Victoria Police Department

Bhangra dancer Gurdeep Pandher led officers from the region’s police forces in a dance on the front lawn of the BC Legislature building Friday. (Twitter/VicPD)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria police officers try bhangra dancing with social media star

Gurdeep Pandher leads bhangra lesson on front lawn of the BC Legislature building

Bhangra dancer Gurdeep Pandher led officers from the region’s police forces in a dance on the front lawn of the BC Legislature building Friday. (Twitter/VicPD)
The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was deployed to an incident where a woman barricaded herself in a stranger’s home for hours on Thursday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD uses non-lethal rounds to remove woman barricaded in stranger’s basement

The woman is believed to have broken into a dealership, attempting to steal a vehicle earlier in the evening

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was deployed to an incident where a woman barricaded herself in a stranger’s home for hours on Thursday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man is in custody after a robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a Cook Street residence, resulting in a standoff with police. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

One person in custody after hours-long Cook Street standoff with barricaded robbery suspects

Victoria police say 2300-block of Cook Street has reopened to drivers

One man is in custody after a robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a Cook Street residence, resulting in a standoff with police. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)

Police investigating alleged assault on Oak Bay Avenue

Staff at Oak Bay Home Hardware say one person was taken to hospital

Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)
Two men are in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after two stabbings Sunday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD investigating two stabbings after confrontation in Centennial Square

Two men in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries

Two men are in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after two stabbings Sunday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

City of Victoria asks for removal of acronym ‘A.C.A.B.’ from BIPOC mural

Mural organizer says city’s request is apathetic to lived experiences of people of colour

The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A homeless woman was given an 18-month jail sentence after an operation by VicPD to combat drug trafficking in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Homeless woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for selling drugs to Victoria police officer

Officer paid $20 for a substance consisting of heroin, fentanyl and caffeine

A homeless woman was given an 18-month jail sentence after an operation by VicPD to combat drug trafficking in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
If you recognize any of the items pictured, you’re asked to call the Victoria Police Department. (VicPD photo)

PHOTOS: VicPD hoping to reunite stolen goods with owners after seizing items during traffic stop

Items recovered after officers stopped a vehicle driven by known property offender

If you recognize any of the items pictured, you’re asked to call the Victoria Police Department. (VicPD photo)
On Aug. 4, Victoria police seized a pellet gun suspected to be associated with shootings near Centennial Square. (Courtesy of VicPD)
On Aug. 4, Victoria police seized a pellet gun suspected to be associated with shootings near Centennial Square. (Courtesy of VicPD)
One man has been arrested in connection to arsons in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man has been arrested in connection to arsons in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
A ball python was reported missing in Vic West. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Non-venomous ball python missing in Vic West

Snake was reported missing to Victoria police Tuesday morning

A ball python was reported missing in Vic West. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police made several arrests over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police made several arrests over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD says the needle found tied to a handrailing in Beacon Hill Park was put there with the intent to harm someone. (Victoria Police Department)

VicPD find used, uncapped needle tied to handrail in Beacon Hill Park

Officers believe the needle was put there with the intent to harm someone

VicPD says the needle found tied to a handrailing in Beacon Hill Park was put there with the intent to harm someone. (Victoria Police Department)
Although Victoria council voted to raise the issue of street checks at the next police board meeting, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says street checks aren’t an issue in the Township. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Esquimalt mayor says police use ‘compassionate check-ins’

Subject of street checks slated for Esquimalt and Victoria Police Board meeting Sept. 15

Although Victoria council voted to raise the issue of street checks at the next police board meeting, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says street checks aren’t an issue in the Township. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria Police Department plans to increase its presence in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood and Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police to increase officer presence at Burnside Gorge, Beacon Hill Park

VicPD responds to concerns from neighbours and businesses

Victoria Police Department plans to increase its presence in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood and Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
A window at City Hall was damaged by what police suspect an air gun shooting. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VicPD says window at City Hall shot by suspected air gun

Police looking to speak to people with information on the incident

A window at City Hall was damaged by what police suspect an air gun shooting. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria police are reminding the public to lock their doors after an attempted break-in Wednesday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria woman interrupts attempted break-in of her ground-floor suite

Man attempted second door before moving to another unit

Victoria police are reminding the public to lock their doors after an attempted break-in Wednesday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A man was taken into custody after he was reported waving a knife around in the 700-block of Finlayson Street on July 28. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A man was taken into custody after he was reported waving a knife around in the 700-block of Finlayson Street on July 28. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Four youths were taken into custody after a fight downtown on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Late-night brawl downtown Victoria lands four youths in custody

Police ay one youth kicked and spat on an officer in ‘chaotic scene’

Four youths were taken into custody after a fight downtown on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Officers are searching for Tanner Afseth. (Victora Police Department)
Officers are searching for Tanner Afseth. (Victora Police Department)