Saanich Police Department

Penny Hart is emotional outside the Saanich Police Department as she pleads for helpt to find her son Sean Hart last seen Nov. 6 at a health institution in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Mother of missing Saanich man begs public to help find her son

Sean Hart last seen leaving Saanich mental health facility Nov. 6

 

Saanich police Chief Constable Scott Green (right) stands with Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers program coordinators Phil Downie and Gill Millam who received a Crime Stoppers International award for their work in 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers nabs international award for aiding 38 arrests last year

Non-profit program brings anonymous public tips to police

 

The Saanich Police Department say two women and a dog are uninjured after capsizing in the Gorge Waterway on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two women, dog uninjured after capsizing in Gorge Waterway

Canoe believed to be overturned by fast-moving water near bridge, says Saanich PD

 

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Former Saanich massage therapist accused of voyeurism voluntarily gives up title

Gilles-Philippe Lavoie gave up title in August, College of Massage Therapists of BC says

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Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police arrested a massage therapist following an alleged voyeurism incident on Aug. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Massage therapist faces charges following alleged voyeurism incident

Gilles-Phillipe Lavoie arrested in August, released with conditions

Saanich police arrested a massage therapist following an alleged voyeurism incident on Aug. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police issued a $2,300 fine to a homeowner for violating the COVID-19 Related Measures Act by hosting a game with more than six guests on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich homeowner fined $2,300 for poker game with 10 guests

Police issued fine for violation of B.C. COVID-19 Related Measures Act

Saanich police issued a $2,300 fine to a homeowner for violating the COVID-19 Related Measures Act by hosting a game with more than six guests on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich staff are collaborating with police to review and improve parking bylaw enforcement in the municipality. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich collaborating with police to improve parking enforcement model

Enforcement may shift from police to municipal bylaw officers in 2021

Saanich staff are collaborating with police to review and improve parking bylaw enforcement in the municipality. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police cruiser (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATED: Saanich teen found safe after going missing Nov. 4

High-risk 14-year-old girl safely located Nov. 27, police say

Saanich police cruiser (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police are warning vehicle owners to take precautions after 27 break-ins were reported between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nearly 30 Saanich cars broken into in early November, most in Cordova Bay

Lock vehicles, remove valuables every night, police warn

Saanich police are warning vehicle owners to take precautions after 27 break-ins were reported between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)
On Nov. 13, Saanich police shared a photo of a fishing bag found in Cordova Bay in an effort to locate the rightful owner. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich police hope to hook up fishing bag found in Cordova Bay with owner

Small khaki pouch may be connected to vehicle break-in, police say

On Nov. 13, Saanich police shared a photo of a fishing bag found in Cordova Bay in an effort to locate the rightful owner. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Aisha Strange lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. Strange can no longer walk, talk or eat and is often in pain as a result of her injuries. (GoFundMe)

UPDATE: Man who hit UVic student promises victim’s family he will never drive under influence again

Aisha Strange, then 20, was struck while stopped at an intersection on her scooter

Aisha Strange lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. Strange can no longer walk, talk or eat and is often in pain as a result of her injuries. (GoFundMe)
Saanich police executed a search warrant on a home in the 3400-block of Whittier Avenue on Thursday night (Nov. 5), coming away with drugs, weapons and arresting six people. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drug and weapons seized from Saanich home, six people arrested and released

Saanich police had been keeping an eye on Whittier Avenue home for weeks

Saanich police executed a search warrant on a home in the 3400-block of Whittier Avenue on Thursday night (Nov. 5), coming away with drugs, weapons and arresting six people. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich K9 handler, dog make double arrest after armed robbery

Two men in custody after armed robbery at Burnside Road West convenience store

Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
A 59-year-old woman was charged for impaired driving after crashing into the Interurban Rail Trail on Nov. 4. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Woman charged with impaired driving after crashing on Saanich cycling trail

No injuries reported after 59-year-old woman crossed oncoming traffic, hit trail fence

A 59-year-old woman was charged for impaired driving after crashing into the Interurban Rail Trail on Nov. 4. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
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Fraudsters target Greater Victoria community association with fake GoFundMe campaign

Two members fell victim, scam reported to police, association president says

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Mike Gibson, a Saanich animal control officer, rescued four raccoons from a dumpster on Oct. 31 using a neighbour’s trellis as a ramp for the critters. (Photo by Mike Gibson)

VIDEO: Four raccoons rescued from Saanich dumpster using neighbour’s trellis

Mother, three babies ‘very happy’ to head back to the trees, animal control officer says

Mike Gibson, a Saanich animal control officer, rescued four raccoons from a dumpster on Oct. 31 using a neighbour’s trellis as a ramp for the critters. (Photo by Mike Gibson)
Saanich police are investigating a break and enter that took place on Braefoot Road on the evening of Nov. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

One person in custody after Saanich break and enter

Police not releasing details during investigation, say there’s no risk to public

Saanich police are investigating a break and enter that took place on Braefoot Road on the evening of Nov. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Left to right) Deputy Chief Dean Duthie, Const. Jennifer Kennedy, Const. Colby MacIntyre, Const. Adam Defrane, Sgt. Jereme Leslie, Const. Nick Marmaras, Const. Markus Anastasiades, Deputy Chief Gary Schenk. (Left to right) Deputy Chief Dean Duthie, Const. Jennifer Kennedy, Const. Colby MacIntyre, Const. Adam Defrane, Sgt. Jereme Leslie, Const. Nick Marmaras, Const. Markus Anastasiades, Deputy Chief Gary Schenk show off their Alexa Team awards. Award winners not pictured are Const. Doug Franklin and Const. David Smit. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Eight Saanich police members recognized for getting impaired drivers off local roads

Alexa’s Team awards B.C. police for stopping at least 12 impaired drivers per year

(Left to right) Deputy Chief Dean Duthie, Const. Jennifer Kennedy, Const. Colby MacIntyre, Const. Adam Defrane, Sgt. Jereme Leslie, Const. Nick Marmaras, Const. Markus Anastasiades, Deputy Chief Gary Schenk. (Left to right) Deputy Chief Dean Duthie, Const. Jennifer Kennedy, Const. Colby MacIntyre, Const. Adam Defrane, Sgt. Jereme Leslie, Const. Nick Marmaras, Const. Markus Anastasiades, Deputy Chief Gary Schenk show off their Alexa Team awards. Award winners not pictured are Const. Doug Franklin and Const. David Smit. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)