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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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.
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.
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).
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)
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Local Police are warning couples getting married that thieves are targeting gift envelopes in the Greater Victoria Area. To protect yourself from becoming a victim, please ensure you are aware of who is attending your joyous occasion and take security measures to protect your gifts. One easy way to protect your gifts is to have a friend or family member act as a gift table attendant.
If you know someone who has stolen gifts from a wedding and you wish to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
Victoria Police are currently attempting to identify this male who is the suspect in a voyeurism incident that took place at Hillside Mall on June 10th, 2017. If you recognize the male or the vehicle in the photo’s, please contact Victoria Police Department, or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Police are investigating a recent rash of thefts from Vending Machines throughout the Greater Victoria Region. Thieves are gaining access to the cash boxes by drilling out the lock mechanism before making off with the money inside.
If you know who is committing these thefts and wish to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a Web Tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca.
Saanich Police are currently investigating several thefts of solar panels, 12v deep cycle batteries and copper wire from mobile message boards around Saanich. Total value of damaged and stolen property is close to $10,000.00.
Do you know who committed these thefts? If so, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave a Web Tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca. You will remain 100% anonymous.
There has been an increase of graffiti being drawn in the Greater Victoria area. Beckwith Park in particular has been targeted. Saanich Police are investigating a series of tags that have been left there.
In 2017 graffiti so far has cost over $5000.00 to clean up.
If you know who is doing this and wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers, if your tip is successful you could earn a cash reward.
Saanich Police are asking your assistance to solve a B&E that took place on March 6, 2017 in the 5000 block of Hunt Road. Thieves broke into several buildings on the property and stole thousands of dollars in Fishing equipment, a Kona Mountain Bike, 2 expensive construction lasers and a 2005 Kawasaki KX 250 Motocross motorcycle.
If you have been offered to buy one of these items, or if you know who committed this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. We only want your information and not your name.
Saanich Police are looking to identify a man who stole an iPhone SE from the Telus store in Tillicum Mall. The theft happened in January and it is hoped that the man can be identified by somebody. He is described as 5 ft 1”, slim build, white, with long dark hair. If you know who he is call us at Crime Stoppers or submit a web tip. You will always remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.
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
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).
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Crime of the Week
Brazen Robbery at Saanich Hotel
At about 0400 (am) hours on May 2, 2019, a robbery occurred at the Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites on Elk Lake Drive. Two masked male suspects entered the hotel and quickly jumped over the front counter to the staff area where the lone employee was working.
The males forcefully restrained the employee resulting in him suffering injuries from the event. A substantial amount of currency was taken and the employee was left restrained while the suspects departed. An alert hotel guest heard the calls for help and assisted the employee at that point.
If you have any information about this robbery and you’d like to tell us anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca