Saanich Police Department

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)
Two bodies were found outside the old Mount Tolmie Hospital building on Richmond Road Feb. 10. (Google Streetview)

2 bodies found in Saanich parking lot, deaths don’t appear suspicious, police say

Bodies found in vehicle outside former Mount Tolmie Hospital building

Two bodies were found outside the old Mount Tolmie Hospital building on Richmond Road Feb. 10. (Google Streetview)
The Saanich Police Department is warning the public of a potential fraudulent electronics operation in the area. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich police warn of potential roadside electronics scam

Tillicum area resident reported suspicious activity Feb. 2 around white Pro Audio Video van

The Saanich Police Department is warning the public of a potential fraudulent electronics operation in the area. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Jeff Buziak (right) and other rally attendees march on for Lindsay Buziak, who was murdered in Saanich 14 years ago to the day. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Regional policing would help solve major crimes, suggests Buziak memorial walker in Saanich

Feb. 2 marks 14 years since murder of young realtor; case remains unsolved

Jeff Buziak (right) and other rally attendees march on for Lindsay Buziak, who was murdered in Saanich 14 years ago to the day. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Saanich Police Department are investigating after a man was shot with a pellet gun outside of a Saanich business on Jan. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man shot in the face with pellet gun outside of Saanich business; not injured

Unclear at this time if he or the business was targeted, investigations underway

The Saanich Police Department are investigating after a man was shot with a pellet gun outside of a Saanich business on Jan. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested six protesters who were among a group blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road mid-afternoon Monday. Save Old Growth says it is the last such blockade planned on the TCH until March. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Traffic flowing again on Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich after afternoon blockade

Six arrested as Save Old Growth protesters continue commitment to disrupt traffic

Saanich police arrested six protesters who were among a group blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road mid-afternoon Monday. Save Old Growth says it is the last such blockade planned on the TCH until March. (Black Press Media file photo)
A pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk at the intersection of Foul Bay Road and Haultain Street Jan. 27. (Google Streetview)

Pedestrian struck in Saanich crosswalk after driver failed to stop

Pedestrian sustained serious injuries, driver issued ticket

A pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk at the intersection of Foul Bay Road and Haultain Street Jan. 27. (Google Streetview)
Jeff Buziak, father of 2008 murder victim Lindsay Buziak, will once again lead a memorial walk for his daughter from Saanich municipal hall to the legislature. The case remains open after 14 years, but police have not made any arrests. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lindsay Buziak Memorial Walk for Justice to occur for 12th time in Saanich on Feb. 2

Murdered realtor’s father, Jeff Buziak continues to shed light on the still-unsolved case

Jeff Buziak, father of 2008 murder victim Lindsay Buziak, will once again lead a memorial walk for his daughter from Saanich municipal hall to the legislature. The case remains open after 14 years, but police have not made any arrests. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews responded to the 1000-block of Burnside Road West Jan. 23 after an impaired driver collided with a hydro pole. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Impaired driver survives serious crash with hydro pole in Saanich

Emergency crews required 2 hours to safely extract driver from vehicle

Emergency crews responded to the 1000-block of Burnside Road West Jan. 23 after an impaired driver collided with a hydro pole. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The Saanich Police Department arrested a 38-year-old man in connection to a series of break-ins at the University of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

38-year-old man arrested in connection to string of UVic break-ins

11 break-ins have occurred since June, with nine in the past month and a half

The Saanich Police Department arrested a 38-year-old man in connection to a series of break-ins at the University of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are asking for public assistance identifying the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run of a pedestrian on the evening of Jan. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police search for driver who struck 60-year-old pedestrian, left scene

Jan. 10 incident took place around 7:45 p.m. at Burnside Road West and McKenzie Avenue

Saanich police are asking for public assistance identifying the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run of a pedestrian on the evening of Jan. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sherwin Batley, 41, faces charges of break and enter and committing an indecent act after an incident in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resident scares off man committing indecent act on Saanich deck

Integrated dog unit tracks down suspect, 41-year-old man faces charges

Sherwin Batley, 41, faces charges of break and enter and committing an indecent act after an incident in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
A road-closed sign in Saanich. Saanich’s budget for snow removal in 2019 was $182,000. (Keri Coles/Black Press).

Saanich police warn of icy roads leading to treacherous conditions

Garbage collection trucks sliding downhill from the Hartland Road CRD landfill

A road-closed sign in Saanich. Saanich’s budget for snow removal in 2019 was $182,000. (Keri Coles/Black Press).
Recent rainfall has caused unstable slopes between Arbutus Cove and Hollydene parks in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

Heavy rains cause unstable slopes between Saanich’s Arbutus Cove and Hollydene parks

Public asked to avoid waterfront area as crews assess safety

Recent rainfall has caused unstable slopes between Arbutus Cove and Hollydene parks in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)
The Saanich Police Department is advising the public to avoid Brookleigh Road and Oldfield Road due to flooding on Saturday Dec. 18. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Saanich Police Department is advising the public to avoid Brookleigh Road and Oldfield Road due to flooding on Saturday Dec. 18. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Police say brazen daytime robberies such as one experienced by a woman on Dec. 16 are uncommon in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police say brazen daytime robberies such as one experienced by a woman on Dec. 16 are uncommon in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich police Major Crime Unit are investigating the forced entry into a Gordon Head home around 5 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 14). (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Saanich police release suspect description after forced entry into Kings Park area home

Elderly Gordon Head homeowner suffered minor injuries Tuesday, suspect fled the area afterward

The Saanich police Major Crime Unit are investigating the forced entry into a Gordon Head home around 5 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 14). (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested a man outside a Shelbourne Road business that had just been broken into Tuesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after back-to-back break-in attempts at same Saanich store

Suspect was still inside the business when police arrived Tuesday night

Saanich police arrested a man outside a Shelbourne Road business that had just been broken into Tuesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Protesters said to be acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land rights protest investment in the Coastal GasLink project, by blocking the entrance to the RBC branch in Saanich’s Broadmead Village on Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of Larry Johnson)

Saanich police arrest 4 protesters blocking bank in Broadmead

Mischief charges recommended for individuals acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en people

Protesters said to be acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land rights protest investment in the Coastal GasLink project, by blocking the entrance to the RBC branch in Saanich’s Broadmead Village on Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of Larry Johnson)
Rapid snowfall commenced on the Malahat around noon on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Snow continues on Malahat as icy roads make two separate crashes in Saanich Sunday morning

Emcon has dispatched plow trucks to Hwy. 1. Saanich police remind motorists to take heed

Rapid snowfall commenced on the Malahat around noon on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)