Greater Victoria Police are seeing a marked increase in the theft of motorcycles, gas scooters and electric scooters.
Please take the following steps to reduce the risk of theft: Light: Park in a well-lit area, as well-lit is well protected. Lock: a heavy-duty lock will deter the majority of thieves. Report: report any suspicious activities in your area or on your property.
If you know anyone stealing any type of vehicle, and you would like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave us a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Oak bay police are investigating a case of a car jacking. It took place at about 2.30am on the 19 August 2018 in the 900 block of Island road Oak bay. The victim was delivering newspapers when he left his car a maroon Oldsmobile.
When he returned to it the suspect pushed him to the ground, got into the car and drove off towards Mcneill Ave
The vehicle was found 2 days later in the 1200 block of Quadra Street, but the suspect remains at large. He is described as; male, wearing dark jacket and trousers.
If you know who stole this car or saw it driving around on the 19th and 20th of August and you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers and submit a tip.
Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP are investigating a theft of a sculpture valued between $20-$40,000. It was stolen from the Mary Winspear Centre on August 3rd from the “Sidney Sculpture by the Sea” display. The sculpture features quartz crystal bears, a tree made from tiger-eye, a quartz fish, and sits on a base of BC Jade. Its dimensions are 14” tall, 8” wide, 8” deep and weighs 25 pounds.
If you know who committed this crime, or if you know the whereabouts of the sculpture please call Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP. To report your information anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
Graffiti vandals may believe their actions harm no one. However, the reality is graffiti sends the message that nobody cares, it attracts other forms of crime and it decreases residents’ feelings of safety. Graffiti is also costly, draining tax dollars for cleanup, and results in reduced property values, business growth and tourism.
If you know anyone, that is a Graffiti Vandal and you’d like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca
A break and enter occurred between June 22nd-25th to a house in the Haro Road area. The suspect entered the property using tools taken to the house. Once inside the property they stole jewellery. The items stolen include a diamond necklace, several watches and the unusual necklaces pictured. One of the watches was a Gold Omega watch engraved with the words “All my love Carol 1970”. There was also a silver pocket watch inscribed with “Cummins Alberta”.
If you know where this jewellery is or who committed this crime call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
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 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.
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″
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.).
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
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 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