Monday, April 22, 2019

Crime

Victoria police seize concealed knife and bear spray from teen in Centennial Square

There’s been an increase in violence and drug/alcohol use in the area.

RCMP investigating string of intentionally set fires at Nanaimo elementary school

There have been 8 fires since the beginning of April.

Oak Bay father Andrew Berry’s double-murder trial reveals unsettling details

WARNING: This story contains graphic details and may be disturbing to some readers.

VicPD release photos of suspect in string of robberies (PHOTOS)

Three similar robberies in one week in the same area

West Shore RCMP arrest two, seize $3,000 cash and drugs in trafficking investigation

A vehicle associated with criminal activity was also confiscated

RCMP issue warning after two women’s drinks were tampered with at a Nanaimo nightclub

Same nightclub, two different days within one week.

Wanted Langford man arrested with drugs, baton, and replica firearm

The 37-year-old is well known to police.

Oak Bay double-murder trial begins in Vancouver on Monday

Andrew Berry is accused of murdering his two daughters on Christmas day 2017.

Victoria realtor searches for suspect who keyed his vehicle on BC Ferries trip (PHOTOS)

He was able to acquire photos of the suspect from witnesses and dashcam footage

RCMP arrest Duncan man who robbed two businesses within 10 minutes at knifepoint

He's facing multiple charges including assault with a weapon and uttering threats.
CANADIAN MONEY

There are no dedicated federal anti-money laundering police officers in BC (REPORT)

The province is calling on the federal government to do more.

Two police officers injured while executing an arrest warrant in Sidney

The suspect barricaded himself and a woman inside a house.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

RCMP arrest three people in drug trafficking investigation on Vancouver Island

Cash, fentanyl, and methamphetamines were seized

RCMP release sketch of suspect who robbed a man at knifepoint on Galloping Goose...

He was last seen running on the boardwalk at Glen Lake on Wednesday

VicPD arrest man with replica firearm on Douglas Street

He was reportedly drinking beer and holding the replica on a bus.

Bystanders intervene in domestic abuse incident on Foul Bay Rd

The incident occurred on Thursday.
Victoria Police Needle

BC residents will soon be able to anonymously report drug labs and gang hideouts

The act was unanimously passed in 2013 but never implemented.

West Shore RCMP searching for suspect who robbed a man at knifepoint

The incident took place on the Galloping Goose trail.

Bystanders help Nanaimo RCMP officer arrest violent suspect on Sunday

The officer will be “sporting a black eye and some bumps and bruises for his efforts”.

West Shore RCMP arrest man for sexually assaulting another man at Thetis Lake

The victim was jogging around the lake when he encountered the molester on the trail
Victoria Police

Assault in downtown Victoria leaves two women seriously injured

The suspect is believed to have been at Paparazzi nightclub prior to the attack
Victoria Police Needle

Nanaimo woman rushed to hospital after being repeatedly stabbed by 17-year-old youth

Five bystanders intervened and stopped the attack.

Victoria police dealt with four replica gun calls in just one day this weekend

In one case, someone was seen pointing a firearm at a business.
Victoria Police

Victoria Police seek witnesses in Dallas Road assault

A woman was attacked by a man while two others stood by

Nanaimo RCMP searching for stolen iconic First Nations art display

The art is roughly 3 metres wide.

Red Robin patrons and staff chase down fleeing purse thief

The suspect had previous warrants out for theft.

VicPD canine units bring a swift end to three recent arrests

Yeah, I’d be scared of these boys too 🐕👮

BREAKING: BC Transit driver assaulted and hospitalized near downtown Victoria

The driver was trying to break up a fight on the bus.

Saanich police nab prohibited driver with fake license plates on uninsured car

He was arrested, fined, and his car was impounded.

Toronto murder suspect nabbed in Nanaimo after being spotted riding bike without a helmet

19-year-old Kyle Dias is wanted for Second Degree Murder in connection with a shooting

Suspect sought after woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Saanich home

Officers believe the man had prior knowledge of the house not being secured

Family fishing rod heirloom among stolen items in recent Nanaimo theft

“...it holds countless childhood memories for me.”

Victoria woman finally charged after dog left in hot car died last summer

The incident took place during a heat wave last summer.

RCMP warn Sidney residents of large spike in thefts from vehicles

Thieves are “punching” locks to break in.

VicPD recovers more than $35,000 from international online money scam

They are still looking for victims.

Langford woman arrested for suspected opioid possession while impaired in a vehicle

She was found slumped over the steering wheel.

Nanaimo man wanted for stealing a woman’s purse and using her credit cards (UPDATED)

Police are "extremely grateful" for the public's assistance.

Oak Bay PD seek suspect who stole from a senior at a care home...

The victim woke up to find her fleeing from the suite
Victoria Police Needle

Police investigate suspicious dumpster fire in Esquimalt last night

There’s been several intentional fires set in Victoria and Saanich

Multiple people identified in Victoria man’s ongoing murder investigation

The homicide took place in 2017, but police are still looking for more information.

Victoria Police seize 2 replica handguns over the weekend

Police noticed a “bulge” in one of the suspect’s pants 👀

Bystanders save father and daughter from violent carjacking in Saanich

It was the suspect's second attempted carjacking of the night.
Victoria Police

Victoria police issue warning after Airbnb properties were used for prostitution ring

One property also had thousands of dollars’ in furnishings stolen.

VicPD K9 helps tracks down fleeing assault suspect

He didn’t get far 🏃🐕

Impaired driving charge laid following roll-over crash on Admirals Road Tuesday

Speed is also believed to have been a factor.

Duncan woman pleads guilty in shocking animal abuse case

Her co-accused pleaded not guilty back in June.

RCMP investigate two separate stroller thefts in West Shore area

The priority is to prevent stolen items from entering the market for second hand purchases

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