Victoria Police Department

A VicPD police cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD arrest armed man in crisis after hours-long standoff

Police first responded around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening near the 900-block of Mason Street

A VicPD police cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a man after he fled on July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after fleeing through Victoria backyards

Police said suspect punched an officer in the chest before running

Victoria police arrested a man after he fled on July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A man who reportedly committed an indecent act while asking children to play with him was arrested on July 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after indecent act reported at Victoria playground

Police said he was asking children to play with him during incident

A man who reportedly committed an indecent act while asking children to play with him was arrested on July 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
A driver faces potential charges after fleeing VicPD twice in a truck and camper on July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police box in truck after driver flees twice during Canada Day festivities

Bike patrol officers forced to leap from harm’s way on first encounter

A driver faces potential charges after fleeing VicPD twice in a truck and camper on July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Six members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team sustained gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery at the Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street in Saanich on June 28. The two suspects died at the scene. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

More than $140,000 raised for officers affected by Saanich bank shooting

Greater Victoria police officers facing life-altering injuries after deadly shootout

Six members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team sustained gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery at the Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street in Saanich on June 28. The two suspects died at the scene. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Multiple people were injured during an exchange of gunfire at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Online fundraiser started for police injured in Saanich shooting

More than $30,000 raised so far, goal set at $50,000

Multiple people were injured during an exchange of gunfire at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Victoria police and fire crews helped a person in crisis off a Douglas Street hotel roof on June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria crews help get person in crisis safely off hotel roof

Person was near the hotel’s ledge several times during hours-long incident

Victoria police and fire crews helped a person in crisis off a Douglas Street hotel roof on June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Franklin Cook is serving a more than five-year federal sentence for armed robbery, disguise with intent, break and enter, and administering a noxious substance. (Courtesy VicPD)

Victoria police arrest wanted man after finding him asleep on the street

Franklin Cook is serving a federal sentence for armed robbery and other offences

Franklin Cook is serving a more than five-year federal sentence for armed robbery, disguise with intent, break and enter, and administering a noxious substance. (Courtesy VicPD)
A man faces potential firearm and impaired driving charges alongside traffic tickets after a June 18 incident with a pellet gun. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man faces potential firearm and impaired driving charges alongside traffic tickets after a June 18 incident with a pellet gun. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department has seen a decline in youth violence since issuing a warning in May for swarms of youth flocking downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police report ‘significant decline’ in calls for youth-related violence

No incidents of violence or vandalism reported during past two weeks

The Victoria Police Department has seen a decline in youth violence since issuing a warning in May for swarms of youth flocking downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)
The two replica guns were seized by VicPD. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Man arrested after shooting pellet gun at passersby from apartment in Victoria

Police seized two guns, suspect charged possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

The two replica guns were seized by VicPD. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Franklin Cook is wanted by Victoria police. (VicPD)

Victoria police hunt paroled man serving sentence for armed robbery

35-year-old Franklin Cook has not returned to his community-based residence

Franklin Cook is wanted by Victoria police. (VicPD)
Victoria police have responded to around two dozen incidents relating to youth, who are coming from other communities, reportedly engaging in crimes downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police report swarms of youth flocking to Victoria to commit crimes

Police say roughly 150 youth came from other communities causing more than 2 dozen calls for service

Victoria police have responded to around two dozen incidents relating to youth, who are coming from other communities, reportedly engaging in crimes downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is searching for missing person Abigayle Singh, 25, who has not been seen for more than a month. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Abigayle Singh reported safe by police

25-year-old was last seen in Victoria more than a month ago

The Victoria Police Department is searching for missing person Abigayle Singh, 25, who has not been seen for more than a month. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Wanted man Stephen Blackwater is described as a 44-year-old Indigenous man who is 5’4” and 140 pounds with short dark hair and brown eyes. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seeking wanted man believed to be in Victoria

Stephen Blackwater is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant

Wanted man Stephen Blackwater is described as a 44-year-old Indigenous man who is 5’4” and 140 pounds with short dark hair and brown eyes. (Courtesy VicPD)
VicPD says officers are responding to increasing numbers of reports of random attacks and reminds anyone assaulted or confronted to get to safety and call 911. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest man at gunpoint after 911 caller reports attempted stabbing

Suspect had been released earlier in the day with conditions not to possess knives

VicPD says officers are responding to increasing numbers of reports of random attacks and reminds anyone assaulted or confronted to get to safety and call 911. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alemayehu Townsend was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants by tactical officers on Thursday and remains in custody pending a court appearance. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Man wanted for extortion, assault with a weapon, arrested on West Shore

Greater Victoria ERT tactical officers arrested Alemayehu Townsend on May 5

Alemayehu Townsend was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants by tactical officers on Thursday and remains in custody pending a court appearance. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public to inform Esquimalt’s decision on renewal of policing agreement

Open house slated for May 4; online feedback on policing accepted until May 14

The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Suspect sought after daylight attempted mugging in Victoria

Woman remembers being on the ground while man attempted to steal her purse

(Black Press Media file photo)