Saanich Police Department

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)
Saanich police responded to a number of noise complaints over the weekend, but say only one party was in violation of provincial health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Halloween party hosts slapped with $2,300 fine

Police say other get-togethers were in compliance with health order

Saanich police responded to a number of noise complaints over the weekend, but say only one party was in violation of provincial health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are warning residents of a possible cougar sighting after a woman says she spotted one while driving in around 5:45 a.m. along the 1000-block of McKenzie Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Black Press Media file)

Possible cougar sighting in Saanich early Sunday morning

No other sightings reported, Conservation notified

Saanich police are warning residents of a possible cougar sighting after a woman says she spotted one while driving in around 5:45 a.m. along the 1000-block of McKenzie Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Black Press Media file)
A rash of overnight vehicle break-ins near Claremont Avenue on Oct. 29 have prompted police to issue a reminder to lock up and take precautions to discourage thieves. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A rash of overnight vehicle break-ins near Claremont Avenue on Oct. 29 have prompted police to issue a reminder to lock up and take precautions to discourage thieves. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police issued a 90-day driving ban and a 30-day vehicle impound after an impaired driver was caught at the scene of a collision involving a parked car early on Oct. 27. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Driver fails roadside screening after early morning crash in Saanich

Both cars significantly damaged after driver hits parked car around 5 a.m.

Saanich police issued a 90-day driving ban and a 30-day vehicle impound after an impaired driver was caught at the scene of a collision involving a parked car early on Oct. 27. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest suspect in Saanich liquor store break and enters

Windowpane removal key component in string of thefts

(Black Press Media file photo)
Const. Graham Walker of the Saanich Traffic Safety Unit recreates an incident involving a driver who police say attempted to film the scene of a crash while driving up Highway 17. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Police track down driver caught filming accident scene on Pat Bay Highway

Driver issued $368 ticket, points on their licence

Const. Graham Walker of the Saanich Traffic Safety Unit recreates an incident involving a driver who police say attempted to film the scene of a crash while driving up Highway 17. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Saanich police are warning residents that rutting season has begun and deer may get their antlers tangled in items left in yards. (Saanich Police Department/Twitter)

Deer with items tangled in antlers spotted in Saanich as rutting season begins

Police, B.C. Conservation Service warn of possibly aggressive bucks through fall

Saanich police are warning residents that rutting season has begun and deer may get their antlers tangled in items left in yards. (Saanich Police Department/Twitter)
Saanich Police are investigating a broken window at the Greater Victoria School District office. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich police suspect slingshot used to break window at SD61 office

Police find ball- bearing, or pellet, below broken window at school board

Saanich Police are investigating a broken window at the Greater Victoria School District office. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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Saanich police are investigating a break-in that occurred at the Liquor Plus in the 3800-block of Quadra Street sometime overnight on Oct. 20. (Google Maps)

Investigation continues after overnight break-in at Saanich liquor store

Small wood panel removed, multiple items stolen

Saanich police are investigating a break-in that occurred at the Liquor Plus in the 3800-block of Quadra Street sometime overnight on Oct. 20. (Google Maps)
A Saanich police officer in an unmarked vehicle stopped a driver going 70 km/h over the speed limit in front of the police department. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Driver caught going 70 km/h over the speed limit in front of the Saanich Police Department

Officer in unmarked car issues $483 ticket, week-long vehicle impound

A Saanich police officer in an unmarked vehicle stopped a driver going 70 km/h over the speed limit in front of the police department. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Michael Arthor Leighton is wanted by the Saanich Police Department for assault. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

Police seek man wanted for assault in Saanich, multiple charges in other jurisdictions

Michael Arthor Leighton is known to travel around the Island, Saanich police say

Michael Arthor Leighton is wanted by the Saanich Police Department for assault. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
A bear similar to this black bear was spotted on Elk Lake Drive on Oct. 20 and is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich the night before. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bear spotted several times in Saanich likely to be euthanized

Conservation officers still searching for bear reported near Elk Lake Drive

A bear similar to this black bear was spotted on Elk Lake Drive on Oct. 20 and is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich the night before. (Black Press Media file photo)