Saanich Police Department

A vehicle similar to this red 2022 Hyundai Kona was stolen from Nanaimo recently, Saanich police say, and was used to flee the scene of a gas station armed robbery at Burnside and Harriet roads on Friday afternoon. (Hyundai Canada)
A vehicle similar to this red 2022 Hyundai Kona was stolen from Nanaimo recently, Saanich police say, and was used to flee the scene of a gas station armed robbery at Burnside and Harriet roads on Friday afternoon. (Hyundai Canada)
Saanich Police Department Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie (left) will take over from soon-to-retire Chief Const. Scott Green at the beginning of February, the police board announced on Dec. 2. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich Police Board promotes from within to find new chief constable

Deputy Chief Dean Duthie will take over from retiring Chief Scott Green as of Feb. 1

Saanich Police Department Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie (left) will take over from soon-to-retire Chief Const. Scott Green at the beginning of February, the police board announced on Dec. 2. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
CCTV captured an image of a blue Toyota Tacoma driving away from the scene of a collision in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Police looking for driver involved in Saanich collision

Motorist left the scene of collision between e-scooter, Toyota Tacoma

CCTV captured an image of a blue Toyota Tacoma driving away from the scene of a collision in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich Police Department officers seen in front of 3293 Douglas St. on Nov. 28. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department officers seen in front of 3293 Douglas St. on Nov. 28. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Chief Const. Scott Green (left), Const. Chelsea Cofield, Const. Chris Kaluza, Const. Adam Defrane, Const. Nick Marmaras, Deputy Chief Const. Gary Schenk, and Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie took part in a recognition ceremony for the Alexa’s Team program. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police recognized for commitment to keep impaired drivers off roads

Five Saanich traffic safety officers removed 108 impaired drivers in 2020

Chief Const. Scott Green (left), Const. Chelsea Cofield, Const. Chris Kaluza, Const. Adam Defrane, Const. Nick Marmaras, Deputy Chief Const. Gary Schenk, and Deputy Chief Const. Dean Duthie took part in a recognition ceremony for the Alexa’s Team program. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehichle incident at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehichle incident at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police Chief Const. Scott Green presented a report on the department’s 2022 provisional budget to council on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police seek an extra $1.45 million for 2022 budget

Department policing cost per capita among lowest for B.C. municipal police forces in 2019

Saanich police Chief Const. Scott Green presented a report on the department’s 2022 provisional budget to council on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Protesters with a banner stating ‘RCMP off the yintah’ (Wet’suwet’en territory) blocked a section of the Pat Bay Highway near Elk Lake for approximately two hours Sunday evening. (Charles Bodi/Twitter)
Protesters with a banner stating ‘RCMP off the yintah’ (Wet’suwet’en territory) blocked a section of the Pat Bay Highway near Elk Lake for approximately two hours Sunday evening. (Charles Bodi/Twitter)
Saanich police are seeking assistance in locating a man who approached a child in the Cordova Bay area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are seeking assistance in locating a man who approached a child in the Cordova Bay area. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Tuesday thata Maple Ridge woman was found safely. (The News files)

Missing Maple Ridge resident found safely

Beatrix Enzler was found “safe” on Tuesday, Nov. 16

The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Tuesday thata Maple Ridge woman was found safely. (The News files)
A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich cop retroactively fired for faking drug recognition expert recertifications

Police Complaints Commissioner report shows officer committed 16 counts of misconduct

A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is a civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog investigating after canine unit dog bites man during Saanich arrest

Integrated Canine Service assisted ERT with arrest after lengthy negotiation at Royal Oak home

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is a civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fireworks were launched into a crowd of partygoers at the University of Victoria during Halloween weekend gatherings that saw crowds of up to 1,000 young persons. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Police step up enforcement after fireworks discharged at University of Victoria partygoers

Halloween weekend parties saw crowds of up to 1,000 people on campus

Fireworks were launched into a crowd of partygoers at the University of Victoria during Halloween weekend gatherings that saw crowds of up to 1,000 young persons. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The Saanich Police Department recommends several safety tips this Halloween season. (Black Press Media file photo)

Spooktacular safety tips from the Saanich Police Department

Police encourage everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween

The Saanich Police Department recommends several safety tips this Halloween season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jean-Michel Cabanes, 70, was last seen in a rented motorhome in Saanich on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

UPDATE: Montreal man last seen in Saanich remains missing after rented motorhome found

Man last seen renting vehicle on Oct. 14 , failed to show up for his flight home

Jean-Michel Cabanes, 70, was last seen in a rented motorhome in Saanich on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police Const. Eric Misener is dedicated to creating a more inclusionary community in Saanich through the Safe Place program. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich police officer helping boost safety and inclusion for marginalized communities

Const. Eric Misener honoured for bringing Safe Place program to Saanich

Saanich police Const. Eric Misener is dedicated to creating a more inclusionary community in Saanich through the Safe Place program. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, the Bitcoin logo appears on the display screen of a cryptocurrency ATM at the Smoker's Choice store in Salem, N.H. China’s central bank on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

$1.4 million lost to cryptocurrency fraud in Saanich during last three months

Police warning residents about an increase in fraud reports

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, the Bitcoin logo appears on the display screen of a cryptocurrency ATM at the Smoker's Choice store in Salem, N.H. China’s central bank on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
The Saanich Police Department is reminding residents to plan ahead for a safe way home after drinking. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three impaired drivers caught behind the wheel in Saanich

One driver picked up after crash, two found during routine stop

The Saanich Police Department is reminding residents to plan ahead for a safe way home after drinking. (Black Press Media file photo)
More than $5,000 cash was found on a dangerous driver Oct. 10. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Dangerous driving report results in arrest by Saanich police

Driver found with more than $5,000 cash and suspected drugs

More than $5,000 cash was found on a dangerous driver Oct. 10. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Robert Gray, who was the subject of a wanted and missing report, has been found safe. (Courtesy of SPD)

UPDATE: Man with mental health warrant found safe, Saanich police say

Robert Gray was the subject of a missing and wanted report

Robert Gray, who was the subject of a wanted and missing report, has been found safe. (Courtesy of SPD)