The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 74 calls for service this week.
Oak Bay Police responded to 12 abandoned 911 call this week. If you misdial, please do not hang up; stay on the line and let the 911 operators know that you are okay so they do not have to spend time trying to call you back.
On December 14th, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft that occurred in the 2000 Block of Chaucer St. The complainant reported that a large quantity of food had been stolen from a freezer that was kept in the driveway of the residence. The complainant is unsure when the theft had occurred. There is no witnesses or suspect information in this matter (OB File 20-3963)
On December 15th, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft from the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society. A total of 7 wildlife cameras have been stolen between December 5-14, 2020. The cameras were located at several different public properties throughout Oak Bay. The cameras are described as brown Bushnell trail cameras with UWSS.ca engraved on them. They are used to monitor deer activity in the area in collaborations with the Oak Bay municipality and worth approximately $250. There are no suspects in this matter. (OB File 20-3973)
On December 16th, the Oak Bay Police received a report of an attempted fraud. The complainant reported that they received a phone call from someone claiming that they were from Shaw Customer Service, who wanted to upgrade their cable system. The scammer asked the complainant to turn off his tv for 4 minutes then turn back on. Scammer then told the complainant that the upgrade didn’t work as their equipment was too old and they would get new free equipment from Shaw for the upgrade plus other discounts. The scammer then asked the complainant for some information including their driver’s licence information and their Social Insurance Number. The complainant realized it was a scam and hung up. (OB File 20-3990)
On December 16th, the Oak Bay Police received a report of an online fraud in the 900 block of Monterey Ave. The complainant reported money missing from their account. The complainant advised police that they had just opened a bank account at the VanCity bank in Victoria and the shortly after, they received a text message about setting up online account. The complainant believing the text message was from the bank went through the steps and it turned out to be a phishing ploy and the suspects used the information to transfer from the account. (OB File 3992)
On December 19th, the Oak Bay Police received a theft from auto report in the 3000 block of Cadboro Bay Road. The theft occurred overnight, and the vehicle was believed to be unlocked. Unknown if anything was taken. (OB File 20-4018)
If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.