Saanich Police Department

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 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)
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)
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)
Saanich police warning residents to be aware of a non-aggressive bear sighting in the 400-block of Haliburton Terrace. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Non-aggressive bear spotted in Saanich neighbourhood

Saanich police advise residents, parents to be aware of sighting

Saanich police warning residents to be aware of a non-aggressive bear sighting in the 400-block of Haliburton Terrace. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police identify suspect caught in security footage placing an uncapped needle and some gauze on the back door of a business on Sept. 30. (Image via the Saanich Police Department)

Woman charged for placing uncapped needle on Saanich business door

Police don’t believe business was targetted

Saanich police identify suspect caught in security footage placing an uncapped needle and some gauze on the back door of a business on Sept. 30. (Image via the Saanich Police Department)
A Saanich police officer stopped a driver going 185 km/h on the Pat Bay Highway on Oct. 8. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Driver caught going 105 km/h over speed limit on Pat Bay Highway

Saanich police issue $483 fine for excessive speeding, impound vehicle

A Saanich police officer stopped a driver going 185 km/h on the Pat Bay Highway on Oct. 8. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Saanich police are searching for a suspect caught in security footage placing an uncapped needle and some gauze on the back door of a business on Sept. 30. (Image via the Saanich Police Department)

Uncapped needle found on door of Saanich business, police seek suspect

Female suspect caught on CCTV placing needle on Sept. 30

Saanich police are searching for a suspect caught in security footage placing an uncapped needle and some gauze on the back door of a business on Sept. 30. (Image via the Saanich Police Department)
Emergency crews deal with a crash at the intersection of Saanich Road and Blanshard Street on Monday, Sept. 28. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Driver faces charges after Greater Victoria crash

Lanes closed Monday afternoon, one person taken to hospital

Emergency crews deal with a crash at the intersection of Saanich Road and Blanshard Street on Monday, Sept. 28. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)

Vancouver Island police encourage safe driving as rain pools on roads

Slow down, inspect vehicle ahead of driving in wet autumn weather

Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)
Saanich police received a report of someone spraypainting hearts in a Tyndall Avenue crosswalk on Sept. 13 and district staff were sent to clean them up. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police received a report of someone spraypainting hearts in a Tyndall Avenue crosswalk on Sept. 13 and district staff were sent to clean them up. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The body of 28-year-old Saanich man, Tim Elliott, has been recovered by Saanich police at Elk Lake. (Facebook)

UPDATED: Body of 28-year-old Saanich man recovered by police divers at Elk Lake

Tim Elliot had been missing since Saturday evening, no foul play is suspected.

The body of 28-year-old Saanich man, Tim Elliott, has been recovered by Saanich police at Elk Lake. (Facebook)
UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed

UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed

Police were working to ‘ensure the safety of the children,’ officer says

UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed
Saanich police confirmed Sunday that the family of four they are looking for are not missing, but they need assistance locating them for unknown reasons. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)

UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed

Police were working to ‘ensure the safety of the children,’ officer says

Saanich police confirmed Sunday that the family of four they are looking for are not missing, but they need assistance locating them for unknown reasons. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police stopped and ticketed a driver doing more than double the school zone speed limit near Campus View Elementary on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Impaired driver stopped for excessive speeding in Saanich school zone on students’ first day back

Driver slapped with a $368 ticket, 90-day driving ban and month-long vehicle impound

Saanich police stopped and ticketed a driver doing more than double the school zone speed limit near Campus View Elementary on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Saanich house was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. (Courtesy of the Saanich Fire Department)

UPDATE: Early morning Saanich house fire deemed suspicious

Fire crews responded to blaze around 12:30 a.m.

A Saanich house was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. (Courtesy of the Saanich Fire Department)
A ball python was reported missing in Vic West back in July. It was reported missing for the second time in August. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Python missing for a second time found dead in Saanich

More than four feet in length, the non-venomous python escaped a backpack twice this summer

A ball python was reported missing in Vic West back in July. It was reported missing for the second time in August. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Saanich Police Department impounded two vehicles after both N-license drivers were believed to be racing while speeding at 110 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. (Twitter/Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit)

Two drivers get cars impounded after speeding at 110km in rural area: Saanich police

Saanich Police Department completes first tweet-along Saturday night

Saanich Police Department impounded two vehicles after both N-license drivers were believed to be racing while speeding at 110 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. (Twitter/Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit)
Saanich police arrested two men and seized various illicit items during a search on Aug. 28. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)

Police arrest two men, seize ‘potent’ purple fentanyl from Saanich suite

Loaded gun, cash also among items seized during search

Saanich police arrested two men and seized various illicit items during a search on Aug. 28. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)