Saturday, July 4, 2020


Crime

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.

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

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

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

Victoria man loses $6000 to scammers impersonating bank representatives

He was instructed to buy $100 gift cards at various retailers
Itska and Shannon reunited

Owner and dog reunited two months after the pet was taken from a Tofino...

Shannon Boothman says police’s efforts almost led to her dog being lost forever

Homicide suspected after man found dead in vehicle in Langford

People in the area are asked to review their surveillance and dashcam footage

Police suspect foul play after 53-year-old man found dead near Duncan

They say it is not linked to the Christmas Eve double homicide

Victoria man arrested for stealing vehicle, found carrying weapons and drugs

He was also linked to a break-and-enter and theft that happened two weeks ago.
baseball bat fraudsters

Nanaimo man chases down credit card fraudsters with baseball bat

Just to be clear — the Nanaimo RCMP do not recommend investigating your own credit card theft with a baseball bat in hand. But that’s what...
Equipment stolen from Skam

Over $5000 worth of equipment stolen from Victoria arts organization

The robbery could affect several more arts groups around the city.
Snowballs

Kids crack driver’s windshield by throwing snowballs from McKenzie pedestrian overpass

The culprits could face criminal charges if caught.
RCMP

Witnesses sought after hit and run leaves one woman injured in Nanaimo

She was sent to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

One man hospitalized after barricading himself inside Vic West apartment building Friday

Residents were evacuated for about 2 hours during the incident
Driver allegedly under influence of narcotics

Driver allegedly under the influence of drugs arrested after hitting cyclist in Colwood

The cyclist was taken to the hospital after the collision.

West Shore RCMP release sketch of sex assault suspect on Cooper Road

The alleged incident occurred last April.
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo RCMP arrest 29-year-old man for reportedly threatening hostages with weapon

The suspect was found in an apartment with two children aged 7 and 3 years old
RCMP

One man dead after head-on crash with armoured truck in Comox Valley

Police say the car veered into oncoming traffic before colliding with the truck
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