Westshore RCMP

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with mischief after a fire was lit along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in View Royal. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

17-year-old charged with mischief after fire lit in View Royal

Emergency crews were able to put out the fire set along the Galloping Goose

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with mischief after a fire was lit along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in View Royal. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP will be increasing its summer patrols across parks on the West Shore. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP, View Royal Fire Rescue begin boat patrol at Thetis Lake

RCMP also teaming up with CRD bylaw officers at popular summer locations

West Shore RCMP will be increasing its summer patrols across parks on the West Shore. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Police recovered more than $250,000 in merchandise stolen from across Canada as well as $67,000 in cash. (York Regional Police photo)

Langford theft investigation leads to national crime ring

More than $250,000 in stolen goods recovered, $67,000 in cash seized

Police recovered more than $250,000 in merchandise stolen from across Canada as well as $67,000 in cash. (York Regional Police photo)
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Colwood construction site break-in leads police to narcotics, prohibited weapons

33-year-old man charged with break and enter, weapons offences and possession of a controlled substance

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A Langford resident called police after arriving home to find a bedroom window open. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Langford resident called police after arriving home to find a bedroom window open. (Black Press Media file photo)
58-year-old Joseph Cote has been safely located by West Shore RCMP after going missing on Aug. 4. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
58-year-old Joseph Cote has been safely located by West Shore RCMP after going missing on Aug. 4. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
David Cameron Elementary School in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two 15-year-olds arrested for mischief after windows broken at Colwood elementary school

Police arrest one suspect but were called back to the school for a second

David Cameron Elementary School in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrest suspect hiding behind a bathtub on Colwood construction site

Remote surveillance led police to nab a break-and-enter suspect in Colwood on…

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The West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit arrested three men after an investigation into suspected drug trafficking in a View Royal neighbourhood. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

View Royal neighbours’ complaints lead to arrests in drug-trafficking investigation

Long gun, narcotics and cash found on property at centre of complaints

The West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit arrested three men after an investigation into suspected drug trafficking in a View Royal neighbourhood. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
A 22-year-old Victoria man was arrested after West Shore RCMP received numerous calls about attempted thefts. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria man in custody after multiple theft calls on the West Shore

One resident reported the suspect trying to steal her patio furniture, minutes later another reported a stolen bike

A 22-year-old Victoria man was arrested after West Shore RCMP received numerous calls about attempted thefts. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford resident out $10,000 after bitcoin scam: West Shore RCMP

Langford resident out $10,000 after bitcoin scam: West Shore RCMP

Fraudster posed as police officer, drove victim to the bank

Langford resident out $10,000 after bitcoin scam: West Shore RCMP
RCMP looking for man who allegedly smashed window of Langford hair salon

RCMP looking for man who allegedly smashed window of Langford hair salon

Suspect described as Caucasian, five-foot-seven and in early 20s

RCMP looking for man who allegedly smashed window of Langford hair salon
B.C. Coroners Service is investigating after a 32-year-old woman drowned at Matheson Lake Tuesday evening. (Google Maps)

‘Clearly not breathing’: Bystanders recount giving CPR to woman who drowned in Matheson Lake

Greater Victoria resident jumped into ‘superhero mode’ when she saw the scene

B.C. Coroners Service is investigating after a 32-year-old woman drowned at Matheson Lake Tuesday evening. (Google Maps)
A 32-year-old woman has drowned at Matheson Lake in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

32-year-old woman drowns at Matheson Lake in Metchosin

Two bystanders provided CPR on scene

A 32-year-old woman has drowned at Matheson Lake in Metchosin. (Google Maps)
Const. Murray Bayles recently retired from the Victoria Police Department. He first joined the police force in July 1975 at the age of 21. He recalls the days he used carbon paper and police sirens had to be wound up to be heard. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Well-known Langford cop hangs up his badge after 45 years

Const. Murray Bayles worked at West Shore RCMP, VicPD and former Esquimalt Fire and Police

Const. Murray Bayles recently retired from the Victoria Police Department. He first joined the police force in July 1975 at the age of 21. He recalls the days he used carbon paper and police sirens had to be wound up to be heard. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A 52-year-old man has been charged with committing an indecent act on a BC Transit bus in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP responds after reports of man masturbating on bus

52-year-old man charged with committing an indecent act in a public place

A 52-year-old man has been charged with committing an indecent act on a BC Transit bus in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP drugs and organized crime unit has arrested five suspects after a multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking investigation. (West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP arrests five suspects in multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking investigation

Cocaine, prohibited loaded handgun, weapons, stolen vehicles seized

The West Shore RCMP drugs and organized crime unit has arrested five suspects after a multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking investigation. (West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP is in the process of returning over $30,000 worth of stolen items recovered from a storage unit in Saanich. (West Shore RCMP photo)
West Shore RCMP is in the process of returning over $30,000 worth of stolen items recovered from a storage unit in Saanich. (West Shore RCMP photo)
West Shore RCMP is looking for two suspects who allegedly stole $3,000 worth of cosmetics from Shoppers Drug Mart in Langford. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looking for suspects after $3,000 worth of cosmetics stolen

Suspects allegedly stole high-end beauty products from Langford Shoppers Drug Mart

West Shore RCMP is looking for two suspects who allegedly stole $3,000 worth of cosmetics from Shoppers Drug Mart in Langford. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)