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 police. The concern is that if the person’s voice is recorded giving their name and phone number, it can be used in some way to defraud them. Police recommend not giving any information over the phone unless it is to someone you know, or are expecting.

On Saturday, August 18th, police were called to the intersection of Windsor Road and Hampshire Road for a report of a suspicious male. When police arrived, they located a male who was exhibiting signs of recent drug use to which he admitted. The male was transported to hospital to confirm his wellbeing.

Oak Bay police officer, Constable Manuel MONTERO, attended the funeral in Fredericton, New Brunswick for the two slain police officers.

On Sunday, August 19th, at approximately 3:00 AM, a newspaper delivery person attended the OBPD office to a report a robbery. While he was delivering papers on Island Road, an unknown male pushed him to the ground, took his keys, got into his vehicle, and drove away. The male was wearing dark clothes. The vehicle was a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, brown in colour, with BC Licence FL307T. The victim did not receive any injuries during the altercation.

On Sunday, August 19th, police were called to the 2000 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road for a report of mischief to property. Sometime overnight, the complainant heard a loud bang. In the morning, they discovered the window to the den had been smashed. A white plastic bucket that does not belong to the complainant was found outside.

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