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Weekly Media Release June 11-18, 2018

There were more reports of graffiti this week. On June 12th a resident reported graffiti on one of the doors of the Emmanuel Baptist Church located at 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road. On June 12th 2018, graffiti was also reported at the Oak Bay High School located at 2151 Cranmore Road. A seacan located at the rear of the school had been tagged. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is still ongoing.

This week police received several complaints of vehicles entered overnight in Oak Bay. On June 14th Oak Bay Police received two complaints of 2 vehicles entered sometime overnight in the 2000 block of Bowker Avenue. Both vehicles had the contents rummaged through and loose change taken from one vehicle.

On June 16tha vehicle was also entered in the 1900 block of Crescent Road. The suspect broke the passenger window and stole loose change from the vehicle.

On June 16th a vehicle was entered in the 2300 block of Epworth Road sometime over night and some precious family heirlooms stolen. It appeared the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the theft. Police advise residents that vehicles are to be kept locked and contents kept out of sight.

Police received a couple of complaints regarding thefts of bicycles. On June 14th a resident reported the theft of their bicycle from Willows Elementary School. The black and white Davinci bike was left at the school overnight.

On June 16th a Norco Mountain bike was stolen sometime overnight in the 300 block of king George Terrace. The suspect entered an open carport to access the bike.

On June 14th a resident reported seeing a vessel in distress just off the northern side of chain Island. The resident stated that he had seen a flare in the sky and called Police along with the Rescue Coordination Centre. The stranded vessel along with its lone occupant were rescued and safely towed back to the Oak Bay Marina.

In the early morning hours of June 16th police conducted a traffic stop at Beach drive at Cranmore road on a vehicle that was observed speeding along Oak Bay Avenue. The driver did not have a valid drivers licence and was issued a violation ticket. The passenger who provided a false name was found to be breaching his conditions and charges are being recommended.

On the afternoon of June 16th a resident reported that his residence had been entered and an item stolen while the home owner was gardening in the back. The front door had been left unlocked. Police strongly suggest locking the doors even when you are home.

In the early morning hours of June 16th Oak Bay Police responded to a break and enter to a coffee shop on Foul Bay Road. The suspect(s) smashed the front window to gain access. This same shop had been broken into on May 4th 2018. The investigation is still on going.

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