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Weekly Media Release June 3-9 2019

On June 3rd, police received a report of Mischief in the 2400 block of McNeill Ave. Sometime over the weekend, someone marked the complainant’s van with graffiti (tagged). The tag  “pork” was written in green paint. If you recognize this tag and know the author, contact police.

On June 6th, police received a report of fraud in south Oak Bay. The complainant advised he had received a call from someone claiming to be Visa Security. This person told the complainant he owed $1000 to Visa and to go buy the equivalent amount of gift cards and send the codes in an email. The complainant phoned Visa who confirmed they would never conduct business that way.

On June 6th, police were called to the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue for a complaint of suspicious male. Two women had been followed a short distance by an unknown male who asked them for change. The women were uncomfortable and went into a local business.  Police located the male, who is well known to police. He suffers from health issues and his behaviour can be concerning to people at times.  He was cautioned about the situation and the impact it may have on people. 

On June 8th, police received a report of Theft From Vehicle that occurred sometime overnight in the 1100 block of Transit Road. The complainant advised someone took a Nick Hawkins banjo out of their parked vehicle.

On June 8th   at approximately 11:30 pm police responded to the 3200 block of Woodburn Avenue for a report of Break and Enter in progress. The complainant awoke to see someone in the home.  The complainant chased the suspect out of the house before calling police.  There was no description provided.  Police attended along with a K-9 unit and Forensic Services.  There have been no similar cases reported in the area.  The matter is still under investigation and anyone with information are asked to call the police. 

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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