Saanich Police Department

Saanich police is reminding drivers that construction zone speed limits are in effect and enforced 24/7 at the McKenzie interchange site. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Driver slapped with $483 ticket for excessive speeding in Saanich construction zone

Police traffic unit reminds drivers to slow down in McKenzie interchange

Saanich police is reminding drivers that construction zone speed limits are in effect and enforced 24/7 at the McKenzie interchange site. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep drainage pipe on Vancouver Island

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)
Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep Saanich drainage pipe

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)
At least two unmarked two police vehicles, both seen in the distance, were spotted near Mount Douglas Park on Sunday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATE: Incident near Mount Douglas Park ‘strictly medical,’ Saanich police say

Intoxicated person taken into police custody, brought to hospital

At least two unmarked two police vehicles, both seen in the distance, were spotted near Mount Douglas Park on Sunday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Malcom Brown says he is not an animal abuser. Brown came forward as the man suspected in assault allegations stemming from an incident at Brydon Park on July 7. (Courtesy of Malcom Brown)

‘I love my animals very dearly,’ says man at centre of Saanich park allegations

Man accused of assault after being approached for allegedly mistreating his dog

Malcom Brown says he is not an animal abuser. Brown came forward as the man suspected in assault allegations stemming from an incident at Brydon Park on July 7. (Courtesy of Malcom Brown)
Saanich police arrested a suspect in connection to a hydraulic rescue pump stolen from a Saanich fire engine outside the Pearkes Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arrest made after hydraulic rescue pump stolen from temporary Saanich fire hall

VicPD K-9 unit called in to help locate suspect, stolen equipment

Saanich police arrested a suspect in connection to a hydraulic rescue pump stolen from a Saanich fire engine outside the Pearkes Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police looking to identify suspect in Brydon Park assault

Saanich police looking to identify suspect in Brydon Park assault

Victim confronted suspect about the way he was treating his dog

Saanich police looking to identify suspect in Brydon Park assault
Police apprehended a woman after a standoff on July 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police use tear gas to apprehend Saanich woman threatening neighbours, police

Woman facing possible criminal charges after standoff with police

Police apprehended a woman after a standoff on July 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
A cougar was possibly seen in the area of the 4500-block of Chatterton Way in Saanich Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police, pound respond to possible cougar sighting

Cougar possibly seen in area of 4500-block of Chatterton Way

A cougar was possibly seen in the area of the 4500-block of Chatterton Way in Saanich Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
UPDATE: Semi-truck driver sustains non-life-threatening injuries in Pat Bay Highway collision

UPDATE: Semi-truck driver sustains non-life-threatening injuries in Pat Bay Highway collision

Traffic diverted while Saanich police investigated, cleared lanes

UPDATE: Semi-truck driver sustains non-life-threatening injuries in Pat Bay Highway collision
Ashley (not her real name) says her mental health has suffered after she was sexually assaulted in 2017. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Saanich woman says sexual assault was dismissed by police because of her ‘body language’

Patrol officers investigate sexual assault files, make decisions on what goes to Crown counsel

Ashley (not her real name) says her mental health has suffered after she was sexually assaulted in 2017. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Saanich police received several reports regarding a gathering of some 200 youth at Mount Douglas Park on the evening of July 1. (Google Maps)

Saanich police break up Canada Day gathering of nearly 200 youth in Mount Douglas Park

Officers observed underage drinking, public intoxication, lack of physical distancing

Saanich police received several reports regarding a gathering of some 200 youth at Mount Douglas Park on the evening of July 1. (Google Maps)
Saanich police arrived at a closed business in the 700-block of Tolmie Avenue to find a man inside. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria man facing charges after alarm alerts cops to break-in

Saanich police arrived on scene to find the man inside

Saanich police arrived at a closed business in the 700-block of Tolmie Avenue to find a man inside. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested a 46-year-old man after finding weapons, drugs and drug trafficking items in his home and car. (Courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Police arrest Saanich man allegedly importing conducted energy weapons through the mail

Randy Smith, 46, in custody after police search his car and residence

Saanich police arrested a 46-year-old man after finding weapons, drugs and drug trafficking items in his home and car. (Courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police are investigating a daytime car break-in that took place at Saanich Centre on June 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are investigating a daytime car break-in that took place at Saanich Centre on June 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich council will consider a bylaw to temporarily allow alcohol consumption in 14 local parks. (Pikrepo)

Saanich considers bylaw allowing liquor in 14 parks, police disapprove

Staff report suggests permitting drinking in parks noon to 8 p.m. until Sept. 30

Saanich council will consider a bylaw to temporarily allow alcohol consumption in 14 local parks. (Pikrepo)
A white Dodge truck parked in a Saanich neighbourhood caught fire early on June 6 and it was later determined the fire was deliberately set. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
A white Dodge truck parked in a Saanich neighbourhood caught fire early on June 6 and it was later determined the fire was deliberately set. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
The Saanich police dive team worked with Totem Towing to pull a stolen vehicle out of Prospect Lake on June 19. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
The Saanich police dive team worked with Totem Towing to pull a stolen vehicle out of Prospect Lake on June 19. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Police seek owner of ATV found near Shelbourne and North Dairy streets on Wednesday. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

ATV abandoned in Saanich neighbourhood reunited with owner

Red quad bike found near Shelbourne, North Dairy streets, police say

Police seek owner of ATV found near Shelbourne and North Dairy streets on Wednesday. (Saanich Police/Twitter)