Weekly Media Release August 5th – August 11th, 2019

August 7th, Oak Bay Police received a suspicious circumstance report in the 900 blk of St. Patrick St. The complainant reported that someone was knocking on her front door and when she turned on the outside light a male ran towards the backyard.  Search was negative for the male.

August 7th and 8th, OBPD received to reports of a Hit and Run.  OBPD wants to remind everyone that it is $170.00 fine if you fail to stop after collision with an unattended vehicle.  Licence plates of the offending vehicles were obtained in both of these cases and investigation continues.

August 8th, OBPD received a Theft from Auto report.  Entry to the vehicle was achieved by smashing the vehicle’s window while it was parked in the 2400 block of Cedar Hill Cross Rd.  Owner had left her backpack in plain view.  Please remember not to leave anything inside your vehicle that would tempt thieves from entering.

August 8th, OBPD responded to a possible impaired driver at Willows Beach.  The male driver drove the vehicle onto the sidewalk luckily not hitting anyone.  The driver was issued a 90 day IRP and his vehicle was impounded. (previously reported)

August 9th, OBPD responded to a mischief and theft that just occurred in the 2100 blk of Oak Bay Ave.  Three males were observed on camera ‘casing’ the area.  One of the males returned with a lock cutter and gained entry into a caged area.  If anyone has any information please contact the Oak Bay Police Department.

August 9th, OBPD responded to a Mischief to Auto report in the 2000 block of Newton St.  The complainant reported that someone attempted to gain entry into her truck by damaging the plastic casing around the driver side door handle.

August 9th, OBPD received a report of an attempt robbery at Carnarvon Park. At about 1:00am, three (3) females were walking in the park and were approached by two males wearing dark colored hoodies with their lower faces covered.  One of the males demanded their wallets and money.  The females continued walking when one of the males attempted to stop them.  The females continued and a red laser pointer was pointed at them.  One of the females believed they observed an unknown object in one of the males’ hands.  Extensive search of the area was negative.  The females were not injured in anyway.  Anyone with information is asked to notify the Oak Bay Police Department. This file is still under investigation.

August 9th/10th – Sometime overnight two vehicles were broken into at the 400 blk of Beach Drive and the 3100 blk of Woodburn Rd.  Nothing was reported as being taken in either of these incidences but both vehicles had been left unlocked.  OBPD wants to remind you to please empty and lock your vehicles to prevent thefts from occurring.

August 10th, OBPD received a theft report.  The complainant advised that someone gained entry into an office, located in the 1700 blk of Elgin St., and stole a satchel with personal items inside; The business was open at the time of the theft.   

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