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VicPD is seeking witnesses who may have information on a stabbing that took place in Centennial Square early on Saturday, Aug. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD seeks witnesses in early morning Centennial Square stabbing

One man taken to hospital with serious injuries

VicPD is seeking witnesses who may have information on a stabbing that took place in Centennial Square early on Saturday, Aug. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police released crime statistics for the first half of 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Most criminal activity calls down in first half of 2020: Victoria police

More weapons, robberies, less panhandling and sexual assaults in seven and a half months of 2020

Victoria Police released crime statistics for the first half of 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A former tattooist at Carne Tattoo was named in sexual abuse allegations. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria tattoo artist arrested, charged with five counts of sexual assault

David Samuel Hadden, 36, released with conditions including no tattooing women

A former tattooist at Carne Tattoo was named in sexual abuse allegations. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)

Six-hour standoff in Victoria ends with arrest

Incident on Gorge Road East was resolved around 1:30 a.m.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)
David Chickite was the subject of a missing person advisory but has since been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing man found safe

David Chickite has been found safe

David Chickite was the subject of a missing person advisory but has since been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police seized two replica firearms from a man living in a temporary housing facility on Gorge Road East. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize two fake guns after man reported with weapon

Man seen with gun on Gorge Road East temporary housing facility

Police seized two replica firearms from a man living in a temporary housing facility on Gorge Road East. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a Cook Street residence Aug. 13, resulting in a standoff with police. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria police nab two robbery suspects related to seven-hour standoff

Cook Street incident Aug. 13 saw several residents evacuated from homes

A robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a Cook Street residence Aug. 13, resulting in a standoff with police. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Police watchdog investigates Esquimalt incident resulting in injuries
Police watchdog investigates Esquimalt incident resulting in injuries
Bhangra dancer Gurdeep Pandher led officers from the region’s police forces in a dance on the front lawn of the BC Legislature building Friday. (Twitter/VicPD)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria police officers try bhangra dancing with social media star

Gurdeep Pandher leads bhangra lesson on front lawn of the BC Legislature building

Bhangra dancer Gurdeep Pandher led officers from the region’s police forces in a dance on the front lawn of the BC Legislature building Friday. (Twitter/VicPD)
A Victoria woman was persuaded to send $6,000 in bitcoin to fraudsters impersonating the Victoria Police Department. (Unsplash)

Fraudsters impersonating Victoria police convince victim to put $6,000 into bitcoin machine

Police officers impersonated in latest scam to convince victims of legitimacy

A Victoria woman was persuaded to send $6,000 in bitcoin to fraudsters impersonating the Victoria Police Department. (Unsplash)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in an assault investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in an assault investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
A missing ball python was located in the 1900-block of Richardson Street, six kilometres away from where it went missing. (VicPD photo)

Missing python found under vehicle in Victoria

The snake was located more than six kilometres from where it went missing

A missing ball python was located in the 1900-block of Richardson Street, six kilometres away from where it went missing. (VicPD photo)
Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)

Police investigating alleged assault on Oak Bay Avenue

Staff at Oak Bay Home Hardware say one person was taken to hospital

Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)
The 800-block of Fisgard Street in downtown Victoria sits partially blocked by police Wednesday morning (Aug. 12). Emergency crews responded to a small fire that sent one man to hospital with severe injuries. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

One man in hospital with severe injuries after small fire in Victoria apartment building

Man was found by firefighters responding to multiple 911 calls about smoke on third floor

The 800-block of Fisgard Street in downtown Victoria sits partially blocked by police Wednesday morning (Aug. 12). Emergency crews responded to a small fire that sent one man to hospital with severe injuries. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria police seized a functional replica firearm on Sunday. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize replica handgun and bullets

Unrelated call leads police to functional replica

Victoria police seized a functional replica firearm on Sunday. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Flaming object thrown through Victoria restaurant window

Flaming object thrown through Victoria restaurant window

Police looking for any witnesses to early-morning incident

Flaming object thrown through Victoria restaurant window
The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

City of Victoria asks for removal of acronym ‘A.C.A.B.’ from BIPOC mural

Mural organizer says city’s request is apathetic to lived experiences of people of colour

The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Victoria Police Department is searching for anyone who may have witnessed an alleged assault or recognize the description of the suspects involved. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police looking for witnesses of alleged assault in Burnside Gorge’s Cecila Ravine

Concerned woman pushed to the ground, had phone broken while taking a photo of a dog

The Victoria Police Department is searching for anyone who may have witnessed an alleged assault or recognize the description of the suspects involved. (Black Press Media file photo)
The IIO has concluded its investigation into a Victoria police officer’s actions during an arrest that left a suspect with a broken ankle. (Black Press Media file photo)
The IIO has concluded its investigation into a Victoria police officer’s actions during an arrest that left a suspect with a broken ankle. (Black Press Media file photo)
On Aug. 4, Victoria police seized a pellet gun suspected to be associated with shootings near Centennial Square. (Courtesy of VicPD)
On Aug. 4, Victoria police seized a pellet gun suspected to be associated with shootings near Centennial Square. (Courtesy of VicPD)