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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Attempted Robbery in Saanich
Saanich Police are investigating after a suspect attempted to rob a woman getting out of her vehicle, on Wednesday February 17, 2021, at approximately 6:40 a.m. The woman was parking her vehicle in a plaza in the 5300 block of Cordova Bay Road and as she was getting out, an unknown male pushed his way in and grabbed her handbag. A short struggle ensued at which point the suspect gave up his attempt at taking her bag and left the area on foot. No weapons were used, and the victim was not physically injured.
The suspect was not known to the victim and this attack appears to be random. The suspect is described as an adult Caucasian man, 5’9”, wearing a brown, winter-style tweed jacket and knitted black gloves. His face was covered at the time and was last seen heading southbound near Cordova Bay Road. He may have later left the area in a vehicle.
If you have any information about this crime, or possible dash cam/security camera footage Saanich Police ask that you get in touch with them by calling 250-475-4321.
If you wish to provide information anonymously, please click the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above or call 1-800-222-8477.
Stolen Wildlife Cams in Oak Bay
Camera thefts threaten innovative deer project
A series of thefts of vital research equipment in Oak Bay threatens the ground-breaking urban deer management project. Since early December, 13 specialized wildlife cameras out of the 39 associated with the project have been stolen from locations around the municipality. The cameras play an important role in the project that is aimed at managing the indigenous urban deer population in Oak Bay by collecting data that attests, over time, to the density, movement patterns, population size and habits of Oak Bay deer.
The three-year initiative, a partnership between the District of Oak Bay and the Greater Victoria-based Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS), is using an immunocontraceptive (IC) to trial the humane and effective reduction of the municipality’s indigenous Columbian black-tailed deer population. It is funded by Oak Bay and the Province of BC’s Provincial Urban Deer Cost-Share Program. The project is currently at the halfway mark.
The immunocontraception approach reduces the number of fawn births each year in a way that does not open up territory for new deer to move in and replace them the way population culls do. If successful, the project will make available a new community-based approach to urban deer management to communities throughout North America. The project is endorsed by the BC SPCA.
Preliminary results indicate that the application of IC to 60 does in the Fall of 2019 has significantly reduced the deer birth rate in Oak Bay in its first year. Data from the cameras is critical to proving, up to scientific research standards, the success of the project.
The 13 cameras, Bushnell Model 119876C [See photo below], are owned jointly by Oak Bay and the UWSS. The 13, stolen mainly from public property, are valued at a total of approximately $4,000. Nine were stolen in the first half of December and another four since then. The scale, breadth and timing of the thefts, along with the specific locations chosen, suggests a targeted campaign rather than a series of random acts.
Oak Bay Police are investigating. Residents who have observed individuals removing tree-mounted cameras from property or associated activity from early December to present, particularly on public property, or who may have security camera footage, are asked to contact OBPD at (250) 592-2424. Anyone who has come across the sale or donation of Bushnell wildlife cameras since December or in the future should also contact Oak Bay Police.
Chief scientist for the project is Dr. Jason Fisher, one of Canada’s leading wildlife ecologists. The project manager is Sandra Frey, MSc, an expert in evaluating the impacts of human-wildlife interactions. Project veterinarian is Dr. Adam Hering.
The UWSS is a non-profit society with the long-term goal of conflict reduction between humans and free-living urban animals through science-based and humane population management through research and education.
If you have any information about who stole the cameras and you want to tell us anonymously, click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above, or call 1-800-222-8477.
Saanich Police are investigating the theft of the mini excavator in the pictures. It was stolen from a work site on Obed Avenue on the night of the 21st January.
The Excavator is a yellow and black John Deere model 17D, it is 10 years old and has recently undergone some mechanical upgrades. The back hatch as pictured is absent and there are some rips to the seat.
The loss of machinery means the local company who own it are severely restricted with the work they can now carry out.
If you know where it is or who stole it and wish to remain anonymous then you can tell us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by clicking the submit tip button.
Attempted Vehicle Break-in Suspect
Saanich Police are looking to identify this male who on January 17th, illegally entered a secure underground garage of an apartment building in the 2900 block of Harriet Rd.
While in the parking garage, he attempted to enter numerous cars, but was unsuccessful and left the area.
If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477.
Police would like to remind everyone to remove all objects from view in your vehicle and to ensure all your doors are locked, even in a secure parking area.
Porch Pirate in Victoria
VicPD would like help in identifying the person shown in these photos.
They are the suspect in a case where parcels were stolen in 2 separate incidents from the front steps of a house in the 2800 block of Irma Street. The thefts occurred on December 23rd. Thankfully the parcels weren’t the home owners much-anticipated gifts, but nonetheless they were a needed items.
If you know who our Porch Pirate is, please call us 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Assault Downtown Victoria
Victoria Police Department are investigating an assault that took place on Sunday 15 November 2020 at about 7.30pm in the evening.
The victim was with friends in the 900 block of Pandora Street, he was minding his own business when he was approached by the suspect. After a brief conversation, the suspect stabbed the victim in the chest in what has been described as an unprovoked attack. The suspect left on foot towards Cook Street.
The victim sustained serious injuries but is recovering in hospital. The victim did not know the suspect and had never seen him before.
The suspect is described as; A white Male, aged 25-30, 5ft 10″ tall slim build. He had blonde/light brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a red hoodie with the hood up and white Nike shoes.
If you know who the suspect is, or recognize the photo attached, you can tell us completely anonymously. We will pass what you know on to the police. You will always remain anonymous and could earn a reward if your tip leads to solving this crime.
Call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by clicking the tip submit button.
Construction Site Mischief in West Shore
The West Shore RCMP is currently investigating a report of mischief to a construction site and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects.
The mischief took place on October 10th, 2020, at 2840 Peatt Rd in Langford. On this day at approximately 2:40 a.m. 3 male suspects are caught on camera jumping the fence and spray painting the concrete walls of the building.
- 3 male suspects, all appear to have light colored skin
- 2 suspects are wearing lighter colored hoodies
- 1 suspect is wearing dark colored hoodie
If you can identify any of the three male suspects in the photos and you want to remain anonymous please call us at 1-800-222-8477, or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
File # 2020-17837
Outer Gulf Island Break & Enter
The Outer Gulf Islands RCMP detachment is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying these 2 suspects who broke into a property on one of the smaller Gulf Islands.
The crime happened during the early morning of July 29th and again later in the evening of the same day, The two suspects broke into some out buildings on the property walking off with the owners belongings. The suspects then returned during the evening and entered the house, again taking more things.
The suspects were wearing some identifiable clothing.
- Black FORTNITE hoodie
- work boots
- Blue running shoes with white rubber toe
- Brown camo patterned pants
Based on the location of the island the suspects would have had to have travelled there by boat.
RCMP Corporal Chris Manseau reminds homeowners and neighbours, that they should always lock doors, secure windows, and never leave valuables at unattended residences.
Some of the items taken include; A Cobra brand Handheld Marine VHF Radio, Canon 18×50 Image Stabilized Binoculars, megaboom Bluetooth speakers, several Dewalt tools, 4 inflatable PFD’s among other things.
If you recognize these suspects or have information about this crime and you want to remain anonymous, please call 1-800-222-8477 , or please contact the Outer Gulf Islands RCMP detachment at 250-629-6171.
Break and Enter Suspects
Saanich police are asking for help in identifying this pair who are suspects in a bicycle theft. The Crime took place on October 6th at about 10.15pm. The bike was stolen from an apartment block in the 800 block of Vernon Avenue. The 2 males broke into the building and went to the underground parking lot where they cut the lock off of the bike pictured and stole it.
The bike is a Black Marin San Anselmo DS 3 a small frame hybrid bike with a value of about $400.
If you know who the men are and want to tell us anonymously or you know where the bike now is. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip on this website by clicking the tip submit button.
Mail Theft in Saanich
Saanich Police would like help in identifying the male in the picture, as he is a suspect in a case where mail was stolen from an apartment block in the 3200 Block of Quadra Street.
The theft took place in the early hours of August 21st. . Items stolen, included a Cat water drinking fountain along with personal mail.
If you know who this individual is, you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward if your tip solves the case.
Special Olympic Athlete has Scooter Stolen
VicPD are asking for your assistance as they work to recover a stolen scooter belonging to a BC Special Olympic athlete.
The scooter was stolen from outside Hillside Mall on September 21st around 4:00pm.
The scooter is described as a black, two-wheeled “FLJ” brand electric scooter, with off-road tires and a light on the front fender. The serial number on the scooter is FLJ-HBC0287 and is located on the battery. There are other identifying numbers written on the front tire.
The owner of the scooter is a 54-year-old man with a disability who depends on the scooter for transportation.
If you have any information about where this scooter is and you want to remain anonymous, please call us at 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip above by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button.
Theft of $2100.00 in tools
Central Saanich Police Service are looking for your help to ID this male who stole $2100.00 worth of tools from Slegg Building Materials.
- – White Male
- – 6’ tall
- – Grey/White hair and beard
- – 40-50 years old
- – White t-shirt with shorts
- – Dark hat
He was seen driving away in the white Dodge Dakota truck in the picture.
If you recognize the suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above
Assault & Robbery of Horse Carriage Opperator
VicPD are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who, robbed and assaulted a horse carriage operator.
The incident took place at 9:40pm at the intersection of Menzies and Belville on August 16th.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his mid-30s, with a long, full beard. The man was wearing a black and red ball cap, a dark coloured hoody and jeans. He was riding a light coloured road bike at the time of the incident. The staff member reported seeing the man riding his bicycle in the area before the attack. He was last seen riding his bike away from the scene eastbound on Belleville Street.
If you know who the suspect is and you want to remain anonymous, please call us at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a above, by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button.
Woman attacked at Cecelia Ravine Park
Victoria Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault that took place on Thursday the 6th of August at about 2pm.
The victim was a lady who was working in the community garden at Cecelia Ravine park when she noticed what appeared to be a lost black Labrador. She approached the dog and took some photos of it on her phone. As she did this she was suddenly assaulted from behind by a man. He pushed her to the ground and threw her phone into the ravine. He then went over to a tent that was nearby and packed it up quickly. He was accompanied by a female and the dog running off along Cecelia Road.
The man is described as white, in his early 20’s, about 5ft6”, slim build. He wore a football jersey with the number 44 on the back. He had a baseball cap on and shorts. The female was riding an orange bicycle and wore a halter style top. She had pink hair.
If you know who committed this crime and wish to remain anonymous, please call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit tip online here by clicking the tip submit button .
If you witnessed any part of this incident and are happy to talk to the police, please contact them.
Queenswood Drive Break & Enter
Saanich Police are looking to solve a Break & Enter that occurred sometime between June 25th-30th in the 2300 blk of Queenswood Drive.
The power was cut to the home and security system disabled, which allowed the suspects to roam the house without the risk of detection.
Stolen items were:
- Kuiu Backpack (Brown/Grey) : Approximate Retail Value: $450.00
- 10 Carat White Gold, 1 Carat Diamond Tennis Bracelet: $3,499.00
- AquaLung 1450T watch (Blue/Black): $680-$780
- Garmin Fenix 6 Pro GPS Watch (Black): $949.99
- Diamond Cluster Earrings: $1,623.99
- Tag Heuer Carrera SS Watch (Black): $5,133.93
If you have any information about this crime, or the whereabouts of the stolen property and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip at the top of the page by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button.
Unprovoked Attack in Saanich
Saanich Police are appealing for information and possible witnesses to an assault that happened at Cadboro beach on July 20th around 10:15pm.
The victim sat on the beach at the Telegraph Road end of the bay minding her own business when an unknown man punched her in the face. The male ran off and the victim called the police. The male is described as wearing a burgundy or brown sweater, blue jeans and runners. The incident happened very quickly. The victim sustained bruising to their face and were understandably shaken up.
If you saw the man running away from the crime or have seen him hanging around in the area, please call the police. If you wish to remain anonymous call us 1-800-22-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Boat & Generator Theft from Brentwood Bay
Central Saanich Police Service are looking for the man in the picture as he is the suspect in a case that happened early in the morning on July 14th.
At about 5.30am he stole an Osun 8ft inflatable, along with a 2000 watt Honda generator, from the marina in Brentwood bay.
The dinghy was later recovered from the beach at Mill Bay. The generator however was not there.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, wearing a grey baseball cap with a red bandana over his face, greyshorts and a plaid shirt. He has a red heart tattoo on his right calf.
The police are also appealing for any witnesses or CCTV that may have taken footage of the theft to come forward so they can piece together what exactly took place that morning.
If you know who our pirate is and want to tell us anonymously then call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
VicPD are hoping you can assist them in identifying this male who on June 17th, exposed himself to a woman in Beacon Hill Park. Luckily, there were good citizens that came to the woman’s aid and able to take these pictures of the suspect.
A similar incident was reported to police on May 9, In both incidents, the suspect left the area before officers were able to attend. None of the victims in these incidents were physically injured.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, between 40 to 50 years-old with a white, stubble-length beard. He was wearing white shoes, grey pants, a dark jacket and a dark hat. See the images of the suspect below.
If you know who this suspect is and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip on this site, by clicking ‘Submit A Tip’ above.
20-18979 & 20-24299
Central Saanich Car Vandalism
Central Saanich Police Service are investigating a case where a male smashed the windows on a car.
It took place on 15 June at about 2.45pm. An older model BMW was parked at a residential address on Veyness Avenue when a male went to the car and began smashing the windows with a club or hammer. The male was riding a white dual sport or dirt bike it had no license plate on it. He was wearing a full-face helmet. After smashing the windows, he left on the bike travelling along Veyness Road and then East along Stelly’s Crossroads.
If you witnessed this incident or have dash-cam footage of it or the rider, or if you know who the male is, you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www. victoriacrimestoppers.ca
If your tip is successful you could earn a cash reward.
Vehicle Arson in Saanich
In the early morning hours on June 6, 2020, the Saanich Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 600 blk Ridgebank Crescent. The vehicle was completely destroyed and the fire has since been confirmed to have been deliberately set. Police are seeking the public`s assistance for any information that could assist investigators in identifying the person/s responsible for the arson.
If you have any information about this arson, or who started it and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip here by clicking ‘Submit a Tip’
Thank You to our Sponsors
The Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and Coordinators, would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, who help make our program extremely successful. Without the assistance of community supporters like you, we would not be able to assist making Greater Victoria safer for all to live.
• Clay & Company: Lawyers and Mediators
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• Black Press
• Camosun College
• Target Self Storage
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Sooke High School B&E
Sooke RCMP are asking for your help in identifying the suspect in these pictures. They are responsible for a break in at a Sooke High School where they pulled the schools ATM out the wall and dragged it through the school before breaking it open. They gained entry through a window and then left via a door they had managed to open. The break in took place on 17th March.
If you recognize the person in the pictures then you can leave us an anonymous tip, call 1-800 222-8477 or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca. Your tip if successful could earn you a cash reward.
Knife Attack in Victoria
Victoria Police are asking for public assistance in attempts to identify three males who assaulted an individual in Topaz Park.
On April 29th, 2020 at approximately 2130 hours a young male and his girlfriend were sitting on a park bench behind Topaz Park, when the young male was assaulted with a knife causing a significant laceration to the males upper abdomen.
One of the males is described as being in his mid 20’s, Caucasian with dark hair. The male stood about six feet tall, with a slender build. The male was wearing brand new Nike Shox runners.
If you have any information about this crime and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit your information online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Sooke High School B&E
Sooke RCMP need your help in identifying 2 individuals who broke into Edward Milne Secondary School on March 9th, 2020. The suspects stole electronics, keys and a small amount of money.
If you recognize either of these suspects and you want to tell us who they are anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip on this page, by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button.
As our isolation time continues, we realise that there are vulnerable people within our community that may need help.
We are still here to take anonymous tips about domestic abuse and issues where a person’s safety is in jeopardy.
We have reached out to our community partners and they provided us a list of all the support services that are currently functioning in the Greater Victoria area. The list is split into categories of care and explains the way an organisation is conducting their work.
If you need help, please use these resources to assist. If you know of any crime that is taking place, including domestic abuse and you want to tell us anonymously, please call us 1-800-222-8477.
Click picture below for you list of Community Resources:
Saanich Subway Robberies
Saanich Police are asking for help in identifying the individual in the pictures. He is a suspect in 2 robberies that occurred at the same Subway Restaurant in the 1600 block of Mckenzie Avenue.
The robberies took place on February 26th and March 8th, where the suspect entered the store and produced a knife. After getting the money he left on foot and made his escape.
He is described as medium height, slight build, in his late teens to early 20’s. On both occasions, he wore a black hoody with the word “Staff” on the back, black pants and tan brown construction type boots with a black toe cap. His face was concealed with a blue and purple bandanna.
If you know who he is and wish to remain anonymous then call us at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Your tip could earn you a cash reward.
West Shore Bank Robbery
File # 2020-5260
The West Shore RCMP is currently investigating a Robbery that took place on April 2nd at approximately 2:15 p.m. at Scotia bank located at unit 116-3004 Merchant Way in Langford.
Investigators learned that a male suspect entered the bank brandishing a firearm and demanded money from the teller. The suspect collected an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank running up Kelly Rd toward Jenkins Ave.
West Shore RCMP Frontline officers along with the Serious Crimes Unit and Police Dog Service were on scene within minutes, however the suspect remains at large. No one was injured in this crime and a firearm was recovered by police.
- Police are looking for a male suspect who is described as:
-male with light colored skin
-approximately 5’5 tall
-wearing all black toque, tee shirt with white graphics on the front, pants and sunglasses as well as black shoes with white soles
-suspect was also carrying an olive and black colored back pack and wearing a blue surgical mask
- If you have any information regarding this robbery and you want to tell us anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit at tip by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above.
Victoria Police would like help in recovering the bicycle in the picture. It was stolen from a young boy overnight on 11 March.
He and his Mom had done the right thing by locking it up securely in their back yard. The thief entered the yard and cut the lock. The theft took place in the 600 block of Constance Avenue.
The bike was his pride and joy and a much-loved birthday gift. He is heartbroken it was stolen. The bike is described as; A “Rocky Mountain,” Mountain Bike grey/silver with red and black stripes.
If you know who stole this or where the bike is and wish to remain anonymous call us Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Stolen BC Children’s Hospital Donations
At the end of January, the male in the pictures entered a Saanich grocery store and stole the BC Children’s Hospital fund raising jug. He cut the security rope that was securing it down, picked it up and left the store. It is believed he got into a Toyota Prius or similar vehicle. It is estimated there was around $500 in change donated by the public for this worthwhile cause.
The suspect was wearing a red baseball cap, red undershirt, grey and black zip up jacket, red pants with black and grey shoes.
If you recognize him and wish to remain anonymous call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Laptop stolen from Camosun College
Saanich Police need your help in identifying this male, who on February 25th stole a MacBook Pro from a locker at Camosun College. He is described as 30-45 years of age, wearing a black hat, dark shoes and a dark hoodie. He had a red backpack with a Canadian flag in the bottom left corner.
If you recognizer this suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca