Victoria Police

Victoria Police Shoot, Kill Confrontational Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A man has been shot and killed by police responding to a 911 call from a home in Victoria.Chief Frank Elsner says officers were confronted ...

Victoria Police Are Going Undercover As Panhandlers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police in Victoria, B.C. are at it again, in their unusual tactics to catch bad drivers. A female officer posed as a panhandler on a median at a bu...

Baby Found Dead At Vancouver Island McDonald's

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A 21-year-old man from Vancouver Island has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an infant. Victoria police and paramedics were called to...

You Won't Believe What People Do At Roadblocks

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

If you really want to know how to act at a police roadblock, it's best to go straight to the police manning them. A Victoria police constable has ...

Who's Spying On Distracted Drivers Now?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Drivers in Victoria have yet another reason to leave their mobile devices and other distractions out of their hands. Police will be riding on buses to...

Legendary Train Robber's Stolen Watch Found

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Royal British Columbia Museum discovered there's no honour among thieves as a pair of bandits made off with a collection of prized watc...

Crime Fighting? There's An App For That

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria police have released a mobile phone app to help them fight crime in the city, joining the Toronto police as the only two forces using an app ...

Victoria Gets New Police Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Victoria's new Chief Constable has been confirmed and he's coming west from Ontario.Greater Sudbury Police Chief Frank Elsner takes over fr...

Michael Dunahee DNA Test Results Come Back

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The DNA of the man who posted to a Canucks users forum that he may be Michael Dunahee has been tested and he is not in fact the Victoria schoolboy who...

Michael Dunahee Tip Leads To DNA Test

Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria police are collecting a DNA sample from a man a tipster believes bears a striking resemblance to Michael Dunahee, the Victoria schoolboy who ...

Victoria's Singles Scammed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Lonely singles in Victoria are learning the hard way that money can't buy love.Victoria Police have issued a warning of an elaborate scam t...

Victoria Church's Treasure Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Invaluable, historic artifacts stolen from the Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria last week have been recovered.The theft of the items, so...

Man Dragged By Truck After Fight

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Police in Victoria are investigating a hit-and-run accident where a man was dragged down a city street for half a block.Police received sev...

Canada's Largest Kidnapping Investigation Seeks Fresh Tips

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the disappearance of four-year-old Michael Dunahee, but police say they haven't stopped looking.Dunahe...

Lookalike Fugitives Fumble In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Two similar-looking fugitives from California could be on their way back to the United States after police in Esquimalt caught them hiding under each ...

Pocket Dial Scream Call Alerts 911

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - When a woman in Victoria got a call from her daughter's cellphone and heard terrified screams, she immediately dialled 911.It turned out th...

Why Can't Victoria Police Be More Like Ottawa's Force?

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

Apparently the illegal scanning of licence plates by Victoria police will continue until fixes are implemented. Unlike their counterparts in Saanich and Ottawa, Victoria police have no intention of switching off the cameras during privacy compliance upgrades.

HEINOUS: Driver Hits Wheelchair User, Then Flees

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria police are looking for a driver who hit a quadriplegic man at a marked crosswalk, then drove away without offering any help. The victim wa...

It Takes Two To Kill Illegal Police Licence Surveillance

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner took a stiff shot at the use of Automatic License Plate Recognition technology by the Victoria police. But it will likely take more than just her efforts to bring this ever-expanding surveillance system back in line with privacy law. The RCMP simply shouldn't be running a surveillance system on people who haven't broken any law, and they shouldn't be able to take advantage of the federal-provincial jurisdictional split to do so either.

Privacy Commish Slams Licence Plate Scanning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A controversial technology administered by RCMP and used by police forces and law enforcement agencies across Canada to automatically scan ...

Drunk Scooter Driver Busted

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Victoria man has learned the hard way that drinking and driving will land you in jail — even if you're driving a scooter.Police in Vict...

Free Baby?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Police in Victoria are investigating an advertisement posted on an buy-and-sell Internet website where a baby was offered for "free to a go...

'Severed Feet' Investigation Grows

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Victoria Police investigation into a human-remains hoax is growing after the discovery of two more child-sized shoes on the same beach wh...