Crime

Victoria Police Needle

38% of British Columbians think crime is getting worse in their community (POLL)

46% of those surveyed on Vancouver Island were more likely to say crime has gotten worse in the past four years

VicPD warn Chinese community after another extortion attempt

This specific brand of scammers is known to target the Chinese community on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland

Female employees at Victoria businesses targeted by sexually explicit phone calls

Nine reports of inappropriate, anonymous phone calls have surfaced over the past 6 months

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to assist RCMP in Ucluelet homicide investigation

The DEA would not confirm how or why it's assisting in the investigation.
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Victoria woman witnesses deadly Toronto shootout

The shooting claimed the lives of two men, including an associate of hip-hop artist Drake

Saanich Police arrest founder of tent city for obstructing fire safety measures (UPDATED)

No other residents of the encampment posed any obstruction to the Fire department

Former Victoria financial investor Harold Backer pleads guilty to fraud

He went missing in 2015, was arrested in 2017, and now he's facing 13 months in jail
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Have you seen this stolen motorcycle anywhere in Victoria?

The bike's owner says it was likely stolen in the past three days.
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Victoria police seeking witnesses after sexual assault in Esquimalt

The teen was sexually assaulted twice before she managed to escape.

Victoria police respond to reports of assault with a weapon in Vic West

The injuries reported did not require any medical treatment.

Investigators treating death of two men on Vancouver Island as homicide

BREAKING: The deaths of Ryan Daley and Daniel Archibald are not random incidents

VicPD assist in arrest of Alberta doctor for alleged child sexual abuse

The 62-year-old had been a practicing family physician for almost 30 years
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Another statue has been stolen from someone’s yard in the Nanaimo area

A 300-pound Chinese terracotta statue was stolen from someone's yard in Lantzville.
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Victoria police asked to be on the lookout for Toronto shooting suspects

One of the suspects may have recently visited the province.

Human remains found near Ucluelet identified as two missing men

Ryan Daley and Daniel Archibald were last seen alive on May 16th

Victoria Police respond to call about firearm at Centennial Square (UPDATED)

UPDATE: It was handgun shaped lighter 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Nanaimo break and enter interrupted by homeowner on lunch break

The suspect was found sitting at the homeowner's desk and rummaging through her purse. 
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This dragon sculpture was stolen from Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo (UPDATE)

Maybe it's gone to find a princess to kidnap? 🐉

Police seek witnesses in Central Saanich break and enter

$10,000 worth of tools were stolen

VicPD arrest alleged fentanyl dealer, seize gun and drugs (PHOTOS)

Police also found $12,000 in cash, shotgun ammunition, and a body armour

Police warn public after Saanich man falls prey to telephone scam

This time, the scammer pretended to be a police officer

West Shore RCMP recover stolen vehicle after high-speed pursuit

The stolen truck collided with two occupied vehicles, including a police cruiser.

Nanaimo youth arrested after stealing from seniors at a care facility

He stole several items and broke into multiple cars in the parking lot

Police seek suspect who broke into Esquimalt home

Several items were stolen from the Lampson Street residence

Comox Valley RCMP arrest suspect wanted in connection with Courtenay shooting

Patrick Hanlon was apprehended at a residence in Comox on Monday.
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Fraudsters targeting Victoria community organizations, police say

In one attempt, scammers spoofed the email address and name of a treasurer, and directed another staff member to make an online payment.

Nanaimo RCMP still on the lookout for alleged bank robber

Daniel William Harlow is wanted in connection to a bank robbery that took place in Nanaimo on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

CRA scammer shows up at Esquimalt home, threatens victim

He threatened to arrest the victim if she didn't hand over money immediately
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47-year-old Saanich man injured in stabbing on Thursday (UPDATED)

He was stabbed in the stomach by his common law partner

RCMP searching for suspect accused of sexual assault in Duncan

A woman was allegedly pulled into the woods and sexually assaulted
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Public warned of email scammer impersonating Victoria police officers

A Victoria resident received an email that stated there was an investigation into the death of her husband.
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West Shore RCMP looking for man accused of using stolen credit cards

He's accused of making several unauthorized purchases.

Duncan couple accused of shocking animal abuse pleads not guilty

The courtroom became heated after a family member allegedly made some controversial remarks

Body of woman pulled from Puntledge River in Courtenay

The cause of death is under investigation

RCMP release photo of man wanted in Courtenay shooting

If you see Patrick Hanlon, call 911 immediately and do not approach him.
Victoria Police Needle

Police seize numerous weapons from Parksville residence

Three rifles, a loaded shotgun, and more were seized from the property.
Victoria Police

Police seek witnesses after two men left injured in downtown Victoria assault

Investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in the incident

Man nearly severs arm during botched robbery at Nanaimo gas station

RCMP are crediting bystanders with saving the man's life.
Photo by Kiwibirdman on panoramio.com

Brentwood Bay ferry delayed after police arrest man brandishing knife

The vessel is currently running 25 minutes behind schedule
Victoria Police

Victoria woman charged with assault after brandishing knife at man

The man was uninjured, but shaken

Police arrest Victoria man carrying a cache of weapons and illegal drugs

The suspects were carrying $7,000 in counterfeit cash, a replica handgun, and other items
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Victoria Police arrest man accused of sexually assaulting woman on a bus

The bus operator called the police while other passengers made sure the suspect didn't flee

Two Victoria police officers suffer injuries while arresting suspects

A man and woman were arrested after the man charged at police officers

Victoria man wanted by police for breaching conditions related to fraud

He is active on several local Facebook pages and is active online locally

Victoria Police seek witnesses and victims of downtown assault

The man went on a crime spree across downtown last night
CANADIAN MONEY

Nanaimo RCMP seeking male suspected of passing counterfeit bills

Police are asking the public to be especially vigilant while handling money
Victoria Police

VicPD warn Chinese community after student falls victim to a ‘virtual kidnapping’

The victim's family paid a significant amount of money to the suspects before officers were able to locate her

Victoria Police looking for witnesses in stabbing at Beacon Hill Park

Major Crime Detectives are now investigating the incident

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