Victoria Police Department

Victoria police seized over one kilogram of methamphetamine, smaller amounts of fentanyl, two replica firearms and cash in a drug bust Jan. 8. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Over one kilogram of meth and fentanyl seized by Victoria police

Jan. 8 search warrant leads to drugs, cash, replica firearms

Victoria police seized over one kilogram of methamphetamine, smaller amounts of fentanyl, two replica firearms and cash in a drug bust Jan. 8. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are seeking help in locating high-risk missing man Tyler Desorcy, 31, who was last seen Dec. 30. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police continue search for missing man

Tyler Desorcy, 31, last seen on Courtney Street

Victoria police are seeking help in locating high-risk missing man Tyler Desorcy, 31, who was last seen Dec. 30. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are searching for the owner of a large, white lion statue that was found abandoned in a driveway Jan. 4. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Victoria police seek owner of giant, white lion statue

Statue found abandoned in middle of driveway Jan. 4

Victoria police are searching for the owner of a large, white lion statue that was found abandoned in a driveway Jan. 4. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police caught a man wanted Canada-wide after short foot chase on Jan. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest manslaughter convict after parole revoked

Police caught the man after a short foot chase Jan. 6

Victoria police caught a man wanted Canada-wide after short foot chase on Jan. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers seized an assault-style rifle among other things during a double arrest Jan. 6. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Fentanyl, loaded assault-style rifle lead to double arrest by Victoria police

Man and woman arrested Jan. 6 after police execute search warrant

Victoria police officers seized an assault-style rifle among other things during a double arrest Jan. 6. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are seeking help in locating high-risk missing man Tyler Desorcy, 31, who was last seen Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are seeking help in locating high-risk missing man Tyler Desorcy, 31, who was last seen Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria Police are searching for Leonard Michael Lecreux, 39, who is wanted on five warrants for 17 different charges. (Victoria Police Department)

Victoria fugitive wanted on five warrants, 17 charges

Leonard Michael Lecreux often uses the alias ‘Richard Branscombe’

Victoria Police are searching for Leonard Michael Lecreux, 39, who is wanted on five warrants for 17 different charges. (Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are investigating a series of break and enters where thieves are using specialized tools and sophisticated methods. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria police are investigating a series of break and enters where thieves are using specialized tools and sophisticated methods. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
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 busy New Year’s Eve breaking up gatherings, attending to an assault and issuing a man three fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police were busy New Year’s Eve breaking up gatherings, attending to an assault and issuing a man three fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, joined the Calgary Police Service 12 years ago. He was killed during a traffic stop northeast of the city on New Year’s Eve 2020. (Calgary Police Service handout)

Greater Victoria police mourn New Year’s Eve death of Calgary police officer

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, died while conducting a traffic stop Dec. 31

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, joined the Calgary Police Service 12 years ago. He was killed during a traffic stop northeast of the city on New Year’s Eve 2020. (Calgary Police Service handout)
Christopher Wilson, 34, is a person of interest after shots were fired in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Christopher Wilson, 34, is a person of interest after shots were fired in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 who is suspected of throwing rocks at two vehicles. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria rock-throwing suspect arrested after foot chase

Two vehicles were damaged in the 2800-block of Douglas Street Dec. 29

Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 who is suspected of throwing rocks at two vehicles. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria Police Department arrested a man armed with a knife at the corner of Johnson Street and Pandora Avenue Dec. 30. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police arrest man armed with knife

Man was arrested near Johnson Street and Pandora Avenue

Victoria Police Department arrested a man armed with a knife at the corner of Johnson Street and Pandora Avenue Dec. 30. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
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)
One man is in custody following a fatal shooting in Esquimalt Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man is in custody following a fatal shooting in Esquimalt Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Police lights (Shutterstock)

Police look for witnesses to Victoria hit and run

Pedestrian struck crossing Hillside Avenue

Police lights (Shutterstock)
Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 after he was seen chasing someone down with a knife while riding his bicycle through traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest bike-riding, knife-wielding man

Man was arrested at gunpoint at Blanshard and Johnson streets

Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 after he was seen chasing someone down with a knife while riding his bicycle through traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet. (Victoria Police Department)

Joint forces operation seizes $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash, firearms

Fentanyl enough to supply estimated 3,965,000 lethal doses

Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet. (Victoria Police Department)