Media Release Update August 22, 2018

Further to our media release on August 19, 2018 regarding a stolen vehicle in Oak Bay: Oak Bay PD advises that as a result of the media coverage, a Victoria based towing company called the Oak Bay Police Department on August 21 to report that the stolen car had been towed and impounded in the Continue Reading

Weekly Media Release Aug 13-19, 2018

On Thursday, August 16th, police received a complaint of suspicious circumstance. The complainant had received a call, supposedly from the United States, asking if they wanted to cancel a salon appointment. The person was asked for their name and number before the complaint became suspicious and ended the call. The incident was reported to the Continue Reading

Weekly Media Release August 6-12, 2018

On August 7th, police received a report of theft from the 2700 Block of Burdick Ave. Sometime overnight, someone stole two “Slow” signs shaped like children. Valued at $40 each, they have the owner’s name and phone number on the bottom. On August 7th, police responded to the 1400 block of Monterey Ave for a Continue Reading

UPDATE on Missing Person (Gladys Barman)

On August 1st, we informed the public that the Cowichan Search & Rescue Team had located a deceased individual 11 kms from the point where Ms. Barman’s vehicle had been located. As foul play was not suspected, the Coroners Service was the lead and began working to positively identify the deceased. Today, the Coroner’s Office Continue Reading

Joint News Release: Suspicious Fires

News Release on behalf of the Oak Bay Police Department and Saanich Police Department August 7, 2018 ________________________________________________________________ On July 26, 2018 Oak Bay Police investigated two suspicious fires in the 2000 block of Frederick Norris Rd in Oak Bay. By way of the service agreement that exists between the Oak Bay and Saanich Police Continue Reading

Weekly Media Release July 30 to August 6, 2018

Oak Bay Police responded to 122 calls for service last week.  There have been several thefts from unlocked vehicles again this week. Police are reminding the public to ensure your vehicle is locked and any items of suggested value be placed out of site.  During foot patrols on one nightshift last week, we came across Continue Reading

Update on Missing Person Gladys Barman

The Cowichan Search & Rescue Team had suspended their search days ago, but as temperatures cooled, they re-engaged with their search dogs and continued their efforts. Yesterday, they found a deceased person approximately 11 kms from the spot where Ms. Barman’s vehicle had been located. The Lake Cowichan RCMP, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, and a Continue Reading

Weekly Media Release July 23 – 29, 2018

On July 24th a paddle boarder was rescued by the Coast Guard after getting caught up in a swift current in the waters off of Oak Bay. The paddle boarder was assessed by ambulance upon her return to shore and suffered no injuries. There were two reports of stolen bicycles this past week. The first Continue Reading

Suspicious Fires

The District of Oak Bay has experienced 3 fires in the 2000 Block of Frederick Norris Road over a three day period. On Tuesday July 24th at 10:30 am a car was noted to be on fire in a carport. The Oak Bay Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire. On Thursday July 26th at Continue Reading

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