Weekly Media Release May 13 – May 19, 2019

On May 13th, police were called to the 2200 block of Oak Bay Ave for a report of shoplifting (Theft Under $5000). The unidentified female took nearly $400 in merchandise from the store. The matter is still under investigation.

On May 13th, police were conducting speed enforcement in the 3900 block of Gordon Head Road. A vehicle was stopped for speeding in the school zone. The driver had accumulated too many tickets and so was issued a 5 month driving prohibition as well as a new speeding ticket.

On May 13th, police received a report of a suspicious male/vehicle in the area of Uplands Road at Midland. A red vehicle, believed to be a Chrysler Sebring convertible, stopped and the male driver asked the 22 year old female to get in the vehicle and show him where the beach was. The female said no. The male is described as 35-45 years old, tanned skin, with a dark curly beard and wearing a Seahawks baseball hat. No licence plate was obtained.

On May 13th. Police attended a store at Fort Street and Foul Bay Road to assist Victoria Police. Store security had observed a male shoplift a quantity of food and followed him outside. The male was arrested by the Oak Bay member, who found the stolen items in a backpack search incidental to arrest. The 47 year old male was turned over to Victoria Police for charges.

On May 14th, police were called to a business in the 3400 block of Beach Drive for a report of break and enter to a business. Sometime overnight, two thieves broken into a locked freezer and took a quantity of meet. Video of the males is being examined with the hopes they can be identified by area police. The matter is still under investigation.

On May 15th, police were called to the 1100 block of Newport Ave for a report of break, enter, and theft from apartment storage lockers. Sometime overnight, person(s) unknown gained entry to the secure underground parking area of the building. Forensic Identification Section attended and examined the scene. A dark metallic green Kona Dew bicycle and a black Globe single speed bicycle, both with Brooks saddles, were stolen. Also taken was a Canadian military Kevlar helmet with camouflage cover, a military winter jacket, tunic and pants. A black and grey 20L MEC bicycle pannier and a duffle bag were also taken. The matter is still under investigation.

On May 16th, police were called to the 1900 block of Bee Street for a report of Theft from Vehicle under $5000. The theft occurred while the vehicle was parked in a parking lot. Culprits smashed the rear window of the vehicle to gain access and took a Lenovo Computer, a set of headphones, and a moleskin backpack, all valued at approximately $4000.

On May 17th, police were called to the 2200 block of Oak Bay Ave for a report of a suspicious male. On arrival, members found a male who was agitated, apparently under the influence of drugs, bleeding from various abrasions and sores. Records check showed the male to be a chronic drug user with a history of violence toward police. Oak Bay members attended and spoke with the male. He refused offers of medical assistance, and as he was not breaking any law, he was allowed to proceed. The male was later arrested by Victoria Police for assaulting one of their members.

On May 17th, police observed a passenger vehicle with considerable damage to the body panel travelling westbound on Oak Bay Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and records checks showed the vehicle was subject to an Inspection Order that was overdue. In addition, the driver was subject of a three month driving prohibition. The vehicle plates were seized and returned to ICBC. The vehicle was towed and the driver was issued the Driving Prohibition.

On May 18th, police were called to the 1900 block of Bee Street for a complaint of Voyeurism in the family change room at the pool. A female reported a “creepy” male appeared to be trying to look into one of the change room stalls while she was changing with her children. Police attended and were able to identify the male, who is well know to police. He was banned from the facility. The matter is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact police.

On May 19th, police received a report of break and enter to a business in the 2100 block of Oak Bay Ave. At approximately 3:30 AM two adult males with skateboards were seen on video breaking into a locked storage locker and taking four large of bottles as well as a dolly. The matter is still under investigation.

Over the last week, police dealt with eight calls related to mental health.

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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