Bike Theft

Police are investigating a large number of theft of bicycles that have happened throughout the Greater Victoria area.

Bikes are being stolen from various locations with suspects cutting locks as well as taking unlocked bicycles.

If you have seen, anybody acting suspiciously near bike racks or if you have been offered a bike you think that may have been a stolen one contact us. If you know who is stealing the bikes and wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Don’t Drive High

With the legalization of Cannabis, Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers would like to remind everyone that driving under the influence of it is ILLEGAL and DANGEROUS.

Cannabis affects your ability to react and increases the chance of a crash. Don’t get behind the wheel or get in a car with an impaired driver — it’s just not worth the risk.

If you know anyone, who routinely drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs and you’d like to report them anonymously, call us at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave us a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Do you know these men???

Police in  Greater Victoria  are looking to identify these 2 white males who have been fraudulently using a stolen credit card. The card had been taken from a car in the Sidney area.

The suspects have been caught on CCTV cameras at a convenience store in the Quadra/ Mckenzie area. If you know who they are you can submit a tip online or call 1-800-222-8477.

 

Armed Robbery in Saanich

Saanich Police are still looking to identify this male who committed an armed robbery with a knife at a local convenience store on June 30, 2018.

If you recognize this suspect and you wish to remain 100% anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

If your tip leads to the arrest of this suspect, you could be eligible for a CASH reward up to $2000.00

Liquor Thefts

Saanich Police are asking for your help in identifying a male who on September 17th stole an expensive bottle of liquor from a store located in the 1600 block of McKenzie Ave. This exact male is also suspected to have committed numerous other separate thefts from this location in the past.

If you recognize him and you would like to report his identity anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave us a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

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Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the fraudulent use of credit cards at Victoria Distillers located at 9891 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC. that occurred on August 17 & 28, 2018. Investigators are looking to identify the male & female in these photos.

Do you know this Tagger?

Victoria Police Department would like help in identifying the individual shown in these photographs. He is responsible for defacing a building with graffiti.

If you recognize him, please let us know by submitting an anonymous tip.

Graffiti costs our local municipalities in excess of $1,000,000.00 per year to clean up.

Help keep the Greater Victoria area graffiti free by reporting taggers.

You will always remain anonymous when you submit a tip to Crime Stoppers and you could earn a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

Increased Motorcycle & Scooter Thefts in Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria Police are seeing a marked increase in the theft of motorcycles, gas scooters and electric scooters.

Please take the following steps to reduce the risk of theft: Light: Park in a well-lit area, as well-lit is well protected. Lock: a heavy-duty lock will deter the majority of thieves. Report: report any suspicious activities in your area or on your property.

If you know anyone stealing any type of vehicle, and you would like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave us a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Car Jacking

Oak bay police are investigating a case of a car jacking. It took place at about 2.30am on the 19 August 2018 in the 900 block of Island road Oak bay. The victim was delivering newspapers when he left his car a maroon Oldsmobile.

When he returned to it the suspect pushed him to the ground, got into the car and drove off towards Mcneill Ave

The vehicle was found 2 days later in the 1200 block of Quadra Street, but the suspect remains at large. He is described as; male, wearing dark jacket and trousers.

If you know who stole this car or saw it driving around on the 19th and 20th of August and you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers and submit a tip.

 

 

Armed Robbery

Saanich Police are still looking to identify this male who committed an armed robbery with a knife at a local convenience store on June 30, 2018.

If you recognize this suspect and you wish to remain 100% anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

If your tip leads to the arrest of this suspect, you could be eligible for a CASH reward up to $2000.00

 

Over fishing

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Do you know someone involved in illegal fishing activity? If so, you can report them anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a Web Tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

If your tip leads to an arrest, or the recovery of drugs and/or stolen property, you could be eligible for a CASH reward up to $2000.00.

Sculpture Theft in Sidney

Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP are investigating a theft of a sculpture valued between $20-$40,000. It was stolen from the Mary Winspear Centre on August 3rd from the “Sidney Sculpture by the Sea” display. The sculpture features quartz crystal bears, a tree made from tiger-eye, a quartz fish, and sits on a base of BC Jade. Its dimensions are 14” tall, 8” wide, 8” deep and weighs 25 pounds.

If you know who committed this crime, or if you know the whereabouts of the sculpture please call Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP. To report your information anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Graffiti is a Crime

Graffiti vandals may believe their actions harm no one. However, the reality is graffiti sends the message that nobody cares, it attracts other forms of crime and it decreases residents’ feelings of safety. Graffiti is also costly, draining tax dollars for cleanup, and results in reduced property values, business growth and tourism.

If you know anyone, that is a Graffiti Vandal and you’d like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Sexual Assault

On Saturday July 21, 2018, at 2:30AM, a 21 year old woman was walking east on McKenzie Ave towards Borden St when she was tackled to the ground at the Lochside Regional Trail. The unidentified suspect then grabbed the victim, by the waist, and attempted to pull her towards him. The suspect attempted to remove the victims shorts however, the victim fought back and was able to escape.

The suspect is identified as a 25-35 year old white man with dark tanned skin that made him appear almost Hispanic or First Nations. The suspect was around 5’10” tall with a heavy build and had light stubble on his face. The suspect was wearing a dark long sleeve shirt with a chest length zipper and a black baseball hat with an unknown white insignia.

 Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect, or has information about this crime, is asked to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or to remain 100% anonymous call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Break & Enter

A break and enter occurred between June 22nd-25th to a house in the Haro Road area. The suspect entered the property using tools taken to the house. Once inside the property they stole jewellery. The items stolen include a diamond necklace, several watches and the unusual necklaces pictured. One of the watches was a Gold Omega watch engraved with the words “All my love Carol 1970”. There was also a silver pocket watch inscribed with “Cummins Alberta”.

If you know where this jewellery is or who committed this crime call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Sexual Assault

The Victoria Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault which is alleged to have occurred at about 6:30 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 in Highrock Park, in Esquimalt, BC.

 A female was alone in the Park when she was approached by the suspect who then sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as an Aboriginal or tanned Caucasian male, 5’7” tall, with a slim build, short dark hair and blue/grey coloured eyes. He was wearing a red t-shirt with a white log on the front, black athletic style pants, bright pink socks, had a white t-shirt tied around his head and was carrying a backpack.

 If you were in the Highrock Park area in and around the time of the sexual assault and saw the suspect, or if you know who he is and you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or visit www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca and submit a tip online.

 

Stolen Credit Cards

Saanich Police are looking to identify 2 males who used a stolen credit card and debit card at a local McDonalds Restaurant on June 18, 2018. If you recognize either suspect, please call Saanich Police, or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Central Saanich Theft

Central Saanich Police Service is looking to identify the male in the pictures who stole products from a business in the 2100 block of Keating X Road on June 12, 2018.

If you recognize the suspect, call Central Saanich Police Service, or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave a webtip on our website victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse refers to any of several forms of maltreatment of an older person by a caregiver, family member, spouse, or friend.

Categories of elder abuse

There are three separate categories of elder abuse:

  • Domestic elder abuse usually takes place in the older adult’s home or in the home of the caregiver. The abuser is often a relative, close friend, or paid companion.
  • Institutional abuse refers to abuse that takes place in a residential home (such as a nursing home), foster home, or assisted-living facility. The abuser has a financial or contractual obligation to care for the older adult.
  • Self-neglect is behaviour of an older adult that threatens his or her own health or safety. Self-neglect is present when an older adult refuses or fails to provide himself or herself with adequate food, water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene, medicine, and safety precautions.

Acts of elder abuse

Elder abuse can include:

  • Acts of violence, such as hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, shaking, slapping, kicking, pinching, choking, or burning. The inappropriate use of medicines or physical restraints, force-feeding, and physical punishment of any kind also are examples of physical abuse.
  • Forced sexual contact or sexual contact with any person incapable of giving consent. It includes unwanted touching and all types of sexual assault or battery, such as rape, sodomy, forced nudity, and sexually explicit photography.
  • Emotional or psychological abuse, such as name-calling, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, and harassment. Treating an older person like a baby, giving an older person the “silent treatment,” and isolating him or her from family, friends, or regular activities are examples of emotional or psychological abuse.
  • Neglect, such as failing to provide an older person with food, clothing, personal shelter, or other essentials, such as medical care or medicines. Neglect can also include failing to pay nursing home or assisted-living facility costs for an older person if you have a legal responsibility to do so.
  • Abandonment or desertion of an older person by a person who has the physical or legal responsibility for providing care.
  • Illegal or improper use of an older person’s funds, property, or assets. This includes forging an older person’s signature, stealing money or possessions, or tricking an older person into signing documents that transfer funds, property, or assets.

Credit Card Fraud

West Shore RCMP is currently looking to identify the male in the pictures who fraudulently used stolen credit cards to make several unauthorized purchases.

If you recognize him, call West Shore RCMP, or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Robbery Of Longboards

Victoria police continue to look for two suspects who robbed a male youth and his friend of their longboards in Quadra Heights playground on May 1, 2018, just before 9pm.

The victim and his friend were in the playground when the 2 suspects came into the area, took the 2 longboards (as seen in the pictures) and ran out of the park

The victim gave chase catching up to one of the suspects.  As he attempted to get one of the long boards back the second suspect hit him in the head with the other longboard. The victim fell to the ground and suffered life altering injuries. The two suspects ran away leaving the victim lying on the ground.

Both suspects are described as aboriginal, between 15-16 years old, about 5′ 3″ and of average build. One wore a red baseball cap.

If you know who committed this crime or where the longboards are and you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477″

Armed Robbery

Saanich Police are looking to identify the male in the video. He is responsible for an armed robbery that took place on March 13, 2018, of a small business in the 2500 block of Sinclair Road.

If you recognize him or his clothing brand, please let us know ASAP. You can call us at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Home Invasion

At 3AM on Monday, April 16, 2018, an unknown male, dressed all in black and wearing a neoprene mask with Skull outline on it, broke into a residence in a Sooke trailer park. The male threatened those inside with a steel rod and then stole a small fire safe, which contained cash, valuable coins, and jewellery.

The suspect asked for the safe specifically and did not take anything else suggesting the home invasion was premeditated.

If you have any information about this crime, please call Sooke RCMP, or to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (T.I.P.S.).

Stolen Rare Bonsai Tree

Saanich Police are investigating the theft of four rare Bonsai Trees from the Gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. The trees are valued at $1000.00 each, for a total of $4000.00 worth of trees stolen.

If you know who stole these rare Bonsai Trees, or where they are, and you would like to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a web-tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Stolen E-Bike

Saanich Police are looking to identify the suspect in the picture who stole a VoltBike Yukon 750 Limited Electric Fat Bike from Tillicum Mall on March 5th, 2018.

If you recognize the suspect, or know where the bike is, please call Saanich Police.  To report your information anonymously call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a web tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca .

March is Fraud Awareness Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and local Police encourage you to protect yourself from fraud by learning how to recognize it. Helpful information on common scams can be found at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

If you are unsure if you are being targeted for a scam, call police and find out for sure. Better to be safe than sorry.

Anyone with information that may assist in identifying or locating the people responsible for these crimes are asked to call Police, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

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Totem Pole Theft

Victoria Police is currently investigating the theft of two totem poles from a home in the 500 block of Linden Ave.

The totem poles each have a distinctive artist signature of “HS” carved into them.

If you know who stole them, or if someone has offered to sell one or both to you, please call VicPD or to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Sexual Assault of 12 year old child

Victoria Police Department are continuing their investigation into the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl that occurred just after noon on February 18th.

Investigators from thier Special Victims Unit, Forensic Identification Unit and Patrol Division are continuing their search for the suspect. Investigators are now releasing video which shows the suspect both in the mall then travelling north on Douglas Street.

The suspect is described as a male, 40 years of age, of average height, with a medium build. During the incident he wore glasses, a camouflage toque, a grey hat, a dark hoodie, a black winter jacket and jeans.

If you recognize this man, or have information on this incident, please call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

 

Stop Theif

Saanich Police are looking to identify this male who stole vitamins and hair care products from a local Pharmacy.

If you know who he is please call Saanich Police or to remain anonymous, call us at 1-800-222-8477

Teen Xanax Abuse

Local Police are seeing a frightening trend of Xanax abuse amongst local teens. Although Xanax is a prescription drug, it is highly addictive and can lead to serious injury, coma and death if combined with alcohol or other drugs.

Please be aware of what you are buying, you may just be buying Fentanyl laced drugs. Are you willing to bet your life on it?

If you know someone selling Xanax or any drug illegally, please let us know anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or leave an anonymous web tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

You may just save a life by telling us what you know anonymously.