Victoria Police Department

Victoria police are investigating a series of break and enters where thieves are using specialized tools and sophisticated methods. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria police are investigating a series of break and enters where thieves are using specialized tools and sophisticated methods. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Insp. Michael Brown officially takes over as officer in charge of the Victoria Police Department’s Esquimalt division at the end of January 2021. He replaces Insp. Keith Lindner, who is retiring after a 35-year policing career, 31 years of which was spent with VicPD. (Courtesy VicPD)

Homegrown officer to lead Esquimalt division for VicPD

Insp. Michael Brown takes over from retiring Insp. Keith Lindner on Jan. 31

  • Jan 2, 2021
Insp. Michael Brown officially takes over as officer in charge of the Victoria Police Department’s Esquimalt division at the end of January 2021. He replaces Insp. Keith Lindner, who is retiring after a 35-year policing career, 31 years of which was spent with VicPD. (Courtesy VicPD)
Christopher Wilson, 34, is a person of interest after shots were fired in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Christopher Wilson, 34, is a person of interest after shots were fired in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are investigating after a suspicious device was found on the ground in James Bay. (Courtesy of VIcPD)

Suspicious device found in James Bay deemed safe: Victoria police

Police investigated after pipe found in grass on Christmas Day

Victoria police are investigating after a suspicious device was found on the ground in James Bay. (Courtesy of VIcPD)
One man is in custody following a fatal shooting in Esquimalt Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man is in custody following a fatal shooting in Esquimalt Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police seized several replica firearms and arrested two men after responding to a shots fired call. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Two arrested after reports of pistols fired into water at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Police seize replica guns, carbon fire knuckles and bear spray

Victoria police seized several replica firearms and arrested two men after responding to a shots fired call. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police lights (Shutterstock)

Police look for witnesses to Victoria hit and run

Pedestrian struck crossing Hillside Avenue

Police lights (Shutterstock)
Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet. (Victoria Police Department)

Joint forces operation seizes $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash, firearms

Fentanyl enough to supply estimated 3,965,000 lethal doses

Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet. (Victoria Police Department)
The Victoria Police Department is warning people not to leave presents in their cars this holiday season. (Victoria Police Department/Screenshot)

Grinches are prowling for presents this year, Victoria police warn

VicPD reminds people to remove valuables and lock car doors

The Victoria Police Department is warning people not to leave presents in their cars this holiday season. (Victoria Police Department/Screenshot)
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)
Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

One in hospital, one arrested after Victoria stabbing

One man suffers potentially life-threatening injuries

Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)
The actions of Victoria police during a barricade incident at a converted motel in July were justified, according to the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officer justified in discharge of less-lethal weapon, says police watchdog

Incident at Victoria motel left one man with a fractured finger

The actions of Victoria police during a barricade incident at a converted motel in July were justified, according to the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police seized drugs, knives, two firearms and ammunition off a man early Nov. 4. (Victoria Police Department)

VicPD makes early morning drug and weapons seizure

Officers seize drugs, knives, two firearms and ammunition

Victoria police seized drugs, knives, two firearms and ammunition off a man early Nov. 4. (Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police seek witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a BC Transit bus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek witnesses after teen sexually assaulted on Victoria bus

Man followed a teen onto a bus from a stop at Douglas and Fort streets

Victoria police seek witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a BC Transit bus. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is warning the public after a man paid $460 for fake gold jewelry. (Unsplash)
VicPD is warning the public after a man paid $460 for fake gold jewelry. (Unsplash)
The IIO’s chief civilian director has cleared Victoria police of any wrongdoing in the Nov. 21 death of a man they had earlier arrested. (Black Press Media file photo)

Investigation clears Victoria police of wrongdoing in arrested man’s death

Police watchdog determined police action or inaction played no role in man’s death

The IIO’s chief civilian director has cleared Victoria police of any wrongdoing in the Nov. 21 death of a man they had earlier arrested. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a man in a Yates Street grocery store Nov. 27 after he refused to wear a mask. (Black Press Media File photo)

Belligerent man arrested in Victoria grocery store after refusing to wear mask

Officers fined the man $230 under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act

Victoria police arrested a man in a Yates Street grocery store Nov. 27 after he refused to wear a mask. (Black Press Media File photo)
West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrests four following armed robbery

A victim was assaulted and robbed in View Royal early Thursday morning

West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police were called to a single-vehicle crash shortly before 3 a.m. Nov. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver dies after fiery early morning crash in Vic West

The driver was the sole occupant of the single-vehicle crash involving a hydro pole

Victoria police were called to a single-vehicle crash shortly before 3 a.m. Nov. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are warning people after two Victoria residents fell victim to financial scams on Nov. 18 and 19. (Black Press Media File photo)

VicPD issues warning after two Victoria residents scammed $3,500

In both cases, the fraudsters were posing as financial services employees

Victoria police are warning people after two Victoria residents fell victim to financial scams on Nov. 18 and 19. (Black Press Media File photo)