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Weekly Media Release June 24 – June 30, 2019

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.  Summer is prime for property criminals who canvass and look specifically for insecure and/or vacant residences and unlocked vehicles.

Police will be conducting regular roadblocks during the summer months checking for impaired drivers.  A reminder to utilize a designated driver, bus, taxi, Dial a Driver or alternate means of transportation if you’ve been drinking.

Several complaints were received about animals being left in vehicles during the warmer hours of the day.  Please be conscious of your pets and ensure they are not left in a compromised positon where they may be at risk. 

Our community continues to be vandalized by graffiti.  Several incidents of graffiti were reported in various different locations in the municipality.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the OBPD or Crimestoppers.

The police attended to several accidents and traffic incidents during the week.  All were relatively minor in nature and did not involve any significant injuries.

On June 25 police attended UVIC in response to a Break and Enter Complaint.  Suspect(s) pried a door to a locked classroom in the Peetch Building.  Nothing of value was stolen.  Anyone with information is asked to call the OBPD.

On June 25th, police attended Carnarvon Park in response to an attempt Break and Enter to the concession stand.  Suspect(s) pried the front door and window in an attempt to gain access but were unsuccessful.  Anyone with information is asked to call the OBPD.

On June 25th, police attended a vacant residence under renovation on Oliver Street that had been broken into.  Suspect(s) pried a rear basement door to access the residence and took trades tools worth $600-$700. 

On June 28th, police attended to a Break and Enter of a residence on Oakdowne.  Suspect(s) used a ladder that was on the property and accessed a second story bedroom window.  The screen was removed and they entered through the window.  The entire residence was ransacked with a number of items being taken.  This file is still under investigation. 

On June 28th, the police responded to a theft complaint from Monterey Middle School.  Suspect(s) took nine Apple MacBooks from a classroom in the school.  Eight of the nine computers were later recovered by the police and returned to the school.  One computer remains at large.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPBD or Crimestoppers. 

On June 29th, police stopped a vehicle for excessive speed in the 3400 block of Henderson Road.  The driver was charged for Excessive Speed and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 

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