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Members of the Victoria Police Department, some of whom are shown here observing a moment of silence for victims of a mass shooting in Nova Scotia, experience stress and potential trauma more than most other workers, says Chief Const. Del Manak. While the number of shifts lost at VicPD are soaring, he sees it as a sign people are taking their own health and wellness seriously. (Black Press Media file photo)

Skyrocketing number of lost shifts at Victoria police has a positive side, chief says

Chief Const. Del Manak says officers, staff being more proactive looking after their mental health

 

Victoria police say the number of business break and enters in the city has been rising for the last four months. (Twitter/VicPD)

Business break and enters on the rise in Victoria

Sophisticated techniques used to defeat alarm systems, police say

 

Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bastion Square attack leaves victim with life-altering injuries

Victoria police looking for witnesses, information

 

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Sophisticated glass-removal crime returns to downtown Victoria

Several businesses on Fort Street targeted overnight, say police

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Police are asking for information after an $11,000 custom mountain bike was stolen from a yard on Saturday. (Courtesy of VicPD)

$11,000 custom bike stolen from Victoria backyard

Police seeking information from public

Police are asking for information after an $11,000 custom mountain bike was stolen from a yard on Saturday. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Insp. Michael Brown officially takes over as officer in charge of the Victoria Police Department’s Esquimalt division at the end of January 2021. He replaces Insp. Keith Lindner, who is retiring after a 35-year policing career, 31 years of which was spent with VicPD. (Courtesy VicPD)

Homegrown officer to lead Esquimalt division for VicPD

Insp. Michael Brown takes over from retiring Insp. Keith Lindner on Jan. 31

  • Jan 2, 2021
Insp. Michael Brown officially takes over as officer in charge of the Victoria Police Department’s Esquimalt division at the end of January 2021. He replaces Insp. Keith Lindner, who is retiring after a 35-year policing career, 31 years of which was spent with VicPD. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police were working to locate Shannon McGhee, 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATED: Missing 20-year-old woman located safe

Shannon McGhee was the subject of a high-risk missing person alert Dec. 26

Victoria police were working to locate Shannon McGhee, 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are investigating after a suspicious device was found on the ground in James Bay. (Courtesy of VIcPD)

Suspicious device found in James Bay deemed safe: Victoria police

Police investigated after pipe found in grass on Christmas Day

Victoria police are investigating after a suspicious device was found on the ground in James Bay. (Courtesy of VIcPD)
Victoria police seized several replica firearms and arrested two men after responding to a shots fired call. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Two arrested after reports of pistols fired into water at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Police seize replica guns, carbon fire knuckles and bear spray

Victoria police seized several replica firearms and arrested two men after responding to a shots fired call. (Courtesy of VicPD)
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Police look for witnesses to Victoria hit and run

Pedestrian struck crossing Hillside Avenue

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Victoria police say 15-year-old Alejandro Leiton-Morales was last seen Dec. 15. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police searching for missing 15-year-old boy

Alejandro ‘Hal’ Leiton-Morales last seen Dec. 15

Victoria police say 15-year-old Alejandro Leiton-Morales was last seen Dec. 15. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are looking for missing woman Crystal Ross, 38. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Missing woman located safe: Victoria police

Missing person alert had been issued for Crystal Ross, 38, last seen Dec. 8

Victoria police are looking for missing woman Crystal Ross, 38. (Courtesy of VicPD)
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Victoria police seek witnesses after ‘aggressive’ man chases woman

The man is described as 35 to 45, Caucasian, about 5’10” with a medium build and wearing all black

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Victoria police seized $5,000 in cash, a loaded .22 calibre pistol and drugs after stopping a man in possession of a stolen bicycle early Monday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize cash, drugs and loaded gun after spotting man with stolen bike

More than $5,000 in cash seized from man stopped Monday morning

Victoria police seized $5,000 in cash, a loaded .22 calibre pistol and drugs after stopping a man in possession of a stolen bicycle early Monday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

Police warn Victoria business owners after two ‘smash and grabs’

Don’t keep cash in registers overnight, turn alarms on: VicPD

Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking for 30-year-old Joshua Mason, who was last seen by police Oct. 19. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Missing 30-year-old man located safe

Alert had been issued for Joshua Mason Wednesday morning

Victoria police are looking for 30-year-old Joshua Mason, who was last seen by police Oct. 19. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are looking for a man who was the vicim of a hate crime on a BC Transit bus Nov. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek victim of racially charged hate crime on Victoria bus

Police have suspect and witness but say they need victim to move forward

Victoria police are looking for a man who was the vicim of a hate crime on a BC Transit bus Nov. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking for the man who threw a rock at a car on Sunday. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police looking for suspect after rock thrown at car

Suspect is described as a slim blond man in his 20s

Victoria police are looking for the man who threw a rock at a car on Sunday. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police seized a loaded handgun, drugs and cash after a call to multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 700-block of Queens Avenue on Dec. 4. (VicPD handout)

Victoria police turn up drugs, cash during weapons call

Police searched multiple suites in temporary housing facility

Police seized a loaded handgun, drugs and cash after a call to multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 700-block of Queens Avenue on Dec. 4. (VicPD handout)
Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Police searching for suspect in Gorge Road stabbing

The man police previously arrested is now only a person of interest

Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)