Victoria Police Department

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)
Weapons and drugs could lead to 29 charges against Victoria man

Weapons and drugs could lead to 29 charges against Victoria man

VicPD found a cache of weapons, drugs and counterfeit money

Weapons and drugs could lead to 29 charges against Victoria man

UPDATE: Missing Victoria man found

VicPD were looking for the 31-year-old who has health issues and warrants

Two police officers received non-life-threatening injuries during an arrest on Sunday night. (File photo)

Two VicPD officers injured, man and woman facing charges

Police were called to the scene Sunday night after a man tried to kick in someone’s door

Two police officers received non-life-threatening injuries during an arrest on Sunday night. (File photo)
Police released descriptions of two suspects involved in a stabbing in Beacon Hill Park on May 14. (File photo)

Two suspects wanted in relation to Beacon Hill Stabbing

The Victoria Police Department is looking for two young women involved in an attempted robbery

Police released descriptions of two suspects involved in a stabbing in Beacon Hill Park on May 14. (File photo)
Police and ambulances were on the scene Wednesday night after a series of assaults took place in downtown Victoria. (Photo by Alex Lopez)                                Police and ambulances were on the scene Wednesday night after a series of assaults took place in downtown Victoria. (Photo by Alex Lopez)

UPDATE: VicPD defend decision not to warn public after initial attack

String of assaults downtown Wednesday night left several people with serious injuries

Police and ambulances were on the scene Wednesday night after a series of assaults took place in downtown Victoria. (Photo by Alex Lopez)                                Police and ambulances were on the scene Wednesday night after a series of assaults took place in downtown Victoria. (Photo by Alex Lopez)
One of the longboards stolen is distinctive. It is a brand new, full-sized board with dark grey grip tape on top with a circular black and white sticker in the middle. The underside is described as having a dark blue, white, grey and aquamarine pattern with a smaller black circular sticker. (FILE CONTRIBUTED)

Victoria teen suffers ‘life-altering injuries’ after suspects steal longboard, attack him

Police are looking for two teen suspects, as well as a man who offered to help the victim

One of the longboards stolen is distinctive. It is a brand new, full-sized board with dark grey grip tape on top with a circular black and white sticker in the middle. The underside is described as having a dark blue, white, grey and aquamarine pattern with a smaller black circular sticker. (FILE CONTRIBUTED)
The Victoria Fire Department was called to the scene at Gorge Road E. and Government St. for a reported person on fire. (FILE PHOTO)

UPDATE: Man on fire succumbs to injuries

Restaurant owner extinguished flames in afternoon incident

The Victoria Fire Department was called to the scene at Gorge Road E. and Government St. for a reported person on fire. (FILE PHOTO)
Naloxone is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in an overdose.

Sudden rise in overdose calls exhausts Victoria police officers’ naloxone supplies

Five overdose calls resulting in one death exhaust Victoria Police department’s naloxone supply

Naloxone is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in an overdose.