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Weekly Media Release March 10th – March 17th

The Oak Bay Police responded to a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 1900 block of Granite St. The vehicle was rifled through and mail was stolen.

The Oak Bay Police then responded the following day to another theft from unlocked vehicle in the 3000 block of Eastdowne Rd. Glasses and a wallet were stolen. The thief used the credit cards for fraudulent purposes later on. The file is still under investigation.

Oak Bay Police conducted a traffic stop on Beach Drive. The officer determined there was reasonable suspicion to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. The test concluded the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was effected by Cannabis. The driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded.

During a foot patrol in the Bowker Creek area, 3 female youths were located under the bridge with Cannabis in their possession. No tickets were issued, however the youth were turned over to the school principal for school based sanctions.

During a routine patrol on Foul Bay Rd, policed noted a suspicious male.  Further investigation showed the male had two outstanding arrest warrants originating from Surrey.  The male was arrested and held in custody for court the following morning.

Oak Bay Police responded to the 2000 block of Newton Street for a female who look disorientated. Upon police arrival, it was determined that the female was in the process of overdosing. EHS was called to the scene and the female was transported to the Royal Jubilee Hospital for medical care.

A vehicle was stopped on Cadboro Bay Road. The driver was read the “Mandatory ASD Demand” under the Criminal Code and subsequently blew a WARN on the approved screening device. The driver was issued a 3-Day driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded.

In the 1700 block of Hampshire Road, an unidentified motorcycle has on two separate occasions ridden across the homeowner’s lawn. Police are requesting information in regards to the identity of the motor cycle rider. Please contact the Oak Bay Police department at 250-592-2424 or Crime Stoppers.

Oak Bay police conducted a foot patrol along Willows Beach and found the driver of a motor vehicle in possession of Cannabis that was within reach and not in an unopened package from a federal producer. The driver was issued a violation ticket.

Cannabis Control and Licensing Act

Cannabis in vehicle operated by adult

Section 81 (1) An adult must not operate a vehicle, whether or not the vehicle is in motion, while

(a) the adult has personal possession of cannabis, or

(b) there is cannabis in the vehicle.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply if the cannabis

(a) was produced by a federal producer, is still in the packaging from its purchase by a consumer and the packaging has never been opened,

(b) is not readily accessible to the driver and any passengers in the vehicle, or

(c) is no more than 4 cannabis plants that are not budding or flowering.

(3)Subsection (1) does not apply to an adult described in section 51 (d), (e) or (f).

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