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Victoria police is asking for the public’s help in finding Christopher Polsen after his family hasn’t seen or heard from him since before last Christmas. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing man Christopher Polsen found safe

Family hadn’t seen or heard from 55-year-old since before last Christmas

Victoria police is asking for the public’s help in finding Christopher Polsen after his family hasn’t seen or heard from him since before last Christmas. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are looking for witnesses and information after a driver allegedly swerved and yelled hateful and racial slurs at a cycling mother and daughter on Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Raging driver endangers biking mother and daughter in Esquimalt

Victoria police seek witnesses to Craigflower incident, treating it as hate motivated

Victoria police are looking for witnesses and information after a driver allegedly swerved and yelled hateful and racial slurs at a cycling mother and daughter on Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Multiple police vehicles and an ambulance line the 700 block of View Street in downtown Victoria following a police incident Wednesday afternoon. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Man forces way into downtown Victoria church

Large police presence uses force to take man into custody, public safe

  • May 26, 2021
Multiple police vehicles and an ambulance line the 700 block of View Street in downtown Victoria following a police incident Wednesday afternoon. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
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)
Victoria police arrested a known sex offender for breaking into an apartment May 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria roommates awake to armed sex offender sitting on their couch

Roommates locked themselves in another room and called the police

Victoria police arrested a known sex offender for breaking into an apartment May 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a Nanaimo man Monday night after he was seen twice committing an indecent act while naked near Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested for multiple indecent exposures near Victoria park

Nanaimo man caught thanks to video footage taken by onlookers

Victoria police arrested a Nanaimo man Monday night after he was seen twice committing an indecent act while naked near Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Victoria police seized this replica handgun after searching a man’s possessions on Friday (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize replica handgun from man’s possessions

Police release suspect at the scene pending further investigation

Victoria police seized this replica handgun after searching a man’s possessions on Friday (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police officers are issuing a warning to the public after two employees from different locations were duped into sending thousands of dollars to alleged sophisticated bitcoin fraudsters on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sophisticated bitcoin fraudsters steal thousands of dollars from Victoria, Saanich stores

Police warn the public about the phone scam that duped the stores’ employees

Victoria police officers are issuing a warning to the public after two employees from different locations were duped into sending thousands of dollars to alleged sophisticated bitcoin fraudsters on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are asking for any witnesses to a May 19 stabbing in North Park to help them find the assailant. (Black Press Media file photo)

Witnesses sought in Victoria stabbing

Man suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Victoria police are asking for any witnesses to a May 19 stabbing in North Park to help them find the assailant. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shannon Delaronde found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Shannon Delaronde found safe

The Victoria woman was classified as missing since May 10.

Shannon Delaronde found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers arrested a man Tuesday after he threatened officers and bylaw staff with a knife in Cecelia Ravine Park. (Google Streetview)

Man arrested after threatening Victoria police, bylaw with knife

Bylaw was enforcing sheltering rules in Cecelia Ravine Park

Victoria police officers arrested a man Tuesday after he threatened officers and bylaw staff with a knife in Cecelia Ravine Park. (Google Streetview)
A security guard was taken to hospital Tuesday night after they were stabbed while stopping a theft at a store in the Hillside Shopping Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Victoria security guard survives mall stabbing

Guard was stabbed May 18 while stopping a theft from a Hillside Mall store

A security guard was taken to hospital Tuesday night after they were stabbed while stopping a theft at a store in the Hillside Shopping Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
A dramatic four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Government and Herald streets brings standstill in downtown Victoria on May 18. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A dramatic four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Government and Herald streets brings standstill in downtown Victoria on May 18. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Victoria Police Department is seeking information on an assault that occurred in downtown Victoria on May 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating downtown Victoria assault on youth

Witness also attacked after trying to intervene

The Victoria Police Department is seeking information on an assault that occurred in downtown Victoria on May 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
One woman has been arrested in connection with a drug trafficking investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria woman arrested, car and drugs seized during trafficking investigation

Multiple units combine forces for investigation, arrest

One woman has been arrested in connection with a drug trafficking investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police retrieved a number of stolen items May 15 after arresting a man and woman squatting in an empty building. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police look to return stolen items following arrest of squatters

Golf clubs, power tools, jackets, cell phones and a MacBook Pro were retrieved

Victoria police retrieved a number of stolen items May 15 after arresting a man and woman squatting in an empty building. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A building in the 300-block of Mary Street sustained significant damage Saturday night after a suspicious fire was started. Police arrested an arson suspect Sunday. (Courtesy of Victoria Fire Department)

UPDATE: Vic West shelter resident to be evicted following suspicious fire

Building in 300-block of Mary Street sustained significant damage Saturday night

A building in the 300-block of Mary Street sustained significant damage Saturday night after a suspicious fire was started. Police arrested an arson suspect Sunday. (Courtesy of Victoria Fire Department)
Victoria police responded to a vehicle where this dog was found in distress due to the heat after being left inside. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Two Victoria distress calls a reminder that hot cars can be fatal to dogs left inside

Victoria police found two dogs in a car with an internal temperature of 47 C on Friday

Victoria police responded to a vehicle where this dog was found in distress due to the heat after being left inside. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Saanich police arrested wanted man Tyrae Fownes on May 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Saanich police, K9 unit arrest man wanted for assault, uttering threats

Tyrae Fownes was the subject of wanted persons alert on April 28

Saanich police arrested wanted man Tyrae Fownes on May 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)