Weekly Media Release Oct. 15 – Oct. 21, 2018

Oak Bay Police received a couple of theft reports this week. On October 16th 2018, Oak Bay Police received a complaint of a theft in the area of Upper Terrace Road and Cotwolds Road.  One Oak Bay Public Works Stihl power saw was stolen while crews were working in the area.

On October 18th 2018, Oak Bay Public Works located an abandoned bicycle and cart in the 3400 block of Beach Drive. Both the bicycle and cart had been stolen 24 hours prior at the Royal Victoria Yacht club.  Both have been returned to the rightful owners.

Oak Bay Police received a couple of Break and Enters to residences. On October 16th 2018, Oak Bay Police received a complaint of a break and Enter to a residence in the 600 block of Radcliffe Lane. The suspect was able to gain access into the residence and stole some items. On October 18th 2018, Ladysmith RCMP advised that they had arrested a male who had a multitude of stolen property and one of those items happened to be from this Break & Enter. Male suspect has been identified and charges for possession of stolen property are being recommended.

On October 19th 2018, Oak Bay Police received a complaint of a break and enter to a residence in the 2300 block of Lansdowne Road. The home owner who was home at the time observed the suspect in the kitchen. The suspect fled the residence but was located nearby and arrested. Police are recommending charges of Break and Enter.

On October 17th 2018, Oak Bay Police attended the 600 block of Victoria Avenue where two bicycles had been abandoned. If you are missing two bicycles, they are at the Oak Bay Police Department where they can be claimed by the rightful owners. Police are also encouraging residents to take advantage of the bike registry program at the station which could facilitate the quick and smooth return of bikes to their owners.

On the evening of 0ctober 17th 2018, the encampment arrived at Cattle Point Park in Oak Bay. The Oak Bay Police met with managers from the District of Oak Bay and with the campers. The campers were informed and later served with a Trespass Notice to leave the site the next day. The campers complied and left Cattle Point at 1600 hours. The Oak Bay Police would like to thank Oak Bay Parks, District of Oak Bay, and Oak Bay Public Works for their assistance in the peaceful resolution of this matter.

 On October 21st 2018, Police were conducting roving patrols in the area of Cedar Hill Cross Road and Henderson Road when a vehicle was observed weaving in it’s lane. Traffic stop was initiated and the driver was found to be impaired. The Vehicle was impounded and the driver issued a 90 day driving prohibition.




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