Weekly Media Release Dec. 10 – Dec. 16, 2018

On December 10th a resident in the 800 block of Linkleas Avenue had two of their unlocked vehicles entered overnight. The culprit stole insurance papers from one vehicle and children’s movies from the other vehicle.

On December 14th, the Oak Bay Police responded to a two vehicle MVI rear-ender at the intersection of Epworth Street and Cadboro Bay Road. Both vehicles were travelling eastbound on Cadboro Bay Road when the lead vehicle stopped for a pedestrian walking across the marked crosswalk and the vehicle behind rear-ended it. The driver was issued a violation ticket for following too closely, Section 162 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Act. No injuries occurred and one of the vehicles was towed from the scene.

On December 15th, the police received a report of a stolen electric bicycle in the 1700 block of Elgin Road. The bicycle was locked with a U-lock in a bicycle rack. The bicycle owner came back and noticed that her front wheel had the U-lock intact, however the rest of the bicycle was stolen.

Make: Green Light Cycle

Mode: Urban Cruzer

Approximate Value: $3000.00

On December 15th a business owner in the 2000 block of Cadboro Bay Road reported that overnight their front window was smashed. Only one of the window panes was smashed from the double-paned window. No access was gained into the premise.

On December 15th, the Oak Bay Police along with the Oak Bay Fire Department responded to power lines down at the intersection of Newport Avenue and Currie Road. A large oak tree branch sheared off the top portion of the cross member of a hydro pole, that portion fell into the tree and the power lines were severed falling onto the sidewalk. The power pole was on the south side of Currie Road next to the alley. The area was secured with caution tape and both BC Hydro and Oak Bay Public Works were contacted to assist with this incident.

On December 16th, three unlocked vehicles were entered overnight. Two of the vehicles were in the 1000 block of Foul Bay Road. One vehicle had its glove box opened up and nothing was stolen and the other vehicle was entered and the culprit stole a LG cell phone, Garmin GPS unit and a LG X Power 2 digital camera. The third vehicle was entered in the 1200 block of Hewlett Place and it was rifled through and nothing was stolen. 



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