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Weekly News Briefs May 20-26, 2013

Oak Bay Police received 84 calls for service this week.

May 20th – Police responded to the Oak Bay Marina for a report of the theft of a boat motor. The 8 horsepower Mercury outboard was removed from a sailboat moored at the marina.

May 21st – Sometime overnight, someone entered a parked vehicle in the 2500 block of Wootten Crescent. Although the vehicle was ransacked, nothing appears to have been taken.

May 21st – In a related file, someone entered a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of Kings Road. Again, nothing appears to have been taken.

May 21st – A third Theft From Vehicle was reported, this time in the 2000 block of Kings Road. Again, nothing appears to have been taken.

May 21st – A Hit and Run was reported in the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue. The owner reports that their vehicle was struck while it was parked in an underground parking garage. No note was left and there was approximately $600 damage.

May 23rd – Sometime over the last week, someone stole a boat anchor off a boat moored at the Oak Bay Marina. The anchor is valued at $180.

May 23rd – A house in the 2000 block of Stonehewer Place was broken into. Stolen were two laptop computers, an Ipod, Iphone, and Blackberry phone.

May 24th – A vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence in the 2300 block of Oak Bay Avenue was entered sometime overnight. A small quantity of change and a cell phone were taken.

May 24th – Sometime overnight, someone slashed the convertible top on a vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Windsor Road. Damage is estimated to be $2000.

May 24th – Three members of the Oak Bay Police Department, including the Chief and Deputy, attended Glenlyon Norfolk School and conducted a bicycle rodeo. Approximately 80 students reviewed bicycle safety, the rules of the road, and negotiated a practical exercise in bicycle safety.

May 24th – A report of Theft of Jewellery was received from a business in the 2100 block of Oak Bay Avenue. A 32 year old male and 22 year old female were arrested shortly thereafter and are facing charges of theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property under $5000. The same male and female were observed earlier in the week casing another business on Oak Bay Avenue. Area police departments were notified by OBPD Constable  ANTHONY and the pair were arrested by Victoria PD Strike Force. They are both well known to police.

May 26th – Sometime overnight, someone tried to gain entry to the storage locker room of an apartment building in the 2000 block of Oak Bay. Though the locks sustained some damage, entry was not gained.

May 26th – Sometime overnight, someone tried to gain entry to a door of an apartment building in the 2100 block of Granite Street. As with the above file, no entry was gained, though the door sustained some damage. It is believed the two files are related.

Police are reminding the public to ensure no valuables are left in your vehicles and to report all thefts. It’s up to all of us to ensure we are not a target rich environment for thieves.

If you have information regarding these, or any other crimes, phone police or Crimestoppers.

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