Saanich Police Department

The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)
Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)

Man enters unlocked Saanich home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

Investigation ongoing after woman sexually assaulted in Gordon Head early Sunday morning

Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)
This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)

Saanich police arrest man after two failed carjacking attempts

Police credit witnesses for preventing a worse outcome

This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)
Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)

Saanich officer narrowly missed when motorist hit parked police car

Saanich Police reminding drivers to move over after woman collides with police car

Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)
The newly purchase armoured vehicle from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was used at the Pearkes Arena in Saanich when an aggravated person who claimed to have a gun called 911. (File photo)

Four potential bombs found in Greater Victoria in 2017

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was called to incidents involving explosives

The newly purchase armoured vehicle from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was used at the Pearkes Arena in Saanich when an aggravated person who claimed to have a gun called 911. (File photo)
Upgraded services at the new police dispatch call centre may result in the encryption of police dispatch calls, barring the public from hearing them. (Wikimedia Commons)

Emergency dispatch channels to be encrypted by 2020

A switch to digital channels offers more security for first responders, but less public information

Upgraded services at the new police dispatch call centre may result in the encryption of police dispatch calls, barring the public from hearing them. (Wikimedia Commons)
Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)

Court denies compensation to man with debilitating injuries from 2010 Saanich arrest

Judge found Saanich police used excessive force but dismissed case over not providing written notice

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Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)
Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)

Police pulled over speeder prior to collision involving double-decker bus

Authorities say the collision caused minimal damage with no reported injuries

Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
Sex workers face the possibility victimization when turning to police, Peers says. (File photo)

Victimization of sex workers by police ‘not irregular,’ Victoria advocacy group says

Peers Victoria Resource Society said less than five per cent of workers will report abuse to police

Sex workers face the possibility victimization when turning to police, Peers says. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Saanich police fired over corruption, relationship with sex worker was a constable

Saanich authorities remain silent over key details about officer

(Black Press file photo)
The police watchdog annual report shows that Saanich had six substantiated allegations against officers which were concluded between Apr. 1, 2017, and Mar. 31, 2018. (Black Press File Photo)

Report shows Saanich police officer retroactively fired over corruption, deceit, relationship with sex worker

Saanich Police had six of eight substantiated allegations against officers in Greater Victoria

The police watchdog annual report shows that Saanich had six substantiated allegations against officers which were concluded between Apr. 1, 2017, and Mar. 31, 2018. (Black Press File Photo)
Saanich police continue to investigate break-in

Saanich police continue to investigate break-in

Saanich police won’t comment on names of potential suspects identified through social media

Saanich police continue to investigate break-in
Saanich Police continue to look for this two men, who broke into vehicles in a Saanich underground parking lot.

Saanich police continue to look for video footage suspects

Sharing of video footage through traditional and social media netted several leads

Saanich Police continue to look for this two men, who broke into vehicles in a Saanich underground parking lot.
Saanich Police are looking to ID this suspect who stole a whole sleeve of Lotto scratch tickets. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Saanich Police looking to ID Lotto ticket thief

People are asked to call Crime Stoppers with any information

Saanich Police are looking to ID this suspect who stole a whole sleeve of Lotto scratch tickets. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Video footage believed to be a man who entered 7-11 on Burnside West in the early morning hours on June 30 and robbed it using a knife. Crime Stoppers screenshot

Video: Saanich police seek knife wielding robber

Man who robbed 7-11 in June still at large

Video footage believed to be a man who entered 7-11 on Burnside West in the early morning hours on June 30 and robbed it using a knife. Crime Stoppers screenshot
Crews worked to remove graffiti that was spray-painted on a new rainbow crosswalk in White Rock in August. There were 11 more hate crimes targeting people for their sexual orientation in B.C. between 2015 and 2016 (Aaron Hinks/ News Staff)

Greater Victoria ranks in top 10 Canadian cities for hate crimes

According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s hate crime rates more than doubled in one year

Crews worked to remove graffiti that was spray-painted on a new rainbow crosswalk in White Rock in August. There were 11 more hate crimes targeting people for their sexual orientation in B.C. between 2015 and 2016 (Aaron Hinks/ News Staff)
Carey Road was closed down for much of Saturday, Sept. 29 as police investigate an incident that left a 41-year-old man with serious injuries. (Keri Coles)

One person in custody after Saanich incident leaves 41-year-old man with ‘life-threatening injuries’

Saanich Police held a steady presence in the 3900-block of Carey Road for much of the weekend

Carey Road was closed down for much of Saturday, Sept. 29 as police investigate an incident that left a 41-year-old man with serious injuries. (Keri Coles)
UPDATE: Police continue to investigate Carey Road incident after man sent to hospital with “serious injuries”

UPDATE: Police continue to investigate Carey Road incident after man sent to hospital with “serious injuries”

Police tape blocks off five houses in the 3900-block of Carey Road, officers still on scene Sunday morning

UPDATE: Police continue to investigate Carey Road incident after man sent to hospital with “serious injuries”
Police on scene near Allenby and Foul Bay roads where a pedestrian was hit by a car Friday morning around 8:20 a.m.. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Pedestrian struck in Saanich rushed to hospital with head injuries

Oak Bay Police Department currently holding the scene at Allenby and Foul Bay

Police on scene near Allenby and Foul Bay roads where a pedestrian was hit by a car Friday morning around 8:20 a.m.. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
One Central Saanich police officer and three Victoria police officers were under investigation after a July 2017 arrest resulted in a Victoria woman sustaining a broken shoulder. File photo.

Police not charged for an arrest leading to a Victoria woman’s broken shoulder

The IIO looked into a July 2017 incident that included Central Saanich and Victoria police officers

One Central Saanich police officer and three Victoria police officers were under investigation after a July 2017 arrest resulted in a Victoria woman sustaining a broken shoulder. File photo.
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