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Weekly Media Release Mar. 24 – Mar. 31, 2019

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to theft of property at the Oak Bay Marina. The owner reported that a number of items had been taken from his boat. The items taken are estimated to be valued at over $1000.00. It appears the suspect targeted specific areas of the boat. At this time no suspects have been identified in this theft.

Police also responded to several “road rage” incidents during the week. There were two separate incidents of road rage where the drivers were “cut off” by other drivers. Another incident took place where a driver began yelling at a pedestrian for walking too slowly within a crosswalk. These incidents can quickly become highly charged and have the potential of jeopardized the safety of the motoring public and pedestrians alike.  The Oak Bay police are reminding everyone to share the road. If an incident does occur, do not engage with the person and instead note the licence plate, and contact police.  We all have the time to get where we are going.

On Wednesday March 27th, police responded to a couple of suspicious person calls in the 100 block of Denison Rd and 200 block of Beach Dr. over a few hour time span. A male was located near by. Investigation revealed the male had become disoriented and transported home.

On Thursday March 28th, Police conducted a road block looking for impaired drivers. A number of vehicles were stopped. Police are happy to report that no impaired drivers were located; however, one driver was issued a violation ticket for having cannabis in a vehicle.

Later that day, Oak Bay Police responded to a report of a car fire in the 2000 block of Musgrave St.  A vehicle was destroyed in the fire and a second vehicle was damaged.  Both vehicles were parked on the street.  The Police and Oak Bay Fire Departments are investigating this matter to determine the cause of the fire and to determine any potential foul play.

On March 29th Police received a complaint of a Break and Enter to a residence in the 2500 block of Thompson Ave. The suspect broke in while the owners were away and stole a number of items. The investigation is still on going.

On March 31st, Police received a complaint a break and enter in the 200 block of Topp Avenue. A large amount of items were stolen. Forensic Identification conducted a thorough examination of the scene. The investigation is still ongoing.

Did you know?

Police have received 51 complaints of thefts from unlocked vehicles so far this year.

In the month of March, police received nine complaints and approximately $1900.00 worth of property was stolen. These losses do not include a number of frauds that police are currently investigation as a result of debit and credit cards being left in unlocked vehicles.

Oak Bay Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables or lock them in the trunk.

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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