Saanich Police Department

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)
A white van drives around a black unoccupied vehicle on Hampton Road after pushing it backward on Dec. 7. (Photo courtesy of Saanich police)

VIDEO: White van seen pushing car backward during Saanich hit-and-run

Police seek information about Dec. 7 incident that left unoccupied car heavily damaged

A white van drives around a black unoccupied vehicle on Hampton Road after pushing it backward on Dec. 7. (Photo courtesy of Saanich police)
Saanich police confirm that a youth struck by a vehicle while in a marked crosswalk in Saanich on Dec. 6 has died. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youth struck by vehicle in Saanich crosswalk dies in hospital

Incident occurred late Monday night at Cedar Hill Cross Road at Merriman Drive

Saanich police confirm that a youth struck by a vehicle while in a marked crosswalk in Saanich on Dec. 6 has died. (Black Press Media file photo)
A vehicle similar to this red 2022 Hyundai Kona was stolen from Nanaimo recently, Saanich police say, and was used to flee the scene of a gas station armed robbery at Burnside and Harriet roads on Friday afternoon. (Hyundai Canada)
A vehicle similar to this red 2022 Hyundai Kona was stolen from Nanaimo recently, Saanich police say, and was used to flee the scene of a gas station armed robbery at Burnside and Harriet roads on Friday afternoon. (Hyundai Canada)
Saanich Police Department Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie (left) will take over from soon-to-retire Chief Const. Scott Green at the beginning of February, the police board announced on Dec. 2. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich Police Board promotes from within to find new chief constable

Deputy Chief Dean Duthie will take over from retiring Chief Scott Green as of Feb. 1

Saanich Police Department Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie (left) will take over from soon-to-retire Chief Const. Scott Green at the beginning of February, the police board announced on Dec. 2. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
CCTV captured an image of a blue Toyota Tacoma driving away from the scene of a collision in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Police looking for driver involved in Saanich collision

Motorist left the scene of collision between e-scooter, Toyota Tacoma

CCTV captured an image of a blue Toyota Tacoma driving away from the scene of a collision in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich Police Department officers seen in front of 3293 Douglas St. on Nov. 28. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department officers seen in front of 3293 Douglas St. on Nov. 28. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Chief Const. Scott Green (left), Const. Chelsea Cofield, Const. Chris Kaluza, Const. Adam Defrane, Const. Nick Marmaras, Deputy Chief Const. Gary Schenk, and Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie took part in a recognition ceremony for the Alexa’s Team program. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police recognized for commitment to keep impaired drivers off roads

Five Saanich traffic safety officers removed 108 impaired drivers in 2020

Chief Const. Scott Green (left), Const. Chelsea Cofield, Const. Chris Kaluza, Const. Adam Defrane, Const. Nick Marmaras, Deputy Chief Const. Gary Schenk, and Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie took part in a recognition ceremony for the Alexa’s Team program. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehichle incident at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehichle incident at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police Chief Const. Scott Green presented a report on the department’s 2022 provisional budget to council on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police seek an extra $1.45 million for 2022 budget

Department policing cost per capita among lowest for B.C. municipal police forces in 2019

Saanich police Chief Const. Scott Green presented a report on the department’s 2022 provisional budget to council on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Protesters with a banner stating ‘RCMP off the yintah’ (Wet’suwet’en territory) blocked a section of the Pat Bay Highway near Elk Lake for approximately two hours Sunday evening. (Charles Bodi/Twitter)
Protesters with a banner stating ‘RCMP off the yintah’ (Wet’suwet’en territory) blocked a section of the Pat Bay Highway near Elk Lake for approximately two hours Sunday evening. (Charles Bodi/Twitter)
Saanich police are seeking assistance in locating a man who approached a child in the Cordova Bay area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are seeking assistance in locating a man who approached a child in the Cordova Bay area. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Tuesday thata Maple Ridge woman was found safely. (The News files)

Missing Maple Ridge resident found safely

Beatrix Enzler was found “safe” on Tuesday, Nov. 16

The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Tuesday thata Maple Ridge woman was found safely. (The News files)
A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich cop retroactively fired for faking drug recognition expert recertifications

Police Complaints Commissioner report shows officer committed 16 counts of misconduct

A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is a civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog investigating after canine unit dog bites man during Saanich arrest

Integrated Canine Service assisted ERT with arrest after lengthy negotiation at Royal Oak home

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is a civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fireworks were launched into a crowd of partygoers at the University of Victoria during Halloween weekend gatherings that saw crowds of up to 1,000 young persons. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Police step up enforcement after fireworks discharged at University of Victoria partygoers

Halloween weekend parties saw crowds of up to 1,000 people on campus

Fireworks were launched into a crowd of partygoers at the University of Victoria during Halloween weekend gatherings that saw crowds of up to 1,000 young persons. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)