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Victoria police responded to a vehicle where this dog was found in distress due to the heat after being left inside. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Hot cars can be fatal to dogs left inside, Victoria police reminds public after distress calls

Victoria police found two dogs in a car with an internal temperature of 47 C on Friday

 

Saanich police arrested wanted man Tyrae Fownes on May 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Saanich police, K9 unit arrest man wanted for assault, uttering threats

Tyrae Fownes was the subject of wanted persons alert on April 28

 

After seizing a handgun from his home on Tuesday, Victoria police arrested a wanted man on Wednesday after he fled officers on his bike. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man wanted on several warrants flees Victoria officers on bike

He was arrested after a brief struggle, transported to hospital with injuries

 

Victoria police worked to arrest as many people with active warrants as possible during #VicPDWarrantWednesday May 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria policemake over 25 arrests during #VicPDWarrantWednesday

Officers were working to locate people with active arrest warrants

Victoria police worked to arrest as many people with active warrants as possible during #VicPDWarrantWednesday May 12. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man was arrested after allegedly threatening people downtown on May 10 while brandishing this knife. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Man armed with a knife arrested for allegedly threatening people in downtown Victoria

Officers used de-escalation techniques during afternoon arrest

A man was arrested after allegedly threatening people downtown on May 10 while brandishing this knife. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A partnership is looking to identify skeletal remains that were discovered by recreational divers in the Gorge Waterway this February. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Divers find partial human skull in Gorge Waterway

B.C. Coroner Service determines remains likely historical, not ancestral

A partnership is looking to identify skeletal remains that were discovered by recreational divers in the Gorge Waterway this February. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Victoria Police Department is looking for help identifying a person of interest after an April 29 hit-and-run. (VicPD handout)

Victoria police looking for suspect in hit-and-run investigation

The suspect was driving a four-door grey Dodge Ram 1500 truck

The Victoria Police Department is looking for help identifying a person of interest after an April 29 hit-and-run. (VicPD handout)
Victoria Police Department looks to identify a person of interest after a Friday night stabbing. (VicPD handout)

Police seek person of interest after Victoria stabbing

Friday night assault leaves one with potentially life-altering injuries

Victoria Police Department looks to identify a person of interest after a Friday night stabbing. (VicPD handout)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police use bean bag round in arrest

Man arrested for assault with weapon, uttering threats

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect in custody after two men threatened with knife on Wharf Street

Greater Victoria man prohibited from carrying weapons after previous stabbing conviction

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect in custody after family threatened with knife in Beacon Hill Park

Police looking for witnesses who were near the playground Saturday afternoon

(Black Press Media file photo)
Editors note: The woman originally pictured in story was actually carrying her own cat and didn't steal Penelope, who is now considered missing, not the victim of theft. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Penelope the cat missing in Victoria

VicPD says the feline with black fur, purple collar last seen in the 900-block of Caledonia Avenue

Editors note: The woman originally pictured in story was actually carrying her own cat and didn't steal Penelope, who is now considered missing, not the victim of theft. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A Camaro is towed after police were called about a car doing doughnuts in a Victoria park. (Courtesy VicPD)

Camaro impounded after driver ticketed for doing doughnuts in Victoria park

Officers find marks in grass about 30 metres from children in playground

A Camaro is towed after police were called about a car doing doughnuts in a Victoria park. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police officers seized two replica handguns from the area around a multi-unit temporary housing facility after receiving a call about a man with a gun. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Abandoned replica handguns seized outside Victoria housing facility

Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street

Victoria police officers seized two replica handguns from the area around a multi-unit temporary housing facility after receiving a call about a man with a gun. (Courtesy of VicPD)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Tina Starkey with her seven-month-old puppy Sugar on the E&N Trail in Esquimalt. Starkey now carries a small personal alarm device, her thumb on the button. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Encounters leave Vic West woman concerned for her safety

The 50-year-old wants self defence training, says she’s not alone

Tina Starkey with her seven-month-old puppy Sugar on the E&N Trail in Esquimalt. Starkey now carries a small personal alarm device, her thumb on the button. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
A man accused of choking a 15-year-old in his tent in Beacon Hill Park Tuesday night has been arrested by Victoria police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man accused of choking, sexually exploiting 15-year-old in Victoria tent arrested

Police arrested the 38-year-old in Beacon Hill Park Wednesday afternoon

A man accused of choking a 15-year-old in his tent in Beacon Hill Park Tuesday night has been arrested by Victoria police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking for a 38-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted and choked a missing 15-year-old victim in Beacon Hill Park Tuesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

15-year-old choked in Beacon Hill tent, Victoria police assaulted while intervening

Police searching for 38-year-old suspect, two officers injured in altercation with park residents

Victoria police are looking for a 38-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted and choked a missing 15-year-old victim in Beacon Hill Park Tuesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are searching for Andrew Swanson who was last seen in Victoria April 7 and is wanted on warrants for choking related to a domestic assault and obstructing police. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATED: Victoria police still looking for man wanted for domestic assault

Andrew Swanson, 47, is no longer classified as missing

Victoria police are searching for Andrew Swanson who was last seen in Victoria April 7 and is wanted on warrants for choking related to a domestic assault and obstructing police. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A convicted sex offender, whose crimes included offences against children, was arrested at Gonzales Beach after the man was spotted by an off-duty officer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Convicted sex offender arrested at Gonzales Beach

After committing crimes involving children, offender barred from public beaches, being in proximity to kids

A convicted sex offender, whose crimes included offences against children, was arrested at Gonzales Beach after the man was spotted by an off-duty officer. (Black Press Media file photo)