Woman attacked at Cecelia Ravine Park

Victoria Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault that took place on Thursday the 6th of August at about 2pm.

The victim was a lady who was working in the community garden at Cecelia Ravine park when she noticed what appeared to be a lost black Labrador. She approached the dog and took some photos of it on her phone. As she did this she was suddenly assaulted from behind by a man. He pushed her to the ground and threw her phone into the ravine. He then went over to a tent that was nearby and packed it up quickly. He was accompanied by a female and the dog running off along Cecelia Road.

The man is described as white, in his early 20’s, about 5ft6”, slim build. He wore a football jersey with the number 44 on the back. He had a baseball cap on and shorts. The female was riding an orange bicycle and wore a halter style top. She had pink hair.

If you know who committed this crime and wish to remain anonymous, please call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit tip online here by clicking the tip submit button .

If you witnessed any part of this incident and are happy to talk to the police, please contact them.

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Stolen Credit & Debit Cards

Saanich Police are looking to identify this male suspect who used a stolen credit and debit card to make several fraudulent purchases. It is estimated that the suspect was able to spend several hundreds of dollars before the cards were cancelled.

He was associated to the vehicle in the picture, but sadly no license plate was obtained.

If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers ay 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip above, by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button.

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Queenswood Drive Break & Enter

Saanich Police are looking to solve a Break & Enter that occurred sometime between June 25th-30th in the 2300 blk of Queenswood Drive.

The power was cut to the home and security system disabled, which allowed the suspects to roam the house without the risk of detection.

Stolen items were:

  • Kuiu Backpack (Brown/Grey) : Approximate Retail Value: $450.00
  • 10 Carat White Gold, 1 Carat Diamond Tennis Bracelet: $3,499.00
  • AquaLung 1450T watch (Blue/Black): $680-$780
  • Garmin Fenix 6 Pro GPS Watch (Black): $949.99
  • Diamond Cluster Earrings: $1,623.99
  • Tag Heuer Carrera SS Watch (Black): $5,133.93

If you have any information about this crime, or the whereabouts of the stolen property and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip at the top of the page by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button.

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Unprovoked Attack in Saanich

Saanich Police are appealing for information and possible witnesses to an assault that happened at Cadboro beach on July 20th around 10:15pm.

The victim sat on the beach at the Telegraph Road end of the bay minding her own business when an unknown man punched her in the face. The male ran off and the victim called the police. The male is described as wearing a burgundy or brown sweater, blue jeans and runners. The incident happened very quickly. The victim sustained bruising to their face and were understandably shaken up.

If you saw the man running away from the crime or have seen him hanging around in the area, please call the police. If you wish to remain anonymous call us 1-800-22-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.

 

Boat & Generator Theft from Brentwood Bay

Central Saanich Police Service are looking for the man in the picture as he is the suspect in a case that happened early in the morning on July 14th.

At about 5.30am he stole an Osun 8ft inflatable, along with a 2000 watt Honda generator, from the marina in Brentwood bay.

The dinghy was later recovered from the beach at Mill Bay. The generator however was not there.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, wearing a grey baseball cap with a red bandana over his face, greyshorts and a plaid shirt. He has a red heart tattoo on his right calf.

The police are also appealing for any witnesses or CCTV that may have taken footage of the theft to come forward so they can piece together what exactly took place that morning.

If you know who our pirate is and want to tell us anonymously then call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.

Indecent Exposure

VicPD are hoping you can assist them in identifying this male who on June 17th, exposed himself to a woman in Beacon Hill Park. Luckily, there were good citizens that came to the woman’s aid and able to take these pictures of the suspect.

A similar incident was reported to police on May 9, In both incidents, the suspect left the area before officers were able to attend. None of the victims in these incidents were physically injured.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, between 40 to 50 years-old with a white, stubble-length beard. He was wearing white shoes, grey pants, a dark jacket and a dark hat. See the images of the suspect below.

If you know who this suspect is and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip on this site, by clicking ‘Submit A Tip’ above.

 

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Central Saanich Car Vandalism

Central Saanich Police Service are investigating a case where a male smashed the windows on a car.

It took place on 15 June at about 2.45pm. An older model BMW was parked at a residential address on Veyness Avenue when a male went to the car and began smashing the windows with a club or hammer. The male was riding a white dual sport or dirt bike it had no license plate on it. He was wearing a full-face helmet. After smashing the windows, he left on the bike travelling along Veyness Road and then East along Stelly’s Crossroads.

If you witnessed this incident or have dash-cam footage of it or the rider, or if you know who the male is, you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www. victoriacrimestoppers.ca

If your tip is successful you could earn a cash reward.

File: 20-1735

Vehicle Arson in Saanich

In the early morning hours on June 6, 2020, the Saanich Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 600 blk Ridgebank Crescent. The vehicle was completely destroyed and the fire has since been confirmed to have been deliberately set. Police are seeking the public`s assistance for any information that could assist investigators in identifying the person/s responsible for the arson.

If you have any information about this arson, or who started it and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip here by clicking ‘Submit a Tip’

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Thank You to our Sponsors

The Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and Coordinators, would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, who help make our program extremely successful. Without the assistance of community supporters like you, we would not be able to assist making Greater Victoria safer for all to live.
Thank you:
• Commissionaires
• Clay & Company: Lawyers and Mediators
• CREST
• CHEK
• Victoria Whisky Festival
• Times Colonist
• Rogers Media
• Black Press
• Camosun College
• Used.ca
• Target Self Storage
• Garside Signs

Sooke High School B&E

Sooke RCMP are asking for your help in identifying the suspect in these pictures. They are responsible for a break in at a Sooke High School where they pulled the schools ATM out the wall and dragged it through the school before breaking it open. They gained entry through a window and then left via a door they had managed to open. The break in took place on 17th March.

If you recognize the person in the pictures then you can leave us an anonymous tip, call 1-800 222-8477 or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca. Your tip if successful could earn you a cash reward.

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Knife Attack in Victoria

Victoria Police are asking for public assistance in attempts to identify three males who assaulted an individual in Topaz Park.

On April 29th, 2020 at approximately 2130 hours a young male and his girlfriend were sitting on a park bench behind Topaz Park, when the young male was assaulted with a knife causing a significant laceration to the males upper abdomen.

One of the males is described as being in his mid 20’s, Caucasian with dark hair. The male stood about six feet tall, with a slender build. The male was wearing brand new Nike Shox runners.

If you have any information about this crime and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit your information online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

File: 20-17802

Sooke High School B&E

Sooke RCMP need your help in identifying 2 individuals who broke into Edward Milne Secondary School on March 9th, 2020. The suspects stole electronics, keys and a small amount of money.

If you recognize either of these suspects and you want to tell us who they are anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip on this page, by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button.

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Community Assistance

As our isolation time continues, we realise that there are vulnerable people within our community that may need help.

We are still here to take anonymous tips about domestic abuse and issues where a person’s safety is in jeopardy.

We have reached out to our community partners and they provided us a list of all the support services that are currently functioning in the Greater Victoria area. The list is split into categories of care and explains the way an organisation is conducting their work.

If you need help, please use these resources to assist. If you know of any crime that is taking place, including domestic abuse and you want to tell us anonymously, please call us 1-800-222-8477.

Click picture below for you list of Community Resources:

Saanich Subway Robberies

Saanich Police are asking for help in identifying the individual in the pictures. He is a suspect in 2 robberies that occurred at the same Subway Restaurant in the 1600 block of Mckenzie Avenue.

The robberies took place on February 26th and March 8th, where the suspect entered the store and produced a knife. After getting the money he left on foot and made his escape.

He is described as medium height, slight build, in his late teens to early 20’s. On both occasions, he wore a black hoody with the word “Staff” on the back, black pants and tan brown construction type boots with a black toe cap. His face was concealed with a blue and purple bandanna.

If you know who he is and wish to remain anonymous then call us at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Your tip could earn you a cash reward.

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West Shore Bank Robbery

File # 2020-5260

The West Shore RCMP is currently investigating a Robbery that took place on April 2nd at approximately 2:15 p.m. at Scotia bank located at unit 116-3004 Merchant Way in Langford.

Investigators learned that a male suspect entered the bank brandishing a firearm and demanded money from the teller. The suspect collected an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank running up Kelly Rd toward Jenkins Ave.

West Shore RCMP Frontline officers along with the Serious Crimes Unit and Police Dog Service were on scene within minutes, however the suspect remains at large. No one was injured in this crime and a firearm was recovered by police.

  • Police are looking for a male suspect who is described as:
    -male with light colored skin
    -approximately 5’5 tall
    -slim build
    -wearing all black toque, tee shirt with white graphics on the front, pants and sunglasses as well as black shoes with white soles
    -suspect was also carrying an olive and black colored back pack and wearing a blue surgical mask
  • If you have any information regarding this robbery and you want to tell us anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit at tip by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above.

Stolen Bike

File 20-10882

Victoria Police would like help in recovering the bicycle in the picture. It was stolen from a young boy overnight on 11 March.

He and his Mom had done the right thing by locking it up securely in their back yard. The thief entered the yard and cut the lock. The theft took place in the 600 block of Constance Avenue.

The bike was his pride and joy and a much-loved birthday gift. He is heartbroken it was stolen. The bike is described as; A “Rocky Mountain,” Mountain Bike grey/silver with red and black stripes.

If you know who stole this or where the bike is and wish to remain anonymous call us Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Stolen BC Children’s Hospital Donations

At the end of January, the male in the pictures entered a Saanich grocery store and stole the BC Children’s Hospital fund raising jug. He cut the security rope that was securing it down, picked it up and left the store. It is believed he got into a Toyota Prius or similar vehicle. It is estimated there was around $500 in change donated by the public for this worthwhile cause.

The suspect was wearing a red baseball cap, red undershirt, grey and black zip up jacket, red pants with black and grey shoes.

If you recognize him and wish to remain anonymous call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

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Laptop stolen from Camosun College

Saanich Police need your help in identifying this male, who on February 25th stole a MacBook Pro from a locker at Camosun College.  He is described as 30-45 years of age, wearing a black hat, dark shoes and a dark hoodie. He had a red backpack with a Canadian flag in the bottom left corner.

If you recognizer this suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

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Music Store B&E

Victoria Police are looking for your help in identifying this male who is suspected of committing a break and enter at a music store and stealing 3 guitars valued at a combined total of $20,000.00. He is also suspected of stealing a Roots Hoodie from Mayfair Mall valued at $108.00.

If you recognize him and you want to tell us his name anonymously, call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above.

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Please Identify this woman suspected of committing fraud.

Police would like to identify the lady in the pictures. She is suspected of fraudulently using multiple victims credit cards to buy her groceries and gas.

Help stop her questionable shopping habits by telling us anonymously who she is. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by clicking the tip submit button. Your tip could earn you a cash reward.

 

Break & Enter in Saanich

Saanich Police are asking for help to identify this suspect who broke into a house in the Broadmead area.

Their image was captured as they rifled through the bedroom stealing cash and jewelry.

They appear to be wearing a flashlight on a lanyard around their neck, along with a light coloured Nike hoody.

If you know who this burglar is and would like to tell us anonymously call us at  1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

 

 

 

 

 

To Those Who Took The Missing

To Those Who Took The Missing,

Christmas time, a season of giving for most, feels more like a season of grieving for the families of the missing. Some of these families will be hanging stockings or ornaments on a tree as a reminder of their missing loved one. These are sad reminders of what has been stolen from them.

What are you hanging on your tree? What gifts are you giving your loved ones?

The burden of what you know and what you have done can weigh even more heavily at this time of the year, despite your best efforts to put it out of your mind. Please, don’t let another Christmas season pass without giving these grieving families what they truly want for Christmas; Answers. They are yours to give.

A person once in the same circumstans as you is quoted as saying, ” I came in. I confessed. I was free.” The only way to possibly relieve this burden is to give your confession.

Today is the day to speak the truth. It’s time to go in and talk.

Crime Stoppers

If you have any information about missing people in the province, give yourself some peace this Christmas season by anonymously unburdening yourself. You can do this by calling 1-800-222-8477. We won’t ask for your name and you won’t have to go to court.

Oak Bay Retail B&E

Oak Bay Police are investigating a break and enter that happened in the 2200 block of Oak Bay High Street. It took place in the early hours of Saturday November the 9th. The shop window was smashed and the items in the picture are of the jewelry stolen.

A witness saw a male in a white jacket with a bike near the attacked property and then cycling away from it shortly after he had heard a window being smashed.

If you know who committed this crime or know where the stolen items are now, and you wish to remain anonymous. Call us 1-800-222-8477, you can also visit our website to get a better view of the stolen property. www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Armed Robbery in Saanich

Saanich Police are looking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect who committed an armed robbery with a knife at a 7-11 in their area on October 14th.

The unknown suspect was a white male approx. 5’9”, slim build, wearing a grey Old Navy front zip hoodie with a white 33 logo and blue writing below, a black long sleeve shirt underneath with his thumbs through holes in the cuffs. He had on black Adidas track pants with the white Adidas logo near the left hip pocket and three white stripes on the calves. He was wearing distinct black and yellow striped running shoes with a pink tip on the toes. He had his face covered with a black balaclava that had individual eye holes and a light blue bandanna with no obvious pattern. There was a red a bright cord hanging from under his hoodie approximately 4 inches long at his waist.

If you know who this suspect is and you want to tell us their name anonymously, call us at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

VicPD Seeking Identity of Arson Suspect

Do You Recognize This Arson Suspect ?

Investigators have released a video and description of a suspect in two arsons in early September.

The suspect is sought in connection to two fires in garbage receptacles that occurred within two hours of each other on September 17th, 2019.

Victoria Fire Department firefighters responded to the first fire that was set in a City of Victoria garbage receptacle in the 900-block of Yates Street just after 1:38 a.m. on September 17th. That fire was extinguished. No one was injured.

Victoria Fire Department firefighters were called to a second fire just after 3:15 a.m. This fire was set in a garbage dumpster in the 1100-block of Grant Street. No one was injured in this fire. That fire was also extinguished. Surveillance video and the investigation point to these fires being linked and set by the same suspect.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, standing approximately 6 feet tall with a slim, lanky build. The suspect was wearing black pants and a black jacket over top of a greyish blue hoodie and toque. Video of the suspect is below.

If you recognize this person, or have information about these incidents and you want to reamain anonymous, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

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Woman Assaulted in Saanich Park

Saanich Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the man responsible for an unprovoked assault on a woman in the 4500 block of Gordon Point Road.

At around 2:30AM on September 6, 2019, a 24 year old woman was walking towards the beach when an unknown man assaulted her, leaving her with swelling and bruising to her face and body.  She fought off the man and ran home, calling police when she got there.

The woman was treated for her injuries by paramedics, and Victim Services was called to provide her with further support.

The suspect man is described as tall with a medium build.  He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans and looked “homeless”.

Despite extensive canvassing, scene examination and follow-up investigation, police have not yet identified the man responsible.  If you have information that can help, call us to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477.

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Who are they???

The damage caused by graffiti is continually occurring. Walls, landmarks and our community is affected by tags that have been painted on by taggers.

We have been given a number of images by the police of individuals suspected to be graffiti taggers. They are shown here.

If you know the identity of any of them or know somebody who is a tagger you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477. Your tip could earn you a reward.

 

Graffiti is Causing Damage to Downtown Heritage Buildings

Our downtown heritage buildings are being damaged on a weekly basis by graffiti.

The paint being sprayed on them is degrading the brick work and paint, with city workers being put at risk in the cleanup operation.

Over $1 million a year is spent cleaning up graffiti, and now iconic murals are being destroyed because of it.

Some ways to spot if someone is a tagger is by the items they may have; spray paint cans, work gloves, a sketch book of designs, stencils for a quick tag, fat permanent markers. They will also wear a hoody, sunglasses, hat and bandanna to conceal their identity. The 2 people in the picture are suspected of causing such damage in a different case of tagging.

If you recognize them or think you know a tagger, let us know who they are by calling 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca. You will remain anonymous and could earn a reward.

The picture below shows the size of recent tagging on a heritage building downtown (the graffiti has been obscured as to not bring recognition to the criminal).

 

Theft from Saanich Retirement Home

Saanich Police would like to identify the person in these pictures. She is suspected of stealing a phone along with credit and bank cards. The theft happened on August 13th, in one of the retirement homes on Shelbourne Street.

The suspect entered the private office at the back of reception and stole the items from a hand bag that was being kept there.

The cards have been used in various locations in Victoria.

If you know who this person is please tell us.

You can call us anonymously at 1-800-222-8477,  or visit our website www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

 

Damage caused to Haultain Street Business

Victoria Police are looking for your assistance in identifying
the male in the pictures, who on August 23rd kicked in the
front door of a business in the 1400 block of Haultain Street.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a black
toque, dark grey jacket, track pants with a white stripe down
the legs and a blue back pack.

If you recognize him and want to let us know his name
anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip
at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca