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A police marine patrol boat heads toward a collection of vessels in Cadboro Bay as part of theft-prevention surveillance actions in the area. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Marine thefts prompt Saanich, Oak Bay police to keep close watch on Cadboro Bay

Local police join RCMP in monitoring nighttime activities in marine community

 

Saanich police are looking for this suspect after laptops were stolen from a Saanich business. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Identity of suspect sought after laptops stolen in Saanich

Computers stolen from business on Inverness Road

 

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of June 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

 

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)

Diligent man allegedly spent half-hour trying to pry open Island business with screwdriver

Security cameras capture unsuccessful attempt at Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)
Port Alberni bookkeeper Dawn Olson is facing three concurrent conditional sentences of nine months after stealing from three Ucluelet businesses. She was sentenced in Ucluelet provincial court on June 6, 2022. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca photo)

Vancouver Island bookkeeper sentenced to 9 months house arrest for defrauding three Ucluelet businesses

From 2018 to 2020, Dawn Olson cut herself 67 extra cheques in the $500 to $900 range

Port Alberni bookkeeper Dawn Olson is facing three concurrent conditional sentences of nine months after stealing from three Ucluelet businesses. She was sentenced in Ucluelet provincial court on June 6, 2022. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca photo)
Simon James Baker has been charged with second-degree murder in a homicide that claimed the life of a Victoria woman Monday, June 20. (Photo submitted)

Homicide suspect and victim named as Nanaimo RCMP investigate case

Police want to speak with anyone who knew why the victim, who was from Victoria, was in Nanaimo

Simon James Baker has been charged with second-degree murder in a homicide that claimed the life of a Victoria woman Monday, June 20. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 300 block of Eighth Street in south Nanaimo. Police responded to a “violent altercation” and found a woman deceased. (Chris Bush/News Bulleltin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating homicide in city’s south end

Woman found dead, man arrested Monday, June 20, on Eighth Street

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 300 block of Eighth Street in south Nanaimo. Police responded to a “violent altercation” and found a woman deceased. (Chris Bush/News Bulleltin)
A sawed-off .22-calibre rifle and a sawed-off shotgun were seized by police from suspects in two separate incidents in Nanaimo on Tuesday, June 15. (Photos submitted)
A sawed-off .22-calibre rifle and a sawed-off shotgun were seized by police from suspects in two separate incidents in Nanaimo on Tuesday, June 15. (Photos submitted)
ERT members from Prince George bring in a drone to assess the scene inside a building in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tense moments as heavily armed RCMP remove 3 armed robbery suspects in Williams Lake

Williams Lake RCMP had assistance from the PG RCMP Emergency Response Team

ERT members from Prince George bring in a drone to assess the scene inside a building in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 17-year-old as she was walking on Fifth Street on Friday, June 10. (Photo submitted)

Man exposes himself to 17-year-old girl in Nanaimo

Incident happened in university district on June 10, RCMP now asking for any tips to help with case

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 17-year-old as she was walking on Fifth Street on Friday, June 10. (Photo submitted)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of June 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

B.C. money laundering report calls for new law enforcement unit, provincial office

Commissioner estimates billions laundered in B.C. every year

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Ex-B.C. sheriff turned Kootenay security company owner charged with sexual assault of a minor

William Trowell, owner of Selkirk Security Systems, was arrested on June 8

A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)
A suspect in Nanaimo allegedly brandished this replica handgun during a break-in before ramming an RCMP vehicle head-on last week. (Photo submitted)

Man brandishes replica gun in alleged break-in, crashes head-on into Nanaimo RCMP vehicle

Suspect was prohibited from driving and had arrest warrants from Sidney and Saanich

A suspect in Nanaimo allegedly brandished this replica handgun during a break-in before ramming an RCMP vehicle head-on last week. (Photo submitted)
Three youths broke into the Mex Liquor Store at 1 a.m. Saturday morning, and stole merchandise. Earlier in the evening, the same trio shoplifted a case of beer, then returned and stabbed a person who denied them re-entry into the store. Photo by Terry Farrell

Three youths arrested after stabbing incident at Vancouver Island liquor store

Victim hospitalized after confronting shoplifters

Three youths broke into the Mex Liquor Store at 1 a.m. Saturday morning, and stole merchandise. Earlier in the evening, the same trio shoplifted a case of beer, then returned and stabbed a person who denied them re-entry into the store. Photo by Terry Farrell
A distinctive-looking yellow wheelbarrow and blue shovel was left behind by thieves. (Contributed - Brian Holowaychuk)

Thieves target Ukrainian refugee centre in East Sooke

Owner offers $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest

A distinctive-looking yellow wheelbarrow and blue shovel was left behind by thieves. (Contributed - Brian Holowaychuk)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford was sentenced for child porn offenses on June 9, 2022.

20 months in prison for B.C. vice-principal convicted of child porn offences

Judge orders Mike Haire to submit DNA, places him on registered sex offender list for life

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford was sentenced for child porn offenses on June 9, 2022.
Anyone who has been the victim of a scam should contact police. People who haven’t been a victim but want to report a scam can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (<a href="http://www.antifraudcentre.ca" target="_blank">antifraudcentre.ca</a>) at 1-888-495-8501. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fraudsters score information, $27,000 from 3 Oak Bay targets

A fraudster scored key information from an Oak Bay residence by pretending…

Anyone who has been the victim of a scam should contact police. People who haven’t been a victim but want to report a scam can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (<a href="http://www.antifraudcentre.ca" target="_blank">antifraudcentre.ca</a>) at 1-888-495-8501. (Black Press Media file photo)
Trina Hunt. (IHIT handout photo)

Man arrested in connection to 2021 homicide of Port Moody woman Trina Hunt

Hunt, who was 48 years old at the time of her disappearance, was last seen on Jan. 18, 2021

Trina Hunt. (IHIT handout photo)
RCMP, Firefighters and B.C. Ambulance paramedics prepare to leave the scene after an injured man was placed in an ambulance following an alleged assault in Caledonia Park in Nanaimo on Friday, June 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Man taken to hospital after reportedly being beaten with a stick at Nanaimo park

Suspect arrested shortly after argument at Caledonia Park on Friday, June 3

RCMP, Firefighters and B.C. Ambulance paramedics prepare to leave the scene after an injured man was placed in an ambulance following an alleged assault in Caledonia Park in Nanaimo on Friday, June 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)