Saanich Police Department

Protesters with a banner stating ‘RCMP off the yintah’ (Wet’suwet’en territory) blocked a section of the Pat Bay Highway near Elk Lake for approximately two hours Sunday evening. (Charles Bodi/Twitter)

UPDATE: Police look at criminal charges after protesters block highway for hours

Angry motorists detoured Sunday evening as group occupies highway to support northern B.C. blockade

 

A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island cop retroactively fired for faking drug expert re-certifications

Case headlines annual Police Complaints Commissioner report

 

Fireworks were launched into a crowd of partygoers at the University of Victoria during Halloween weekend gatherings that saw crowds of up to 1,000 young persons. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

VIDEO: Halloween fireworks shot at University of Victoria partygoers

Halloween weekend parties saw crowds of up to 1,000 people on campus

 

Jean-Michel Cabanes, 70, was last seen in a rented motorhome in Saanich on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Montreal man still missing after rented motorhome found at Vancouver Island’s China Beach

Man last seen renting vehicle in Saanich on Oct. 14 , failed to show up for his flight home

Jean-Michel Cabanes, 70, was last seen in a rented motorhome in Saanich on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, the Bitcoin logo appears on the display screen of a cryptocurrency ATM at the Smoker's Choice store in Salem, N.H. China’s central bank on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

$1.4 million lost to cryptocurrency fraud over 3 months in Island community

Saanich Police warning residents about an increase in fraud reports

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, the Bitcoin logo appears on the display screen of a cryptocurrency ATM at the Smoker's Choice store in Salem, N.H. China’s central bank on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a murder in Saanich, after a man’s body was found Sept. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police say man found in Greater Victoria home Wednesday was murdered

Saanich police discover body midday after responding to a 911 call, Island crime unit investigating

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a murder in Saanich, after a man’s body was found Sept. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich PD responded to a large crowd on UVic campus Sunday night (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Hundreds, if not close to 1,000’ unmasked students party on B.C. university campus

No COVID-19 restrictions violated, University of Victoria urges students not to gather

Saanich PD responded to a large crowd on UVic campus Sunday night (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police Chief Scott Green and Mayor Fred Haynes issued a statement in response to a Black Press Media article, apologizing for the inadequate treatment a sexual assault survivor received in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. police force apologizes for botched handling of sexual assault complaint

Saanich mayor and police chief issue public apology over how they handled 2016 case

Saanich Police Chief Scott Green and Mayor Fred Haynes issued a statement in response to a Black Press Media article, apologizing for the inadequate treatment a sexual assault survivor received in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)

16-year-old boy charged with manslaughter after streetside altercation in Victoria

A 34-year-old man died after being struck by a commercial truck following altercation

Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police and a coroner investigated a fatal crash in the 5200-block of West Saanich Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Police determine speed, impairment not factors in fatal Greater Victoria crash

Driver who died veered across centre line into oncoming traffic for unknown reason, police say

Saanich police and a coroner investigated a fatal crash in the 5200-block of West Saanich Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Sean Hart, 34, unexpectedly left the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility in Saanich on Nov. 6, 2020 and has now been missing for six months. (Photo courtesy Penny Hart)

Mom still hopeful for Island man who left care six months ago, hasn’t been seen since

Support from community, police keeps search alive for Sean Hart six months after his disappearance

Sean Hart, 34, unexpectedly left the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility in Saanich on Nov. 6, 2020 and has now been missing for six months. (Photo courtesy Penny Hart)
A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Road rager fails breathalyzer on busy B.C. highway in vehicle he shouldn’t be driving

Saanich police say man was operating vehicle without required ignition lock

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)

Police: mental health crisis likely in car driven through Saanich Walmart wall

Man in his early 20s drove through a parkade wall, no serious injuries reported

A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)
Jessie Goodale, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested Feb. 17 in Saanich. (Nanaimo RCMP handout)

Nanaimo man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Saanich

Saanich police located and arrested Jessie Goodale

Jessie Goodale, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested Feb. 17 in Saanich. (Nanaimo RCMP handout)
Saanich police and a coroner were on scene investigating a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Morning crash leaves one dead in Greater Victoria

Traffic resumes after nearly seven hours

Saanich police and a coroner were on scene investigating a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
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)
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 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 targeted in weekend-tire slashing on Vancouver Island

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 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)