Saanich Police Department

Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)

Police watchdog notified after cyclist dies in Highway 17 collision Sunday

A 24-year-old Victoria man died Sunday at the scene after being struck by a truck

Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)
Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich

Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich

The strange tale of a false stabbing, a police car chase and a rollover crash

Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich
Snake seen slithering in Saanich neighbourhood

Snake seen slithering in Saanich neighbourhood

Police describe the animal as ‘large, pale [and] yellow’ suggesting it might be exotic

Snake seen slithering in Saanich neighbourhood
The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The Saanich Police Department has received three reports of cougar sightings in three days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three cougar sightings in three days

Saanich Police warn the public to be vigilant

The Saanich Police Department has received three reports of cougar sightings in three days. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police were called after kids were found using syringes as darts in a local park on Monday, March 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police were called after kids were found using syringes as darts in a local park on Monday, March 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)
Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)

Man enters unlocked Saanich home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

Investigation ongoing after woman sexually assaulted in Gordon Head early Sunday morning

Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)
This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)

Saanich police arrest man after two failed carjacking attempts

Police credit witnesses for preventing a worse outcome

This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)
Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)

Saanich officer narrowly missed when motorist hit parked police car

Saanich Police reminding drivers to move over after woman collides with police car

Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)
The newly purchase armoured vehicle from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was used at the Pearkes Arena in Saanich when an aggravated person who claimed to have a gun called 911. (File photo)

Four potential bombs found in Greater Victoria in 2017

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was called to incidents involving explosives

The newly purchase armoured vehicle from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was used at the Pearkes Arena in Saanich when an aggravated person who claimed to have a gun called 911. (File photo)
Upgraded services at the new police dispatch call centre may result in the encryption of police dispatch calls, barring the public from hearing them. (Wikimedia Commons)

Emergency dispatch channels to be encrypted by 2020

A switch to digital channels offers more security for first responders, but less public information

Upgraded services at the new police dispatch call centre may result in the encryption of police dispatch calls, barring the public from hearing them. (Wikimedia Commons)
Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)

Court denies compensation to man with debilitating injuries from 2010 Saanich arrest

Judge found Saanich police used excessive force but dismissed case over not providing written notice

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Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)
Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)

Police pulled over speeder prior to collision involving double-decker bus

Authorities say the collision caused minimal damage with no reported injuries

Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Saanich police fired over corruption, relationship with sex worker was a constable

Saanich authorities remain silent over key details about officer

(Black Press file photo)
The police watchdog annual report shows that Saanich had six substantiated allegations against officers which were concluded between Apr. 1, 2017, and Mar. 31, 2018. (Black Press File Photo)

Report shows Saanich police officer retroactively fired over corruption, deceit, relationship with sex worker

Saanich Police had six of eight substantiated allegations against officers in Greater Victoria

The police watchdog annual report shows that Saanich had six substantiated allegations against officers which were concluded between Apr. 1, 2017, and Mar. 31, 2018. (Black Press File Photo)
Saanich police continue to investigate break-in

Saanich police continue to investigate break-in

Saanich police won’t comment on names of potential suspects identified through social media

Saanich police continue to investigate break-in
Saanich Police continue to look for this two men, who broke into vehicles in a Saanich underground parking lot.

Saanich police continue to look for video footage suspects

Sharing of video footage through traditional and social media netted several leads

Saanich Police continue to look for this two men, who broke into vehicles in a Saanich underground parking lot.
Saanich Police are looking to ID this suspect who stole a whole sleeve of Lotto scratch tickets. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Saanich Police looking to ID Lotto ticket thief

People are asked to call Crime Stoppers with any information

Saanich Police are looking to ID this suspect who stole a whole sleeve of Lotto scratch tickets. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Video footage believed to be a man who entered 7-11 on Burnside West in the early morning hours on June 30 and robbed it using a knife. Crime Stoppers screenshot

Video: Saanich police seek knife wielding robber

Man who robbed 7-11 in June still at large

Video footage believed to be a man who entered 7-11 on Burnside West in the early morning hours on June 30 and robbed it using a knife. Crime Stoppers screenshot