Media Releases

August 4, 2020

 

Saanich Police Detectives are investigating a series of unprovoked assaults by a man on several people not known to him over the past year in Saanich. We have been successful in identifying the man, in his 30’s, responsible for some of these incidents.

As the investigation is on-going, detectives are still looking for the victims and witnesses from two additional assaults that were reported to police in June this year.

The first occurred on June 12, 2020 between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m at the Esso Gas station at the corner of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street.

The second also occurred on June 12, 2020 at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the area of Shelbourne Street and Kenmore Road.

In both cases our officers attended the area but were not able to locate any of the victims.

“We believe there are two to three people that were victims of an assault or attempted assault that evening and are hoping they are able to come forward and speak to us. If you were the victim of either of these assaults, we understand that this might be difficult for you however, we are here to support you and will work with you through the process.”

Please contact the Saanich Police Department General Investigation Section at 250-475-4321.

                                                                             

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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July 31, 2020

 

The Saanich Police are investigating a road-rage incident around 12:00 p.m. on July 22, 2020 where a cyclist spat in the face of a motorist on Sayward Road at the Pat Bay Highway.


The cyclist is described as a Caucasian man, 30 years old, slim build, 5’11”, dark hair, dark glasses and clean-shaven. He was witnessed to be wearing a black and white helmet and a black cycling clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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July 27, 2020

 

At 11:00 p.m. last night, Saanich Police were contacted by a resident of Cordova Bay who observed a cougar in their yard. This is believed to be the same cougar that had been spotted in the same area two weeks ago that had been demonstrating some unusual behaviours.

 

Residents of the Sayward Road, Fowler Road, Cordova Bay Road area Mattick's Farm should be mindful of their surroundings, families and pets.

 

The BC Conservation Office has been notified and will be following up today, July 27, 2020.

 

Cst. Markus Anastasiades #256

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July 30, 2020

 

On July 15, 2020 a resident in the 1800 block of Feltham Road reported that during the night someone had broken into a detached building on his property and stolen some construction equipment valued at over $2,000. Saanich Police attended and opened an investigation.

On July 27, 2020 the resident was browsing online used ads and noticed two of his stolen items were listed for sale. He provided this update to the Saanich Police.

The investigation led officers to a home in the 1800 block of Harvard Place. A search warrant was executed on July 28 and both items were located, recovered and returned to the owner.

“The owner of the items had previously recorded the serial numbers of the expensive tools which made it quite clear that the property recovered was in fact his. We recommend that in addition to recording serial numbers, owners should take photographs and make notes of any unique markings on items that could assist police in proving ownership should the items be recovered.”

No arrests have yet been made however the investigation into this property crime file continues.

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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** UPDATE**

July 25, 2020

Emilie has been located and is safe. Thank you for anyone that may have assisted in locating her.

 

July 22, 2020

 

Saanich Police are seeking the public's help in locating missing 15-year-old girl Emilie Pattie.

Emilie is described as First Nations, 5'2”, slim build, with dark hair. Police would like to locate Emilie in order to ensure her safety. Emilie is believed to be in downtown Victoria or Beacon Hill Park, both areas in which the police have checked and are continuing to do so.

 

 

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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