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Weekly Media Release for August 30 – September 6, 2021

OB File #2021-2713: On Monday, August 30th, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a break and enter into a shed in the 2000 block of Crescent Road. The suspect pried the shed open and stole  a Cube Hybrid Pro 500 electric bicycle valued at $3500.00.

OB File #2021-2738: On Wednesday, September 1st, the Oak Bay Police attended a hit & run at Brighton Avenue and St. David Street. The suspect vehicle described as a dark mid 2000 Toyota 4 Runner hit the front quarter panel of an unoccupied rental vehicle described as a 2021 white Audi Q3. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Oak Bay Police Department at 250-592-2424.

OB File #2021-2744: On Wednesday, September 1st, the Oak Bay Police Department received two reports of mischief to ATM machines at the Scotia Bank and CIBC on Oak Bay Avenue. The surveillance video showed a male entering the bank vestibule using a claw hammer to smash the ATM screens. A photo of the suspect was disseminated through social media outlets and the identity of the suspect was obtained. The suspect, a 56 year old Saanich resident, was arrested for mischief and released on an undertaking not to attend both bank institutions and to attend court at a later date.

OB File #2021-2754: On Thursday, September 2nd, the Oak Bay Police conducted a road check on Foul Bay Road. A grey 2009 Nissan Cube approached the roadblock and did not stop when requested to do so. When the vehicle did stop for the officer the 73-year-old male driver showed signs of liquor indicia. An approved screening device (ASD) was administered, and the reading showed a “FAIL”. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

OB File #2021-2755: On Thursday, September 2nd, the Oak Bay Police conducted radar enforcement on Foul Bay Road. A white 2011 Ford Escape was driving southbound and was stopped for speeding. The 21-year-old female driver showed signs of liquor impairment and the officer could smell liquor from the driver’s breath. An ASD was administered, and the reading showed a “FAIL”. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for speeding.

OB File #2021-2766: On Saturday, September 4th, a patrol member was conducting radar enforcement on Foul Bay Road. A blue 2002 Mercedes C240 was driving northbound at a high rate of speed and the radar locked in a speed of 142 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone. The 38-year-old male driver turned onto a side road, hit a curb, and drove into a cul-de-sac where the officer noted the driver’s side tire was flat and the rim was damaged. The driver showed signs of liquor indicia and an ASD was administered showing a “FAIL” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for excessive speeding (exceeded by more than 60 km/hr) with a prescribed fine of $483.00.

OB File #2021-2788: On Monday, September 6th, the Oak Bay Police responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 3600 block of Cadboro Bay Road. A grey 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck hit a lamp standard knocking it over, then hit a tree and stopped near a hedge close to a residential property. The officer noticed that the driver had an empty beer can in his pant pocket. The uninjured 25-year-old male driver was impaired and showed signs of liquor indicia. An ASD was administered which showed a “FAIL” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30-days.

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