Victoria Police Department

Sounds distorting pedals and other music devices were found in a stolen vehicle by VicPD, now they’re looking for the owner. (Provided by VicPD)
Sounds distorting pedals and other music devices were found in a stolen vehicle by VicPD, now they’re looking for the owner. (Provided by VicPD)
Victoria Police Department traffic officers discovered firearms, drugs and a case full of weapons during a traffic stop on Gorge Road East the morning of May 26. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria Police Department traffic officers discovered firearms, drugs and a case full of weapons during a traffic stop on Gorge Road East the morning of May 26. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Michael Friesen was arrested by VicPD patrol officers on the evening of May 26. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria Police arrest man wanted for fraud offences

Michael Friesen arrested on Johnson Street

Michael Friesen was arrested by VicPD patrol officers on the evening of May 26. (Courtesy of VicPD)
One man is in custody after reports of shots fired along 1200-block of Yates Street on Sunday morning. Victoria Police Department say there are no injuries. (Black Press Meda file photo)

Shot fired through young family’s home in Victoria, man in custody

No injuries reported from incident in 1200-block of Yates Street

One man is in custody after reports of shots fired along 1200-block of Yates Street on Sunday morning. Victoria Police Department say there are no injuries. (Black Press Meda file photo)
The Victoria Police Department has relaunched an app to help the public stay connected in case of an emergency. (VicPD handout)

Victoria Police Department revamps app to help public stay connected in case of emergency

VicPD Connect provides push notifications in case of public emergency, high-risk missing person

The Victoria Police Department has relaunched an app to help the public stay connected in case of an emergency. (VicPD handout)
Const. Cam MacIntyre reminds drivers that school zones are back in effect. (Courtesy of VicPD)

School zones back in effect across Victoria

VicPD warns penalties, fines up to $253 will be issued to speeders

Const. Cam MacIntyre reminds drivers that school zones are back in effect. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Victoria Police Department is offering Victoria and Esquimalt residents a new online system to allow easier access to police information checks. (Black Press Media file photo)

Residents of Victoria, Esquimalt can now get police checks online

VicPD offers new system for residents to use from their own home

The Victoria Police Department is offering Victoria and Esquimalt residents a new online system to allow easier access to police information checks. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria police officer has filed a petition to the courts asking a judge to quash the order for a public hearing into sexual misconduct allegations. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria police officer accused of sexual misconduct petitions court to quash public hearing

Complaint dates back to May of 2018, while the officer was off duty in Vancouver for stag party

A Victoria police officer has filed a petition to the courts asking a judge to quash the order for a public hearing into sexual misconduct allegations. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Victoria Police Department is investigating a stabbing that sent one man to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

One man in hospital with life-threatening injuries after stabbing

No arrests have been made after Thursday night incident in Victoria

The Victoria Police Department is investigating a stabbing that sent one man to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)
A former VicPD officer has asked the police watchdog for a review of his dismissal. (File Photo)

Fired Victoria police officer seeks review of dismissal

Officer fired after snow shoveling incident in 2019

A former VicPD officer has asked the police watchdog for a review of his dismissal. (File Photo)

UPDATED: VicPD reports missing 64-year-old man located

Landeau is Caucasian, approximately six feet tall, with a slim build, grey hair and a beard

The Victoria Police Department has responded to 567 per cent more business break and enters between March 15 and May 2, 2020 than during the same time period in 2019. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Business break and enters up 567 per cent during pandemic: Victoria police

Sexual assaults, impaired driving reports decreased

The Victoria Police Department has responded to 567 per cent more business break and enters between March 15 and May 2, 2020 than during the same time period in 2019. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Victoria police are searching for two suspects after seizing multi-coloured drugs, cash, firearms and stolen items from a a unit on the 3200 block of Quadra Street. (File contributed/VicPD)

Victoria police seize colourful drugs, cash, guns, stolen items from Quadra residence

Search is on for Victoria man and woman in relation to the crimes

Victoria police are searching for two suspects after seizing multi-coloured drugs, cash, firearms and stolen items from a a unit on the 3200 block of Quadra Street. (File contributed/VicPD)
The Victoria Police Department has arrested a suspect in an incident Monday that saw an arrow shot a car with a young family inside. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Police arrest suspect after arrow shot into Victoria family’s car

Tip from the public helps police make arrest day after incident

The Victoria Police Department has arrested a suspect in an incident Monday that saw an arrow shot a car with a young family inside. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: VicPD name missing caretaker as suspect in Plaza Hotel arson

Police believe Michael Draeger died in the blaze May 6, 2019

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Danielle Haywood, 32, was last heard from on April 1. (Victoria Police Department)
Danielle Haywood, 32, was last heard from on April 1. (Victoria Police Department)
The Victoria Police Department joins in a nationwide moment of silence for the nearly two dozen victims of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria police observe nationwide moment of silence for Nova Scotia victims

Nearly two dozen people, including an officer, were killed in the mass shooting

The Victoria Police Department joins in a nationwide moment of silence for the nearly two dozen victims of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
More than 200 tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria allocates more than $50,000 to help with policing costs around Topaz Park

Council also allocated another $100,000 to city staff to help the vulnerable population

More than 200 tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Victoria Chief Const. Del Manak is asking the City for $52,500 in special funding to bolster policing resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, which police say has spiked crime in some areas. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police chief asks city to fund more patrols at camps for homeless

Police report increase in crime near Topaz Park encampment

Victoria Chief Const. Del Manak is asking the City for $52,500 in special funding to bolster policing resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, which police say has spiked crime in some areas. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police service dog Zender helped arrest a wanted man in James Bay Tuesday evening. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police dog captures wanted man

Man fled police in James Bay neighbourhood

Victoria police service dog Zender helped arrest a wanted man in James Bay Tuesday evening. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)