Weekly Media Release July 23 – 29, 2018

On July 24th a paddle boarder was rescued by the Coast Guard after getting caught up in a swift current in the waters off of Oak Bay. The paddle boarder was assessed by ambulance upon her return to shore and suffered no injuries.

There were two reports of stolen bicycles this past week. The first was reported on July 23rd but occurred between July 18th and 21st. The second occurred on July 24th during the day at the Oak Bay Recreation Center. Remember to register your bicycles at the Oak Bay Police Department in order to help us return your bike to you should it get stolen. Just bring your bicycle’s details and serial number to our office to register your bike.

On July 26th it was announced that the Search and Rescue efforts for missing 82 year old Gladys Barman were concluded after her car had been located off a logging road in the remote wilderness in the Lake Cowichan area. The investigation into the disappearance of Gladys Barman remains with the Oak Bay Police Department.

On July 27th there were two reports of thefts from autos that had occurred overnight. At least one of the vehicles was left unlocked. Please remember to lock your vehicles at night and not to leave any valuables inside.

This past week there were three reports of fires in the 2000 block of Frederick Norris Rd. The Oak Bay Fire Department, the Oak Bay Police, and the Saanich Police Forensic Identification Section are working together to determine the causes of the fires. The incidents are still under investigation. Extra patrols have been and continue to be made in the area.

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