Saanich Police Department

Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)

Police watchdog notified after cyclist dies in Highway 17 collision Sunday

A 24-year-old Victoria man died Sunday at the scene after being struck by a truck

Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)
Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich

Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich

The strange tale of a false stabbing, a police car chase and a rollover crash

Woman flees in stolen car, crashes on highway in Central Saanich
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Anyone missing anything big, yellow and scaly?

Police post public plea after large snake spotted slithering around Saanich

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The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The traffic division of Saanich Police seized this fake plate from a vehicle without insurance, whose driver was violating his driving prohibition. Saanich Police/Twitter
The Saanich Police Department has received three reports of cougar sightings in three days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three cougar sightings in three days in Saanich

Saanich Police warn the public to be vigilant

The Saanich Police Department has received three reports of cougar sightings in three days. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Saanich police is urging people to throw out their syringes properly and safely

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park
Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Saanich police is urging people to throw out their syringes properly and safely

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park
The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)
Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)

Man enters unlocked B.C. home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

Investigation ongoing after woman sexually assaulted in Greater Victoria early Sunday morning

Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)
Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)

Man enters unlocked Saanich home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

Investigation ongoing after woman sexually assaulted in Gordon Head early Sunday morning

Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault in the 3900-block of Wolf Street that happened around 2 a.m. on March 17. (Pexels)
This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)

Saanich police arrest man after two failed carjacking attempts

Police credit witnesses for preventing a worse outcome

This photo shows the second of two vehicles that a man tried to steal Sunday night in Saanich near the corner of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. Witnesses helped wrestle the man down before police arrived. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)
Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)

Saanich officer narrowly missed when motorist hit parked police car

Saanich Police reminding drivers to move over after woman collides with police car

Saanich Police car shows damage from a driver who clipped the car when it was pulled over and on the side of Vernon Road on Thursday. (Saanich Police Photo)
Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)

Court denies compensation to man with debilitating injuries from 2010 Saanich arrest

Judge found Saanich police used excessive force but dismissed case over not providing written notice

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Lapshinoff’s failure to comply with a B.C. law to provide written notice within two months of the incident to the District of Saanich, led to his case being dismissed. (Black Press File Photo)
Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)

Speed trap on Highway 17 causes collision involving double-decker bus

Authorities say the collision caused minimal damage with no reported injuries

Saanich Police say a vehicle collision Jan. 1 involving a double-decker bus on Highway 17 caused minimal damage, with no reported injuries. All vehicles were able to drive away from the scene, according to police. B.C. Transit continues to investigate the incident, which happened after RCMP pulled over a speeding vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
Sex workers face the possibility victimization when turning to police, Peers says. (File photo)

Victimization of sex workers by police ‘not irregular,’ B.C. advocacy group says

Peers Victoria Resource Society said less than five per cent of workers will report abuse to police

Sex workers face the possibility victimization when turning to police, Peers says. (File photo)
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Saanich police fired over corruption, relationship with sex worker was a constable

Saanich authorities remain silent over key details about officer

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The police watchdog annual report shows that Saanich had six substantiated allegations against officers which were concluded between Apr. 1, 2017, and Mar. 31, 2018. (Black Press File Photo)

Report shows Saanich police officer retroactively fired over corruption, deceit, relationship with sex worker

Saanich Police had six of eight substantiated allegations against officers in Greater Victoria

The police watchdog annual report shows that Saanich had six substantiated allegations against officers which were concluded between Apr. 1, 2017, and Mar. 31, 2018. (Black Press File Photo)
Video footage believed to be a man who entered 7-11 on Burnside West in the early morning hours on June 30 and robbed it using a knife. Crime Stoppers screenshot

Video: Saanich police seek knife wielding robber

Man who robbed 7-11 in June still at large

Video footage believed to be a man who entered 7-11 on Burnside West in the early morning hours on June 30 and robbed it using a knife. Crime Stoppers screenshot
Crews worked to remove graffiti that was spray-painted on a new rainbow crosswalk in White Rock in August. There were 11 more hate crimes targeting people for their sexual orientation in B.C. between 2015 and 2016 (Aaron Hinks/ News Staff)

Greater Victoria ranks in top 10 Canadian cities for hate crimes

According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s hate crime rates more than doubled in one year

Crews worked to remove graffiti that was spray-painted on a new rainbow crosswalk in White Rock in August. There were 11 more hate crimes targeting people for their sexual orientation in B.C. between 2015 and 2016 (Aaron Hinks/ News Staff)