Media Release July 16-22, 2018

On July 16th a vehicle towing a trailer cut off a cyclist near Cadboro Bay Rd and Cedar Hill X-Rd. The cyclist approached the driver’s side window to have a few words with him when the driver punched the cyclist in the face. The assault is under investigation. The OBPD wants to remind everyone not to engage any person that you feel may have wronged you on the road but instead note the licence plate and contact the police to speak to them.

On July 16th a resident reported that his Motorcycle plates had been stolen our lost in the 2400 block of Mowat St. On July 21st a Motorcycle was stolen from the 1700 block of Hampshire Rd. and on July 22nd it appears as though a failed attempt to steal a Motorcycle occurred in the 2100 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Please call the OBPD if you see anyone acting suspicious.

In the early hours of July 17th a citizen reported a vehicle submerged in the water at the North boat ramp at Cattle Point. A male was observed running away from the vehicle but the male was not located. The vehicle turned out to be a recovered stolen out of West Shore.

In the early hours of July 17th a member of the OBPD attempted to stop a cyclist that had no lights and was not wearing a helmet. The cyclist evaded the police officer. Later that day a bicycle was located abandoned and some property with break in tools at another location. The OBPD member appeared to have stopped a potential crime(s). The found bike is at the OBPD. If you have recently lost your bike, or discover it stolen, please enquire.

On July 17th the OBPD was called to assist OBFD with a structure fire in the 3200 block of Woodburn Ave. The 2 residents were made aware of the fire when the received a phone call from Prices alarm. The residents managed to exit the house without injury and the fire was extinguished by the OBFD.
On July 20th a resident reported his wallet was stolen from his unlocked vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Elgin Rd. On July 21st a resident reported their unlocked vehicle was rummaged through on Sunny Lane. OBPD would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles and not to leave anything of value inside.

On July 20th a male stole a tray of lottery tickets from the Pharmasave. Male was described as an older male in his 60’s wearing a black ball cap, black coat and jean shorts. If you have any information please contact the OBPD.

On July 21st members of the OBPD were call to a resident on Henderson Road in regards to a tenant growing Cannabis. The 6’ plant was removed for destruction.

On July 21st OBPD received a complaint from the flaggers posted at Beach Drive between Estevan Avenue and Dalhousie Road. There have been a few reports in regards to cyclists disobeying the flaggers and riding into the work area and around the cones. OBPD want to remind everyone using the roads and sidewalks that you must obey the flaggers while they are doing their jobs. Ignoring the flaggers may cause serious injury to yourselves or the workers.

OBPD would like to remind residents of the wonderful Vacant House Program the OBPD offers. If you are leaving town and have no one staying at your residence or watching the home for you, please let us know and we will do periodic checks. Contact the OBPD for more information. Have a great stressful free holiday!

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