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Police photograph a damaged truck outside the Howard Johnson Hotel in the Burnside Gorge Area Friday morning. Police said the incident was still unfolding as of 8 a.m. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UPDATED: Two in custody after barricading inside same suite at Burnside Gorge hotel

Vehicle stolen and crashed into hydro pole outside Howard Johnson hotel

Police photograph a damaged truck outside the Howard Johnson Hotel in the Burnside Gorge Area Friday morning. Police said the incident was still unfolding as of 8 a.m. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria police are crediting a local taxi driver with helping locate two missing children. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria taxi driver helps police locate two missing children

VicPD officers were about to issue a public alert when the kids were spotted

Victoria police are crediting a local taxi driver with helping locate two missing children. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health chief medical officer, speaks from the Victoria police headquarters on Nov. 5. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police seize fentanyl potent enough to kill more than half of Vancouver Island

Extreme concentrations a troublesome development in the ongoing opioid crisis: health officer

Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health chief medical officer, speaks from the Victoria police headquarters on Nov. 5. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria police are looking for Richard Strocel. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police searching for man wanted for sexual assault

Police are looking for 61-year-old Richard Strocel

Victoria police are looking for Richard Strocel. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are searching for this man, who they say swung a baseball bat at a number of people on Monday. (VicPD)

UPDATE: VicPD identify suspect who swung baseball bat at people

The suspect threw the bat, which struck another person, and then fled the scene

Victoria police are searching for this man, who they say swung a baseball bat at a number of people on Monday. (VicPD)
Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria woman suspected of impairment after crashing into two utility poles

Police recommending charges after Halloween night incident

Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)
VicPD is investigating an attempted robbery after a man held a knife up to two women and demanded they put their purses in his open backpack. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD investigating after man tries to rob two women at knife-point

The man told the women to put their purses in his open backpack

VicPD is investigating an attempted robbery after a man held a knife up to two women and demanded they put their purses in his open backpack. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are asking the public to be vigilant after an ammonia inhalant was found amongst an Esquimalt child’s Halloween candy. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Ammonia inhalant found in Esquimalt child’s Halloween candy

Police warning parents after suspicious item found Sunday evening

Victoria police are asking the public to be vigilant after an ammonia inhalant was found amongst an Esquimalt child’s Halloween candy. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are warning the public of fraudsters impersonating Service Canada and VicPD in an attempt to have victims transfer money to bitcoins. (Unsplash photo)

Police issue warning after Victoria man scammed out of $6,000

Victim received calls from people impersonating Service Canada, VicPD

Victoria police are warning the public of fraudsters impersonating Service Canada and VicPD in an attempt to have victims transfer money to bitcoins. (Unsplash photo)
Artists, activists and supporters stand at the ‘More Justice, More Peace’ mural in Victoria’s Bastion Square after the letter ‘S’ was painted over in black. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

ACAB removed from Victoria’s More Justice, More Peace mural

New message points to VicPD, City of Victoria for silencing BIPOC voices

Artists, activists and supporters stand at the ‘More Justice, More Peace’ mural in Victoria’s Bastion Square after the letter ‘S’ was painted over in black. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The street value of the more than one-and-a-quarter kilograms of cocaine seized by VicPD officers was over $150,000. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize fentanyl, more than $150,000-worth of cocaine

Charges laid against two Victoria men in months-long investigation

The street value of the more than one-and-a-quarter kilograms of cocaine seized by VicPD officers was over $150,000. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are searching for a suspect after a stabbing Monday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police searching for suspect in late-night stabbing

Victim taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries

Victoria police are searching for a suspect after a stabbing Monday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD and B.C. Conservation Officer Service teamed up to free two bucks who were entangled in a fishing net and dragging a wheelbarrow sized piece of driftwood behind them. (VicPD)

VIDEO: Victoria police, B.C. Conservation help two bucks caught in one fishing net

Bucks were also dragging a wheelbarrow sized piece of driftwood behind them

VicPD and B.C. Conservation Officer Service teamed up to free two bucks who were entangled in a fishing net and dragging a wheelbarrow sized piece of driftwood behind them. (VicPD)
Victoria police are looking for high-risk offender Douglas McPherson. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATED: Victoria police arrest high-risk parolee with history of bank robbery

Citizen alerts cops after spotting parolee on Pandora Avenue

Victoria police are looking for high-risk offender Douglas McPherson. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police Chief Const. Del Manak appreciates the efforts of residents and business owners who took part in the VicPD community survey. The questionnaire saw a combined nearly 1,000 respondents from Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD survey says: overall satisfaction positive, accountability needs work

Respondents feel safe during day, not so much at night; more police presence would help

Victoria police Chief Const. Del Manak appreciates the efforts of residents and business owners who took part in the VicPD community survey. The questionnaire saw a combined nearly 1,000 respondents from Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria man was arrested early this morning after a break and enter was caught on CCTV footage. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD arrest break and enter suspect after brief foot chase

The suspect was released on conditions pending a future court date

A Victoria man was arrested early this morning after a break and enter was caught on CCTV footage. (Black Press Media file photo)
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One man injured, Victoria police seek more suspects afer Centennial Square brawl

Police were called around 4:30 p.m. for reports of multiple people fighting

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Michael Friesen, 38, is a Caucasian man standing 6’1” and weighing approximately 220 pounds. (VicPD handout)

UPDATED: Victoria police arrest man after hours-long barricade

Michael Friesen was wanted on an unendorsed warrant for various offences

Michael Friesen, 38, is a Caucasian man standing 6’1” and weighing approximately 220 pounds. (VicPD handout)
Victoria police, fire and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team responding to a barricade incident in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue on Dec. 25, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria officer cleared of wrongdoing in fatal Christmas Day barricade incident

Woman died after being shot in the head, neck with plastic projectiles

Victoria police, fire and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team responding to a barricade incident in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue on Dec. 25, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)