theft

Victoria police arrested a man Friday morning after they found him inside a van that was reported stolen on Thursday. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after Victoria police find him in stolen van

Volkswagen Westphalia, reported stolen Thursday, had been altered to disguise it

 

Police in Nanaimo used tasers during arrest of man who allegedly side-swiped a police car with U-Haul truck reported stolen by the company. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo RCMP deploy Taser on driver of suspected stolen U-Haul truck

Driver of U-Haul allegedly side-swiped police car after police made several attempts to stop truck

 

Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)

Suspected romance shop thief sought by Victoria police

Suspect described as an approximately 60-year-old Caucasian woman

 

Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Suspect photos posted online after $80 tequila stolen in Saanich

Crime Stoppers takes to social media with pointed plea

Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Victoria police arrested 16 shoplifters at one downtown Victoria business in just three days during a project to prevent theft. (Black Press Media file photo)

16 shoplifters arrested at 1 Victoria business in 3 days

Arrests part of Victoria police initiative to prevent thefts

Victoria police arrested 16 shoplifters at one downtown Victoria business in just three days during a project to prevent theft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)

Oak Bay homes targeted for Canadian flag thefts ahead of July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club flag program chair says about 50 of its flags, some poles, removed from lawns

Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)
Eric White’s roadside farm stand in Metchosin sits stocked with produce. (Photo courtesy of Eric White)

Fledgling Metchosin farmer frustrated by thefts from stand

Eric White said every dollar made at the roadside helps sustain his farm

Eric White’s roadside farm stand in Metchosin sits stocked with produce. (Photo courtesy of Eric White)
Darren Campbell’s truck (pictured) was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Vancouver Island Good Samaritan’s stolen truck recovered

‘Very much appreciated the help from so many people. I hope the very best for all of you’

Darren Campbell’s truck (pictured) was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)
Saanich police on Tuesday arrested a man with a long history of thefts from vehicles. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police arrest man in relation to series of thefts from vehicles

Rash of thefts prompt police reminder not to leave valuables in vehicles

Saanich police on Tuesday arrested a man with a long history of thefts from vehicles. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police arrested two people on Tuesday morning after the suspects reportedly hit a concrete pillar at the Uptown Shopping Centre in a stolen car. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two arrested after concrete pillar struck with stolen car at Saanich’s Uptown

Pair later abandoned vehicle, were arrested on foot; vehicle stolen from Langford

Saanich police arrested two people on Tuesday morning after the suspects reportedly hit a concrete pillar at the Uptown Shopping Centre in a stolen car. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria West resident Heather Doyle beside the memorial she made to honour the 215 Indigenous children found in an unmarked, mass grave at the site of a former B.C. residential school. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Stuffed animal stolen from Victoria West memorial for residential school victims

Police have a suspect in case, replace stuffed animal and add toys to memorial

Victoria West resident Heather Doyle beside the memorial she made to honour the 215 Indigenous children found in an unmarked, mass grave at the site of a former B.C. residential school. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help after a Make-A-Wish Foundation-donated bike owned by a youth living with special needs was stolen from a local school last week. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Saanich security guard recovers unique, stolen bike gifted to student living with special needs

Custom bike went missing from S.J. Burnside Education Centre storage shed over May long weekend

Victoria police are asking for the public’s help after a Make-A-Wish Foundation-donated bike owned by a youth living with special needs was stolen from a local school last week. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Security camera footage shows the individuals allegedly involved in a series of break-ins at Victoria businesses between My 9-17. (Photos via Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Police seek information about rash of break-ins with drills at Victoria businesses

Cash, 2 iPads reported stolen in incidents between May 9-17

Security camera footage shows the individuals allegedly involved in a series of break-ins at Victoria businesses between My 9-17. (Photos via Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Trek bike stolen from nurse administering COVID vaccines during National Nurses Week (VicPD photo)

UPDATE: Bike stolen from Victoria nurse found, man arrested

The Trek bike was stolen during National Nurses Week

  • May 13, 2021
Trek bike stolen from nurse administering COVID vaccines during National Nurses Week (VicPD photo)
Editors note: The woman originally pictured in story was actually carrying her own cat and didn't steal Penelope, who is now considered missing, not the victim of theft. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Penelope the cat missing in Victoria

VicPD says the feline with black fur, purple collar last seen in the 900-block of Caledonia Avenue

Editors note: The woman originally pictured in story was actually carrying her own cat and didn't steal Penelope, who is now considered missing, not the victim of theft. (Black Press Media File Photo)
This pair is being sought by Saanich police and the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers after allegedly purchasing snacks with a credit card that was reported stolen around April 8. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Suspects sought after snack run with stolen credit card in Saanich

Large bill racked up on card reported stolen in early April

This pair is being sought by Saanich police and the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers after allegedly purchasing snacks with a credit card that was reported stolen around April 8. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
Saanich police hope to identify a suspect caught on camera entering a building in the 3300-block of Whittier Avenue in Saanich on March 12 and leaving with a stolen package. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers photo)

Suspect caught on camera pinching parcel from Saanich building

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers share images to help identify suspect

Saanich police hope to identify a suspect caught on camera entering a building in the 3300-block of Whittier Avenue in Saanich on March 12 and leaving with a stolen package. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers photo)
Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unique masks valued at $1,000 stolen from Chemainus Theatre Gallery

Thieves smash a window and grab the goods early Monday morning

Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saanich police are seeking a suspect accused of nabbing nearly $300 worth of Lego from a department store in the 3600-block of Saanich Road on March 15. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Police seek suspect accused of nabbing nearly $300 worth of Lego in Saanich

Store security camera captures image of suspect allegedly taking six Lego kits without paying

Saanich police are seeking a suspect accused of nabbing nearly $300 worth of Lego from a department store in the 3600-block of Saanich Road on March 15. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)