Media Releases

*UPDATE - Eric Hartley has been located and is safe.*

Saanich Police are looking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.  Eric Thomas Hartley was last seen on June 10, 2019 in Saanich, where he resides in the Tillicum area.  He was reported missing 3 days later on June 13th.

Eric is a 45 year old Caucasian man.  He is 6’1” tall and weighs about 280lbs.  He has longer dirty blonde hair that could be in a ponytail, and has a beard and mustache.  Eric is in deteriorating health which has resulted in his recent use of a motorized scooter. 

Eric Hartley

Police are concerned for Eric’s wellbeing so if you see him or have information on his whereabouts, please call us at 250-475-4321, or to report your information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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Have you recently purchased a smartphone from a local online sales site only to learn from your service provider that the phone is “blacklisted” and is blocked from the major wireless networks? If so, Saanich Police would like to hear from you.

Over the last few months, police across the lower island have been receiving reports of fraudulently obtained cell phones being sold on sites such as Used Victoria, Varage and Kijiji. The phones are primarily newer model IPhones and Samsungs and look legitimate, unfortunately in each instance, the buyer is left with an expensive paperweight.

If you have found yourself in this situation, please call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 and reference file 19-8630.

Ace Needs You

Over the course of five days, Saanich Police responded to three robberies involving a firearm. The first happened early in the morning on Saturday May 25, 2019 at the 7-11 at 10 Burnside Road West. The second happened the following morning, May 26th, at the 7-11 at 3775 Carey Road. And the third happened in the afternoon of May 29th at the TD Bank at 309 Burnside Road West.

An extensive investigation into these robberies has been conducted by Saanich Police and with the assistance of Victoria Police, a 52 year old man was arrested in downtown Victoria on May 30, 2019. Three counts of Robbery with a Firearm in relation to these three incidents in Saanich are being recommended by police. The man is currently in custody and will be appearing in court tomorrow.

The impact of these crimes was felt by many people and Victim Services has been engaged to provide support to all those involved.

This remains an active investigation as the identity of the female involved in the second 7-11 robbery remains unknown. Anyone with information regarding this female is ask to call police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

19-12647, 19-12727, 19-13042

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