Thursday, January 21, 2021


Crime

Courtenay man arrested, facing charges after child pornography investigation

Joseph Mallette is expected to appear in court on January 21.

Police arrest 3, seize $30M of drugs, weapons in Victoria and Lower Mainland investigation

The joint investigation spanned across Victoria and the Lower Mainland.
saanich police

Suspect arrested in string of indecent acts across Greater Victoria

Police believe the suspect is responsible for incidents in Oak Bay, Langford, Saanich and Victoria.
Porch Pirate Nanaimo

Nanaimo ‘porch pirates’ arrested days after security footage released

Two suspects in their 30's were arrested.

Police return stolen Christmas presents to Langford residents

The items had been stolen from people's front porches.
Travis Jury RCMP

RCMP hunt for violent suspect believed to be on Island

He is wanted on charges including assault and robbery.
Police Oak Bay

Oak Bay teenager reports middle-aged man exposing himself

The report says he stared at the 15-year-old while masturbating.
VicPD items seized

VicPD seize handgun, drugs and cash during arrest

The seizure stemmed from an arrest for a stolen bicycle.

Oak Bay kitten con complaint causes cop cautioning

A woman was told to send a gift card as a deposit.
Armed Robbery

Police investigating two break and enter thefts at downtown Victoria businesses

Both incidents happened over the weekend.
Porch Pirate Nanaimo

RCMP warn about ‘porch pirates’ after Nanaimo theft (VIDEO)

The suspect in this theft is described as a 30 to 35-year-old white woman with blonde hair.

RCMP make arrest in 2019 Duncan road rage incident

55-year-old Jeffrey Robert Pfeifer of Crofton, B.C. has been charged with assault.
Sooke Gas Station Robbery

Thieves drive truck through Sooke gas station in attempt to steal ATM

One suspect was arrested and another is believed to be at large.
cowichan rcmp police cruiser

RCMP seek witnesses to road rage incident near Chemainus

A driver tailgated the victim then smashed one of their windows.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

RCMP investigating report of indecent exposure in Langford

The suspect was driving a black SUV.
Belmont Secondary School

Threat at a Langford secondary school leads to RCMP investigation

A spokesperson for School District 62 says there is no ongoing danger.
Drugs and cash VicPD

Handgun, drugs and cash seized by VicPD during threat investigation

A man was arrested without incident.
Bell

Saanich Police warn local Chinese community over recent frauds

Saanich PD offered information in traditional and simplified Chinese.
Lake Trail Middle School

Youth threat towards staff member closes Courtenay middle school

Youth Probation and the Ministry of Children and Families are working with RCMP and the School District.

Suspect arrested after man stabbed and two others pepper sprayed in Victoria

The victim of the stabbing is in hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.
Coronavirus

Man receives $230 fine after refusing to wear mask, swearing at Victoria restaurant employees

As he was leaving the eatery, the man exaggeratedly coughed toward staff. 
38 revolver VicPD

Weapons, drugs seized after suspect leads VicPD officers on foot chase

He was carrying a .38 revolver and a 9 mm rifle.

17-year-old girl sexually assaulted aboard BC Transit bus in Victoria

Police say he followed her onto bus 28 at Douglas and Fort Streets.
Romey O'Neill Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP hunt for man wanted on Canada-wide immigration warrant

He rented a car in Nanaimo and never returned it.
Lake Trail Middle School

Courtenay school closed after threat in second incident in under two weeks

A youth was arrested on November 27 for uttering threats.

Scammers steal over $400 from older man in fake gold jewelry fraud in Esquimalt

The suspects drove the victim to an ATM where he withdrew cash to give them.
Fake gun Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP seize drugs and replica firearm during vehicle stop

The driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for break and enter.
Nanaimo RCMP drunk driver

Drunk driver apprehended after crashing vehicle in downtown Nanaimo

One of the vehicle passengers was also charged with public intoxication.
VicPD keys

VicPD search for owners after recovering trove of stolen keys and fobs (PHOTOS)

If you recognize your keys in these photos, call VicPD.

VicPD issue COVID-19 fines at two separate house parties

The fines were $2,300 and $230.
Market on Yates Mask

Man arrested for assault and threats in Market on Yates mask incident

He was fined $230 and faces charges of assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Four people arrested after robbing man at gunpoint in View Royal

The suspects were aged 33, 32, 17 and 16.
Lake Trail Middle School

Youth arrested after threat shuts down Courtenay school

Charges of uttering threats are being considered against the youth.
Lake Trail Middle School

Courtenay middle school closed while RCMP investigate threat

Police and the School District are working closely to determine the credibility of the threat.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

First fines under new COVID-19 mask mandate issued in Victoria

The incident started with a dine-and-dash.
Cowichan District Hospital

RCMP investigating reports of sexual assaults near Cowichan District Hospital

Police believe there are more victims who could be crucial to the investigation.

Victoria police release photo of alleged stabbing suspect

The victim was stabbed several times.

Police arrest two people after raid of Nanaimo home yields drugs, firearms

RCMP say this is their third significant seizure of fentanyl in Nanaimo in the past two weeks.
Card Game by Ines Ferreira

Poker party in Saanich ends with $2,300 loss in COVID-19 fines

Gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.

Man seriously injured after stabbing near downtown Victoria

The suspect fled on foot before police arrived and is still at large.
Hidden compartment gun

VicPD officers find loaded gun in hidden compartment during drug bust

The operation yielded nearly $60,000 in cash and $50,000 in illicit substances.
BC Transit Bus Lane

Saanich Police arrest man for starting a fight with BC Transit bus driver

The suspect was asked to leave after yelling profanities at another passenger.
Campbell River RCMP Cruiser

Handgun spotted in parked car in Campbell River turns out to be bong

A case of mistoken identity.

Comox Valley RCMP seek witnesses to Cumberland stabbing

The victim was found in the middle of the day.
Poppy Thief

Thief swipes poppy donation can from Nanaimo Tim Horton’s

It is not known how much money was in the bin.
Saanich Police

Saanich Police caution public after spate of thefts from vehicles

In 27 incidents almost every vehicle was left unlocked.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

Alleged drunk driver arrested after crashing car with children in Langford

She was also driving without a valid license.
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