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Weekly Media Relase Nov 18-24, 2019

Oak Bay Police responded to five reports of thefts from vehicles this week:

  • On November 19th 2019, a resident in the 2800 block of Cadboro Bay Road advised Police that their vehicle had been entered sometime overnight. It appeared that nothing was taken however the contents had been rifled through.
  • On November 20th 2019, a resident in the 2100 block of Central Avenue called Police to advise that their vehicle had been entered sometime overnight. The resident advised that the rear window was smashed, and several items stolen. Police have no suspects and the investigation is on going.
  • On November 22nd 2019. A resident called Police to advise that their vehicle had been entered sometime over night in the 2300 block of Musgrave street. Some personal items were taken.
  • On November 24th 2019, a resident called Police and advised that their vehicle had been broken into and some money taken in the 2600 block of Musgrave street. No suspect had been identified at this time.
  • On November 24th 2019, a resident called Police to advise that their vehicle had been broken into sometime overnight in the 3400 block of beach drive. Nothing was taken but the contents inside had been rifled through.

Police urge residents to keep vehicles locked and valuables out of sight.

On November 20th 2019, Police stopped a cyclist for riding his bicycle without a helmet. The officer recognised the cyclist who had court ordered conditions to not to be in possession of any bicycle without proof of ownership. The cyclist was arrested for failing to comply with his court ordered conditions and held to appear in court.

On November 20th 2019, Police received a report that a Dingy was stolen from the Royal Victoria Yacht club about a week ago and now that same Dingy could be seen nearby. Police attended with the caller, the dingy was located, and the dingy was returned to its owner.

On November 21st 2019, a resident called Police to advise that copper wire had been stolen from a construction site located in the 2800 block of beach drive. The copper wire had been stored on site, in a vehicle that had been left unlocked. Police urge residents to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of site.

On November 21st 2019, Police observed a vehicle speeding in the 2500 block of Oak Bay Avenue. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver showed signs of alcohol impairment. The driver subsequently failed a Road side sobriety test, was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On November 23rd 2019, a resident called Police to advise that someone had damaged his vehicle in the 2000 block of McNeil Avenue. The resident advised that it appeared someone kicked the side of the vehicle causing a dent to the bodywork. No suspects, or witness’ have been identified at this time.

On November 23rd, 2019, a resident called Police to advise that his wallet was stolen from the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. The wallet has not been recovered to date and Police urge the public to use the lockable lockers. No suspects or witness’ have been identified.

On November 24th 2019, Oak Bay Police received a report of a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Foul Bay Road and Neil Street. Both vehicles were travelling westbound on Neil St when the lead vehicle stopped in an unmarked crosswalk for a pedestrian. The lead vehicle began reversing out of the unmarked crosswalk to make way for the pedestrian and subsequently backed into the second vehicle behind it. No injuries were sustained but vehicle damage did occur. Police urge drivers to be alert in crosswalks, and to maintain a safe travelling distance between vehicles.

Anyone who may have information regarding the above incidents is asked to call The Oak Bay Police Department at 250-592-2424.

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