Sunday, April 5, 2020


Crime

VicPD appealing for witnesses and video following an arson at Fairfield gas station Sunday

This is the second fire at the location in the past year.
Nanaimo man arrested

65-year-old man arrested after admitting he started house fire in Nanaimo

After returning to the property, he admitted committing the offense to police.

West Shore RCMP searching for man with 15 outstanding arrest warrants

If you see him, do not approach and call 911 right away.

26-year-old man arrested in connection with several fires set in Saanich and Oak Bay

The suspect is from Calgary and just arrived in the Victoria area last week.

Two people arrested after West Shore RCMP raid Colwood home

Police seized fake guns, brass knuckles, and drugs.

32-year-old man arrested after carrying gun on BC Transit bus in Saanich

The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun designed to look like a handgun

Suspect caught with car stolen from Royal Jubilee Hospital health care worker

Police also found a loaded improvised firearm in the car.
Brandon Bartlett

Victoria Police arrest two men, seize stolen property in COVID-19 AirBnB scam

One of the men claimed to have tested positive for COVID-19 as a way to stay in the unit without paying
Brandon Bartlett

Police arrest suspect in relation to two daytime robberies in downtown Victoria

The robberies occurred on Cook St and Quadra St

Man succumbs to injuries after serious assault with weapon in Victoria

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is now investigating.

Customer credited with foiling armed robbery and truck theft at Nanaimo 7-Eleven

Police have released a photo of a witness they're looking for.
Victoria Police Needle

Langford resident chases away suspect who tried to push his way into home

The suspect fled the area before police arrived.

Police seize loaded tactical-style rifle after arrest of Victoria home invasion suspect

The home invasion incident occurred on February 14th.

Two suspects arrested, one still at large after violent home invasion in Victoria

If you see him, do not approach him, and call 911.
Nanaimo man arrested

Man in hospital after altercation leads to stabbing: Nanaimo RCMP

He was transported to a Victoria hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Brandon Bartlett

71-year-old woman stabbed in downtown Victoria after refusing to give money to panhandler

Police are now seeking witnesses to the assault

Two men wanted after being caught on camera stealing scooter from parked van in...

It belonged to a 67-year-old mobility-impaired man

40-year-old man arrested for sexually assaulting two women in Saanich

One of the victims is 17-years-old

West Shore RCMP investigating woman shot and killed in Langford home Friday night

It is believed the suspect was apprehended this morning.

Saanich Police release photos of suspect sought in sexual assault of 17-year-old girl

It is believed the suspect was also involved in a second assault.

Victoria Police issue advisory after thieves target credit cards with tap feature

"In Victoria, property crime increased by 15% percent in 2019, with break and enters and theft from autos up over 30%."

Metchosin driver leads RCMP to arrest 37-year-old man accused of stealing truck

The caller used their own vehicle to stop the suspect from driving away in the truck

Victoria Police seeking three men for charges related to a violent home invasion

All three men are considered armed and dangerous
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo man charged with multiple counts of child pornography

The investigation has been ongoing since mid-2018.

Oak Bay senior scammed out of $10,000 by caller impersonating RCMP

Police have issued prevention tips for vulnerable members of the community

Saanich Subway eatery robbed at knifepoint Wednesday evening

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash

29-year-old man arrested for trafficking drugs out of View Royal apartment

Kevin Parsons is now facing multiple charges related to drug trafficking

SIM card and number porting scam reported in Comox Valley

Thousands of dollars have been lost to this scam.

West Shore RCMP looking to identify serial shoplifter in Langford

Store staff stopped him the second time.
hit and run

Oak Bay Police respond to spree of vehicle break-ins and thefts last week

Including one bike theft and four car break-ins

Saanich Police seek witnesses after liquor store robbed at gunpoint

The suspect seized the cash register and ran down Shelbourne Street

Drug lab in Nanaimo busted after federal RCMP track suspect’s dark web and bitcoin...

The suspect allegedly used a moniker to anonymously peddle drugs through the dark web

RCMP identify suspect captured on surveillance using a stolen credit card in Colwood

The card was used at multiple retail locations.

Federal RCMP agents uncover clandestine drug lab in Nanaimo after year-long investigation

Three people have also been arrested as part of the investigation

Victoria Taxi driver arrested for assault after injuring pedestrian near Tillicum mall

The victim was left with bruised ribs and a concussion
Armed Robbery

Two suspects sought after armed robbery in Victoria

A police cruiser crashed into a civilian vehicle while responding to the call
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo man arrested after stealing vehicle, crashing into unmarked police car

The cruiser sustained significant damage
Man accused of trafficking

Nanaimo man arrested in Saskatchewan also faces sex trafficking charges on Vancouver Island

He was arrested earlier this week alongside three others for human trafficking
RCMP

Four Vancouver Island residents arrested for human trafficking in Saskatchewan

They were found with two girls under 18 who did not have identification
hit and run

Oak Bay woman charged for assaulting police officers after hit and run

She repeatedly kicked the legs of the arresting officers
Victoria Police Needle

30-year-old Saanich man shot dead in rural Alberta

Police believe this was an isolated incident

Police release footage of suspects who broke into apartment building in Victoria (VIDEO)

They allegedly stole items from two vehicles
fraudster

Savvy Saanich senior shuts down potential phone fraudster

Police are sharing the 90-year-old’s story to protect the public from similar scams
Brandon Bartlett

38-year-old Victoria man held on animal injury charges after dog found dead on Hillside

The suspect allegedly took someone else’s dog after breaking into their home
Credit card fraudster

Nanaimo man scammed out of over $25,000 in credit card fraud

RCMP have released a photo of the alleged scammer
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