Saanich Police Department

Myles Oakes, 20, was last seen in the 3500-block of Blanshard Street on Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)

Myles Oakes had been missing since Dec. 23

Myles Oakes last seen on Blanshard Street Dec. 23

Myles Oakes, 20, was last seen in the 3500-block of Blanshard Street on Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Dec. 29 at Glanford Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Dec. 29 at Glanford Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
With the help of a VicPD police service dog, Saanich police arrested a man after five propane tanks were stolen from a Burnside Road West gas station early on Jan. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich suspect arrested with help from VicPD K9 unit

Five propane tanks taken from Burnside Road West gas station

With the help of a VicPD police service dog, Saanich police arrested a man after five propane tanks were stolen from a Burnside Road West gas station early on Jan. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police clocked a driver going 179 km/h – 99 km/h over the speed limit – on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 1. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver caught going 99 km/h over Pat Bay Highway speed limit

Police impound speeder’s vehicle on New Year’s Day

Saanich police clocked a driver going 179 km/h – 99 km/h over the speed limit – on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 1. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
(Left to right) Staff Sgt. Scott Treble is shown with current GVPDAC member Gordy Dodd, retired Central Saanich Police Chief Les Sylven Les, and current GVPDAC co-chair Dr. Moussa Magassa at one a past Pride parade. (Photo courtesy Scott Treble)

African Heritage Association recognizes retiring Saanich police officer for diversity work

Staff Sgt. Scott Treble awarded Meritorious Service Award

(Left to right) Staff Sgt. Scott Treble is shown with current GVPDAC member Gordy Dodd, retired Central Saanich Police Chief Les Sylven Les, and current GVPDAC co-chair Dr. Moussa Magassa at one a past Pride parade. (Photo courtesy Scott Treble)
Saanich police have arrested one Metchosin man in connection with a string of indecent acts reported across the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island man arrested in connection to string of indecent acts

Eleven exposure incidents reported across Greater Victoria from late October through December

Saanich police have arrested one Metchosin man in connection with a string of indecent acts reported across the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police believe that missing man Sean Hart may have been wearing this ONLY brand black, fur-lined jacket when he unexpectedly left his mental health facility on Nov. 6. (Saanich Police Department)

Missing Saanich man may be wearing long black parka with fur-lined hood

Sean Hart missing since Nov. 6, believed to be wearing all black clothing

Saanich police believe that missing man Sean Hart may have been wearing this ONLY brand black, fur-lined jacket when he unexpectedly left his mental health facility on Nov. 6. (Saanich Police Department)
The Vancouver Police Department conducted a review of the Saanich Police Department’s policies and procedures in relation to sexual assault investigations after a complaint was lodged against Saanich police in January, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police officer’s ‘walk of shame’ comment spurs call for provincial reform

Saanich department’s sexual assault investigation process reviewed after complaint issued

The Vancouver Police Department conducted a review of the Saanich Police Department’s policies and procedures in relation to sexual assault investigations after a complaint was lodged against Saanich police in January, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) reports that there were 75 registered complaints against the Victoria Police Department in 2019/2020 and four investigations were ordered by the OPCC. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD reserve constable dismissed for using lights and sirens to clear an intersection

Eight officers across B.C. dismissed after police complaints investigations: report

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) reports that there were 75 registered complaints against the Victoria Police Department in 2019/2020 and four investigations were ordered by the OPCC. (Black Press Media file photo)
A University of Victoria student’s tires were slashed over the weekend. Police believe the incident may have been targeting vehicles with out-of-province license plates. (Courtesy of Nigel Swab)

Out-of-province drivers appear to be target of weekend tire slashing in Saanich

Two incidents near University of Victoria reported to police

A University of Victoria student’s tires were slashed over the weekend. Police believe the incident may have been targeting vehicles with out-of-province license plates. (Courtesy of Nigel Swab)
Penny Hart is calling on the community to help find her son Sean Hart who was last seen on Nov. 6 at a health institution in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Search spreads for Saanich man missing from mental health facility for nearly a month

Family hopeful as possible sightings reported across Island and in Vancouver

Penny Hart is calling on the community to help find her son Sean Hart who was last seen on Nov. 6 at a health institution in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Penny Hart is emotional outside the Saanich Police Department as she pleads for helpt to find her son Sean Hart last seen Nov. 6 at a health institution in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Mother of missing Saanich man begs public to help find her son

Sean Hart last seen leaving Saanich mental health facility Nov. 6

Penny Hart is emotional outside the Saanich Police Department as she pleads for helpt to find her son Sean Hart last seen Nov. 6 at a health institution in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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Former Saanich massage therapist accused of voyeurism voluntarily gives up title

Gilles-Philippe Lavoie gave up title in August, College of Massage Therapists of BC says

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Saanich police arrested a massage therapist following an alleged voyeurism incident on Aug. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Massage therapist faces charges following alleged voyeurism incident

Gilles-Phillipe Lavoie arrested in August, released with conditions

Saanich police arrested a massage therapist following an alleged voyeurism incident on Aug. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police issued a $2,300 fine to a homeowner for violating the COVID-19 Related Measures Act by hosting a game with more than six guests on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich homeowner fined $2,300 for poker game with 10 guests

Police issued fine for violation of B.C. COVID-19 Related Measures Act

Saanich police issued a $2,300 fine to a homeowner for violating the COVID-19 Related Measures Act by hosting a game with more than six guests on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Aisha Strange lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. Strange can no longer walk, talk or eat and is often in pain as a result of her injuries. (GoFundMe)
Aisha Strange, 20, lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. (GoFundMe)

UPDATE: Man who hit UVic student promises victim’s family he will never drive under influence again

Aisha Strange, then 20, was struck while stopped at a Saanich intersection on her scooter

Aisha Strange lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. Strange can no longer walk, talk or eat and is often in pain as a result of her injuries. (GoFundMe)
Aisha Strange, 20, lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. (GoFundMe)
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)