Weekly Media Release September 6 – September 13, 2020

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 117 calls for service this week.

Again, this week the Oak Bay Police Department received multiple reports of drivers and cyclists disobeying traffic control flaggers directing traffic along Beach Drive as well as Hampshire Rd. Fortunately, none of these incidents resulted in harm to flaggers or members of the public. One incident is still under investigation and charges under the Motor Vehicle Act are anticipated. (2020-2861)

On Monday September 7th. Oak Bay Police responded to thefts from vehicles in the 2500 block of Thompson Ave and 2900 block of Foul Bay Rd. In both cases, the vehicles were left unlocked over night. One vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing appeared to have been stolen. Several items including a chain saw, a hiking bag and a tablet were stolen in the other incidents. (2020-2791 and 2020-2789)

On Tuesday September 8th, Oak Bay Police responded to a Break and Enter that occurred on Sylvan Lane. The culprit entered through the rear entry door. Once inside the residence the culprit accessed multiple rooms, ransacking several drawers and stealing several pieces of jewelry. This incident is still under investigation. (2020-2804)

On Thursday September 10th, the Oak Bay Police responded to a theft from vehicle in the 1400 block of St. Patrick St. The complainant found that their vehicle had been entered the previous night and a wallet had been taken. The complainant called their bank and credit card company to cancel their cards. The cards already had charges on them that were not authorized by the complainant. This incident is still under investigation. (2020-2826).

On Friday September 11th, the Oak Bay Police responded to a theft in the 2000 block of Carrick St. The complainant reported that an unknown person come onto their property and stole items from their emergency kit. Its estimated that the complainant lost approximately $200.00 in emergency supplies. This file is still under investigation.

On Sunday September 13, Oak Bay Police responded to a multi vehicle collision in the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue. The driver was attempting to parallel park on Oak Bay Ave. when they accelerated and hit the rear of a parked vehicle. The driver then reversed at a high rate of speed and collided with the front of another parked vehicle. The collision with the second parked vehicle caused the vehicle to slip off the bumper while still in reverse and complete a perpendicular turn and cross Oak Bay Ave. The vehicle then collided with the rear driver side of the F-150 parallel parked facing westbound on Oak Bay Ave. The collision was severe enough to push the F-150 onto the north side Oak Bay Ave. sidewalk, causing the rear passenger side tire to break at the axle. No pedestrians were near the vehicles during the collisions. This file is still under investigation and charges are being considered (2020-2891)

If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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