Saanich Police Department

Saanich police shut down the 4500 block of Chatterton Way due to a suspicious package. (Photo: Saanich police)

UPDATE: Chatterton Way in Saanich reopened after suspicious package caused closure

The 4500-block of Chatterton Way reopened at 2 a.m. on July 31 when deemed safe

 

No arrests have been made following a string of dumpster fires that occurred in late June during the heatwave. Police remind residents to practice safety as another heatwave approaches. (Black Press Media file photo)

Still no arrests or suspects identified in series of Saanich dumpster fires

July arson free so far; high temperatures prompt police to remind residents to keep cool

 

A Saanich man was arrested after a witness reported an indecent act July 24 at Hamsterly Beach on Elk Lake to the Saanich Police Department. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich man arrested in relation to indecent act report from Elk Lake beach

Saanich police say suspect in July 24 incident matches descriptions from two similar reports

A Saanich man was arrested after a witness reported an indecent act July 24 at Hamsterly Beach on Elk Lake to the Saanich Police Department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police Department warns that replicas of weapons are a danger to the public, and those who carry them. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Cyclist with Airsoft handgun arrested in Saanich for breaching terms of probation

Police warn that replica guns are treated as real by officers until proven otherwise

Saanich Police Department warns that replicas of weapons are a danger to the public, and those who carry them. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
A driver won’t be behind the wheel for about three months after they were caught driving while impaired by alcohol on the Pat Bay Highway Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Impaired Pat Bay Highway driver hit with 90-day prohibition

A member of the public reported erratic driver at 9:30 a.m.

A driver won’t be behind the wheel for about three months after they were caught driving while impaired by alcohol on the Pat Bay Highway Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Debris trail leads Saanich police to impaired driver

Nanaimo man faces charges after single-vehicle crash early Monday morning

A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are looking to identify two suspects after a property was damaged and items were stolen out of a trash compactor. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/ Twitter)
Saanich police are looking to identify two suspects after a property was damaged and items were stolen out of a trash compactor. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/ Twitter)
British Columbia Conservation reminds people to remove attractants in urban areas and to keep their distance when spotting wildlife. (Photo courtesy of Jill Hayward)

BC Conservation, Saanich police warn residents after bear sightings near Elk Lake

Residents reminded to bring garbage, food in, keep their distance from bears

British Columbia Conservation reminds people to remove attractants in urban areas and to keep their distance when spotting wildlife. (Photo courtesy of Jill Hayward)
Crystal Van Loon was found deceased, Saanich Police Department announced Tuesday. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Woman missing from Saanich facility found dead, case under investigation

Chrystal Van Loon went missing from Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health facility

Crystal Van Loon was found deceased, Saanich Police Department announced Tuesday. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Const. Markus Anastasiades (left) and Const. Eric Misener stand next to a Safe Place decal at the Community Safety Office in Uptown. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich police’s new Safe Place program supports victims of hate crimes

Program aims to increase inclusion, safety for marginalized groups

Const. Markus Anastasiades (left) and Const. Eric Misener stand next to a Safe Place decal at the Community Safety Office in Uptown. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Saanich firefighters and police have responded to several dumpster fires over the past few days. (Black Press Media file photo)

String of Saanich dumpster fires sparks concern from police, fire departments

Police encouraging any witnesses to come forward with more information

Saanich firefighters and police have responded to several dumpster fires over the past few days. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are seeking the public’s help finding a man who exposed himself to children on Sunday at Hamsterley Beach at Elk Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police seek man seen exposing himself to children at busy Elk Lake beach

The man, aged 50-60, wore beige hat and shirt, left park driving beige SUV with bike rack on back

Saanich police are seeking the public’s help finding a man who exposed himself to children on Sunday at Hamsterley Beach at Elk Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)
SPD warns residents not to buy electronics from non-reputable sources or stores. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Resident swindled out of cash in Saanich parking lot deal

Saanich police issue warning after suspects sell home theatre equipment from rental van

SPD warns residents not to buy electronics from non-reputable sources or stores. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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UPDATE: Vehicle incident slows traffic along Wilkinson Road in Saanich

No serious injuries reported after two-vehicle crash

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Tattersall Drive reopens in Saanich after police incident closed traffic

The road was closed to all traffic between Saanich Road and Quadra Street

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Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)

Teen charged in street fight where man fatally struck by truck in Saanich

A 34-year-old man died after being struck by a commercial truck following altercation

Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)
A pedestrian was declared dead at the scene following a vehicle collision near Uptown mall Tuesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck in Saanich dies at the scene

Traffic affected for several hours Tuesday afternoon near Uptown mall

A pedestrian was declared dead at the scene following a vehicle collision near Uptown mall Tuesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested two people on Tuesday morning after the suspects reportedly hit a concrete pillar at the Uptown Shopping Centre in a stolen car. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two arrested after concrete pillar struck with stolen car at Saanich’s Uptown

Pair later abandoned vehicle, were arrested on foot; vehicle stolen from Langford

Saanich police arrested two people on Tuesday morning after the suspects reportedly hit a concrete pillar at the Uptown Shopping Centre in a stolen car. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. is investigating a May 20 incident when a Saanich police dog bit a man during an arrest. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. is investigating a May 20 incident when a Saanich police dog bit a man during an arrest. (Black Press Media file photo)