Weekly Media Release March 4 – March 10, 2019

The Oak Bay Police responded to a theft from an unlocked vehicle on King George Terrace. Loose change and a garage door opener were taken.

Another vehicle was forcefully entered while it was parked at the tennis bubble behind the Oak Bay Rec Center Thursday morning between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. The passenger side window was smashed. A large amount of cash, computer and other items where stolen.

Police would like to remind you that even if your vehicle is locked a determined thief will enter if he/she sees items of value. It is also recommended to not leave a garage door opener in your vehicle as the thief(s) may possibly return at a later date and attempt to gain entry to your residence via the garage. 

Police responded to a break & enter in the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue. A large amount of items were stolen. Forensic Identification conducted a thorough examination of the scene. The investigation is still ongoing.

Police responded to a report of a theft of liquor. The suspect was subsequently apprehended and charges are pending.

A suspect entered an unlocked apartment door on Bee Street while the owner was sleeping. A number of items of value where stolen. The investigation is still ongoing.

We have members specifically trained in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Please contact the Oak Bay Police Dept in regards to scheduling an appointment.

A wood fire was extinguished at Willows Beach on Saturday evening. This fire was contrary to Oak Bay bylaw #4672 (21.1) which states:

No person shall light, ignite or maintain any fire, or permit or cause any fire to be lit, ignited or maintained, on any part of the foreshore or beach within the boundaries of the District of Oak Bay.

The following uses are permitted on any part of the foreshore or beach within the boundaries of the District:

a) Natural gas or propane gas fires contained within barbecues, grills or other outdoor appliances used solely for the purposes of cooking.

b) Compressed gas appliances listed for outdoor use, provided such appliance is Canadian Standards Association or Underwriter Laboratory of Canada approved; and is at all times used in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.

c) Outdoor burning appliances may be used at picnic tables located at Willows Beach Park.

d) Outdoor burning appliances may only be used from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Oak Bay Police received a report of someone launching a drone from the maintenance yard of the Victoria Golf Course. The drone operator(s) was not located, however current rules for drone operation are the following:

  • below 90 metres (300 feet) above the ground
  • at least 30 metres (100 feet) away from vehicles, vessels and the public (if your drone weighs over 250 grams and up to 1 kilograms)
  • at least 76 metres (250 feet) away from vehicles, vessels and the public (if your drone weighs over 1 kilograms and up to 35 kilograms)
  • at least 5.6 kilometres (3 nautical miles) away from aerodromes (any airport, seaplane base or area where aircraft take off and land)
  • at least 1.9 kilometres (1 nautical mile) away from heliports or aerodromes used by helicopters only
  • outside of controlled or restricted airspace
  • at least 9 kilometres (5 nautical miles) away from a natural hazard or disaster area
  • away from areas where its use could interfere with police or first responders
  • during the day and not in clouds
  • within your sight at all times
  • within 500 metres (1640 feet) of yourself
  • only if clearly marked with your name, address and telephone number

You are exempt from these rules if you are at a field or event approved by the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada.

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