Victoria Police Department

VicPD handed a man a $230 violation ticket for refusing to leave a large gathering in a one-bedroom suite Sunday morning after the same location was used for a party of up to 60 people on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD handed a man a $230 violation ticket for refusing to leave a large gathering in a one-bedroom suite Sunday morning after the same location was used for a party of up to 60 people on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man was pricked by an uncapped hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Man pricked by uncapped needle in Beacon Hill Park: VicPD

Incident occurred near wood chip trail path Saturday night

The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man was pricked by an uncapped hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)
David Chickite was the subject of a missing person advisory but has since been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing man found safe

David Chickite has been found safe

David Chickite was the subject of a missing person advisory but has since been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was deployed to an incident where a woman barricaded herself in a stranger’s home for hours on Thursday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD uses ‘less-lethal’ rounds to remove woman barricaded in stranger’s basement

The woman is believed to have broken into a dealership, attempting to steal a vehicle earlier in the evening

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was deployed to an incident where a woman barricaded herself in a stranger’s home for hours on Thursday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man is in custody after a robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a Cook Street residence, resulting in a standoff with police. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

One person in custody after hours-long Cook Street standoff with barricaded robbery suspects

Victoria police say 2300-block of Cook Street has reopened to drivers

One man is in custody after a robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a Cook Street residence, resulting in a standoff with police. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)

Police investigating alleged assault on Oak Bay Avenue

Staff at Oak Bay Home Hardware say one person was taken to hospital

Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)
Although Victoria council voted to raise the issue of street checks at the next police board meeting, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says street checks aren’t an issue in the Township. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Esquimalt mayor says police use ‘compassionate check-ins’

Subject of street checks slated for Esquimalt and Victoria Police Board meeting Sept. 15

Although Victoria council voted to raise the issue of street checks at the next police board meeting, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says street checks aren’t an issue in the Township. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Two men are in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after two stabbings Sunday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD investigating two stabbings after confrontation in Centennial Square

Two men in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries

Two men are in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after two stabbings Sunday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Officers are searching for Tanner Afseth. (Victora Police Department)
Officers are searching for Tanner Afseth. (Victora Police Department)
A homeless woman was given an 18-month jail sentence after an operation by VicPD to combat drug trafficking in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Homeless woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for selling drugs to Victoria police officer

Officer paid $20 for a substance consisting of heroin, fentanyl and caffeine

A homeless woman was given an 18-month jail sentence after an operation by VicPD to combat drug trafficking in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
On Aug. 4, Victoria police seized a pellet gun suspected to be associated with shootings near Centennial Square. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek witnesses to downtown Victoria pellet gun shootings

One pellet gun seized, investigation continues

On Aug. 4, Victoria police seized a pellet gun suspected to be associated with shootings near Centennial Square. (Courtesy of VicPD)
One man has been arrested in connection to arsons in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man has been arrested in connection to arsons in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
A ball python was reported missing in Vic West. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Non-venomous ball python missing in Vic West

Snake was reported missing to Victoria police Tuesday morning

A ball python was reported missing in Vic West. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police made several arrests over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Multiple Victoria officers injured as long weekend calls lead to violence

Police deploy pepper spray, energy weapon while arresting suspect

Victoria police made several arrests over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police Department plans to increase its presence in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood and Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police Department plans to increase its presence in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood and Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD says the needle found tied to a handrailing in Beacon Hill Park was put there with the intent to harm someone. (Victoria Police Department)

VicPD find used, uncapped needle tied to handrail in Beacon Hill Park

Officers believe the needle was put there with the intent to harm someone

VicPD says the needle found tied to a handrailing in Beacon Hill Park was put there with the intent to harm someone. (Victoria Police Department)
A window at City Hall was damaged by what police suspect an air gun shooting. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VicPD says window at City Hall shot by suspected air gun

Police looking to speak to people with information on the incident

A window at City Hall was damaged by what police suspect an air gun shooting. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria police are reminding the public to lock their doors after an attempted break-in Wednesday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria woman interrupts attempted break-in of her ground-floor suite

Man attempted second door before moving to another unit

Victoria police are reminding the public to lock their doors after an attempted break-in Wednesday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A man was taken into custody after he was reported waving a knife around in the 700-block of Finlayson Street on July 28. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A man was taken into custody after he was reported waving a knife around in the 700-block of Finlayson Street on July 28. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Four youths were taken into custody after a fight downtown on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Late-night brawl downtown Victoria lands four youths in custody

Police ay one youth kicked and spat on an officer in ‘chaotic scene’

Four youths were taken into custody after a fight downtown on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)