Weekly Media Release Nov. 5 – Nov. 11, 2018

On November 5th and November 10th, 2018, unlocked vehicles were entered near the 2000 block of Crescent Rd and 1500 block of Yale St.  A few personal items were stolen along with loose change. Oak Bay Police continue to encourage all vehicle owners to keep their car locked and remove items of value.  Shinny coins in the center console cup holder is an enticing invitation to thieves committing crime of opportunity. 

Shout out to Oak Bay residents who consistently do the right thing.  This past week lost property, including a wallet with cash inside, was turned into the Oak Bay Police Department. As a result, Officers were able to reunite the appreciative owners with their lost property.

On November 10th, 2018 at approximately 7:40pm, an alert 16-year-old young man from Oak Bay was cycling in the area of Willows Beach and noticed smoke coming from the Willows Beach washroom building and called 911.

Oak Bay Police and Oak Bay Fire responded to the fire which was located inside the men’s washroom. Oak Bay Fire had swiftly extinguished the fire prior to police arrival.

It is believed the paper towel dispenser in the men’s washroom was set on fire resulting in the dispenser being destroyed and smoke damage to the building.  The fire is considered suspicious. 

If anyone has information about this fire or suspicious activity at or near the washroom area at Willows Beach, on the evening of November 10th, please contact Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at

1800-222-TIPS (8477) (Oak Bay Police File # 2018-4219).

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