Sexual Assault in West Shore

Date of Crime: March 12, 2017

Time: Approximately 10:40pm

West Shore RCMP is investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman while she was jogging on the Galloping Goose trail near Pickford Road in Colwood.  Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating or identifying the person who committed this heinous crime.  If you know who the suspect is and you wish to remain 100% anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Stolen ATM

West Shore RCMP is investigating a Break and Enter that took place on March 6th at a Shell Gas Station located on West Shore Pkwy in Langford.  Two Suspects rammed a Ford F250 through the glass doors and stole an ATM containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

If you know who committed this crime and wish to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Stolen Credit Cards

Saanich Police are looking to identify this male suspect who is responsible for the use of stolen credit cards.  The suspect made purchases with the stolen cards in the downtown area of Victoria. If you recognize this suspect and wish to remain 100% anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Stolen Property

VicPD are asking for your assistance in identifying thieves who broke into a business in the 800 block of Viewfield Rd over the Christmas Holidays, stealing a large metal shelving system. Thieves made off with 500 pieces of metal brackets worth $17,000.00.  If you know who committed this theft or if you’ve been offered to buy a shelving system please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). We only want your information and never your name.

 

Break and Enter

On February 2nd a suspect broke into a shed by cutting the metal screen securing it closed. The property attacked was in the 3600 block of Harriet Road. Stolen was a distinctive mountain bike.

The model was a Knolly Endorphin 20 speed mountain bike. Its value is $5800.00. It is distinctive because it has been customised with white ”SPANK” rims and a matt black frame with black lettering on it.

The suspect discarded another bike in its place. This was a Rocky mountain bike.

If you know where the Knolly bike is or who committed this crime. Please call Saanich police or to remain anonymous Crime Stoppers. 1-800-222-8477.

Theft From Small Business

Saanich Police would like help in identifying the female shown. She is responsible for the brazen theft of a backpack at a business at Burnside Road East on Thursday 19th January. The bag had been briefly placed on the ground when she came and stole it. She later attended a nearby hotel where she discarded some of the items in the bag.

The stolen red Oakley backpack contained a higher than normal amount of cash as the owner was about to bank their business earnings for the week and pay their rent. Also stolen was a brand new I pod, a Sanyo surveillance camera, a large amount of loonies and toonies, and various phone chargers and cords.

If you know who this female is and wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-8477.

$8000.00 in Stolen Appliances

Saanich Police are looking to identify the persons responsible for a Break and Enter of a home under renovation in the 4900 blk of Cordova Bay Road. Thieves stole $8000.00 in stainless steel appliances. The appliances stolen were a Frigidaire Pro Series double refrigerator gas range, wall oven, dishwasher and a Panasonic microwave.  If you know who the stole these items or if you have been offered these items to buy, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

Counterfeit Money

Saanich Police are looking to identify the male in the pictures. It is suspected that on several occasions and different locations he purchased items with counterfeit money.

If you know who this male is and wish to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Art Theft

On November 5th, 2016 the unidentified male in the picture entered a business in the 900 block of Government Street and stole a jade carving valued at $4500.00. The suspect is described as a white male, late 30s to early 40s, 6’0, slim to average build, short balding light brown hair, and clean shaven. He was wearing glasses, a black suit jacket with a grey turtleneck, a poppy affixed to his jacket.  If you know who this male is please call VicPD or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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Motorized Scooter Theft

Oak Bay Police are looking to identify the male in the photo, who is responsible for the theft of a motorized scooter in the 2000 blk of Goldsmith Ave on October 10th. If you know who the suspect is, call Oak Bay Police or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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B&E of a Church

Sometime overnight on Wednesday September 21, 2016, unknown culprit(s) broke into Our Lady of Assumption Church located at 7742 West Saanich Rd. The back room was ransacked and several items were taken.  If you have any information that may assist police, please call the Central Saanich Police at 250-652-4441 or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Bikes Stolen In Saanich

We want your information, not your name.

Saanich police are investigating a spate of bicycle thefts that have happened through September.

Three areas have been targeted, the university and its family housing, the Cedar Hill Cross Roads to Mckenzie  Avenue area and between Burnside Rd E and Douglas Street.

The suspects have cut off locks in order to steal the bikes as well as removing them from car ports and in one case from a car’s bike rack.

Models of bikes stolen vary but include a gray Davinci Jack mountain bike with yellow accents, an orange Norco9.2 and 2 children’s BMX bikes.

If you know who stole these bikes please call Saanich Police or to remain anonymous Crime Stoppers.

 

Credit Card Theft & Fraud

Saanich Police are currently trying to identify these individuals who are responsible for the theft and use of a stolen credit card at a liquor store in the 3300 block of Douglas St.  If you know who they are and want to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).  If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $2000.00.

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Break and Enter Home Depot

Saanich Police are investigating a break and enter that took place in the past week at Home Depot Shelbourne Street.

Suspects entered the locked section of the garden centre and stole a Dewalt Compressor and a Dewalt Miter saw. The combined value of the items taken is $1300.00.

If you know who did this or know where the tools are please contact us or Saanich Police.

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Arson

Just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday August 2nd, VicPD officers and Victoria Fire Department firefighters were called to a grass fire in Reeson park, located in the 1200-block of Wharf Street. The fire was quickly extinguished without further incident and there were no injuries, despite the extremely dry conditions.

Witnesses told officers that a man had deliberately set the fire. Photographs of the man are below.

The person officers are looking to identify is described as a Caucasian male, standing five feet, nine inches tall, with a medium build, aged approximately 25-30 years.  At the time of the fire, he was wearing a yellow hoodie, black pants with a red and white stripe down the leg, and a black cap with yellow writing on the brim. He carried a large duffel bag or backpack over one shoulder.

If you recognize the person in these photos please call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know 100% anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Oak Bay Break & Enter

Oak Bay Police are currently investigating a day time residential B&E that took place on July 9, in the 2900 block of Foul Bay Road. Thieves broke a window to gain access to the home, where they found and stole $7500.00 worth of jewelry.

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Counterfeit $100 US Bills

Police in the Capital region district are trying to identify the male shown in the picture. They would like to speak with him in connection with fake $100 US bills being passed in stores throughout the Greater Victoria area.

Be aware if you are offered a US $100 bill, make sure that it is genuine before accepting it.

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If  you know the man or anything about the forged notes please call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-8477.

Do you recognise this man??

Victoria Police Department are seeking help with identifying this man. He was caught on CCTV as he left a store without paying for the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer he is carefully carrying.

He is described as aged 30-40 , Asian or Aboriginal, short dark hair, clean shaven.

If you recognize him please call us on 1-800-222-8477

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Toys-R-Us Arson

April 27th 2016 at approximately 2:00 PM an unknown person started a fire inside the Toys-R-Us store in Mayfair Mall.  The fire was deliberately set and put dozens of innocent people in imminent danger.  Police have four witnesses left to identify who could possess critical information necessary to locate this arsonist.

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Wire Theft

Victoria Police are currently seeking information regarding the theft of wire from light standards along the Gorge Waterway. The cost to the public and tax payers will be significant and could reach as high as $400,000.00 to replace/repair the damage.

If you have any information regarding this crime, or know who committed it please call VicPD immediately or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Indecent Exposure

Saanich Police are looking for a suspect who has
indecently exposed himself on 2 separate occasions
in the Swan Lake Nature reserve area.

The offences took place at the beginning of May
during daylight hours.

The description of the male is; A white Male, 5ft7-8”
tall, medium build, wearing beige pants and a multi
coloured top on one occasion and black pants, a
bike helmet and a hoodie on the 2nd occasion.
If you have seen this male in the area or know who it
may be, please contact Saanich police or Crime
Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous

Do you recognize this man?

VicPD are looking to identify and speak with the young man in the attached photo below. The photo was taken after a witness confronted the young man after allegedly observing him “tagging” property in the 900-block of Meares Avenue on March 5. Investigation has pointed to the same individual being indicated in a number of other incidents of vandalism.

If you have any information please call (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)12987040_982100611843736_5265819307536684946_n

Theft from Motor Vehicle and Use of Stolen Credit Card

West Shore RCMP are currently looking to identify this person who used a credit card stolen from a vehicle. If you know who this person is, please call West Shore RCMP or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a CASH reward up to $2000.00.

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Arsons In Sooke

 

Sooke RCMP is investigating 2 arsons that happened in February. The first was to a barn on a rural property on Felderhof Rd, the barn was completely destroyed.

The second was to a car on Otterpoint Road a Molotov cocktail was found close to the scene once the fire had been put out. The car was also destroyed.

If you have any information that will help solve these crimes please contact Sooke RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Break & Enter in Metchosin

In the early morning hours of February 4th a Break and Enter occurred at a home on Boulderpath Road in Metchosin. Thieves broke into a detached garage and stole a number of tools as well an expensive and unique Gas Gas TXT280 Trial style dirt bike (VIN# VTRTG2803E0746380).

Please take a good look at the pictures and if you see a bike like this or someone attempts to sell you one like this, please call West Shore RCMP immediately, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Bank Investigator Scam

The Saanich Police want to caution residents of Saanich, especially seniors, of a scam that is starting to resurface. The scam is commonly referred to as the “Bank Investigator” scam. In this scam, the victim (usual a senior) receives a phone call from someone claiming to be with their bank, who says they are investigating an internal theft. The scammer then asks their victim to help them catch the thief by withdrawing money from their bank account. The scammer then requests the victim bring the money to a meeting place away from the bank.
“Saanich Police have not received any reports of this scam yet but want to make the public aware this scam is starting to resurface in different areas of the country” Sgt. Karen Phillips, of the Saanich Police Fraud Section, said.
Saanich Police want to remind the public that no bank or other legitimate business will ever approach clients to ask for assistance in this way. People who receive these types of calls are asked to report them to Police immediately.
Saanich Police encourage you to protect yourself from fraud by learning how to recognize it. Helpful information on common scams and ways to protect yourself can be found at www.antifraudcentre.ca. Police further urge you to take the time to identify the people in your life who may be vulnerable to these scams.
Anyone with information that may assist the Police in identifying or locating the people responsible for these crimes are asked to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

 

Lock it or Lose it!

Residents in the Cordova Bay area of Saanich are being reminded to lock their vehicles following a number of overnight thefts in that area.

There have been over 15 reported thefts from auto’s in and around the 4900 block of Cordova Bay Rd.  These thefts occurred when the owners left their vehicles unlocked.

Items that have been reported stolen include small electronics (iPod’s, GPS units), sunglasses, phone chargers, and loose change.

It appears as if only unlocked vehicles are being targeted. Vehicles in the area, that were locked, were not entered.  After rummaging through and stealing items from the vehicles the suspect left the doors open, once he left, in order to not make any further noise.”

Saanich Police would like to remind the public to lock their vehicles even if they’re parked in their own driveway.  It’s also important to remove anything of value from your vehicle such as shopping bags, tools, spare change, electronics, backpacks, etc.

Should residents see suspicious activity in their neighbourhood they’re reminded to call the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.  Anyone who may have knowledge of these thefts, are also asked to contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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