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Weekly Media Release April 23-29, 2018

On April 23rd, police were called to the 1900 block of Crescent Road for a report of Mischief to Vehicle. The owner noticed that on the previous Friday, someone had keyed the side of his car.

Also on April 23rd, members of the Oak Bay Police Department and Oak Bay Fire Department suited up for an ice hockey game against Oak Bay High School students to raise money for Cops for Cancer. The event was well attended and the money raised is going to a good cause.

On April 26th, police checked an adult male (not a student) in the parking lot of Oak Bay High School. The male was found to be in possession of stolen debit and credit cards. He was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear to attend court at a later date.

On April 26th, police located a stolen scooter in the 2000 block of Oak Bay Avenue. It had been stolen from Victoria. Officers found drug paraphernalia and stolen keys from other vehicles when searching the scooter. The scooter has been returned to the owner.

On April 28th, police received a report of an assault that occurred in the 2200 block of Cranmore. The victim, a parking attendant, was checking the lot when he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He said “Hello” and a male ran out of the bushes and tackled him. The victim suffered bruises and a headache. The suspect was described as in his 40s, grey-black hair wearing grey sweater with holes in it. The male had a tattoo of a tear drop near his eye. Vic PD have assisted in identifying possible suspects. The investigation is on-going.

On April 29th, police received a report of Mischief to Vehicle that occurred sometime overnight on Hampshire Road near Bowker Road. The complainant advised that someone smashed the rear window of their vehicle, which was parked on the road. Nothing was taken so it is unclear why the vehicle was damaged.

On April 29th, police were called to the 1100 block of Beach Drive for a report of Theft from Vehicle.  The complainant advises that they found their vehicle door ajar in the morning and that a set of keys, a phone charger, and change was taken. The vehicle was parked in their carport.

On April 29th, police were called to the 900 block of Oliver for a report of Mischief to Vehicle, which occurred sometime overnight. The vehicle was parked on the street and there were scratch marks all along the passenger side of the vehicle.

At 4:04 am on April 30th, officers attended Middowne Rd for the report of a car accident. Upon attendance, some passengers had fled. Officers began an impaired investigation on one male driver. There were no injuries to any of the parties involved in the accident. The driver failed two road side tests and was being issued a 90 day IRP, however, he lied about his identity and fled on foot. He was subsequently tackled by an officer and ultimately issued another, this time in his correct name, 90 day IRP. Additionally, the vehicle (his mother’s) was impounded for 30 days. The 24 year old Saanich driver was issued $782 in fines for offences of Drive Without Due Care, No Drivers Licence and Fail to State Name & Address. OPBD is also pursuing criminal charges which, at this point, could include Obstruction based on his lying about his identification and flight from police, and Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident.

This morning (April 30th), OBPD took an adult male to hospital who was observed walking in traffic on Bee Street with a hospital blanket. There are no charges expected in this case.

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