Weekly Media Release Dec. 7 to Dec. 13

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 95 calls for service this week.

On Monday December 7, Oak Bay Police responded to report of an indecent act. The complainant reported that on November 30th at 12:35 pm, a male drove past the complainant on Eastdowne Rd near Neil Ave. The male exposed himself then began to masturbate as he stared at the 15 year old complainant. On December 4, the complainant saw the male again as the complainant walked down Cadboro Bay Rd near Estevan Rd. The male is described as a Caucasian, bald, black short cropped beard, round “squished” face, thin lips with a divot in the middle, chubby and possibly 30-40 years old. The male was driving a dark coloured newer model SUV. This investigation is still ongoing. 2020-3872

On Monday December 7, Oak Bay Police Department received a report of a break and enter on Uplands Rd. The complainant reported that someone had entered their unlocked garage and stolen a bicycle. The bicycle is a vintage green Raleigh with chrome and alloy rims with fender guards. It is valued at approximately $300.00. 2020-3874

On Tuesday December 8, Oak Bay Police Department received a report of a fraud conducted over Kijiji and Amazon. The complainant reported that she contacted a person offering to sell kittens. The seller advised that there was a lot of interest in the kittens and requested a deposit using an Amazon gift card. The seller provided an email address to which the gift card could be sent. After sending the gift card, valued at $280, the seller stopped communicating with the buyer. After reviewing all the electronic correspondence between both parties, police have determined that both had entered into a civil agreement for a deposit to be paid to hold the kitten. Police remind residents to “read the fine print” before agreeing to buy anything over the internet.  2020-3887

On Thursday December 10, the Oak Bay Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Oak Bay Ave for a report a fraud. The complainant reported that her mother had written a cheque to a local not for profit agency. The name of the recipient on the cheque had been altered prior to deposit. This matter is still under investigation. 2020-3915

On Friday December 11, the Oak Bay Police Department again responded to a report of a fraud in the 1300 block of Oliver St. The complainant reported a fraudulent Amazon account had been opened in their name. Two packages showed up at the complainant’s house and they do not have an Amazon account. The complainant contacted Amazon who have cancelled the account. 2020-3925

Also, on Friday December 11, the Oak Bay Police Department were advised of a hit and run collision that had occurred in the 1400 block of Beach Dr. between the hours of 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. The vehicle’s driver side mirror was torn off causing approximately $300.00 damage. 2020-3930

On Saturday December 12, the Oak Bay Police Department received a call from the University of Victoria Security to report an impaired driver in one of their parking lots. Police located the vehicle parked on Cedar Hill Cross Rd near University Drive. Police located a partially consumed vodka bottle in the vehicle. Police subsequently issued a 90 day IRP prohibition and 30 day vehicle impound to the 58 year old female driver.

If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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