Weekly Media Release for Feb. 8 – Feb. 14, 2021

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 66 calls for service this week.

On February 8, the Oak Bay Police responded to a worksite accident in the 600 block of Island Rd. A witness reported that a co-worker had fallen from a ladder and had injured his shoulder. The worker was taken to hospital by ambulance. The information collected was turned over to WorkSafe BC for their investigation. (OB File 21-341)

On February 8, the Oak Bay Police received a report over concern of a resident not wearing a mask while indoors in a common place of an apartment building in the 2000 Block of Oak Bay Avenue. The concern was quickly addressed with the resident by the building manager. Anyone failing to comply with the Provincial Health Order to wear a mask in a public indoor space may be fined $230.00 under the Emergency Protective Measures Act. (OB File 21-342)

On February 8, the Oak Bay Police responded to a Motor Vehicle hit and run collision where the suspect vehicle failed to remain in the 2100 block of Oak Bay Ave. The owner reported that their vehicle was struck by another vehicle that did not stop or provide information. A witness was located who was able to provide the owner a licence plate number. Police located the owner of the suspect vehicle and issued a violation ticket for Fail To Stop After Collision With An Unattended Vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Act. Set fine is $170 with a $26 victim surcharge. (OB File 21-343)

On February 10, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft in the 700 Block of St Patrick St. The owner called to report that sometime between 2021-02-08 at 1700hrs and 2021-02-09 at 1700hrs an unknown culprit stole a propane tank valued at $60. The tank was stolen from a chain locked area under a fire table on the outdoor patio area. It is believed the culprit used bolt cutters to cut the chain securing the tank. (OB File 21-351)

If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. We would also like to remind residents of the importance of calling police immediately when you see something suspicious that warrants police attendance. The sooner we know about it the better our chances are of locating the individual or vehicle of interest and resolving the matter.

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