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Weekly Media Release June 17-23, 2019

Oak Bay Police continue to receive reports of residents receiving calls from suspects pretending to be calling from the CRA and various banks.  Although several media warnings continually go out, residents continue to provide their personal information to these callers over the phone.  OBPD would like to remind residents that the CRA, credit card companies and banks do not ask you for your personal information over the phone. Please advise your family members that may not be hearing about these warnings.

On June 17th police attended the Monterey Center for a Graffiti complaint.  Unknown persons defaced the stairwell to the library and south wall.  This is a criminal act and persons charged could be facing a Mischief Charge.  Anyone with information is asked to call the OBPD.

On June 18th police attended the 400 blk of Transit Rd for a report of a Break and Enter to a residence. The break in occurred while the homeowners were away for 1 night.  Screen appeared to have been pried and bent but no entry was gained.  Anyone with information is asked to call the OBPD.

On June 18th, police received a report of possible mischief/theft.  An Oak Bay Parks Employee discovered a plaque was missing from a memorial bench in Bowker Creek.  Search of the area did not locate the plaque. Unknown when this occurred.

On June 20thpolice received a graffiti report in the 2600 block of Orchard Ave.  This is a criminal act and persons charged could be facing a Mischief Charge.  Anyone with information is asked to call the OBPD.

Summer is upon us, which means open windows, doors and backyard activities.  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.  The front foyer is not the best location to store your wallet, purse and keys.

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