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According to a study by Statistics Canada, sexual assault had the lowest rate of reporting to police, with (six per cent) of incidents in 2019 having come to the attention of police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Almost 20 per cent of Canadians aged 15 years and older report being crime victim in 2019

Sexual assault had the lowest rate of reporting to police, according to Statistics Canada

According to a study by Statistics Canada, sexual assault had the lowest rate of reporting to police, with (six per cent) of incidents in 2019 having come to the attention of police. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Woman who hid 26 kids behind false wall at Colorado daycare guilty

Many of the children had soiled or wet diapers and were sweaty and thirsty

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Vancouver police service dog Mando (Vancouver police handout)

Man facing charges after biting police dog during altercation on Downtown Eastside

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. in a social housing complex for women and children

Vancouver police service dog Mando (Vancouver police handout)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Aug. 24

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Jan. 5, 2018. A Toronto man has been handed a fine and is required to cover court costs for taking photos of an Alberta judge and Alberta Health Services lawyer and posting them online. Donald Smith, whose lawyer called him an amateur journalist, appeared by video from Toronto today before Justice Adam Germain. He was fined $1,000 and will be required to pay $1,500 in court costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Man fined for taking photos of Alberta judge

Toronto man had taken screenshots of a virtual court hearing hosted on Webex

The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Jan. 5, 2018. A Toronto man has been handed a fine and is required to cover court costs for taking photos of an Alberta judge and Alberta Health Services lawyer and posting them online. Donald Smith, whose lawyer called him an amateur journalist, appeared by video from Toronto today before Justice Adam Germain. He was fined $1,000 and will be required to pay $1,500 in court costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Vancouver Police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect, seen here in a red basketball jersey, who assaulted a homeless man in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood on July 26. (VPD photo)

Unprovoked disturbing assault on homeless man leaves Vancouver police looking for suspect

The suspect is believed to be in his 20s with an above-average build and a medium skin tone

Vancouver Police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect, seen here in a red basketball jersey, who assaulted a homeless man in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood on July 26. (VPD photo)
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Convicted Island sex offender ‘Grandpa Gary’ arrested for breaching prohibition order

Part of Edward Gary Bolderson’s sentencing required him to stay away from parks and children

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Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.

Abbotsford killer Terry Driver dies while serving life sentence in slaying of teen girl

Driver was serving life sentence for 1997 conviction of brutal killing of Tanya Smith, 16

Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.
A Quebec provincial police vehicle is shown in this Thursday, Jan.16, 2020, file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A Quebec provincial police vehicle is shown in this Thursday, Jan.16, 2020, file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The container investigators alleged was used to contain the body of Lisa Mitchell is seen in this undated police handout image, which was entered into evidence at the trial of Allan Shyback. Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Mitchell in their Calgary home. He has again been denied day parole. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Parole denied for man who strangled wife, cemented her body in their Calgary home

Allan Shyback due statutory release from prison in eight months

The container investigators alleged was used to contain the body of Lisa Mitchell is seen in this undated police handout image, which was entered into evidence at the trial of Allan Shyback. Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Mitchell in their Calgary home. He has again been denied day parole. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Phillip Tallio was just 17 when he was convicted of murder in 1983 (file photo)

B.C. man loses appeal in 1983 conviction for murder of toddler cousin

B.C. Court of Appeal rules on historic murder case

Phillip Tallio was just 17 when he was convicted of murder in 1983 (file photo)
Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray, Mayor Lisa Helps and VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak proudly display a VicPD Block Watch sign. The expansion of the VicPD Block Watch program to the downtown is intended to foster a safer environment for businesses and residents. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Block Watch program expanding to downtown Victoria

VicPD hopes neighbourhood program will build on others’ success in fostering safety, trust

Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray, Mayor Lisa Helps and VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak proudly display a VicPD Block Watch sign. The expansion of the VicPD Block Watch program to the downtown is intended to foster a safer environment for businesses and residents. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
A Saanich home in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue suffered severe damage from an early Aug. 11 fire. The blaze is considered suspicious. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Saanich home fire considered suspicious, police unable to confirm all residents got out safely

Police presence around Battleford Avenue home continues, area likely taped off through Friday

A Saanich home in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue suffered severe damage from an early Aug. 11 fire. The blaze is considered suspicious. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Mounties say a man is in hot water for landing a helicopter to pick up a cool treat in a Saskatchewan town. A helicopter, which landed in a parking lot, is seen in Tisdale, Sask., in a July 31, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Police say nothing cool about picking up your Dairy Queen takeout by chopper

Saskatchewan man charged after landing helicopter at ice cream shop in small town

Mounties say a man is in hot water for landing a helicopter to pick up a cool treat in a Saskatchewan town. A helicopter, which landed in a parking lot, is seen in Tisdale, Sask., in a July 31, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A Jet Ski stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf area was recovered in the waters south of Russell Street in Victoria West in the early hours of Aug. 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Would-be Jet Ski theft the latest attempt in Victoria waters

$20,000 watercraft returned to owners, suspect description similar to previous boat theft attempt

A Jet Ski stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf area was recovered in the waters south of Russell Street in Victoria West in the early hours of Aug. 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Aug. 10

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
A farmer harvests her hay on a farm near Cremona, Alta., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Livestock producers in Saskatchewan facing hot, dry conditions this growing season and a feed shortage have another problem to contend with -- hay fraud. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

RCMP warn of rise in hay fraud in Saskatchewan

High demand for hay this year is fuelling the scam

A farmer harvests her hay on a farm near Cremona, Alta., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Livestock producers in Saskatchewan facing hot, dry conditions this growing season and a feed shortage have another problem to contend with -- hay fraud. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.

Still no suspects in violent robbery at ice cream shop in Penticton

Many local RCMP resources have been assigned to investigate this serious incident, says police

Ogo's Ice Cream owner who is in her 70s was the victim of a violent robbery Aug. 4.
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
The standoff on Bell McKinnon Road on Aug 4 was the result of a mental health issue, says a police spokesman. (File photo)

Mental health issue led to Duncan standoff, says RCMP spokesman

Suspect taken to hospital for assessment

The standoff on Bell McKinnon Road on Aug 4 was the result of a mental health issue, says a police spokesman. (File photo)