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Media Release for the Week of January 29 to February 4, 2024

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 67 calls for service this week.

Found Property

On January 29, 2024, an electric scooter was found in the 1400 block of St. Patrick Street and turned over to OBPD. If anyone has lost a scooter and can identify it, please attend Oak Bay Police with photo or proof of ownership to retrieve it. (OBPD file 24-214)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

On January 30, 2024, officers were called to the 3300 block of University Woods after a report of someone entering an unlocked vehicle, rummaging through it, and removing items. The total value of the property stolen was $50.00. Police would like to remind vehicle owners to lock their vehicles. (OBPD file 24-223)

Found Property

On January 30, 2024, a member of the public found an Apple Watch at Windsor Park and turned it over to OBPD for safekeeping. If anyone has lost an Apple Watch and can describe, identify, and provide a receipt, please attend Oak Bay Police with photo or proof of ownership to retrieve it. (OBPD file 24-224)

Lost Property

On January 31, 2024, a member of the public lost their engagement ring while in the Willows Park area. If found, please drop the ring off at OBPD so it can be returned to the owner. (OBPD file 24-232)

Mischief to Property

On February 1, 2024, between 6:50am and 7:30am a man attempted to enter several vehicles in the 2200 block of Florence St., and the 3500 block of Estevan Ave. The man used a long skateboard to smash the headlights and taillights of multiple vehicles. Four vehicles were damaged, and two vehicles were entered with small amounts of loose change taken. Victoria Police had several related incidents reported during the same time. The man has been identified and taken into custody by Victoria Police. He will be facing charges of Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 as per section 430 of the Criminal Code of Canada. (OBPD Files 24-244, 24-263, 24-268)

Impaired Driving Collision

On February 1, 2024, at approximately 6:58pm Oak Bay Police were called to the 1400 block of Newport Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle collision. The driver of a White Audi Q3 travelling northbound on Newport Avenue collided with a parked, unoccupied Toyota Rav 4 on the east side of the street. The Toyota was pushed into a fence and sustained considerable damage to both the front and rear. The Audi sustained severe damage to the front end. The driver of the Audi showed obvious signs of impairment when speaking to officers. The driver was read a demand to provide a breath sample on an approved screening device and registered a “Fail.”  The driver was not injured and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (OBPD File 24-255 and 260)

Bylaw/Fireworks

On February 3, 2024, at approximately 9:27pm, Oak Bay Police received multiple calls reporting loud bangs or possible gun fire in the area of Lafayette Park. Officers attended the area with members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team. Remnants of discharged fireworks were located in the park; however, no suspects were observed in the area. Residents are reminded that the discharging of fireworks within the District of Oak Bay is prohibited. (OBPD File 24-278)

Mischief

On February 5, 2024, at approximately 1:17am, Oak Bay Police were called to the 1900 block of Bee St. for reports of a man who had forced his way into an apartment building and was disturbing residents. The man was reportedly banging on resident doors and then pulled the fire alarm.  Police attended and learned the man had fled toward Royal Jubilee Hospital. Members located the man on hospital property where he was arrested for Mischief Under $5000.00 under Section 430 of Criminal Code of Canada. The 30-year-old man was released on an Appearance Notice to attend court in March. (OBPD File #24-285)

 

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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