Saanich Police Department

According to investigators, a red dye pack was activated by the suspect while fleeing the bank, it is likely the suspect has significant red dye on his hands, arms, face and clothing. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Images released following Wednesday afternoon TD Bank robbery

Suspect may have red dye on his hands, arms, face, clothing

According to investigators, a red dye pack was activated by the suspect while fleeing the bank, it is likely the suspect has significant red dye on his hands, arms, face and clothing. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Keith Lewis, CREST educator (left), Gord Horst, CREST general manager, Al Marston, project operations manager at CREST and Sgt. Julie Fast with the Saanich Police Department show off their new radios, which are synced to the digital P25 system. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

First responders using upgraded radio transmissions call it ‘night and day’

Agencies across the CRD are switching to a new digital system from CREST

Keith Lewis, CREST educator (left), Gord Horst, CREST general manager, Al Marston, project operations manager at CREST and Sgt. Julie Fast with the Saanich Police Department show off their new radios, which are synced to the digital P25 system. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Uniformed and plainclothes officers investigated the death of a man in the Gordon Head area Thursday. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Death in Gordon Head area deemed not suspicious by Saanich police

The man was found unresponsive near Arbutus Cove Lane

Uniformed and plainclothes officers investigated the death of a man in the Gordon Head area Thursday. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Uniformed and plain clothes officers continue to investigate the death of a man in the Gordon Head area (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Uniformed and plain clothes officers continue to investigate the death of a man in the Gordon Head area (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)

Police watchdog notified after cyclist dies in Highway 17 collision Sunday

A 24-year-old Victoria man died Sunday at the scene after being struck by a truck

Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)
Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich

Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich

The strange tale of a false stabbing, a police car chase and a rollover crash

Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich
Snake seen slithering in Saanich neighbourhood

Snake seen slithering in Saanich neighbourhood

Police describe the animal as ‘large, pale [and] yellow’ suggesting it might be exotic

Snake seen slithering in Saanich neighbourhood
The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The Saanich Police Department has received three reports of cougar sightings in three days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three cougar sightings in three days

Saanich Police warn the public to be vigilant

The Saanich Police Department has received three reports of cougar sightings in three days. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police were called after kids were found using syringes as darts in a local park on Monday, March 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police were called after kids were found using syringes as darts in a local park on Monday, March 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)
Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)

Man enters unlocked Saanich home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

Investigation ongoing after woman sexually assaulted in Gordon Head early Sunday morning

Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)
This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)

Saanich police arrest man after two failed carjacking attempts

Police credit witnesses for preventing a worse outcome

This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)
Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)

Saanich officer narrowly missed when motorist hit parked police car

Saanich Police reminding drivers to move over after woman collides with police car

Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)
The newly purchase armoured vehicle from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was used at the Pearkes Arena in Saanich when an aggravated person who claimed to have a gun called 911. (File photo)

Four potential bombs found in Greater Victoria in 2017

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was called to incidents involving explosives

The newly purchase armoured vehicle from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was used at the Pearkes Arena in Saanich when an aggravated person who claimed to have a gun called 911. (File photo)
Upgraded services at the new police dispatch call centre may result in the encryption of police dispatch calls, barring the public from hearing them. (Wikimedia Commons)

Emergency dispatch channels to be encrypted by 2020

A switch to digital channels offers more security for first responders, but less public information

Upgraded services at the new police dispatch call centre may result in the encryption of police dispatch calls, barring the public from hearing them. (Wikimedia Commons)
Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)

Court denies compensation to man with debilitating injuries from 2010 Saanich arrest

Judge found Saanich police used excessive force but dismissed case over not providing written notice

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Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)
Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)

Police pulled over speeder prior to collision involving double-decker bus

Authorities say the collision caused minimal damage with no reported injuries

Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
Sex workers face the possibility victimization when turning to police, Peers says. (File photo)

Victimization of sex workers by police ‘not irregular,’ Victoria advocacy group says

Peers Victoria Resource Society said less than five per cent of workers will report abuse to police

Sex workers face the possibility victimization when turning to police, Peers says. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Saanich police fired over corruption, relationship with sex worker was a constable

Saanich authorities remain silent over key details about officer

(Black Press file photo)