy Preston posed for a photo with a lost bird in downtown Victoria Aug. 19 to help find its owner. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police officers arrested a man at gunpoint outside a Pandora Avenue grocery store on Thursday morning after he reportedly threatened another man while showing a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police make gunpoint arrest Thursday morning

The arrested man had reportedly threatened another man while wielding a knife

Victoria police officers arrested a man at gunpoint outside a Pandora Avenue grocery store on Thursday morning after he reportedly threatened another man while showing a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police looking for wanted David Hodgkinson. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police looking for wanted man

David Hodgkinson is the subject of warrants related to breaking and entering, breaching release order

Victoria police looking for wanted David Hodgkinson. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Reece Viney has been found safe after she was the subject of a missing person alert on Aug. 18

UPDATE: Reece Viney found safe

She was the subject of a missing person alert on Wednesday.

Reece Viney has been found safe after she was the subject of a missing person alert on Aug. 18
A man has been reunited with his canoe after Victoria police and the Canadian Coast Guard retrieved it from a suspected thief. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A man has been reunited with his canoe after Victoria police and the Canadian Coast Guard retrieved it from a suspected thief. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are looking for a woman who reportedly assaulted a five-year-old downtown on Monday morning. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police looking for woman who reportedly hit five-year-old in the face

The incident happened in the 1700-block of Government Street on Monday

Victoria police are looking for a woman who reportedly assaulted a five-year-old downtown on Monday morning. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD are asking for the public’s help in finding missing Bruce Bendow after he was last seen on Dallas Road Friday morning. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria senior Bruce Bendow found safe after missing person alert

VicPD helped in search for missing 88 year old and his dog

VicPD are asking for the public’s help in finding missing Bruce Bendow after he was last seen on Dallas Road Friday morning. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray, Mayor Lisa Helps and VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak proudly display a VicPD Block Watch sign. The expansion of the VicPD Block Watch program to the downtown is intended to foster a safer environment for businesses and residents. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Block Watch program expanding to downtown Victoria

VicPD hopes neighbourhood program will build on others’ success in fostering safety, trust

Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray, Mayor Lisa Helps and VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak proudly display a VicPD Block Watch sign. The expansion of the VicPD Block Watch program to the downtown is intended to foster a safer environment for businesses and residents. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Missing man Clifford Armitage has been found safe, Victoria police announced Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Missing Victoria man Clifford Armitage found safe

Armitage was the subject of a high-risk missing person alert Aug. 13

Missing man Clifford Armitage has been found safe, Victoria police announced Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers arrested a man at gunpoint near Finlayson Point Aug. 11 after several people reported him threatening to stab them. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested at gunpoint for reportedly threatening Victoria beach-goers with knife

Several people reported a man threatening to stab them near Finlayson Point

Victoria police officers arrested a man at gunpoint near Finlayson Point Aug. 11 after several people reported him threatening to stab them. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Jet Ski stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf area was recovered in the waters south of Russell Street in Victoria West in the early hours of Aug. 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Would-be Jet Ski theft the latest attempt in Victoria waters

$20,000 watercraft returned to owners, suspect description similar to previous boat theft attempt

A Jet Ski stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf area was recovered in the waters south of Russell Street in Victoria West in the early hours of Aug. 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are seeking witnesses of a downtown Victoria stabbing that happened early Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Witnesses sought to early-morning stabbing in downtown Victoria

Victim’s injuries now considered non-life-threatening, after receiving care at hospital

Victoria police are seeking witnesses of a downtown Victoria stabbing that happened early Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are searcing for a man suspected of stealing a Zodiac boat from the Victoria International Marina on July 29. It is one of 14 marine-related thefts VicPD has seen since mid-July. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Uptick in marine thefts concerns Victoria police

Officers have seen 14 marine-related thefts since mid-July

Victoria police are searcing for a man suspected of stealing a Zodiac boat from the Victoria International Marina on July 29. It is one of 14 marine-related thefts VicPD has seen since mid-July. (Courtesy of VicPD)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police nab 24 impaired drivers over busy long weekend

Backlog of paperwork and towing orders prompt police to shut down Saturday roadblock an hour early

(Black Press Media file photo)
The only item reported missing was an urn containing a family member's remains. (Courtesy VicPD)
The only item reported missing was an urn containing a family member's remains. (Courtesy VicPD)
Amy Simpson, 35, was found safe Aug. 3 after being the subject of a missing person alert. (Courtesy VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe

Amy Simpson had last been seen July 7 in Victoria

Amy Simpson, 35, was found safe Aug. 3 after being the subject of a missing person alert. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police are seeking witnesses and information as they investigate two suspicious dumpster fires found in Victoria early July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dumpster fire witnesses sought by Victoria police

Two suspicious dumpster fires found early Friday morning

Victoria police are seeking witnesses and information as they investigate two suspicious dumpster fires found in Victoria early July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police used irritant gas during the arrest of an assault suspect on Thursday after they said he barricaded himself from police for hours. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Victoria police use irritant gas during arrest of assault suspect

A block of Pandora Avenue was closed as a man barricaded himself from police

Victoria police used irritant gas during the arrest of an assault suspect on Thursday after they said he barricaded himself from police for hours. (Black Press Media file photo)