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.
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.
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.
If you know the man or anything about the forged notes please call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-8477.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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).
Saanich Police Detectives are investigating a disturbing Sexual Assault and Robbery that occurred the evening of January 27, 2016. If you can identify suspect in the attached video, please call Saanich Police immediately or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
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).
Saanich Police are continuing to investigate an indecent act that took place in the morning hours of December 3rd in the 400 block of Boleskine Road.
Since that report and release of information to the public, there have been two more incidents that have been similar in nature.
The first of the reported incidents took place on Friday, December 4 at approximately 8:35 a.m., at a bus stop on Shelbourne Street near McRae Avenue.
A female in her teens was sitting alone at the bus stop awaiting arrival of the bus when an unidentified male approached her and began speaking to her in a sexual manner, making lewd and sexually explicit comments. The female was uncomfortable and disturbed by the comments and was able to board a bus upon its arrival moments later.
The male was described as Caucasion, approximately 40 years old, 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 9 inches tall, medium build, clean shaven, shaved or balding head, a pcok marked or ruddy complexion with a large nose. At the time of the incident the male was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.
Another incident took place on Monday, December 7 at approximately 8:30 p.m., on Cedar Hill Road near the intersection to Cedar Hill X Road.
A female in her teens was walking alone in the area and believed that she was being watched and followed by an unidentified male. At some point, the male was able to get in front of her, pull down his pants, and begin to masturbate.
The male was described as Caucasian, approximately 40 years old, 5 foot 9 inches tall, average build, a beard or some kind of facial hair, wearing a beige coloured baseball cap and light coloured jeans, either beige or green in colour.
“There are similarities in physical description, actions, and clothing descriptions in all three cases” Sgt. Steve Eassie said. “We cannot definitively connect the three instances at this time.”
Females, specifically those that appear to be in their mid-teens, are being advised to remain vigilant and alert. If there are further victims or witnesses that have yet to come forward, they are encouraged to do so.
Anyone that may have information relating any of these incidents, or who may have information concerning the identity of the suspect(s), are asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
During the past month there have been numerous thefts from vehicles in the Broad mead and North Cordova bay area. Vehicles that have been targeted are those that were left unlocked. Items stolen include cash, a wallet, gift cards and an Ipad.
At this busy time of year remember to lock your car and remove all valuables.
If you know who committed these thefts, contact Saanich Police or call us at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222 8477
VicPD continues to investigate an assault that took place in the early morning hours of November 11th.
Initial information obtained by police was that a male had been assaulted by unknown persons in the 800 block of Bay Street at approximately 5:15 a.m. The victim was assaulted by what appeared to be a skateboard and the victim went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
If you have any information on this crime, please call VicPD or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
If you tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.00
Central Saanich Police Service continues to actively investigate an armed robbery that occurred at the Prairie Inn Cold Beer and Wine Store on Mount Newton Cross Road on November 6, 2015. As a result Central Saanich Police are now seeking additional details on a second suspect and associated vehicle.
The vehicle being sought is a diesel fueled white GMC truck, with black box liner and chrome trim. The second suspect is described as a male, 5’9 to 5’10. At the time of the inci…dent he was seen wearing a dark baseball cap, black thigh length jacket with hood, blue jeans and white sneakers.
The primary suspect is a male who entered the liquor store brandishing a silver air gun, resembling a handgun, and demanded cash from a lone female employee. The male fled a short time later, empty handed. He is described as a white male, 5’6 to 5’7, heavy set, approximately 25 to 35 years old with light coloured eyebrows. When he entered the store, he was wearing a black motorcycle helmet without markings, small rectangular glasses with wire arms and thick lenses, a black fleece sweater, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information can make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8472). To make a report directly to Central Saanich Police call 250-652-4441.
Saanich Police are looking to identify this male who is wanted for Threats and Mischief. He is described as a White Male 30-40 years of age, 6’ tall, medium build and bald. He was wearing a black hoodie, black jacket, blue jeans and carrying a back pack.
If you know the identity of this person, please contact Saanich Police or to remain anonymous cal Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.00