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Weapons seized early in the evening May 27 by VicPD officers taking a proactive approach to concerns of youth gathering, drinking and using drugs. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: For a 3rd weekend, police seize liquor, weapons from youth in downtown Victoria

Twitter users support officers and condemn the work as criminalization of youth

Weapons seized early in the evening May 27 by VicPD officers taking a proactive approach to concerns of youth gathering, drinking and using drugs. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police on Thursday (June 9) said Abigayle Singh, 25, has been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Abigayle Singh found safe

She was the subject of multiple missing person alerts in May

Victoria police on Thursday (June 9) said Abigayle Singh, 25, has been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police arrested three men after pedestrians were bear sprayed from a Mercedes vehicle at 3 a.m. Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 arrested after Victoria pedestrians randomly bear-sprayed from a black Mercedes

Multiple people affected by spray from moving vehicle in 3 a.m. downtown incident

Victoria police arrested three men after pedestrians were bear sprayed from a Mercedes vehicle at 3 a.m. Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cannabis and a knife seized by officers from a teen Friday night during an arrest for breaching conditions. (Courtesy VicPD)

Victoria media blitz on downtown youth issues fails to deter troublemakers

8 more youth arrests in Victoria relating to violence, vandalism, officers out in force next weekend

Cannabis and a knife seized by officers from a teen Friday night during an arrest for breaching conditions. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police have responded to around two dozen incidents relating to youth, who are coming from other communities, reportedly engaging in crimes downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police report swarms of youth flocking into downtown to commit crimes

Police say roughly 150 youth came from other communities causing more than 2 dozen calls for service

Victoria police have responded to around two dozen incidents relating to youth, who are coming from other communities, reportedly engaging in crimes downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)
A car crashed into Victoria’s Red Cross Society building on May 10, sending four people to hospital. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Four hospitalized after Victoria driver hits pedestrian then crashes into Red Cross

Driver, two passengers and pedestrian suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries

A car crashed into Victoria’s Red Cross Society building on May 10, sending four people to hospital. (Courtesy of VicPD)
VicPD say a man reported missing earlier in the day has been found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: High-risk man reported missing from Victoria found safe

Police thank the public for helping to spread the word

VicPD say a man reported missing earlier in the day has been found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Protests at the legislature over nine weeks between January and April cost the province nearly $386,000 in police overtime, according to the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy of VicPD)

B.C. government to pay for police OT related to legislature area rolling protests

Province to cover nearly $400,000 overtime cost, Victoria PD pays regular duty time

Protests at the legislature over nine weeks between January and April cost the province nearly $386,000 in police overtime, according to the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Protests at the legislature over nine weeks between January and April cost the province nearly $386,000 in police overtime, according to the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria off the hook for police OT related to rolling protests near the legislature

Province to cover nearly $400,000 overtime cost, VicPD pays regular duty time

Protests at the legislature over nine weeks between January and April cost the province nearly $386,000 in police overtime, according to the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A man barricading himself in a Fifth Street building on April 22 was arrested after Victoria police used several “less lethal” tools. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man barricading himself in a Fifth Street building on April 22 was arrested after Victoria police used several “less lethal” tools. (Black Press Media file photo)
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Fundraiser started for Ukrainian pastor’s family after house fire suspected of arson in Victoria

Members of Victoria-based family injured escaping from early morning fire

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Arson suspected as B.C. home of Ukrainian pastor goes up in flames with family inside

Pastor, his wife and 3 children escaped burning home, daughter has serious injuries

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged with murder in 2020 Victoria assault turned deadly

George Thurrott Jr. arrested in Ontario; was arrested and released here 2 years ago

Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)
Christopher Gaudet is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Man wanted on Canada-wide arrest warrant believed to be in Victoria

Anyone who sees 36-year-old Christopher Gaudet is asked to not approach him, call 911

Christopher Gaudet is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Protesters with Save Old Growth block traffic at Finlayson and Douglas streets Monday morning. (Courtesy Save Old Growth)

3 Save Old Growth supporters arrested for blocking downtown Victoria street

Monday morning arrests the beginning of more disruptions, group says as action also targets Nanaimo

Protesters with Save Old Growth block traffic at Finlayson and Douglas streets Monday morning. (Courtesy Save Old Growth)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Woman spotted screaming and trying to escape erratic van in Victoria

VicPD asked the public’s help locating a van seen at Quadra and Hillside Saturday morning

(Black Press Media file photo)
John Dickinson, 30, is remembered as a loving, outgoing and adventurous man. He was stabbed outside a bar on Yates Street in the early hours of March 1 and died in hospital. (Courtesy Matt Roulston)

‘I want justice for Johnny’: Loved ones remember ‘The Hug Guy’ dead in B.C. stabbing

Murder charge laid in Victoria’s first homicide of 2022

John Dickinson, 30, is remembered as a loving, outgoing and adventurous man. He was stabbed outside a bar on Yates Street in the early hours of March 1 and died in hospital. (Courtesy Matt Roulston)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating the sudden death of a Victoria child. (Black Press Media file photo)

Major crime unit investigating sudden death of Victoria child

The child was involved in a well-being check the night prior to the death, VicPD says

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating the sudden death of a Victoria child. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. man accused of hacking man with machete then driving him to the hospital

Man being treated for potentially life-altering arm injuries, knew his attacker

Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Darioush Diba, owner of Bubby’s Restaurant, stands outside its Menzies Street location. He questions the need for the level of traffic restrictions into James Bay as are being exercised by VicPD. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Eateries less busy, staff late since checkpoints installed for Victoria protests

Operators have mixed views on need for Victoria police controls on neighbourhood entry

Darioush Diba, owner of Bubby’s Restaurant, stands outside its Menzies Street location. He questions the need for the level of traffic restrictions into James Bay as are being exercised by VicPD. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)