On November 7th, police stopped a vehicle for a burnt out headlight in central Oak Bay. The driver exhibited signs of liquor consumption. The Driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and their vehicle was impounded.
On November 8th, police were called to the Monterey Centre for a report of an Arson. Person(s) unknown set fire to a stack of newspapers. Quick thinking by the staff (moving the newspaper stand away from the building) prevented serious damage to the building. Oak Bay Fire Department was on scene to ensure the fire was completely out. The matter is still under investigation.
On November 10th, police were notified of a successful CRA scam where the victim lost $1000. The suspect stated the victim owed back taxes and was at risk of being arrested on a warrant and going to jail. The complainant was convinced to purchase gift cards and provide the caller with the codes. Police recommend anyone receiving any call requesting immediate payment take down the details, take some time to think about it, and call us if in doubt. The Canada Revenue Agency will not ask for gift cards or Western Union money transfers.
If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.