Monday, February 24, 2020


Crime

Missing

Saanich woman’s disappearance now deemed suspicious

Euarchol Wanichpan, who is also known as "Ella" or "Eura", is described as an Asian woman, 5 feet tall and approximately 105 pounds.
Victoria Police Needle

13-year-old robbed at knife point in Nanaimo

The incident occurred at approximately 4 pm on Sunday August 6th in the alleyway near Farquar and Nicol St.
Devil's army clubhouse raid homicide

Police raid Campbell River gang clubhouse in connection to death of Saanich man

The 30-year-old victim was found deceased inside his car about 75 kilometers from Campbell River in 2016.
Lindsay Buziak Murder

Anonymous murder confession sparks Lindsay Buziak investigation

Written by a user with the online name "Ross Addic", the comment states "I killed Lindsay".
RCMP Sooke

Attempted child luring under investigation in Port Alberni

Police patrolled the area but did not find anyone matching the suspects description.
thieves

Saanich Police remind public to be aware of opportunistic summer thieves

As the hot - and smokey - weather continues in Greater Victoria, the Saanich Police are reminding the public about how opportunistic thieves can be.
Wedding

Victoria Police warn of multiple wedding gift thefts

The summer season brings the sun, blue skies, and beach weather, but also plenty of weddings. And weddings, in turn, bring gifts, but not all...
Victoria Police Needle

Oak Bay police cleared of any wrongdoing in death of woman found in Bowker...

The Independent Investigations Office of BC determined there was no connection between the actions or inactions of police and the female's death on May 27, 2017.
Emerald Princess Cruise Ship

A man allegedly killed his wife on a cruise ship that will arrive in...

Passenger Kenneth Ray Manzanares, 39, of Santa Clara, Utah, was arrested earlier this week on a criminal complaint charging him with the murder of his wife.
Bike Thefts

Bike thefts continue to rack up in Victoria

Bike theft in Victoria is nothing new, but yesterday at Victoria Buzz the issue hit close to home. However, not all bikes that wander are lost... permanently.

Parksville man uses gun to get himself a free McDonalds coffee

On Tuesday afternoon, a 37-year-old Parksville man went to extreme lengths to get a free cup of joe.

Fenton sentenced to 4 years in connection to death of West Shore RCMP officer

Fenton was sentenced to a five-year driving prohibition after a four-year jail term for the crash that killed Cst. Sarah Beckett.

Police cruiser hit by drunk driver while officers investigate another impaired driver

Early Friday morning, Saanich Police had only just pulled over one suspected impaired driver when another drunk driver collided with their police cruisers.
Car on Ferry

A driver broke through barriers, then launched his truck onto a ferry

The 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with 13 offences.

Police arrest three, seize drugs and sawed-off shotgun in Douglas St traffic stop

Three suspects are facing multiple drug charges and firearm related offences.

Police Board spending tops $600,000 in investigations into former chief Elsner

That figure doesn't include Elsner's legal fees, which were withheld due to solicitor-client privilege.

Suspect sought after pepper spray incident at the Bay Centre

Police believe it was a random attack.

Sentencing of impaired driver involved in death of West Shore RCMP officer delayed until...

Lengthy statements, including those from the victim's family, the crown, and the defense forced an adjournment of proceedings until early July

Police deem Oak Bay machete attack as “not targeted”

Oak Bay Police said in a statement that they are confident there are people who have information about the attack and haven’t yet come forward yet.

Local man searches for bonsai tree stolen from Burnside/Tillicum area

Wes Phelps is offering the reward of a "shiatsu massage...karate lessons for their kids...hugs...life advice...whatever" to anyone that rescues the tree.

Arrest warrant issued for ‘armed and dangerous’ Saanich home invasion suspect

Following a violent home invasion in Saanich June 21, Saanich Police have released a warrant for Christopher Corey Wilson, 31, of North Saanich. Wilson may be...

Two teens arrested in Langford after damaging cars and a street sign

Early Monday morning, West Shore RCMP received a complaint from the 2800 block of Peatt Rd in Langford. Around 2:00 am on June 26, two...
RCMP Sooke

City of Langford to add four new officers to West Shore RCMP

The new officers will allow for the creation of a unit patrolling community trails, parks, and the downtown core

Victoria man faces twenty-three new charges in relation to historical sexual assaults

Harry Charles Sadd was initally arrested on sexual assault charges in August, 2016

Man goes missing on bike trip from Smithers to Saanich

Kuntz is decribed as five feet 11 inches tall, well-built with dark eyes and dark hair. He is missing half of his thumb.

Central Saanich Police seek Stelly’s Secondary School break-in suspect

At least one unknown culprit broke a glass door on the southwest side of the school.

RCMP investigate “potential tampering” of recalled milk products

"Harmful extraneous material" was found in various milk products, leading to Thursday's recall

Substantial amount of drugs and weapons seized from Central Saanich home

Police seized quantities of cocaine, marijuana, and several edged weapons, as well as replica firearms.

RCMP seize approximately 1000 suspected drug tablets near Millstream Rd

A 30-year-old Langford woman and a 34-year-old man were arrested

Del Manak appointed Victoria’s new police chief

Manak has held the position of Acting Chief since December of 2015

Transit commuter posts a “heads up” warning after finding needles on bus

The needles were found on the #50 Goldstream bus.

Police investigate suspicious death in Duncan

A body was found in the hallway of a residential building at 1000 Government Ave

Concerned aunt warns of possible attempted abduction in Central Saanich

The man is described as being between the ages of 30 and 40 with a tanned complexion with shortish hair.

Police arrest man believed to be responsible for Saanich Peninsula farm stand theft

He was caught after breaking into a business on Keating Cross Road.

15 vehicles vandalized with spray paint in Saanich

Saanich Police are investigating after someone spray-painted 15 vehicles overnight. The vandalism occurred in the 500-block of Crossandra Cresent likely between 1 a.m and 6 a.m....

Surveillance cameras capture theft in Colwood

A Colwood homeowner has released surveillance video showing two men stealing a $1800 wood chipper from his backyard on Friday morning. The incident happened on...

Missing Sooke man found dead was murdered in targeted killing

Written by Britt Santowski of Sooke PocketNews Sooke RCMP are not releasing much information on the murder of Michael Widner. They issued a release on Thursday...

Saanich Peninsula farmer catches thieves stealing from produce stand on camera (PHOTOS)

A Saanich Peninsula farmer caught a pair of alleged thieves on camera stealing food and cash from his fresh produce stand, which uses the...

Thieves use stolen truck to smash into Langford gas station, steal ATM

Thieves used a stolen F250 truck to smash into a Langford gas station and steal an ATM Monday morning. West Shore RCMP say the break-in...

1.1 million dollars seized in Saanich Peninsula drug raid

Three police departments in Greater Victoria held a joint press conference on Tuesday in Sidney after police seized $1.1 million in cash and a...

Rash of vehicle break-ins prompts warning from Sidney RCMP

A rash of vehicle break-ins overnight in the Sidney area has prompted police to issue a warning to residents to be on guard and...

UPDATE: Two suspects sought in the theft at a Langford gas station have been...

UPDATE: The two female suspects wanted for an alleged theft at a Langford gas station have been quickly identified. "West Shore RCMP would like to...

VicPd will monitor Pandora Ave following three videos of drug dealing

VicPD have publicly responded to the issue of open drug dealing in the 800-block of Pandora Ave, following three videos posted to YouTube last week. The...

Police looking for two people suspected of using stolen credit card

VicPD investigators are asking for your help in identifying two men of interest after a woman’s Fernwood residence was broken into, her car stolen...

Esquimalt woman in custody after $100,000 worth of stolen property seized

A 52-year-old Esquimalt woman is facing multiple charges after the VicPD Crime Reduction Unit recovered thousands of stolen items, making it one of the...
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Murder charges recommended after victim in downtown stabbing dies

A man who was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition on Saturday morning after being stabbed in the neck has died from his injuries. Police...

Victoria police release photo of man wanted in $4500 art theft

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the man responsible for stealing a piece of jade art valued at $4,500. Victoria police have...

Traffic stop leads to discovery of firearm, drugs and stolen property

Three men were arrested in late October, after officers found them with a loaded firearm, and drugs during a traffic stop. On October 25, a VicPD...

Two suspects wanted after weapons stolen from vehicle in BC Ferries parking area on...

Salt Spring Island RCMP are looking for a pair of suspects who stole a pickup truck containing a compound bow and 24 arrows, and...

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