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Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Crime

VicPD stepping up downtown patrol this weekend following spike in youth violence, vandalism

Police made eight arrests last weekend, seizing drugs and knives.
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52-year-old Langford man arrested after neighbours report suspected drug activity

Fentanyl, methamphetamine, stolen tools, cash and brass knuckles were recovered in the search.

West Shore RCMP arrest 39-year-old suspect accused of stealing over $10,000 in lumber

Stolen from various Colwood businesses and construction sites.

Woman goes on shopping spree with stolen credit card in Saanich

Police are hoping surveillance footage will help identify her.

VicPD arrest 8 youths over the weekend as violence and vandalism escalates

Offences include weapons possession, vandalism, underage open consumption and more.
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Driver of electric bicycle suffers serious injuries in collision with vehicle in Courtenay

Speed and impairment are believed to be factors in the crash.

Major crime detectives investigating homicide in Sooke on the weekend

The victim's body was discovered in a home yesterday.
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Oak Bay police look to identify suspect involved in assault near Harling Point

The incident took place on May 10th.

Increase in spiked drinks at Nanaimo nightclubs prompts warning from RCMP

There were at least 6 incidents last weekend.

Man suffers serious injuries following early morning stabbing in Saanich

Police are searching for the suspect.

Another random attack in downtown Victoria sees man threatened with a knife

Police took the suspect into custody at gunpoint.

Reward increased to $8,500 to help catch who killed two cougar kittens near Duncan 

The paws and heads of both kittens were removed.
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Attempted break-and-enter in downtown Victoria thwarted by dog and employee

The dog began to growl and bark at the suspect as he approached the staff member.

Victoria driver faces hefty fines following last December’s dramatic hit-and-run (VIDEO)

The woman was thrown in the air before landing on her back.

VicPD issue warning after woman randomly attacked from behind in James Bay

She suffered facial injuries after striking a building wall face first.

Caught on dashcam: Saanich Police slap speeding Pat Bay HWY driver with hefty fine...

They passed another vehicle via the highway’s shoulder.

Victoria mom pleads for return of disabled child’s stolen bike trailer

It was looted from a parking garage in the Gorge Street East area.
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Nanaimo RCMP look to identify suspect who exposed himself to a woman while on...

They are also providing safety tips for those who use city trails and parks.

Nanaimo liquor store employees attacked with bear spray during late night robbery

Suspects include one man and two women

46-year-old man arrested after following students and loitering outside Oak Bay High School

He has since been released from custody.
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Witnesses sought after assault in Duncan involving a group of youth and two men

They were not known to each other.
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Suspect sought after man attempts to steal purse from woman in Victoria last week

The suspect fled the scene after the woman screamed.

Police seize thousands of art pieces worth millions from Oak Bay art dealer

The pieces were locked away in storage units around Greater Victoria.
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One man is in custody after he poured gasoline on an occupied boat in...

He attempted to light the vessel on fire.
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Nanaimo motorcyclist in stable condition after serious assault Wednesday

Officers believe it was a targeted incident.

‘Serious threat’: Concerning phone call led to Vancouver Island school going into lockdown on...

There ended up being no danger to staff and students inside.
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Heavy police presence on Gorge Road East Monday due to two weapon-related incidents

Both incidents occurred at the same apartment building.

West Shore RCMP considers seizing vehicles linked to highway blockade but need video evidence

A large concrete-filled metal barrel was used to slow down the removal process.
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Nanaimo teacher found to be impaired behind the wheel while driving students

She was also prohibited from driving for 90 days and her car was impounded.
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3 people arrested after three month investigation into Saanich home

The home has been a nuisance property for over a year.

Two old-growth protesters remain in custody following Wednesday’s Malahat blockade

The incident left traffic backed up for hours.
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Barricaded man threatens to set Victoria building on fire early Friday morning

Residents were evacuated for over 4 hours
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‘Rooftop crawler’ arrested in Nanaimo after scaling building and breaking into business

A police dog sustained several minor injuries during the arrest.

Video footage captures potential witness of early morning arson in Victoria (VIDEO)

The vehicle drove past moments before the fire was set.

Wednesday morning blaze at Victoria heritage home deemed arson

Detectives are now seeking any witnesses or video footage.
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Shawnigan Lake RCMP investigating increase in mischief in the area including hate speech graffiti

Officers also reported a blockade on a roadway using picnic tables and chairs.

Police seek woman who randomly attacked man in downtown Victoria Tuesday morning (UPDATED)

He was treated for non-life-threatening burns.

Victoria man arrested after striking restaurant worker with metal bowl

He later spat on jail staff.
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RCMP arrest two local men during drug bust in Sooke last week

Police seized weapons, cash and numerous illicit drugs
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Stabbing in Sooke sends youth to hospital with ‘significant’ injuries

The suspect was arrested on scene.

West Shore RCMP seek public help in identifying assault suspects (UPDATED)

The trio was last spotted heading northbound on the Island Highway in Colwood.

Nanaimo RCMP looking to identify vacuum thief and owner of stolen E-bike

The bike has a retail value of $4000 to $6000

40-year-old man wanted on Canada-wide warrant believed to be in Victoria (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Brotherston has been located and arrested by VicPD.
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15 people with outstanding warrants arrested during VicPD’s ‘Warrant Wednesday’ blitz

Offences included mischief, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and more.