Saanich Police Department

Saanich police are looking to identify a suspect after someone swiped mail from a mailbox on Christmas Avenue. (Courtesy Crime Stoppers)

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers seeks tips on alleged porch pirate

Crime Stoppers also remind residents to be wary, bring in mail promptly to avoid porch pirates

 

Saanich police evacuated the Cornett Building at the University of Victoria after a shooting threat was reported. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

UPDATE: University of Victoria shooting threat found on bathroom wall sparks evacuation

Saanich police said the threat was written on a bathroom wall in Cornett building

 

Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Alcohol believed to be a factor in early morning crash in Saanich

Saanich police are investigating the incident, which sent one person to hospital

 

Saanich police are asking for the public's assistance in finding missing 72-year-old Allen Laatsch, last seen in the Panama Flats area on Monday (Nov. 28) night. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Saanich police locate Allen Laatsch

Laatsch was subject of Nov. 29 missing person investigation

Saanich police are asking for the public's assistance in finding missing 72-year-old Allen Laatsch, last seen in the Panama Flats area on Monday (Nov. 28) night. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a Saanich shoplifting suspect was injured in a Nov. 26 incident. The IIO investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog investigating after Saanich shoplifting suspect falls several storeys at Uptown

Saanich police say a suspect ran to an upper parking lot before falling

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a Saanich shoplifting suspect was injured in a Nov. 26 incident. The IIO investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement officers of any wrongdoing after a Feb. 21 incident that left a Saanich man dead. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog absolves officers after Saanich man dies during police encounter

IIO finds no wrongdoing after investigation into man who fatally shot himself with crossbow

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement officers of any wrongdoing after a Feb. 21 incident that left a Saanich man dead. (Black Press Media file photo)
A DriveBC highway camera shows first responders on scene at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road after a cyclist was hit early Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning. (DriveBC)

Driver ticketed for hitting cyclist in Saanich

Hazardous road conditions likely a factor in the collision, police say

A DriveBC highway camera shows first responders on scene at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road after a cyclist was hit early Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning. (DriveBC)
Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ blaze at Saanich church

Fire likely happened overnight or early Monday morning, police say

Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department has launched a new unit dedicated to investigating current and historical sexual offences. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Saanich police section focuses on investigating sexual offence allegations

Unit will investigate current and historical sexual offences

The Saanich Police Department has launched a new unit dedicated to investigating current and historical sexual offences. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police have identified the man found dead at Swan Lake in October. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police identify body found at Swan Lake

Police say the death is not considered suspicious

Saanich Police have identified the man found dead at Swan Lake in October. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement of any misconduct after a man experiencing a mental health crisis sustained severe injuries while being apprehended by a member of the Integrated Canine Service last year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog finds no wrongdoing after Saanich man injured by police canine during mental health call

IIO finds no wrongdoing after investigation into October 2021 incident

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared law enforcement of any misconduct after a man experiencing a mental health crisis sustained severe injuries while being apprehended by a member of the Integrated Canine Service last year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police looking to identify man found dead near Swan Lake last month

Man’s description, photos of his apparent tent released by police

The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police are seeking help locating Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson, 17, who has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 near Carey and Marigold roads in Saanich.

MISSING: Saanich police searching for high-risk teen

Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29

Saanich police are seeking help locating Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson, 17, who has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 near Carey and Marigold roads in Saanich.
An incident of sexualized violence against a student on Oct. 30 has been reported at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

Sexual assault against a student reported at the University of Victoria

University says Saanich police investigating the Oct. 30 incident

An incident of sexualized violence against a student on Oct. 30 has been reported at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw has been identified as the second victim in the Saanich homicide investigation. (Billy Madrox/Facebook)

William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw identified as one of two Saanich homicide victims

Police searching for witnesses, dashcam footage in Saanich murder investigation

William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw has been identified as the second victim in the Saanich homicide investigation. (Billy Madrox/Facebook)
Stephanie Elk, who went by the name Jade, was one of two people killed in a Saanich incident on Oct. 19. There is a candlelight vigil Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in Rutledge Park. (Judy Elk/Facebook)

Family hosts candlelight vigil to honour woman killed in Saanich

William Bradshaw identified by family as second victim

Stephanie Elk, who went by the name Jade, was one of two people killed in a Saanich incident on Oct. 19. There is a candlelight vigil Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in Rutledge Park. (Judy Elk/Facebook)
Shelbourne Street near San Juan Avenue was closed Tuesday morning while police investigated a collision between a motorist and a child. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich road reopens after child hit in crosswalk, taken to hospital

Shelbourne Street and San Juan Avenue area closed for about two hours

Shelbourne Street near San Juan Avenue was closed Tuesday morning while police investigated a collision between a motorist and a child. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Saanich police closed off parts of Bethune Avenue as part of an investigation into a pair of homicides which are believed to be related Wednesday (Oct. 19). (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich police investigating pair of suspected homicides

Police say one man is in custody, not believed to be any risk to the public

Saanich police closed off parts of Bethune Avenue as part of an investigation into a pair of homicides which are believed to be related Wednesday (Oct. 19). (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Saanich police officers cordoned off a portion of Haynes Road after discovering the remains of a man near Swan Lake Sanctuary on Oct. 12. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Body discovered near Swan Lake in Saanich

Man’s identity, cause of death unknown

Saanich police officers cordoned off a portion of Haynes Road after discovering the remains of a man near Swan Lake Sanctuary on Oct. 12. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Timothy Mackness was reported missing on Sept. 26. He was found dead on Oct. 6. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Missing Victoria man identified as deceased found near Lochside trail in Saanich

Timothy Mackness was found in the area of Quadra Street and McKenzie Avenue on Oct. 6

Timothy Mackness was reported missing on Sept. 26. He was found dead on Oct. 6. (Courtesy of VicPD)