Saanich Police Department

Saanich police are investigating an assault on Santa Anita Avenue that happened at around 1 a.m. May 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Early morning assault in front of Saanich home sends man to hospital

Incident in Strawberry Vale neighbourhood doesn’t appear to be random, police say

Saanich police are investigating an assault on Santa Anita Avenue that happened at around 1 a.m. May 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police have closed Gorge Road West between Earl Grey Street and Donald Street following a crash at Gorge Road West and Millgrove Street. 
Travis Paterson/News Staff

Driver dies in Mother’s Day crash in Saanich

Police seeking information after single-vehicle crash claims 30-year-old man

Saanich Police have closed Gorge Road West between Earl Grey Street and Donald Street following a crash at Gorge Road West and Millgrove Street. 
Travis Paterson/News Staff
Art seized from a Greater Victoria art dealer accused of stockpiling pieces and cutting off communication with owners. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Tens of millions worth of art seized from Oak Bay dealer in fraud investigation

More than 1,000 pieces of art discovered in storage units in Saanich, Oak Bay, Langford

Art seized from a Greater Victoria art dealer accused of stockpiling pieces and cutting off communication with owners. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
From left, Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie, Brenda Freeman, Pulcherie Mboussi, Kristy Lowes and Mayor Fred Haynes cut the ribbon at the official opening of the community safety office at Uptown Shopping Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

New Saanich police branch opens with fanfare at Uptown

Space brings community and police together, says chief

From left, Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie, Brenda Freeman, Pulcherie Mboussi, Kristy Lowes and Mayor Fred Haynes cut the ribbon at the official opening of the community safety office at Uptown Shopping Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Second crime scene linked to violent 2017 Oak Bay attack

Police hoping new evidence will lead to a suspect

The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Oak Bay News file photo)
A woman was sexually assaulted while running on the Colquitz River Trail March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police looking for suspect in Colquitz River Trail sexual assault

Male suspect fled after jogger was grabbed from behind

A woman was sexually assaulted while running on the Colquitz River Trail March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police detectives confirmed that the man arrested by VicPD officers on Tuesday was the same person wanted in connection with two knifepoint robberies Monday in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect in 3 knifepoint robberies arrested at gunpoint Tuesday in Victoria

Police confirm man matches description of suspect in 2 Monday thefts in Saanich

Saanich police detectives confirmed that the man arrested by VicPD officers on Tuesday was the same person wanted in connection with two knifepoint robberies Monday in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are on scene at McKenzie Avenue and Arlene Place for a motorcycle crash March 29. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

UPDATE: Motorcyclist in serious condition following morning crash in Saanich

Motorcyclist collided with left-turning vehicle on McKenzie Avenue March 29

Saanich police are on scene at McKenzie Avenue and Arlene Place for a motorcycle crash March 29. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Members of the Saanich Police Department brave the cold waters off Gyro Beach on March 15 to show their support for Special Olympics B.C. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich police get bold and cold doing Polar Plunge at Gyro Beach

Frigid fundraiser sees law enforcement agencies raise cash for Special Olympics B.C.

Members of the Saanich Police Department brave the cold waters off Gyro Beach on March 15 to show their support for Special Olympics B.C. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating sudden death of infant at Saanich mall

Saanich Police Department called to Tillicum Mall at 2:30 p.m. March 10

The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department arrested a man in relation to a break-in at the BC Hydro district office in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after break-in at BC Hydro site in Saanich

54-year-old faces break and enter charge

The Saanich Police Department arrested a man in relation to a break-in at the BC Hydro district office in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Western red cedar trees at Frank Hobbs Elementary are being stripped of their bark. Saanich police are aiming to determine whether this is traditional Indigenous practice or vandalism. (Photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Cedar bark stripping at Saanich school could be Indigenous practice

Saanich police investigating; looking to rule out vandalism, keep students safe

Western red cedar trees at Frank Hobbs Elementary are being stripped of their bark. Saanich police are aiming to determine whether this is traditional Indigenous practice or vandalism. (Photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich Police Department and Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team take a man into custody on Vincent Avenue on Wednesday (March 3) afternoon. (Glen Butcher/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police arrest 2 after lengthy hostage-taking disrupts quiet Saanich neighbourhood

Neighbours of the Vincent street home were evacuated, reported two loud bangs during operation

Saanich Police Department and Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team take a man into custody on Vincent Avenue on Wednesday (March 3) afternoon. (Glen Butcher/News Staff)
Individuals suspected of stealing from a construction site in late January turned themselves into Saanich police on March 1. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

Construction site theft suspects turn themselves into Saanich police

Individuals released with upcoming court date, likely facing break and enter charges

Individuals suspected of stealing from a construction site in late January turned themselves into Saanich police on March 1. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
The Saanich Police Department’s cruiser design received top honours from a national magazine. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Saanich wins best-dressed police vehicle from national magazine

Clear graphics, colour, reflective accents, other safety features among reasons for first place

The Saanich Police Department’s cruiser design received top honours from a national magazine. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
A 12-foot aluminum boat found in the Gorge Waterway Feb. 12. (Courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police looking for owner of boat found in Gorge Waterway

The aluminum boat was found tied to a private dock

A 12-foot aluminum boat found in the Gorge Waterway Feb. 12. (Courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Special Olympian Sheena Morrison and Greater Victoria police officers Pat Briant, Lisa Bruschetta, Julie Chanin and Dan Gilano took dip off Willows Beach on Feb. 23, in anticipation and promotion for the CRD’s virtual Polar Plunge being held March 5 to 20. Proceeds to the CRD’s Polar Plunge go towards supporting special athletes. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Freeze! Cops and Special Olympian take a chilly dip off Willows Beach

Frigid dip promoted the Capital Regional District’s Polar Plunge in March

Special Olympian Sheena Morrison and Greater Victoria police officers Pat Briant, Lisa Bruschetta, Julie Chanin and Dan Gilano took dip off Willows Beach on Feb. 23, in anticipation and promotion for the CRD’s virtual Polar Plunge being held March 5 to 20. Proceeds to the CRD’s Polar Plunge go towards supporting special athletes. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man died in Saanich during a police interaction on Feb. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Death in Saanich spurs police watchdog investigation

Man found unresponsive later pronounced dead

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man died in Saanich during a police interaction on Feb. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
A camera captured an image of this suspect in relation to a Feb. 10 break and enter in the 4500-block of West Saanich Road. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Surveillance camera snaps suspect in Saanich 7-locker break-in

Police look to identify individual captured in images

A camera captured an image of this suspect in relation to a Feb. 10 break and enter in the 4500-block of West Saanich Road. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
Saanich police have located a 16-year-old missing tean. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: High-risk missing Saanich teen found safe

16-year-old missing from Friday night to Sunday afternoon

Saanich police have located a 16-year-old missing tean. (Black Press Media file photo)