Weekly Media Release May 19 – May 26, 2019

The Oak Bay Police responded to 100 calls for Service during this week.

On May 21st, Oak Bay Police took a report of a rental scam. The victim of the offence transferred money to a “landlord” for a damage deposit on a rental unit and two months rent. The victim later discovered that the unit did not exist. This investigation is still on going.

Later in the day, Police attended a two vehicle collision at Fort St at Foul Bay Rd. Investigation revealed that a car had stopped to turn left and was rear-ended. The driver of the stopped vehicle suffered a minor injury but did not require medical attention. The driver of second vehicle was issued a violation ticket for Fail to display “N” and issued a warning for following too close.

Police were dispatched to Bowker creek for a report of youth smoking marijuana. Officers attended and located the youths.  A small quantity of marijuana, a bong and two grinders were seized.  A violation ticket was issued under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA) Sec 73(1).

Police attended at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre for a report of theft from auto. The victim reported that their vehicle’s rear driver side window was smashed and a number of personal items were stolen the vehicle. No suspect(s) were identified at the time. This investigation is still under investigation.

On May 22, Police attended a residence located on Guernsey St. The complainant reported that their vehicle was entered overnight. Nothing appeared to have been taken and there was no damage observed.

The OBPD wishes to remind everyone to lock your vehicles and keep valuables out of sight.

On May 26th, OBPD members responding to an unrelated event came across a single motor vehicle collision in the 1000 Block of Foul Bay Rd. The male occupant of the vehicle had driven into a tree causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The male was transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment. Further investigation revealed the driver had fallen asleep while driving and was subsequently issued a violation ticket for drive without due care.

Also on May 26th, Police were in attendance at the Oak Bay Half Marathon when they received reports of an erratic driver near Oak Bay Marina. A van was observed travelling at an un-safe speed to the intersection, and was honking at runners. A Reserve Constable assigned to the event attempted to speak with the driver, but the driver failed to obey the direction to stop, and proceeded through without the consideration of others. This investigation is still ongoing.

If you have any information for police on the above noted matters please call Oak Bay Police or Crime Stoppers.

Please help us help you:

Drive down your street at night. If you can’t see your house number from the road, neither can we.  

Every second counts in an emergency! That is why it is important that your house be clearly marked for emergency personnel.

  • Firefighters, police officers, and paramedics will be able to find you  faster when your home is properly marked.
  • Put the numbers under lighting, and use numbers with a contrasting background so they will be visible at night.
  • Be sure to keep the numbers visible by trimming trees and bushes.

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