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Weekly Media Release Dec. 28, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021

On Monday December 28, 2020, police attended the Oak Bay Marina Dockside Eatery at 1327 Beach Dr. for reports of a male who had entered the establishment and stolen 2 packaged ice cream bars. The male provided a first name of ‘Blaine’ and is described as Caucasian, mid to late 30s, medium build, with brown hair. He fled the area and was could not be located by police. File 2020-4109

On Wednesday December 30, 2020, police were called to 3050 Lansdowne Rd for reports of a tree that had fallen on the complainant’s vehicle. Police and Oak Bay Parks attended to assist with removal of the fallen tree and a second damaged tree to ensure no further damage occurred. File 2020-4132

On Wednesday December 30, 2020, police took a report of a hit and run that occurred in the overflow recreation center parking lot at the end of Goldsmith St. The complainant’s vehicle was parked between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. At some point in the day the vehicle was struck by an unknown white vehicle resulting in a scuff mark and cracked bumper on the complainant’s vehicle. No information was left by the suspect vehicle driver. Drivers are reminded of the legal requirement to stop and provide their vehicle, identification and insurance information when involved in a collision. File 2020-4138

On Wednesday December 30, 2020, police attended Bowker Manor located at 2233 Bowker Ave for reports of damage to a couple of resident’s vehicle tires. Property management company will be contacted by the residents to install surveillance in the parking area. File 2020-4136

Oak Bay Police investigated several thefts from vehicles overnight between December 30-31, 2020, in the surrounding residential area of Estevan Village. Residents are reminded to remove valuables from vehicles and ensure they are locked. File(s) 2020-4142, 4145, 4146, 4148, 4151, 4154

On Friday January 1, 2021, police attended a residence on Musgrave St for report of damage caused to a vehicle overnight. The back of the resident’s vehicle was spray painted with black paint. Police would like to remind residents that good video surveillance can be helpful in identifying individuals responsible for thefts from vehicles and vandalism to property. File 2021-3

On Friday January 1, 2021 police attended the area of Oak Bay Recreation Centre for reports of a suspicious male. The 14 year old complainant advised that on December 30th at about 2:15 p.m., she was walking in the area with friends she observed a male subject place a small teddy-bear on the sidewalk. After she picked it up the male approached and engaged in conversation. The complainant observed the male in the same area on January 3,  and again saw the bear on the sidewalk. The male is described as 25-35 years old, 6 feet tall, about 190 lbs, black hair, and riding a white bicycle. Police attended the area to look for the male and made inquiries with
residents in the neighborhood. The matter is still under investigation. File 2021-7

Over the past month Oak Bay Police have receive several complaints of vehicles stunt driving in
the area of Cedar Hill Cross Rd and Cadboro Bay Rd. On the evenings of January 1 and January
2, 2021 police were able to locate and identify the vehicles and drivers involved. Both vehicles
were impounded for 7 days and the driver on January 2nd was issued a violation ticket for driving
without consideration which is a $196 fine. Files 2021-8 & 2021-16

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