Media Releases

September 12, 2020

 

The Saanich Police Department are requesting public assistance in locating a family believed to be travelling in British Columbia or Alberta.

The family, residents of Saanich, BC, were supposed to be back in Victoria on Friday, September 4, 2020, and their current whereabouts are unknown.

Bradley Michael COOK, 42, and Melissa Renee TROST, 40 are travelling with their two young children ages 4 and 2 and are likely operating a truck and trailer, similar to the photos below. Police are requesting public assistance to locate this family and are asked to contact their local police if they observe the family or their vehicle.

2018 Dodge Ram Alberta License CCX1573

The couple also own a 2017 Nissan Murano with Alberta License BZP9388

It is possible the family are in eastern British Columbia or Alberta and are camping and towing a trailer.  Police are seeking this family to ensure their safety and are requesting that anyone with information regarding their whereabouts to contact police immediately.

Vehicle photos attached are NOT the actual vehicles sought but are representative of the make and model years.

 

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September 10, 2020

 

On September 10, 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Saanich Police attended to a home in the 4100 block of Carey Road to assist Saanich Fire with a structural fire. When officers arrived they noticed the home was engulfed in flames. Officers then closed the road to all traffic for several hours while firefighters worked on extinguishing the blaze.

On September 9, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Saanich Police officers attended the home for a report of a landlord-tenant dispute. No occupants were located, and officers cleared the scene.

“The fire is being deemed as suspicious at this point while detectives and Saanich Fire investigators look at all of the evidence. It is too early to determine if there is any correlation to the report called in to the home last night and the fire hours later. There was nobody in the home at the time of the fire.”

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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September 11, 2020

 

On Thursday September 10, 2020 at approximately 2:15 p.m. an officer with our Traffic Safety Unit was conducting school zone enforcement at Campus View Elementary in the 3900 block of Gordon Head Road when he saw a black pickup truck speeding toward his location. His laser device recorded a speed of 76 km/h in the posted 30 km/h school zone.

The officer stopped the driver and noted the odour of liquor on his breath. A roadside breath-tests was administered, both of which the driver failed.


The driver was issued a $368 ticket for Excessive Speeding, a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

“The decisions of this driver were careless and could have resulted in consequences far beyond fines, points or impounds. During a week where the emphasis is to welcome students back to school and promote the safety of everyone walking, cycling or driving to school, this certainly was a shocking a disappointing discovery.”

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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September 9, 2020

 

The ball python snake that was reported missing in August has been found deceased.


On August 19, 2020 the snake was reported to have been lost in the area of Marigold Road and Jasmine Avenue. It was in the same area on Sunday September 6, 2020 that a homeowner noticed a snake on their property and called the Saanich Police. It was discovered that the snake was in fact a ball python and had been dead for quite some time.

Saanich Police contacted the owner who was then able to confirm that the snake was in fact theirs and the one that was reported missing.

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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