Weekly Media Release Oct. 5 – Oct. 11, 2020

October 5th: Report of a company called “Just Ask” deceiving the complainant’s father to let them access his computer. Luckily no funds were taken. REMEMBER: No legitimate company will ask to access your computer at any time. (OBPD file 2020-3162)

October 5th: Licence plate decal stolen off a vehicle in the 3600 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. (OBPD file 2020-3163)

October 6th: Report from a vehicle owner in the 900 block of Victoria Avenue that her vehicle had been opened and rummaged through on two separate occasions in the last week. Nothing of value was taken from the vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked at the time. (OBPD file 2020-3171)

October 6th: A report of two people smoking cannabis and eating edibles led to a traffic stop. During the traffic stop the investigating officer conducted an impaired driving investigation. As a result of the investigation, the driver was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition. (OBPD file 2020-3173)

October 6th: Theft from auto overnight in the 1000 block of Victoria Ave. Multiple personal items were stolen. The vehicle had been left unlocked. (OBPD file 2020-3176)

October 6th: A traffic stop resulted in an impaired driving investigation. The driver was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impoundment. (OBPD file 2020-3181)

October 7th: A driver was issued a violation ticket for Open Door While Unsafe, s. 203(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act after a report of an accident between a vehicle and a cyclist on Monterey Avenue. The cyclist sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident. (OBPD file 2020-3185)

October 7th: Two vehicles were broken into in the 2100 block of Crescent Rd. The vehicles had been left unlocked. Only pocket change was stolen. (OBPD file 2020-3194)

October 7th: Bicycle was stolen overnight from the back of a vehicle in the 2100 block of Quimper St. Unfortunately, no CCTV was available. (OBPD file 2020-3196)

October 9th: Just after midnight a stop was conducted with a 24 year old male cyclist not wearing a helmet. During the stop the officer learned that the cyclist had two outstanding arrest warrants for Theft Under $5000 and Breach of Probation from other agencies. The male was in possession of a knife, drug paraphernalia, and a backpack full of tools all of which were seized. The investigation is ongoing. (OBPD file 2020-3209)

Community Engagement:
Two members of the OBPD, along with Oak Bay Fire, participated in the Terry Fox Run on October 8th at Monterey Middle School. Another great day honouring Terry Fox’s legacy.

The Deputy Chief participated in an Elder’s Tea Zoom session with elders from across Vancouver Island who shared information on how to build strong relationships with our Indigenous Communities.

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