Weekly Media Release Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

This week, like most weeks, a few honest and observant community members took the time to turn in found property or report the property to police for pick up.

This allowed police to return the lost, or possibly stolen items to their rightful owner.  A wallet and identification (file 2019-4511), debit card (file 2019-4505) and several pieces of mail (file 2019-4568) were a few of these items. If there is a Monterey Middle School student out there missing their blue backpack, which contained a healthy-looking lunch and other items, please contact Oak Bay Police to claim your bag turned in on November 29, 2019 (file 2019-4565).

A man from Alberta was located and arrested without incident near the 2000 block of Cedar Hill Cross Rd by Oak Bay Police Officers on the evening of November 28, 2019.  The man was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Alberta for several offences including Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault with a Weapon.  The man will be held in custody and returned to Alberta to answer to the charges (file 2019- 4551).

Thank you to those who called Oak Bay Police this week to report suspicious activity.  A local delivery person alerted police the front door of a residence was found open near the 2500 block of Currie Rd., just before 4:00am on November 26, 2019.  Fortunately, it seems the door was left ajar and the wind blew it open during the night.  Officers attended and found the homeowners sound asleep and unaware their property was insecure. Constables checked the interior of the home to ensure no one had entered uninvited which put the residents mind at ease allowing them to go back to sleep.

A resident living near the 900 block of Monterey Ave called police after his car alarm went off and the shadow of a figure was observed running away. The incident occurred on November 26, 2019 shortly after 4:30am. Patrols of the area were made by officers however no one was located. Vehicles in the area were checked and confirmed secure and had not been entered.  It is possible the car alarm going off may have scared the person away who may have otherwise been left at their leisure to check for unlocked cars in the area and help themselves to items of value found inside.   

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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