Victoria Police Department

Victoria police have responded to around two dozen incidents relating to youth, who are coming from other communities, reportedly engaging in crimes downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police report swarms of youth flocking to Victoria to commit crimes

Police say roughly 150 youth came from other communities causing more than 2 dozen calls for service

 

The Victoria Police Department is searching for missing person Abigayle Singh, 25, who has not been seen for more than a month. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Victoria police looking for Abigayle Singh

25-year-old was last seen in Victoria more than a month ago

 

Wanted man Stephen Blackwater is described as a 44-year-old Indigenous man who is 5’4” and 140 pounds with short dark hair and brown eyes. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seeking wanted man believed to be in Victoria

Stephen Blackwater is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant

 

VicPD says officers are responding to increasing numbers of reports of random attacks and reminds anyone assaulted or confronted to get to safety and call 911. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest man at gunpoint after 911 caller reports attempted stabbing

Suspect had been released earlier in the day with conditions not to possess knives

VicPD says officers are responding to increasing numbers of reports of random attacks and reminds anyone assaulted or confronted to get to safety and call 911. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alemayehu Townsend was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants by tactical officers on Thursday and remains in custody pending a court appearance. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Man wanted for extortion, assault with a weapon, arrested on West Shore

Greater Victoria ERT tactical officers arrested Alemayehu Townsend on May 5

Alemayehu Townsend was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants by tactical officers on Thursday and remains in custody pending a court appearance. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public to inform Esquimalt’s decision on renewal of policing agreement

Open house slated for May 4; online feedback on policing accepted until May 14

The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Suspect sought after daylight attempted mugging in Victoria

Woman remembers being on the ground while man attempted to steal her purse

(Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD have arrested a man after an attemped arson incident on an occupied boat in Esquimalt Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after attempted arson incident on occupied boat in Esquimalt

2 people onboard when gas poured onto boat Wednesday, parties knew each other

VicPD have arrested a man after an attemped arson incident on an occupied boat in Esquimalt Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department says two separate incidents resulted in a significant police presence Monday (April 25) at an apartment building on Gorge Road East. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Separate investigations keep VicPD on Gorge Road East scene all day Monday

Police investigating an assault with a weapon and a firearms cases

The Victoria Police Department says two separate incidents resulted in a significant police presence Monday (April 25) at an apartment building on Gorge Road East. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is hoping to identify and speak with the driver and any passengers of this vehicle as they may have witnessed an arson in progress or seen a suspect. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Potential witness sought in Victoria home arson investigation

Police looking to speak with driver of light-coloured vehicle in the area before fire

The Victoria Police Department is hoping to identify and speak with the driver and any passengers of this vehicle as they may have witnessed an arson in progress or seen a suspect. (Courtesy VicPD)
A VicPD patrol car. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after random assault in Victoria

Man sent to hospital with burns after morning assault in downtown Victoria

A VicPD patrol car. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged in 2020 Victoria homicide

George Thurrott Jr. arrested in Ontario; was arrested and released here 2 years ago

Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of auto theft and fleeing the scene of a head-on crash on Fort Street on March 24. (Courtesy VicPD)

VicPD seeks suspect after stolen SUV crashes head-on, driver flees

Mid-20s man described as Caucasian, with slim build, medium-length dark brown hair

The Victoria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of auto theft and fleeing the scene of a head-on crash on Fort Street on March 24. (Courtesy VicPD)
A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver injured after Himalayan salt rock thrown through car window in Victoria

Police are seeking dashcam footage of the Sunday incident

A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)
Special Olympian Sheena Morrison and Greater Victoria police officers Pat Briant, Lisa Bruschetta, Julie Chanin and Dan Gilano took dip off Willows Beach on Feb. 23, in anticipation and promotion for the CRD’s virtual Polar Plunge being held March 5 to 20. Proceeds to the CRD’s Polar Plunge go towards supporting special athletes. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Freeze! Cops and Special Olympian take a chilly dip off Willows Beach

Frigid dip promoted the Capital Regional District’s Polar Plunge in March

Special Olympian Sheena Morrison and Greater Victoria police officers Pat Briant, Lisa Bruschetta, Julie Chanin and Dan Gilano took dip off Willows Beach on Feb. 23, in anticipation and promotion for the CRD’s virtual Polar Plunge being held March 5 to 20. Proceeds to the CRD’s Polar Plunge go towards supporting special athletes. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)

VicPD warn of downtown traffic disruptions due to protest

Vehicles were seen heading to the B.C. Legislature Saturday to join an anti-mandate demonstration

Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)
Rachel Bailey, 46, is wanted for possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking. (Victoria Police Department)

Victoria police seek woman on suspicion of trafficking

Rachel Bailey, 46, wanted for possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking

Rachel Bailey, 46, is wanted for possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking. (Victoria Police Department)
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD seeks help identifying armed robbery suspect

Major crime unit investigating after a convenience store robbed at gunpoint Saturday

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)
Jesse Chiavaroli, a former Victoria restaurant employee, has been charged with sexual assault and assault with a weapon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Victoria restaurant employee charged with sexual assault, assault with weapon

Jesse Chiavaroli was arrested on the Lower Mainland following a VicPD investigation

Jesse Chiavaroli, a former Victoria restaurant employee, has been charged with sexual assault and assault with a weapon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD redeploys officers to frontlines in anticipation of critical officer shortage

Over 50 Victoria police officers already off work for various reasons

Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)