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Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers

We are a community, media, and police cooperative program designed to involve the public in the fight against crime. We are located in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the 3 key elements faced by law enforcement in generating information that inhibit community involvement: fear of reprisal, apathy and reluctance to get involved.

Our History

Crime Stoppers originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA in 1976, after a fatal shooting occurred.

Two weeks after the incident, police had no information and out of sheer desperation, Detective Greg MacAleese approached the local TV station requesting a reconstruction of the crime.

The re-enactment was produced and a reward of US$ 1,000.00 was offered for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Within 72 hours a person telephoned in identifying the car leaving the scene and supplied the vehicle registration. The person calling did not want to be identified.

Detective MacAleese then realized that fear of reprisal and apathy were the primary reasons why the public tended not to engage with Police on these matters. He subsequently designed a system where the public could anonymously provide details of crime events. This system focused on stimulating community involvement and participation, taking advantage of every possible media opportunity, especially electronic media, to publicise unsolved crimes; and offering cash rewards for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.

Since its first chapter was officially formed in Albuquerque in 1976, Crime Stoppers programmes worldwide have been responsible for over a million arrests and the seizure of more than US$10 billion in illegal drugs.

Crime Stoppers now helps to solve a crime every 14 minutes somewhere in the world.

In September 1984  of the program that is now known as the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers began. We serve the Greater Victoria community: Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, Central Saanich, Sidney/North Saanich, West Shore (View Royal, Langford, Metchosin), Sooke, Saltspring Island, and the Outer Gulf Islands (Galiano, Pender, Saturna, and Mayne Islands).

What We Do

Crime Stoppers is a mechanism which is separate from the emergency police telephone number or other standard methods of contacting police, which allows a member of the community to provide information about criminal activity anonymously.

This allows a person to provide assistance to the authorities without being directly involved in the investigation process. Law enforcement authorities, especially the police, cannot solve many crimes on their own. Forensic science and investigative skills are necessary, but information from the public is critical.

Crime Stoppers recognises that someone other than criminals may have information about crime, and was developed to combat the public’s fear of reprisals, public apathy, and a reluctance to get involved.

How We Operate

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is a registered not for profit organization, overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors who are responsible for fund raising, public awareness and the distribution of awards. They also ensure that the program is being run in accordance with established Crime Stoppers protocol.

The day to day operations are the responsibility of our 2 civilian Program Coordinators whose positions and operational expenses are funded jointly by our partner police agencies. It is important to know though that all awareness campaigns and reward payments are solely funded through public donations and sponsorship. Without this support we would not be able to operate.

WE ARE NOT THE POLICE!

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is an independent organization that takes tips from the public about crimes and shares that information with law enforcement agencies. We do not want to know who you are … we do not record your phone call, nor do we log your IP address. You will never have to testify in court.

If your tip leads to an arrest, charge, seizure of stolen property, drugs or illegal weapons a reward of up to $2000 may be offered.

Mission Statement

Crime Stoppers is comprised of diverse, active, and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan details can be found here.

You Stay Anonymous……Criminals Don’t!!!!

Hey Greater Victoria

While we know that the pictures look like they were taken with a potato, we are hopeful some might recognize this suspect. 

Oak Bay Police are currently looking to identify this person, who is a suspect in a residential Break & Enter that took place in the 1600 block of Wilmot Road on March 28th, around 9:50am. 

The suspect entered the residence and stole a laptop valued at $1400.00 before leaving the area on foot. 

If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

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@saanichpolice  are currently trying to locate missing person Keilan HALL. The last positive sighting of him was on March 14th at about 6am, he was leaving a house near Cooper and Admirals Road.
Keilan is 23, 6ft tall, weighs 180lbs, has brown hair and blue-grey eyes. He has some distinctive tattoos, a black widow spider behind his left ear and a fresh $ sign on his left thumb.
 His family and friends are understandably worried as they have no idea where he is.
If you know anything about Keilan’s disappearance and are worried about speaking to the police we can help. We can submit your anonymous tip to the police, we will give you a voice to tell us on your terms what you know. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
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@Victoria Police Department  are asking for help in identifying the male pictured. He is the suspect in an assault case. The crime took place on February 12th at around 1.30am. The suspect attacked the victim at a house in the 900 block of Caledonia Avenue. The suspect had been sleeping on the porch of the property and when asked to leave by the resident he attacked them. After attacking them the suspect then tried to smash the door of the house with a large rock. The male suspect is described as, white, 5ft5” tall, slender build. He wore a tan-coloured jacket and jeans.
We know that the picture isn't the greatest but its all we have!
If you know who they are and wish to tell us anonymously you can. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
F/N 24-5045
Hey Greater Victoria
 
Saanich Police are urgently trying to determine the health and well-being of Kielan Hall. He was last seen at 6 am on March 14th, leaving a residence near Cooper Rd. and Admirals Rd. He was on foot and wearing a hoodie, long pants, and an Atlanta Braves hat. Kielan is 23 years old, and described as 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue-grey eyes. He also has several tattoos: a black widow spider with a web behind his left ear, a melting smiley face on the inside of his right forearm, a devil tattoo on his chest, and a newly tattooed dollar sign on his left thumb.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Kielan Hall and you want to remain anonymous, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Saanich Police File # 24-4628
Hey Greater Victoria

We are very eggs-cited to share these 'Wanted' individuals with you. 

If anybunny knows where they are hiding and you want to tell us anonymously please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

We can't eggs-press our thanks enough. 

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers.
Hey Greater Victoria

Saanich Police are looking to identify this suspect who entered a liquor store in the 3600 blk of UPTOWN BLVD and then left with out paying for the bottle they took off the shelf. 

If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a CASH reward.

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Dear Suspect... Or should we say, wanna be star baker?
Saanich Police would love to mix things up for you when they arrest you for the theft of the Kitchen Aid mixer you stole.
Are you hoping to "prove" your baking skills or will you "rise" to the occasion and hand yourself in?
Lets face it stealing when the CCTV cameras are so great is a half baked scheme!
Fabulous followers if you would like to earn yourself a crust, then tell us who our not so star baker is. If your tip is successful you could earn a cash reward.
You can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
F/N 24-2835
March is Fraud Prevention Month. Is it just us or does it seem like every time we turn around we’re receiving one of those 1-800- scam calls? How many times a day do we get an email that we REALLY need to dissect to make sure it’s legit? Or one of those texts from “the Government” or a Courier Service about the package you never ordered?
There are ways to protect yourself, but mostly it’s a case of not acting on auto-pilot. Don’t open attachments or click links in an unsolicited email or text that asks for your personal or financial details. Email addresses can be “spoofed” to make them look like they are legitimate. Hover over the link and you can see if the email address is legitimate or if it seems sketchy. If it does, take the time to contact the company directly to confirm they were the senders. If a link is provided for you to click to log in to one of your accounts, instead choose to go directly to the company website and log in separately.
The Government of Canada will never reach out to for a response by text or email, nor will they ever call you to collect money or request credit card or banking information. If you get a suspicious call, hang up and call 1-800-622-6232 1-800-0-Canada) to verify the validity of your call. You can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-8000-495-8501 to report any fraudulent activity you receive.
Also remember that legitimate companies will never ask to be paid in iTunes cards or bitcoins.
Closer to home, remember to follow the 9 PM Routine, where you make a conscious effort every night at 9:00 PM to check your home to make sure your car, doors and windows are locked up tight. Countless wallets and purses have been stolen by thieves taking advantage of unlocked vehicles. Once your ID is in their hands you could be the victim of identity theft.
For more information go to https://antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/.../fraud...
Dear suspect,
Scoot over here so we can let you know that @saanichpolice  are looking for you in relation to the theft of the scooter you are seen carrying.
The victim who you stole it from has now had their only independent means of transport taken from them As they were working hard in the grocery store on Vanalman Avenue, you were working hard at cutting the lock off the scooter and stealing it.
Fabulous followers if you know who our scooter stealer is or the lady who drove him away from the scene of the crime in a silver Jeep Cherokee then tell us. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.
F/N 24-1547
Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit are investigating a hit and run that happened between 5.45pm and 5.55pm on Monday 26th February in the parking lot of Maude Hunters Pub. The victims vehicle sustained considerable damage to its front end.
If you know anything about this or who caused the accident, tell us anonymously. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
F/N 24-3533