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VicPD arrested a man on Friday night after a barricade lasting several hours in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD arrest man after hours-long standoff on Pandora Avenue

Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team called in to assist

VicPD arrested a man on Friday night after a barricade lasting several hours in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are hoping to help residents avoid romance scams by revealing the most common red fags. (Pixabay)

Don’t be blinded by love: Saanich police warn of online dating red flags

Canadians lost about $25 million to romance scams in 2018

Saanich police are hoping to help residents avoid romance scams by revealing the most common red fags. (Pixabay)
Police seek the rightful owner of a Pedego City Commuter e-bike stolen in July 2019. (Saanich Police Department/Twitter)

Saanich police seek owner of e-bike stolen in July 2019

The recovered Pedego City Commuter is ready to be returned

Police seek the rightful owner of a Pedego City Commuter e-bike stolen in July 2019. (Saanich Police Department/Twitter)
B.C. drivers that create unnecessary noise with their vehicle or radio can be subject to fines under the Motor Vehicle Act. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

B.C. drivers with noisy vehicles can be subject to hefty fines

Saanich Police explain the laws that limit excessive noise from vehicles

B.C. drivers that create unnecessary noise with their vehicle or radio can be subject to fines under the Motor Vehicle Act. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Police lights outside the Bosch household Tuesday night. (Photo submitted)

Police arrest Baby Bear statue thief in Island community

Suspect alleged to be responsible for other crimes in Chemainus, Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Alberta

Police lights outside the Bosch household Tuesday night. (Photo submitted)
Surrey RCMP are investigating the conduct of a Delta police officer following an allegation “of a sexual nature” brought by a DPD co-worker. (Black Press Media file photo)

RCMP investigating sexual allegation against Lower Mainland police officer

Delta officer suspended while the alleged off-duty incident involving a co-worker is investigated

Surrey RCMP are investigating the conduct of a Delta police officer following an allegation “of a sexual nature” brought by a DPD co-worker. (Black Press Media file photo)
Honey Johnston at Bellevue Veterinary Hospital in Parksville on Jan. 20. (Cloe Logan photo)

Power lines cut as thieves strike Vancouver Island veterinary hospital

‘Thankfully there weren’t any animals or staff in the clinic when this happened’

Honey Johnston at Bellevue Veterinary Hospital in Parksville on Jan. 20. (Cloe Logan photo)
Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Courtesy Saanich Police)                                Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday. (Saanich Police)

Saanich police first in B.C. to offer mental health resiliency training

Departments from Oak Bay, Saanich, Central Saanich complete trauma training class

Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Courtesy Saanich Police)                                Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday. (Saanich Police)
The Victoria Police Department seized over $50,000 in cash, as well as drugs and firearms in a recent search of a home in the 600-block of Manchester Ave. (File contributed/VicPD)

Where does cash seized by B.C. police actually go?

The Victoria Police Department seized over $75,000 in cash in the past few months

The Victoria Police Department seized over $50,000 in cash, as well as drugs and firearms in a recent search of a home in the 600-block of Manchester Ave. (File contributed/VicPD)
Thief takes a slow joyride from Lambrick Park to Torquay Elementary

Thief takes a slow joyride from Lambrick Park to Torquay Elementary

A John Deere lawnmower worth $3,000 was stolen from a local baseball association and taken for a spin

Thief takes a slow joyride from Lambrick Park to Torquay Elementary
An aggressive driver was reported on Monday following an incident on the Trans-Canada Highway. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Road rage on the Trans-Canada Highway

Aggressive driver reported on Monday and Saanich Police talk about what to do if it happens to you

An aggressive driver was reported on Monday following an incident on the Trans-Canada Highway. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Turnout at the youth strike for climate change at the B.C. Legislature in May. (Black Press file photo)
Turnout at the youth strike for climate change at the B.C. Legislature in May. (Black Press file photo)
A photo of the suspect was obtained from video surveillance in the gas station. Saanich police are searching for any information regarding the robbery that took place last Saturday. (Photo courtesy Saanich Police)

Police search for suspect in armed robbery of Saanich gas station

Suspect entered the gas station and demanded cash, no one was injured

A photo of the suspect was obtained from video surveillance in the gas station. Saanich police are searching for any information regarding the robbery that took place last Saturday. (Photo courtesy Saanich Police)
Tristan Pakosh is proud of the work he does through the program and is grateful for the guidance he’s received. (Courtesy Tristan Pakosh)

Local student does 100 volunteer hours in one month, earns civic service award

Tristan Pakosh received a Victoria police award for his work

Tristan Pakosh is proud of the work he does through the program and is grateful for the guidance he’s received. (Courtesy Tristan Pakosh)
Central Saanich Police are looking to maintain community ties by hosting a May 18 meet and greet. (Peninsula News Review File)

Central Saanich Police open doors to community

Public can chat to officers, check out cruisers and equipment on May 18

Central Saanich Police are looking to maintain community ties by hosting a May 18 meet and greet. (Peninsula News Review File)
An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation service can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)                                An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation partnership with Language Line can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)

Now 911 call takers can help in 170 languages

E-Comm 911 handles 99 per cent of emergency calls in B.C.

An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation service can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)                                An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation partnership with Language Line can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)
An impaired driver was pulled over going 108km/hr in a 50km/hr zone. His license was seized for 90 days, vehicle impounded for 30 days and a $368 excessive speed ticket issued.

Central Saanich Police stop impaired driver doing 108 km/h in a 50 zone

Central Saanich Police proactively pull over an impaired driver, Feb. 7

An impaired driver was pulled over going 108km/hr in a 50km/hr zone. His license was seized for 90 days, vehicle impounded for 30 days and a $368 excessive speed ticket issued.
(File Photo)
(File Photo)
Victoria Police seek information on two sexual assaults

Victoria Police seek information on two sexual assaults

Two separate incidents within 10 days may be connected, VicPD say

Victoria Police seek information on two sexual assaults
VicPD officers assaulted by women in two separate incidents

VicPD officers assaulted by women in two separate incidents

One officer’s injuries required a hospital visit, following downtown fray

  • Feb 23, 2018
VicPD officers assaulted by women in two separate incidents