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Dennis Crook was 35 years old when he was reported missing. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)

COLD CASE UPDATE: DNA, photos emerge in relation to missing Victoria man Dennis Crook

Victoria Police investigators have reached international relatives in the 33-year old cold case

Dennis Crook was 35 years old when he was reported missing. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)
One Central Saanich police officer and three Victoria police officers were under investigation after a July 2017 arrest resulted in a Victoria woman sustaining a broken shoulder. File photo.

Police not charged for an arrest leading to a Victoria woman’s broken shoulder

The IIO looked into a July 2017 incident that included Central Saanich and Victoria police officers

One Central Saanich police officer and three Victoria police officers were under investigation after a July 2017 arrest resulted in a Victoria woman sustaining a broken shoulder. File photo.
VicPD are looking for information about a suspicious man who was seen spying on a woman as she was in the shower (News files)

Victoria Police are looking for a suspect seen watching a woman shower

The individual was seen at an Esquimalt residence on Monday evening

VicPD are looking for information about a suspicious man who was seen spying on a woman as she was in the shower (News files)
Motorcycle, scooter thefts up 36% in Victoria

Motorcycle, scooter thefts up 36% in Victoria

Police reiterate warning after spike in stolen scooters, motorcycles, e-bikes

  • Aug 22, 2018
Motorcycle, scooter thefts up 36% in Victoria
Police have arrested a man in relation to an indecent act that took place near Goodacre Lake in Beacon Hill Park on Aug. 9. Google Maps

Victoria Police arrest man in relation to indecent act at Beacon Hill Park

The man is known to police, and is facing three charges

Police have arrested a man in relation to an indecent act that took place near Goodacre Lake in Beacon Hill Park on Aug. 9. Google Maps
News files

UPDATED: Bail conditions released for Esquimalt man facing multiple sexual assault charges

71-year old Kit Wong practiced acupuncture from his home during the time of the assaults

News files
Police say women working in Victoria businesses have been targets of unwanted, sexually explicit phone calls (Pexel)

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Police say women working in Victoria businesses have been targets of unwanted, sexually explicit phone calls (Pexel)
Victoria police Const. Kris Greffard (right), leads a training exercise involving VicPD officers and local media. Greffard says police experience a significant amount of stress preparing for the unexpected. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Cops are people too: looking at the heart and head behind the badge

VicPD officer opens up about the realities of managing a uniquely stressful job

Victoria police Const. Kris Greffard (right), leads a training exercise involving VicPD officers and local media. Greffard says police experience a significant amount of stress preparing for the unexpected. Arnold Lim/Black Press
A Victoria man has been arrested and charged in relation to the theft of multiple lottery tickets. File photo

Luck runs out for lottery theft suspect

Victoria man Mark Ewart is facing charges in relation to stolen lottery tickets

A Victoria man has been arrested and charged in relation to the theft of multiple lottery tickets. File photo
A man who was sleeping in a dumpster has died after being picked up by a garbage disposal truck. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS

Victoria man crushed in a garbage truck accident

A local man was sleeping in a dumpster near the Conservatory of Music

A man who was sleeping in a dumpster has died after being picked up by a garbage disposal truck. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS
Victoria Police say several reports of sextortion scam attempts have been made throughout Greater Victoria in the last few days. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Police warn public of email-based “sextortion” scam

The widespread scam asks people for cash after revealing an old computer password

Victoria Police say several reports of sextortion scam attempts have been made throughout Greater Victoria in the last few days. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Police had to deploy a K9 unit to arrest a man allegedly wanted for involvement in a violent home invasion. File photo

Victoria Police, citizens, and K9 unit team up to arrest wanted man

An hour-long foot chase near Quadra Village found a man wanted for a violent home invasion

Police had to deploy a K9 unit to arrest a man allegedly wanted for involvement in a violent home invasion. File photo
News of an investigation involving one or more Victoria area care homes has been confirmed by the Hospital Employees Union, but neither Island Health or VicPD have publicly stated a probe is taking place. iStock

Details scarce as union confirms probe underway involving Victoria care homes

Island Health, VicPD offer no comment on report of investigation into alleged sexual assaults

News of an investigation involving one or more Victoria area care homes has been confirmed by the Hospital Employees Union, but neither Island Health or VicPD have publicly stated a probe is taking place. iStock
A man received non-life-threatening injuries after being poked by a syringe located inside a hollow fence post in the 700-block of Yates Street. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police)

Victoria Police issue public warning after man pricked by hidden syringe

Used syringes in discrete locations have caused injuries over the past year in Greater Victoria

A man received non-life-threatening injuries after being poked by a syringe located inside a hollow fence post in the 700-block of Yates Street. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police)
Victoria man Brent Connors was found in possession of drugs, fire arms and over $12,000 in cash. (File contributed)

Gun, drugs and cash seized in arrest of alleged Victoria fentanyl dealer

Brent Connors is facing nine charges in relation to the investigation

Victoria man Brent Connors was found in possession of drugs, fire arms and over $12,000 in cash. (File contributed)
Fort Royal Pharmacy in the 1900-block of Richmond Road was robbed Wednesday morning. (Google street view).

Pharmacy robbed on Richmond Road

Police say suspect was targeting drugs available at location

Fort Royal Pharmacy in the 1900-block of Richmond Road was robbed Wednesday morning. (Google street view).
Victoria police officers are warning community organizations about phishing-style email scams (File photo)

VicPD warning community associations of fraud attempts

Phishing email scams are targeting local organizations

Victoria police officers are warning community organizations about phishing-style email scams (File photo)
React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands

React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands

Big Read: In the moment, do you make the decision to shoot— or not?

React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands
Patrol and traffic officers had to respond to three separate traffic collisions within 45 minutes Thursday night (File contributed)

Police called to three separate traffic collisions within 45 minutes, two people sent to hospital

Collisions between vehicles, motorcycles and cyclists resulted in non-life-threatening injuries

Patrol and traffic officers had to respond to three separate traffic collisions within 45 minutes Thursday night (File contributed)
Nicole Crescenzi participates in a police training exercises where media were taught how to use a gun, and put into controlled scenarios with actors mimicking potential police calls. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

What it’s like to hit a cop: reality-based training with the Victoria Police

Lessons in how to react to stressful scenarios and when to use pepper spray, batons and guns

Nicole Crescenzi participates in a police training exercises where media were taught how to use a gun, and put into controlled scenarios with actors mimicking potential police calls. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)