Weekly Media Release May 28 – June 3, 2018

There were multiple reports of graffiti this past week. On May 28th a resident reported graffiti on her garage door and chimney. On June 1st the Oak Bay Recreation Center reported graffiti on an outside wall and in the men’s washroom in the ice rink lobby. On June 3rd a resident reported graffiti on her property. Please notify the Oak Bay Police if you notice any graffiti on your property as there are numerous investigative avenues that can be taken to help identify suspects. A suspect has been identified for at least one of the incidents listed above and the investigation continues.

On May 28th a 21 year old male pedestrian was struck on Beach Drive by the Oak Bay Beach Hotel while walking in a crosswalk. The injured male suffered a broken leg. The 86 year old male driver remained on scene and was cooperative with police.  A violation ticket was issued to the driver.

On May 31st a resident reported that her bike was stolen from her backyard over night. The resident had built the bike herself and stated that the bike had distinguishing features: pink inside of the tire rims and the handlebars are covered in sea foam green tape. Please contact the Oak Bay Police if you see this bike.






On May 31st a crew at a construction site reported that their full size stuffed sheep had been stolen from across the street from their location. Luckily the sheep was located at Oak Bay High later that night. There were many light hearted tweets regarding this incident but it is important to remember that theft (even of a stuffed sheep) can still be a criminal code offence.

 On June 1st a resident reported that his Thule cargo box, that was mounted on his car roof, had been stolen overnight. The cargo box had multiple garden tools inside.

 On the night of June 2nd a vehicle was stopped after speeding and the 38 year old male driver was found to be impaired. The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. Later in the evening a roadblock was set up by members and one 27 year old male driver was issued a three day driving prohibition for impaired driving.

 On the evening of June 3rd Oak Bay Police members attended 57 Beach Dr for a structure fire. Oak Bay Fire, Saanich Fire, and Victoria Fire personnel all attended the scene. The house is abandoned and there was no indication that anyone was in it at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 It was another successful Oak Bay Tea Party this past weekend. The crowds came out and enjoyed the rides, food, and fabulous music. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped out as it would be impossible to put it on without them. Oak Bay Police Officers, Oak Bay Police Reserves, and Saanich Police Reserves patrolled the event. No significant police files were reported.

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