Weekly Media Release Oct. 21 – Oct. 27, 2019

On October 21st, a patron of the Monterey Center had her purse stolen between 1:45 and 2:30 PM in the Ukulele room. Police are seeking any information on this theft. Please call the Oak Bay Police Dept or Crime Stoppers.

On October 21st, police recovered a stolen vehicle in the rear parking lot of the Oak Bay Rec Center. The vehicle was stolen out of Victoria on October 10th. The vehicle will be processed by the Forensic Identification Unit.

On October 21st, police received a report of a theft from a vehicle parked in the upper lot of the Oak Bay Rec Centre. The suspect(s) smashed the passenger side window and it is believed the incident occurred at approximately 10:20 PM. A red iPhone and 2 rolling briefcases where removed. Video footage of the incident is being examined. Police are seeking any information on this theft. Please call the Oak Bay Police Dept or Crime Stoppers.  It is very rare for a car window to be smashed in Oak Bay unless valuables are visible.  Please ensure there are not valuables visible when you leave your car.

On October 21st, police conducted a traffic stop on a pick-up truck after it ran a yellow light. The driver admitted to being prohibited driver and a subsequent check confirmed this. The driver was served a Notice to Appear in court and a violation ticket.

On October 23rd at 3:30 am, police responded to a report of a male found to be unconscious in his pickup in the Windsor Park area. Police determined the male was overdosing on a narcotic drug. The male was revived with Naloxone spray. He, unfortunately, refused to be taken to hospital for further assessment.

There were again several thefts from unlocked vehicles along with a theft of a bike from the school in the Oak Bay Municipality.

A senior citizen reported some wiring had been cut on his mobility scooter outside of his residence in 2200 block of Windsor Rd on Saturday, October 19th. The scooter is normally stored outside under a tent. The gentleman stated it cost him $240 dollars to have it repaired.

We also presented on senior safety, frauds and scams this week. If your group would like to receive the same presentation, please contact the Oak Bay Police Dept to arrange a date.

On October 23rd, at approximately 9:30 am, police received a report of a low hanging power line by St Michaels school on Victoria Avenue. The wire had been knocked down by a tree branch due to high winds in the 700 block of Victoria Ave. BC Hydro attended and re-secured the line.

Police have received two different reports of homeless people taking shelter in bank foyers or other public areas due to the colder fall weather.  Police would like to encourage the public to still report these matters so that a safer and warmer location can be arranged for these individuals.

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