If you have any information about these crimes, or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a Web Tip . You do not have to give your name. You do not have to testify in court and you will remain anonymous. CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $2,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest and charge, or seizure of drugs or property.
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Serious Assault in Central Saanich
Nearly a year on, Central Saanich Police Service is still investigating this assault and are asking for help in solving it.
On June 10, 2022, at approximately 11:00 am during the lunch hour in the parking lot at Stelly’s High School five masked individuals armed with weapons approached three students. One of the students was attacked by these people with a mallet, knife, and baseball bat.
Police are asking for assistance from the public with any information regarding the persons involved in the attack and the black 2013 BMW 335I 4dr car in the photo that fled the scene with the assailants.
(The images have been taken from a video of the assault). To view the video, please visit our Facebook page here.
You can also tell us anonymously what you know, we will send it to the Police on your behalf and nobody will know you spoke out.
Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button.
Victoria Police Department are asking for help in tracking down the brass Buddhist statues in the picture. They were stolen in a Break & Enter that happened on April 10th at about 4:30am. The thieves broke into a religious centre in the 900 block of Blanshard Street. As you can see, they are highly unusual and worth several thousands of dollars.
If you know where they are or who stole them, you can tell us anonymously.
Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button at the top of the page.
Fraud Suspect sought in Saanich
Saanich Police are looking to identify this fraud suspect, who is responsible for using a stolen debit card at multiple locations.
If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit by clicking here.
Remember, if your tip leads to an arrest, recovery of stolen property and/or drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Arson in Saanich
Saanich Police are investigating an arson that took place at approximately 1.30am on Sunday April 2nd. A car was set alight in the 3400 block of Bethune Avenue. The car was parked outside the owners house and a witness upon hearing a loud bang looked out and saw the car on fire. It was a white 2013 Lincoln MKS.
2 possible suspects were seen standing beside the car and then running away once it was alight. They are described as, a male, about 6ft tall, lanky build wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. The second was a male, about 6ft, lanky build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
A gas can was left at the scene which is being forensically examined. Thankfully nobody was injured but the car was destroyed.
If you know who carried out this arson or you witnessed it, please tell us anonymously. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by clicking the tip submit button at the top of the page.
Your anonymity is 100% guaranteed and you know that by speaking out you have done the right thing for your community. (F/N 23-5888)
Power Tool Theft in Saanich
Saanich Police is looking to ID these 2 suspects who are responsible for the theft of approximately $1000.00 in power tools from a store in the 3100 block of Tillicum Road.
If you recognize either of them and you want to tell us their name(s) anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit by clicking here.
Fraud Awareness Month
March is Fraud Awareness 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 us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking here.
$30,000 in damage caused to vehicles.
Dear Suspect or Suspects…….
The owners of the 7 vehicles you spray painted on the evening of Tuesday March 7th would like to know when you are going to turn yourself into Saanich Police and explain what made you carry out such an expensive crime.
As you went on your paint rampage through the Royal Oak Avenue neighborhood what were you hoping to achieve?
How about we paint a little picture for you? Attend the Saanich Police Department and clear your conscience, it will be easier in the long run not having to worry that somebody will do the right thing and speak out.
In the event our wannabe artists don’t take us up on our advice, you can tell us anonymously who did this $30,000 worth of damage. You do not need to worry as we will keep you 100%anonymous. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking here .
$14,000.00 Fraud Suspect in Saanich
Saanich Police would like to identify the person shown in the pictures, as they are a suspect in a fraud file that happened in November 2022.
The person was responsible for fraudulently accessing the victims bank account and withdrew a total of $14,000.00.
The victim had responded to a fake text message purporting to be ICBC. The victim sent their bank details to the fraudster, who then was able to gain access to the victim’s accounts and steal the money.
Remember, NEVER send any banking or personal details to unsolicited text messages or emails.
If you know who the suspect is and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip here.
Theft & Fraud in Central Saanich
Central Saanich Police Service would like to identify the person in the pictures, as they are the suspect in a theft and fraud case.
The victim’s wallet was stolen from their workplace on West Saanich Road on February 18th at around 12.30pm. Along with the wallet, the suspect also stole lottery tickets and bus passes from the same location.
A credit card from the wallet was used at a gas station a few hours later and it was determined that the same person was involved in both crimes.
If you recognize this suspect and you wish to remain anonymous, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the Submit a Tip button.
File CS 23-516
Assault with a Weapon in Saanich
Saanich Police is looking to ID the driver of the vehicle in the pictures. The driver is a suspect in where a victim was assaulted with a weapon in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 1500 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road. Police have not been able to identify the suspect, nor the vehicle involved and are asking for your assistance.
If you recognize the car and/or the suspect driver and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or click here to submit a tip online.
Chairs stolen from local mall
VicPD would like to identify the pair of chair thieves in the pictures. They are responsible for stealing chairs, valued at $5000.00 from a local mall.
The female is described as white, about 5’6” slim build, with long straight black hair, she wore a white puffy coat, black shirt, black leggings and carried a pink and grey shoulder bag.
The male was white about 6′ tall, he wore a black toque, black puffy vest with a black and grey plaid shirt.
If you recognize either suspect, or know where the chairs are now lounging, you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip here.
Theft of Energy
Electricity and natural gas theft are major safety concerns for the general public and our employees and increase customer costs.
We’re putting energy thieves on notice in collaboration with BC Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers shares anonymous information related to energy theft directly with FortisBC investigators. This can help you protect your neighbourhood and gives us greater access to more timely information, so we can better identify and investigate possible instances of energy theft.
Protect yourself, your property and your neighbours
Energy theft generally involves finding ways to consume energy while bypassing a meter, so that it can’t be accurately measured, recorded or paid for. Energy theft can damage equipment and cause power outages and safety risks.
If you suspect energy theft, report it to FortisBC at 1-866-550-5444 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave a secure tip online.
Why stealing natural gas and electricity is a problem
The cost of stealing electricity and natural gas is paid for by all customers.
Many, but not all, incidents of gas and electricity theft are related to illegal operations and are difficult to detect. What is usually reported to Crime Stoppers are probable indicators of criminal activity or drug labs.
Dangers of energy theft
Tampering with meters or installing bypasses are major dangers to the public and our employees:
- Illegal connections to the gas or electricity system are never safe, as they haven’t been installed by qualified professionals.
- In emergency situations such as fires, power lines or gas lines that have been compromised by theft may stay on even when emergency responders think they’ve been shut off.
- FortisBC employees who work on the electricity and natural gas system are at risk of injury from meter tampering and energy theft.
VicPD is looking to ID this suspect who could be called a ‘Porch Pirate’, given they stole a parcel off someone’s porch in the 900 block of Convent Place.
We want to remind the public that you should remove your mail as quickly as you can to avoid being a victim of ‘porch pirate’ theft.
If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit by clicking ‘Submit A Tip’ .
Theft of Mobilty Scooter
VicPD are looking to identify this suspect who on December 13th, stole a mobility scooter from a business in the 3000 block of Nanaimo Street. The suspect is described as an elderly Indigenous female.
If you recognize her and you want to tell us her name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the tip submit button.
Theft of Suitcase
Sidney-North Saanich RCMP would like to speak to the person pictured. They are suspected of stealing a red soft sided suitcase from the route 70 bus on Sunday November 20th. The theft took place at about 1.25pm.
The victim put her cases on the bus and stored them in the row behind her. When she went to change buses so she could get to the airport she discovered the red suitcase had been taken. Thankfully she still had her personal documents, so could get her flight but returned home to Ontario without the rest of her belongings.
If you recognise the suspect tell us anonymously who they are by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the submit a tip button above.
Damage caused to car
Saanich Police would like help to identify the person in the pictures, who on September 13th caused damage to a vehicle in a parking lot in the 4400 block of Interurban Road. After committing the damage, the suspect left in the vehicle pictured.
Despite extensive enquiries Police have been unable to establish who the suspect is.
If you recognize the person and would like to tell us anonymously then call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip here by clicking ‘Submit A Tip’ button at the top of the page.
Bad Guy with a Bike Lock
Victoria Police is looking to identify this suspect, who on November 18th, threatened staff of a local business in the 700 block of Government St.
The suspect was being escorted out of the premises when he threatened staff with a bike lock. Unfortunately, the suspect left the area and Police were unable to locate him after a thorough search of the area.
If you know who this suspect is and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Bear Spray Attack on Cab Driver
Break and Enter at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.
Oak Bay Police would like to identify the person in the picture. They are the suspect in a Break and Enter file from October 11th, where they broke into the changing room at the Oak Bay Rec Centre and stole wallet and keys from a locker. The victim’s truck was then broken into, and cash stolen from it. The cards in the wallet were fraudulently used after the theft.
If you recognize them, you can tell us anonymously call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button at the top of the page.
You will always remain anonymous, but the criminal won’t!
Break and Enter
Saanich Police are investigating a break and enter to a secure underground parking garage. The crime took place in the 3700 block of Quadra Street on August 27th at around 2am. The suspects tried to disguise themselves wearing wigs, but their images were captured on the buildings CCTV. We are asking for help in identifying the pair. They stole a bicycle, bike helmet and other items that were in the garage.
If you know who the pair are and want to remain anonymous, please call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the tip submit button.
Your identity will never be revealed but the criminals will!
Fraudulent Debit/Credit Card Purchases
Saanich Police are looking to identify these suspects who are accused of using stolen credit/debit cards to make multiple fraudulent purchases at 4 different locations in the early morning hours of September 14th. The suspect descriptions and their vehicle description is below.
Suspect #1 description:
– Black Hoodie with a white outline of a dear head and antlers on the front
– Grey pants
– heavy set
– Short, dirty blonde hair receding from the front
Suspect #2 description:
– Black shorts
– Black shoes with white soles
– Newer looking truck (possibly a Chevrolet Silverado)
– 4 doors
– LED headlights
– Truck hitch
– Silver and Black rims
– possibly with a folded tonneau cover
If you recognize either suspect or the truck and you wish to remain anonymous, please click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above or please call 1-800-222-8477.
Theft of Sculptures in Sidney
Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP are asking for help in identifying the person in the pictures. They are responsible for stealing 2 sculptures (1 pictured) from a gallery in the 2500 block of Beacon Avenue in Sidney. The theft occurred in the morning of 31 August 2022. The suspect selected the items and placed them in their bag before leaving the business. The owner described them as a white male about 5ft9” tall, about 55 years old and 155lbs. They wore a blue and green camo hat.
If you know who he is or know where the missing artwork is, you can tell us anonymously, call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Drug Store Thief in Saanich
Saanich Police are looking to identify the suspect in the photos after they committed a theft of approximately $300.00 worth of items from a pharmacy in the 700 block of Royal Oak Drive. The crime took place on July 18th around 7:15pm, where the suspect took various items off the shelf and put them in a paper bag and left without paying.
If you know who he is and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above or call 1-800-222-8477.
Mischief Suspects in Victoria
VicPD are looking to identify these individuals who on July 31st spray painted graffiti on the side of a building in the 400 block of Catherine Street. Police have been unable to ID them through other investigative means and are asking for your help.
Two of the suspects climbed atop a bus shelter to tag the building, while another can be seen keeping watch.
If you recognize any of these suspects and you want to tell us their names anonymously by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above, or please call 1-800-222-8477.
If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $2000.00.
Shoplifting & Fraud Investigation
The West Shore RCMP is seeking public assistance in identifying a woman believed to be involved in a shoplifting and fraud investigation.
On June 29, 2022, the West Shore RCMP received a report of a shoplifter at a business in the 800 block of Langford Parkway. The woman allegedly tried to leave the store with unpaid merchandise and fled before police arrived on scene.
Investigators spoke with a witness at the business who said prior to the alleged theft, the woman made a transaction where it is believed she used fraudulent identification.
If you know who she is and would like to tell us anonymously then you can. You will not have to appear in court, the suspect will never know you have spoken up, and you could earn a cash reward.
Call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Illegal fishing affects us all!
Overfishing depletes our precious seafood stocks creating a financial and ecological impact on the entire community.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, wants to let you know that you can anonymously tell us about anyone conducting illegal fishing activities. We will make sure your tip is passed along to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for investigation.
See link below from the Government of Canada:
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing – International Fisheries (dfo-mpo.gc.ca)
Are you able to fill in the blank by reporting somebody overfishing anonymously? If so, please call 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip button above.
You will always remain anonymous, and you could earn a CASH reward of up to $2000.
As summer progresses and the heat of the summer increases, so does the likelihood of wildfires.
Please do not discard cigarette butts out of your vehicle window and ensure that you extinguish any open fires or flames appropriately.
Let’s keep our beautiful Island safe and fire free.
If you see a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in BC, please call The BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell phone.
If you know anyone deliberately starting fires and you want to tell someone anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Multiple B&E’s at Saanich Mall
Saanich Police would like help in identifying the 2 people in the pictures. They are suspects in a break and enter at Tillicum Mall on 30 June 2022. Once inside the mall they stole some cell phones from a store in there. They are also suspected of breaking into the mall on a further occasion.
If you know who they are you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above.
F/N 22-12361, 22-13093
File Number: 2022-1635
On Friday, June 10th, 2022 at approximately 11:20am a Stelly’s High School student was assaulted on school grounds. The student who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to hospital and released.
The assailants are believed to be associated to the sedan in these photos. The car is described as a newer model black BMW, with large shiny rims and tinted rear windows, at the time it had no front plate.
Police are looking for any information related to this vehicle. To speak directly to the Police investigators call 250-652-444
To remain anonymous you can call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by clicking the tip submit button.
Victoria Police Department are currently investigating a series of arsons that have happened within the month of June.
It began on June 17th with a small fire being reported having been lit outside a building on Menzies Street. As the fire department attended, they were alerted to a far bigger fire in a carport further up the street, that destroyed 6 cars and caused significant damage to the building.
On June 24th more fires occurred, just after 2am, in Balmoral Road a small fire had been lit by a hedge at the rear of a building complex. A garbage can was then set on fire on the 500 block of Yates street at about 3.55am.
If you witnessed these fires being lit or think you know who carried them out please call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the tip submit button.