Victoria Police Department

(Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

UPDATED: Youth missing, wanted on warrants taken into custody

Teen wanted on warrants was taken into custody by West Shore RCMP, according to VicPD

(Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A Victoria man was arrested early this morning after a break and enter was caught on CCTV footage. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD arrest break and enter suspect after brief foot chase

The suspect was released on conditions pending a future court date

A Victoria man was arrested early this morning after a break and enter was caught on CCTV footage. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police ticketed and impounded the vehicles of two drivers after they were caught speeding through a school zone. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two drivers caught doing nearly triple the speed limit in Victoria school zone

Almost $1,000 in fines, vehicle impounded for each motorist

Victoria police ticketed and impounded the vehicles of two drivers after they were caught speeding through a school zone. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers have arrested a man after he broke into a Blackwood Street home at 8:40 a.m. Oct. 17. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria police officers have arrested a man after he broke into a Blackwood Street home at 8:40 a.m. Oct. 17. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
High-risk sex offender, Cameron Ratelle, was released into Victoria Friday afternoon after completing his sentence for sexual assault. (Victoria Police Department)

High-risk sex offender released in Victoria

Cameron Ratelle has a history of violent sexual offences against women aged 16-25

High-risk sex offender, Cameron Ratelle, was released into Victoria Friday afternoon after completing his sentence for sexual assault. (Victoria Police Department)
Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team apprehended a man Friday morning after he was caught destroying residential property and barricaded himself in a stairwell. (Black Press News Staff)

Victoria emergency response team uses non-lethal weapons to apprehend man

The man barricaded himself in a stairwell Oct. 15 and was destroying residential property

Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team apprehended a man Friday morning after he was caught destroying residential property and barricaded himself in a stairwell. (Black Press News Staff)
Victoria police are asking for the public's help in locating Dallid Briet, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (VicPD)
Victoria police are asking for the public's help in locating Dallid Briet, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (VicPD)
The family pictured in photographs found scattered in a Victoria parking lot has been located. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The family pictured in photographs found scattered in a Victoria parking lot has been located. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria Police Department is asking for assistance in locating missing 38-year-old man, Leonard Lecreux, last seen Oct. 6. (Victoria Police Department)

UPDATED: VicPD locates missing 38-year-old man safe

Lecreux was last seen in downtown Victoria on Oct. 3.

Victoria Police Department is asking for assistance in locating missing 38-year-old man, Leonard Lecreux, last seen Oct. 6. (Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police broke up a fight downtown Tuesday evening. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police break up downtown fight involving bear spray and skateboards

Two men were treated for non-life-threatening injuries

Victoria police broke up a fight downtown Tuesday evening. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police say the semi-truck driver who struck a hydro pole in Esquimalt Tuesday night was impaired. (Courtesy of Tatum Hinch)

Victoria police impound semi-truck after driver shears hydro pole in Esquimalt

Police seize driver’s licence, impound truck on impaired charges

Police say the semi-truck driver who struck a hydro pole in Esquimalt Tuesday night was impaired. (Courtesy of Tatum Hinch)
Christopher Morgan has been located safe, police say (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATED: Victoria police say missing 59-year-old man located safe

Missing alert issued for ‘Binner Chris’ on Oct. 6

Christopher Morgan has been located safe, police say (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police believe wanted man Chadwick Wsiaki may be in a Victoria park where others are camping and sheltering. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police believe wanted man Chadwick Wsiaki may be in a Victoria park where others are camping and sheltering. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Fadil Rashead was presented with the VicPD Civic Service Award on Friday after he helped police apprehend a dangerous, wanted sex offender who took a ride in his cab. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria taxi driver lauded for helping police apprehend dangerous sex offender

Fadil Rashead says receiving the VicPD award was one of the proudest moments in his life

Fadil Rashead was presented with the VicPD Civic Service Award on Friday after he helped police apprehend a dangerous, wanted sex offender who took a ride in his cab. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

One in custody after assault, barricade in Esquimalt Road residence

Victoria police closed down portion of the road Wednesday night during incident

One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking for suspects in bear spray attacks Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seek suspects in series of bear spray attacks

Police responded to several calls Saturday evening

Police are looking for suspects in bear spray attacks Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested one person suspected in a Centennial Square stabbing Sunday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police make arrest in Centennial Square stabbing

One man was left with non-life-threatening injuries Saturday morning

Victoria police arrested one person suspected in a Centennial Square stabbing Sunday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Victoria Police Department close a street during a rally for Black lives on June 7. Thousands of residents attended the peaceful event, spilling out of Victoria’s Centennial Square onto surrounding roads. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police board offers letter of support to VicPD amid ‘defund the police’ movement

Co-chaired by Victoria, Esquimalt mayors, board acknowledges ‘additional challenges’ created by movement

Members of the Victoria Police Department close a street during a rally for Black lives on June 7. Thousands of residents attended the peaceful event, spilling out of Victoria’s Centennial Square onto surrounding roads. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Esquimalt woman received a suspicious package of seeds in the mail, according to Victoria police. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Esquimalt woman receives unsolicited seeds in the mail

Police warn not to plant or dispose of suspicious seeds

An Esquimalt woman received a suspicious package of seeds in the mail, according to Victoria police. (Courtesy of VicPD)