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Weekly Media Release October 7th, 2012

News Release

October 7th, 2012

For Immediate Release:

Weekly News Briefs

October 01 – October 07, 2012

During the week of October 01 st to October 07th, 2012 the Oak Bay Police Department responded to 118 calls for service.

On October 02nd police received a report of fraud involving the theft of 332,000 air miles from an Oak Bay resident. Investigation has determined that the air miles were converted to 9 gift cards of a $250 value each plus electronic equipment. This matter is still under investigation.

On October 03rd at 7:00pm police attended a motor vehicle – bicyclist injury accident. A 19 yr old Oak Bay male was riding his bicycle northbound on Cadboro Bay Road approaching the intersection where Beach Drive merges onto Cadboro Bay Road. A 70 yr old Saanich male operating a 1982 Mercedes was proceeding southbound on Cadboro Bay Road. The bicyclist and car met head on causing the cyclist to be propelled into the windshield of the car and subsequently landing on the road. The cyclist was unconscious and transported by ambulance to Victoria General Hospital. The cyclist suffered broken ribs but was subsequently released from hospital. The Saanich Police traffic reconstructionist team attended and provided expert analysis of the crash site. The investigation continues.

On October 06th at 10:30am police attended to a two vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Cadboro Bay Road and Hamiota Street. A 50 yr old Oak Bay male was operating a 2004 Honda Odyssey northbound on Cadboro Bay Road when a 2010 Subaru operated by a 78 yr old Oak Bay male was westbound on Hamiota St and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. The Subaru drove into the side of the Honda Odyssey resulting in extensive damage and minor injuries to the occupants of the Subaru. Air bags in the Subaru were deployed. Cadboro Bay Road was closed in both directions for approx. 40 minutes and the occupants of the Subaru were transported by ambulance to hospital. The 78 yr old driver of the Subaru was issued with a traffic violation for failing to stop at a stop sign.

On October 06th at 12:15 pm police received a complaint of an attempted residential break and enter in the 2500 block of Cotswold Road. The home owner reported that around midnight last evening his daughter came upon an unknown male who was in the midst of entering the residence through a basement floor window. The male was observed with one leg inside the window when discovered. The male fled the scene and nothing was taken. Unfortunately, police were not notified at the time which would have afforded the possibility of capture by way of police canine unit and/or police searches.

There were three reports of thefts from vehicles this past week. In two cases the vehicles had been left unlocked and in the other case the vehicle was locked but the rear windows left partially open. In one of these reported cases, an ipod and camera were stolen. As we do each week, police strongly urge drivers to lock their vehicles up and remove all items of value from the interior. This is the best way to reduce the likelihood of your vehicle being entered, forcibly or otherwise.

Sgt. Ray Maxwell

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