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Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and Victoria police officers were on scene Friday night after receiving reports of a knife-wielding man. (Black Press Media file photo)

Emergency response team uses projectiles to subdue suspect believed to be carrying a knife in Victoria

Man treated for non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to VicPD cells

 

The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s 2022 provisional budget is 7.05 per cent higher compared to 2021 with pay raises and additional resources driving the increased price tag. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s proposed budget price up 7 per cent from 2021

Department pay increases, new resources driving the cost increase

 

Victoria police are asking for witnesses and video of vandalism that happened last week that has elements of a hate crime. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police investigating spray paint vandalism as hate crime

Police seeking witnesses, video of the incident that occurred on Oct. 4 or 5

Victoria police are asking for witnesses and video of vandalism that happened last week that has elements of a hate crime. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lia Barker, 16, was last seen in downtown Victoria on Sept. 21. Police are asking for help finding her to ensure she’s safe. (Courtesy VicPD)

MISSING: Teen last seen in downtown Victoria

Lia Barker, 16, last seen Sept. 21

Lia Barker, 16, was last seen in downtown Victoria on Sept. 21. Police are asking for help finding her to ensure she’s safe. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police arrested a man who was firing a compressed-air handgun, similar to a pellet gun, in downtown Victoria early Monday morning. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after firing pellet-style gun in Victoria early Monday morning

VicPD used bean bag shotgun, taser on the man during the incident

Victoria police arrested a man who was firing a compressed-air handgun, similar to a pellet gun, in downtown Victoria early Monday morning. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria police officer shot an armed man in crisis dead Sept. 12 near Mayfair mall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog quashes speculation around fatal Victoria shooting

No vehicle was involved in Sept. 12 incident, Independent Investigations Office says

A Victoria police officer shot an armed man in crisis dead Sept. 12 near Mayfair mall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are asking for help finding missing man Dominic Cormack who could be in the Victoria area. (Courtesy VicPD)

MISSING: 52-year-old man last seen in Victoria in 2018

Family from Alberta reported Dominic Cormack missing

Victoria police are asking for help finding missing man Dominic Cormack who could be in the Victoria area. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police are asking for help in finding Thomas McDonald, a wanted man who was arrested and charged for incidents that included assault, theft, dangerous driving and a May 2020 file involving the trafficking of fentanyl to at-risk persons. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police looking for Thomas McDonald, a wanted man

He was arrested, charged for series of incidents including assault, fentanyl trafficking

Victoria police are asking for help in finding Thomas McDonald, a wanted man who was arrested and charged for incidents that included assault, theft, dangerous driving and a May 2020 file involving the trafficking of fentanyl to at-risk persons. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
The Victoria Police Department is redeploying seven of its officers from integrated units into the patrol division, Chief Del Manak announced Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police redeploying seven officers to address front-line shortfalls

Staff shortage, call volume taking toll, Chief Del Manak says

The Victoria Police Department is redeploying seven of its officers from integrated units into the patrol division, Chief Del Manak announced Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Patricia “Kathy” Thomas has been found safe after the 68-year-old woman was the subject of a missing person alert on Monday. (Courtesy VicPD)

UPDATE: 68-year-old woman found safe

Patricia ‘Kathy’ Thomas was the subject of a missing person alert on Monday

Patricia “Kathy” Thomas has been found safe after the 68-year-old woman was the subject of a missing person alert on Monday. (Courtesy VicPD)
A Nanaimo man has been charged after a Victoria officer was struck by a stolen vehicle on Sept. 27. Shown is Victoria police at the scene in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria police charge Nanaimo man after officer hit by stolen car on Monday

27-year-old faces charges relating to assaulting a police officer and dangerous driving

A Nanaimo man has been charged after a Victoria officer was struck by a stolen vehicle on Sept. 27. Shown is Victoria police at the scene in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria police outside a residence at the intersection of Cedar Hill and Gosworth roads for an incident on Sept. 28. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria police blocking Cedar Hill Road section due to ongoing incident

Public asked to avoid the 3000-block of Cedar Hill Road

Victoria police outside a residence at the intersection of Cedar Hill and Gosworth roads for an incident on Sept. 28. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria police have released security camera footage of suspects (right) in the vandalizing of St. Andrew’s Cathedral on Sept. 12. The individual in the broad white hat (left) is considered a witness whom police also want to speak with. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

WATCH: Police treating vandalism of downtown Victoria church as a hate crime

VicPD looking to identify two suspects who targeted St. Andrews Cathedral late on Sept. 12

Victoria police have released security camera footage of suspects (right) in the vandalizing of St. Andrew’s Cathedral on Sept. 12. The individual in the broad white hat (left) is considered a witness whom police also want to speak with. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Wanted man Johnathan Pocetti was taken into custody by Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team members Tuesday night at a Victoria intersection. (Courtesy VicPD)

Greater Victoria police team makes loud arrest of high-risk offender

Man wanted for multiple vehicle-as-weapon incidents arrested at city intersection Tuesday

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Wanted man Johnathan Pocetti was taken into custody by Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team members Tuesday night at a Victoria intersection. (Courtesy VicPD)
Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

UPDATE: Long-term funding missing for police naloxone kits amid B.C. opioid pandemic

Province commits to eliminate funding gaps; Greater Victoria departments worry for current situation

Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
View Street at Quadra Street was blocked after two cars crashed at the corner. Police, fire and paramedics all responded to the motor vehicle incident. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Crash snarls traffic at Quadra and View in Victoria

Emergency crews respond after two-vehicle crash

View Street at Quadra Street was blocked after two cars crashed at the corner. Police, fire and paramedics all responded to the motor vehicle incident. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)
Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)
Victoria police show a comparison between a real submachine gun (bottom) and a replica one (top). (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seize replica submachine gun from bag hanging off Victoria balcony

Replica gun discovered by nearby resident, reported to police

Victoria police show a comparison between a real submachine gun (bottom) and a replica one (top). (Courtesy VicPD)