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Victoria police to share plan to make west-side of city safe

May 03 2012

After arresting a dozen people in Esquimalt in recent weeks and seizing thousands of dollars in drugs and stolen property, the Victoria police will share details of their plan to restore safety to two crime-infested blocks in the west-side city.

Since March, the Victoria police department’s strikeforce, street-crime unit and the region’s emergency response team have executed five search warrants at homes in the 600-block of Admirals and Constance Streets.

A rundown of those searches and arrests is as follows:

• March 6 – 636 Admirals Road – three arrested

• April 18 – 636 Admirals Road – two arrested

• April 18 – 636 Admirals Road – four arrested

• May 2 – 669 Constance Ave – one arrested

• May 2 – 669 Constance Ave - two arrested

Today police will hold a news conference the Victoria police department’s west division headquarters in Esquimalt “to provide details of the department’s initiative to restore public safety to the block,” according to spokesman Mike Russell.

West division Insp. Keith Lindner, acting Esquimalt Mayor David Schinbein and Block Watch captain Bruce Cuthbert will be speaking to the media.

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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