Weekly Media Release Feb. 19 – 25, 2018

On February 19th, police were called to Oak Bay High School for a suspicious male near the bike racks. The male left the scene, but with the detailed description given by staff, he was located by police a few blocks away. The male was detained and found to be riding a bicycle stolen in Victoria. He was arrested and he has been on a Promise to Appear in court.

On February 22nd, police were called to a residence on Island Road in Oak Bay for a break and enter into a garage. Culprit(s) took an Italian moped helmet, a five-point harness, black racing shoes and red racing gloves. The items were in a large Sparko bag, also taken. It is believed the theft occurred overnight.

On February 22nd, police were called to a residence in the area of Deal Street in Oak Bay for a report of an unwanted drone flying over a backyard.  The police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the drone owner.

On February 23rd, police attended an attempt break and enter at an apartment building on Oak Bay Ave. Entry was not gained, however there were pry marks on one of the doors.

On February 25th, police were called to a senior’s centre for a complaint of mischief. Sometime overnight, person(s) unknown covered the building in graffiti. The cost to clean up the building will be significant.

On Februrary 25th, police conducted a checkstop on Foul Bay Road. No impaired drivers were detected.  Several Notice and Orders were issued for burnt out headlights.

Over the last week, Oak Bay Police have responded to a significant increase in abandoned 911 calls. Police treat all 911 calls as emergencies, so if you call 911 in error, stay on the line and let us know you are all right. We will still attend to ensure you are not in any danger, but it lowers the urgency with which we will respond.

 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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