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Weekly Media Release July 7 – July 14, 2019

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 106 calls for service during this week.

Oak Bay Police responded to eight 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.

Oak Bay Police responded to several reports through out the week of vehicles improperly parked. In two incidents, the vehicles had to be towed as they prevented the movement of traffic and that of emergency vehicles. Drivers are reminded to be mindful of where they park.

On July 11th, Oak Bay Police received a report of a Break and Enter in the 2500 block of Eastdowne Rd.  The complainant called to report that their residence had been broken into. The suspect(s) targeted a number of rooms throughout the residence. A quantity of assorted jewelry was stolen.

Please remember to secure your home when you leave, even if it is just for a couple of hours, and to secure your front door when you are busy in the backyard.  Summer is prime for property criminals who canvass and look specifically for insecure and/or vacant residences and unlocked vehicles.

On July 12th, Oak Bay Police received a call of an unknown male sleeping in the complaint’s vehicle. The male was identified and arrested for breaching his conditions of release. The male, who is well known to police, is a prolific offender. He had been recently released from custody.  Residents are reminded to remove all valuables from view and to lock their vehicle doors.

Later that day, police received a report from a complainant indicating that they had been  contacted by a male claiming to be from Shaw Internet advising that there was a problem with their internet connection. The complainant was conned into allowing the male access his computer to “fix the problem” only to discover that a large sum of money was withdrawn from his bank account.

On July 14th, Police responded to a Break and Enter in the 2000 Block of Allenby St. Large amounts of items were stolen. Forensic Identification conducted a thorough examination of the scene. The investigation is still ongoing.

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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