Indecent Acts

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).


Theft From vehicles

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

Assault Causing Bodily Harm

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

Prairie Inn Robbery

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 incident 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.


Threats and Mischief

HSBC Threats 1Saanich 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