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.

$6000.00 Theft Of Gas

Victoria Police are hoping that somebody can identify the people in the pictures for them. They are responsible for pumping over $6000.00 of gas into various modes of transport. The problem is they used a stolen fuel card. They have been seen at three different locations using the same card. The thefts took place between September-early December 2017.

If you recognize  the suspects or their vehicles and wish to remain anonymous, contact us at Crime Stoppers. You could earn yourself a reward.

January is Crime Stoppers Month

January is Crime Stoppers Month.

To learn more about Crime Stoppers in Greater Victoria, please visit http://victoriacrimestoppers.ca/

If you have information about any sort of crime but you wish to remain anonymous, please call us at 1-800-222-8477.

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

Illegal Tobacco

Illegal Tobacco

The province of BC estimates it loses 200 Million Dollars each year in lost tax revenue due to the sale of illegal tobacco. Proceeds from the sale of tobacco can be linked directly to organized crime, which funds their criminal activities, which makes our communities unsafe.

Do you know what you are smoking? Foreign substances such as rodent feces, insects and mould have been found in these cigarettes, as there is zero quality control when they are manufactured.

If you know someone selling Illegal Tobacco and you would like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave us a web tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Help stop the funding of Organized Crime and make your community a safer place to live.

Christmas Grinch

Victoria Police are looking to identify the female Grinch in the photos. She illegally entered a private underground parking lot in the 600 block of Bay Street and stole various items from vehicles. Among the items stolen were a wallet, rubber boots, a backpack and of course a Christmas present.

If you recognize the female Grinch, please call Victoria Police, or to report her identity anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers and 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Attempted Purse Snatching

Victoria Police are looking to identify a male suspect who attempted to steal a purse from a female in the James Bay area on November 8, 2017. It is believed that the same person was responsible for trying car doors in a parking lot and banging on a window of a residence in the same area.

The suspect was believed to be Aboriginal, 5’10”-6’0” tall, short dark hair and clean-shaven. He wore a dark windbreaker with a light grey hood and light grey pants.

If you recognize the person in the sketch, please call Victoria Police, or to remain 100% anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Sexual Assault on BC Transit

Victoria Police are looking to identify the male in the picture who sexually assaulted a female on a BC Transit Bus on November 11th.

The suspect is a white man believed to be in his 40’s, clean-shaven, average build with possibly having blue eyes. At the time of the offence, he was wearing a dark zip up jacket with dark hood, dark denim jeans, carrying a black backpack. His cheeks also had possible acne scarring.

If you know who the suspect is, and you want to report his identity anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a web tip at victoriacrimstoppers.ca

Overdose Warning

With the recent increase of overdoses, Police are urging
users to be careful when using drugs as they may contain
deadly doses of Fentanyl.

If you find somebody you suspect has over dosed call 911
immediately to get professional help. Stay with them until
help arrives. If possible, use Naloxone according to
manufacturer instructions.

If you have any information on who is dealing these deadly
drugs, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain
100% anonymous.

Assault on a Senior Citizen

Victoria Police department are trying to identify the man in the picture.He is responsible for an assault on a senior in Hillside Mall parking lot. The suspect had taken it upon himself to advise the victim that he was not allowed to smoke in the parking lot. The victim went to extinguish his cigarette and as he did, the suspect punched the victim in the face causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.The suspect drove off in a dark coloured Acura MDX SUV. If you know, who he is and you wish to remain anonymous call us at Crime Stoppers or submit a tip.  

Prevent Bike Theft

Police in the Greater Victoria area, are always busy with the theft of bicycles. Please follow these important tips to reduce the risk of having your bike stolen:

  • Use a high quality lock. Lock the frame and one wheel.
  • Always lock your bike to a secure, fixed object.
  • Try to lock your bike in a well-lit & well-traveled area.
  • If you have any parts or component that can easily be removed (i.e. light, bag, quick release seat post, etc.) take them with you.

If you know anyone with a stolen bicycle call Police, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Stolen MacBook Pro

Saanich Police are looking to identify the two males in the pictures, who stole a MacBook Pro from Staples in the 700 block of Tolmie Ave on September 8th.

If you recognize either of these males, please call Saanich Police, or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Sexual Assault

Victoria Police are continuing an investigation into a sexual assault that took place in Stadacona Park on September 21, 2017 at approximately 9:57pm.

The lone female victim was approached by an unknown male who then attacked and sexually assaulted her. The victim fought back and was able to break free to safety.

The suspect is described as a mid-30’s White male, approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall, scruffy facial hair, and was last seen wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.

If you have any information about this crime and you wish to remain 100% anonymous, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Help Find Red the Stolen Puppy

Red the Redbone Coon Hound was stolen out of his owners car on Friday 22 September 2017. The car was parked by Save On Foods at Tillicum Mall. It was around 11.30am. There has been a potential sighting of him Downtown Victoria but at this time it has not been confirmed.

Red is only 4 months old and his owner wants to get him back. If you know who stole Red or who has him now you can contact us to leave an anonymous tip. Either send us a web tip or call 1-800-222-8477

 

Robbery on Island Highway

West Shore RCMP is looking to identify the woman in the pictures, who robbed a business in the 1800 block of the Island Highway. She is described as white, late 40’s to early 50’s, with brown hair and was said to have a deep woman’s voice. She drove off in a dark sedan with a passenger.

If you know who she is and you wish to report her identity anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477.

Vandalism

Over the summer months, a group of vandals have been hard at work damaging a building in the 2400 block of Arbutus road. Graffiti was drawn over walls, windows were smashed and a fire extinguisher let off. Saanich Police dept would like to know who is behind these crimes.

If you know who has committed these crimes and wish to report them but remain anonymous you can submit a tip online here, or call us 1-800-222-8477

Police File number is 17-20325

 

 

 

 

Licence Plate Thief

Saanich Police are looking to identify the female in the pictures, who was captured on surveillance video stealing licence plates from a vehicle. The female arrived and left in the dark coloured vehicle also shown in the pictures. If you know who the female suspect is, or you recognize the vehicle, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.