Victoria Police Department

Victoria police broke up a fight downtown Tuesday evening. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police break up downtown fight involving bear spray and skateboards

Two men were treated for non-life-threatening injuries

Victoria police broke up a fight downtown Tuesday evening. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police say the semi-truck driver who struck a hydro pole in Esquimalt Tuesday night was impaired. (Courtesy of Tatum Hinch)

Victoria police impound semi-truck after driver shears hydro pole in Esquimalt

Police seize driver’s licence, impound truck on impaired charges

Police say the semi-truck driver who struck a hydro pole in Esquimalt Tuesday night was impaired. (Courtesy of Tatum Hinch)
Christopher Morgan has been located safe, police say (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATED: Victoria police say missing 59-year-old man located safe

Missing alert issued for ‘Binner Chris’ on Oct. 6

Christopher Morgan has been located safe, police say (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police believe wanted man Chadwick Wsiaki may be in a Victoria park where others are camping and sheltering. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police believe wanted man Chadwick Wsiaki may be in a Victoria park where others are camping and sheltering. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Fadil Rashead was presented with the VicPD Civic Service Award on Friday after he helped police apprehend a dangerous, wanted sex offender who took a ride in his cab. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria taxi driver lauded for helping police apprehend dangerous sex offender

Fadil Rashead says receiving the VicPD award was one of the proudest moments in his life

Fadil Rashead was presented with the VicPD Civic Service Award on Friday after he helped police apprehend a dangerous, wanted sex offender who took a ride in his cab. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

One in custody after assault, barricade in Esquimalt Road residence

Victoria police closed down portion of the road Wednesday night during incident

One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking for suspects in bear spray attacks Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seek suspects in series of bear spray attacks

Police responded to several calls Saturday evening

Police are looking for suspects in bear spray attacks Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested one person suspected in a Centennial Square stabbing Sunday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police make arrest in Centennial Square stabbing

One man was left with non-life-threatening injuries Saturday morning

Victoria police arrested one person suspected in a Centennial Square stabbing Sunday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Victoria Police Department close a street during a rally for Black lives on June 7. Thousands of residents attended the peaceful event, spilling out of Victoria’s Centennial Square onto surrounding roads. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police board offers letter of support to VicPD amid ‘defund the police’ movement

Co-chaired by Victoria, Esquimalt mayors, board acknowledges ‘additional challenges’ created by movement

Members of the Victoria Police Department close a street during a rally for Black lives on June 7. Thousands of residents attended the peaceful event, spilling out of Victoria’s Centennial Square onto surrounding roads. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Esquimalt woman received a suspicious package of seeds in the mail, according to Victoria police. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Esquimalt woman receives unsolicited seeds in the mail

Police warn not to plant or dispose of suspicious seeds

An Esquimalt woman received a suspicious package of seeds in the mail, according to Victoria police. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are looking for Albert Bedard, 74. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are looking for Albert Bedard, 74. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Two Victoria police patrol officers were attacked with bear spray Thursday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Two Victoria police patrol officers were attacked with bear spray Thursday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Police are looking for the suspect behind an attack that left one man with life-altering injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking for the suspect behind an attack that left one man with life-altering injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police say 15 windows at South Park Family School were damaged by rocks between Aug. 6 and Aug. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police say 15 windows at South Park Family School were damaged by rocks between Aug. 6 and Aug. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is warning the public about a bomb threat hoax that is targeting businesses across Canada. (Black Press Media File)
VicPD is warning the public about a bomb threat hoax that is targeting businesses across Canada. (Black Press Media File)
VicPD handed a man a $230 violation ticket for refusing to leave a large gathering in a one-bedroom suite Sunday morning after the same location was used for a party of up to 60 people on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD handed a man a $230 violation ticket for refusing to leave a large gathering in a one-bedroom suite Sunday morning after the same location was used for a party of up to 60 people on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man was pricked by an uncapped hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Man pricked by uncapped needle in Beacon Hill Park: VicPD

Incident occurred near wood chip trail path Saturday night

The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man was pricked by an uncapped hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria Police released crime statistics for the first half of 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Most criminal activity calls down in first half of 2020: Victoria police

More weapons, robberies, less panhandling and sexual assaults in seven and a half months of 2020

Victoria Police released crime statistics for the first half of 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
David Chickite was the subject of a missing person advisory but has since been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing man found safe

David Chickite has been found safe

David Chickite was the subject of a missing person advisory but has since been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police seized two replica firearms from a man living in a temporary housing facility on Gorge Road East. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize two fake guns after man reported with weapon

Man seen with gun on Gorge Road East temporary housing facility

Police seized two replica firearms from a man living in a temporary housing facility on Gorge Road East. (Courtesy of VicPD)