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Friday, March 24, 2023


Fraud suspect used ICBC text scam to steal $14,000 from victim: Saanich Police

The victim sent their bank details.

St. Patrick’s Day hit-and-run ends with Oak Bay driver fleeing on foot

Police still haven't found the suspect.

Saanich Police seize over $100K in vape products being sold to kids

They used Snapchat to promote their sales.

Multiple people assaulted and robbed at knifepoint in Victoria

He was chasing the victims.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

Child pornography cases spike by 105% on the West Shore despite conviction efforts

There were a total of 39 cases in 2022.

Saanich Police cleared but ridiculed by watchdog for arrest in tenancy dispute last May

Their reasoning for using a police dog was called “fanciful.”

Second shooting in Nanaimo this month leaves one victim with serious gunshot wound

The victim flagged down community safety officers.

Suspect sought after $5,000 in damage caused to Royal Athletic Park

Damage includes cut wiring, junction boxes and breakers.

VicPD and Saanich Police collaborate to seize cash, property, drugs and guns

A bicycle worth $10,000 was also found. 🚲

RCMP arrest group driving stolen trucks on private property in Duncan

Thefts of Ford F-350s are on the rise.

66-year-old Nanaimo man arrested after stabbing security guard in Ladysmith

He has since been released from custody.
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Three people arrested in Vancouver Island drug trafficking bust

Two homes were raided.

VicPD butts heads with Victoria and Esquimalt councils over proposed budget

The police force sought a 10% increase, while other departments are seeking 7%.

Police release photo of Mount Washington assault suspect

He was captured on a helmet cam.

Investigation underway after vehicle crashes into residence on Quadra Street

Only one person was injured.

Red Barn Market in Saanich faces class action lawsuit after women videotaped in bathroom

The former manager posted the content to pornography websites.

Victoria woman caught trafficking drugs on First Nations land near Duncan

The community is under a state of emergency due to drug poisoning and trafficking.

West Shore RCMP continue to deal with teen-related calls over the weekend

An intoxicated youth was punching spectators and players at Starlight Stadium.

Suspicious death in Sooke prompts Major Crime Unit investigation: RCMP

This is the second MCU investigation launched in one week.

Police investigate shots fired in downtown Nanaimo ‘shelterless encampment’

Two were arrested on unrelated warrants.

Suspicious death in Ladysmith prompts Major Crimes Unit investigation: RCMP

A woman’s body washed ashore near Davis Lagoon.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Police look to identify man who offered to buy toddler on Hillside Avenue

The man is believed to be in his 70s.

Victoria doctor who abused his child and wife wanted on Canada-wide warrant

He is thought to be taking refuge in South Africa.

Multiple vehicles vandalized with disturbing messages in Saanich

Police estimate the damage at more than $30,000.

Investigation launched into RCMP’s actions at Fairy Creek and on Wet’suwet’en territory

Their actions against land defenders have come under scrutiny.

West Shore RCMP arrest Esquimalt man using stolen bank cards

The stolen bank cards were used at West Shore and Esquimalt stores.

Police arrest suspect believed to have set at least three fires around Victoria

He was captured on surveillance camera.

Fairfield HAZMAT incident cleared after suspect arrested for aggravated assault

VicPD have yet to verify what the “potentially hazardous materials” were.

Witnesses and footage sought after Esquimalt road rage incident left motorist terrified

The two cars drove bumper-to-bumper for 2.5 horrifying kilometres.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

‘Belligerent intoxicated youths’ keep West Shore RCMP on their toes over the weekend

There were eight separate reports of youth disturbances.
VicPD cruiser

$11,000 in stolen goods recovered from string of break-ins across Greater Victoria

The suspect now faces 23 recommended charges.

BC proposes new law to protect those like Amanda Todd from being sextorted

Amanda Todd’s story is all too familiar.

Police and ICBC are cracking down on distracted driving with more severe penalties

10 Vancouver Islanders die every year due to distracted driving.

Sophisticated scammers had full access to bank accounts of Victoria woman

She was told to withdraw money from a specific downtown ATM.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Music complaint in Metchosin leads police to stolen truck and credit cards

The truck was stolen out of North Saanich.

Police watchdog blames driver of stolen truck for flipping vehicle in Courtenay

The incident happened last October.

Impaired driver destroys Camaro after rolling vehicle several times in Langford

Miraculously, no one suffered serious injury.

Activist throws paint on Royal BC Museum’s woolly mammoth exhibit

No permanent damage to the exhibit was done.

Nanaimo woman suffers serious injuries after being struck by car

The driver remained at the scene.

2022 Victoria city council candidate still on the run from VicPD

She did not win a seat on Victoria’s council.

West Shore RCMP nab couple riding stolen wheelchair down Galloping Goose Trail

They were also in possession of drugs and weapons.

Oak Bay resident out $8,000 after falling for Amazon scam

The scammer called the victim.
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo man with loaded crossbow attempted to rob someone on Saturday morning

He was also in possession of several knives.

RCMP release photo of suspect who discharged gun in Langford

The shooting occurred near Jordie Lunn Bike Park.

Robbery near Centennial Square leaves a victim badly injured: VicPD

A teenage girl may be connected.