Crime Prevention Stories

New Year’s Message

Posted by on January 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

January 7, 2013 For immediate release:             Saanichton, B.C. The Central Saanich Police Service would like to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year to all our E-Alert subscribers. We thank you for your participation and interest and we are committed to continuing to provide timely and [...]

Vehicle Break In’s and Vandalism

Posted by on October 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Saanichton, B.C. Central Saanich Police Service is investigating a recent rash of vehicles being broken into in the Keating Cross Road and Tanner Ridge areas. Over the past few nights there have been several  incidents of crimes involving  theft and vandalism to cars.   Some of the vehicles were broken into and items stolen.   However, in [...]

Back to School

Posted by on September 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

September  4th marks the return to school for children  in Central Saanich and the Greater Victoria Area.  This means school buses will be highly visible on our streets.  School bus safety and safe driving habits need to be on the minds of everyone, from drivers, parents, caregivers, crossing guards and bus operators as the school [...]

Identify Theft – It Could Happen To You!

Posted by on June 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Farid is one of our Community Office Volunteers. Farid  has researched the topic of Identity Theft and provided a very interesting article on how to prevent it from happening to you.     What is identity Theft and Identity Fraud? Identity theft refers to the preparatory stage of acquiring and collecting someone else’s personal information [...]

Warm Weather Fraud Scams

Posted by on May 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Coreen, one of our Brentwood Community Police Volunteers,  has researched warm weather fraud scams.    It is a good read and we hope you can learn a few tips to avoid becoming a victim:   Now that the warm weather is upon us, “springtime scams” are already starting to bloom in communities.  We generally like [...]

Lock Away Your Garage Door Openers!

Posted by on May 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

After an attempt break and enter to a home on Stelly’s Cross Road early yesterday morning,  Central Saanich Police Service is reminding our E-Alert Community that burglars will sometimes access homes in ways we don’t always suspect. Central Saanich Police responded to a home in the Stelly’s Cross Road neighbourhood after a resident reported waking [...]

Business Break and Enter Attempt

Posted by on May 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

Central Saanich Police Service is investigating a break and enter attempt to  a business in Brentwood Bay that occurred this morning.  At approximately 2:40am  police responded to an alarm at a business in the 7000 block of West Saanich Road.     Upon arrival officers located evidence of a break and enter attempt, however, the break-in was [...]

Lock it or Lose it

Posted by on April 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  Central Saanich Police Service is reminding our E-Alert community to lock your cars and remove any valuables. Late Monday afternoon a local resident parked her car in a shopping area in the Saanichton Village.    The woman had left her vehicle for a short time, however, when she returned she determined that her car had [...]

Don’t Invite the ” Green Thumb Burglar” into your Home!

Posted by on April 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Spring has sprung and many of us are thinking about planting flowers, fertilizing the lawn or just spending long awaited time outside in the yard.      Unfortunately, this weather often makes crooks think of new opportunities to get into your home and steal your valuables.       When the weather becomes warmer the Green Thumb Burglar comes out [...]

Police Warn Of Very Convincing Fraudster In Latest Credit Card Scam Alert

Posted by on April 5, 2012 at 9:32 am

Central Saanich Police Service is warning our E-Alert Community of an evolving  credit card scam.  The scam starts when someone calls your house claiming to be  “Security”  or a  “Fraud investigator”  with a major credit card company.   These scammers will already have your name, address  and credit card information when they make the call and [...]