theft

Police are asking for information after an $11,000 custom mountain bike was stolen from a yard on Saturday. (Courtesy of VicPD)

$11,000 custom bike stolen from Victoria backyard

Police seeking information from public

 

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

 

West Shore RCMP is seeking help identifying a man it suspects of theft and mischief. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek help identifying theft suspect

Suspect broke into and stole items from vehicle Dec. 29

West Shore RCMP is seeking help identifying a man it suspects of theft and mischief. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP arrested a 37-year-old Langford resident in connection to multiple thefts Jan. 5. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford thief snagged after someone rifled through four vehicles

RCMP seized 25 pieces of stolen identification from suspect’s home

  • Jan 6, 2021
West Shore RCMP arrested a 37-year-old Langford resident in connection to multiple thefts Jan. 5. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
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)
West Shore RCMP are reminding residents to stay on the lookout after a woman nearly got away with stealing numerous Christmas presents in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP officer returns stolen Christmas presents to Langford residents

Gifts included handmade children’s dolls and personal crafts

West Shore RCMP are reminding residents to stay on the lookout after a woman nearly got away with stealing numerous Christmas presents in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Thief steals children’s backpacks from daycare in Nanaimo

Suspect rode a yellow mountain bike and made off with backpacks hanging on fence

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)
An excavator was stolen from a rural property south of Nanaimo this month, say police. (Photos submitted)

Excavator stolen from property south of Nanaimo

Bobcat Mini believed to have been stolen between Nov. 12-14, say RCMP

An excavator was stolen from a rural property south of Nanaimo this month, say police. (Photos submitted)
Saanich police are warning vehicle owners to take precautions after 27 break-ins were reported between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nearly 30 Saanich cars broken into in early November, most in Cordova Bay

Lock vehicles, remove valuables every night, police warn

Saanich police are warning vehicle owners to take precautions after 27 break-ins were reported between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7. (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)
Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.

From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

Household items, including food, are the most common type of stolen cargo

Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.
The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Drum set stolen from small community church

Theft occurred on either Friday or Saturday night on the long weekend in Chemainus

The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)
West Shore RCMP is looking for the rightful owner of a women’s coin purse that was found near the 1400-block of Admirals Road in View Royal on Aug. 17. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP seeks owner of coin purse found in View Royal

Purse with valuables found near 1400-block of Admirals Road

West Shore RCMP is looking for the rightful owner of a women’s coin purse that was found near the 1400-block of Admirals Road in View Royal on Aug. 17. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heather Boggs was delighted to receive two of her three stolen gnomes back into her hands on Sunday morning after they were stolen outside her Langford home in mid-July in the middle of the night. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Stolen gnomes returned to Langford woman with apology note

Theft was a game of truth or dare that got out of hand, says note

Heather Boggs was delighted to receive two of her three stolen gnomes back into her hands on Sunday morning after they were stolen outside her Langford home in mid-July in the middle of the night. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Kyley Morros sits with her puppy, Duke, who got sick while out for a drive on Burnside Road West on Aug. 11. (Photo courtesy Kyley Morros)

Saddle stolen in rural Saanich while woman tends to sick puppy

Brown Mondega jumping saddle taken from Burnside Road West on Aug. 11

Kyley Morros sits with her puppy, Duke, who got sick while out for a drive on Burnside Road West on Aug. 11. (Photo courtesy Kyley Morros)
View Royal Mayor David Screech found himself victimized this week by a CERB scammer who managed to access Screech’s Canada Revenue Agency account. (File photo)

View Royal mayor victimized in CERB identity theft scam

David Screech shocked to find his CRA account was accessed, his banking information changed

View Royal Mayor David Screech found himself victimized this week by a CERB scammer who managed to access Screech’s Canada Revenue Agency account. (File photo)
Saanich police investigate the theft of more than $2000 in stolen construction equipment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police find stolen construction equipment after tools posted for sale online

Equipment worth more than $2,000 reported stolen from Feltham Road property

Saanich police investigate the theft of more than $2000 in stolen construction equipment. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two gnomes and a turtle were stolen from a Langford woman’s property in the 900-block of Walfred Road in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 16. (Courtesy of Heather Boggs)

Gnome stolen from Langford home was a gift for completing chemotherapy

One of the gnomes was a gift for completing chemotherapy

Two gnomes and a turtle were stolen from a Langford woman’s property in the 900-block of Walfred Road in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 16. (Courtesy of Heather Boggs)
Saanich police arrested a suspect in connection to a hydraulic rescue pump stolen from a Saanich fire engine outside the Pearkes Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arrest made after hydraulic rescue pump stolen from temporary Saanich fire hall

VicPD K-9 unit called in to help locate suspect, stolen equipment

Saanich police arrested a suspect in connection to a hydraulic rescue pump stolen from a Saanich fire engine outside the Pearkes Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)