Media Releases

Date: September 25, 2020

File #: 20-21152

 

The subject of a high-risk missing person file from September 23, 2020, Matthew Rozon, has been located safe.

Thank you for creating awareness.       

 

                                                                                       

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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September 21, 2020

 

On Friday evening Saanich Police officers attended the University of Victoria alongside Campus Security officers to ensure compliance surrounding liquor laws as well as COVID-19 Provincial Orders.

On September 18, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. they came across a group of approximately 100 young adults gathering near the fountain outside the main library. The officers observed a complete lack of any physical distancing as well as many openly consuming liquor.

There was a total of 11 tickets issued to individuals who were found not to be maintaining the required distance apart and 14 related to the consumption of liquor, including minors who were in possession. All the mentioned offences carry fines of $230 under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act (CRMA) and Liquor Control and Licencing Act (LCLA), respectively.

Officers returned for a second night on Saturday but witnessed a much different scene. Small groups of 6-8 were gathered and adhering to distancing protocols and the majority were polite, respectful and even thanked police for being there.

Of the individuals ticketed, almost all were registered students at the University.

“It appears that enforcement measures had the desired effect, setting the tone for Saturday’s overall compliance at the campus. We hope others share this message with their peers because at the end of the day it’s doing everything we can to keep everyone safe in our community and beyond.”

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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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 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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