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Weekly Media Release for Dec. 13th – Dec. 19th, 2021

OB File #2021-3866
On Monday, December 13th, a patrol member while on routine patrol in the 2900 block of Foul Bay Road observed a speeding vehicle travelling northbound. The radar showed a reading of 113 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone. The driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed (over 60km’s), which has a fine of $483.00 and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

OB File #2021-3871
On Tuesday, December 14th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a theft from a motor vehicle complaint in the 3000 block of Foul Bay Road. The unlocked vehicle was parked in the driveway and the only item stolen was the insurance papers.

OB File #2021-3881
On Tuesday, December 14th, a patrol officer was conducting radar enforcement in the 2300 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road. A vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound, the radar locked in at 97km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone. The driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed (40-60km’s over the speed limit) with a fine of $368.00, the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

OB File #2021-3888
On Wednesday, December 15th, a local resident contacted the Oak Bay Police Department reporting a significant telephone fraud totaling in excess of $200,000. The resident received a phone call from someone stating that they
were from a courier company advising they received a delivery with some illegal merchandise and if they did not comply with the directions and send $20,000 that they would be charged and arrested. Unfortunately, the victim wired the money through her bank to the Bank of Asia East Hong Kong. The victim received several more phone calls and texts and continued to send multiple transfers until her parents and the landlord intervened knowing it was a fraud. The victim was informed to block the phone number and cease all communication with the caller. The victim also deleted all the text threads as requested by the fraudster. The matter is still under investigation.

OB File #2021-3901
On Thursday, December 16th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a report of an attempt break and enter on Murdock Crescent. The homeowner noticed the sliding door screen to his upper deck had been removed. The sliding door was locked, and the suspect was unable to enter the residence. However, the homeowner’s 21- speed mountain bicycle described as a black and red Nakamura was stolen from the deck.

OB File #2021-3903
On Thursday, December 16th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a report of a “mobile refund” scam. The resident was expecting a $35.00 cheque from TELUS in the mail; however, he received a text message from TELUS informing him to click on a link that routed him to an interact e-transfer requiring him to enter his banking information. The resident was defrauded $12,000. The resident realized it was a scam and immediately contacted his bank who froze his account. The bank security investigator is looking into the matter.

OB File #2021-3898
On Thursday, December 16th, the Oak Bay Police Department were dispatched to attend the 1300 block of Mitchell Street for a recovered unoccupied stolen vehicle. Dispatched confirmed the licence plate provided by the caller came back as stolen from Saanich’s area. The Saanich Forensic Identification team arrived and processed the vehicle for fingerprints. The registered owner was notified that his vehicle was recovered.

OB File #2021-3914
On Friday, December 17th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a theft from motor vehicle complaint in the 2400 block of Lansdowne Road. The vehicle was unlocked, and the suspect stole four boxes of Purdy chocolates, spare change, and gift certificates to a nearby restaurant.

OB File #2021-3916
On Friday, December 17th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a theft from motor vehicle complaint in the 3400 block of Cadboro Bay Road. The vehicle was unlocked, and the suspect stole a rented breast pump with an approximate value of $2000.00.

OB File #2021-3919
On Friday, December 17th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a mischief complaint in the 3500 block of Cadboro Bay Road. The suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the interior. Nothing was stolen. However, the owner’s automatic gate was damaged by the suspect entering his property. A police file number was issued for insurance purposes.

OB File #2021-3921
On Friday, December 17th, the Oak Bay Police Department received another theft from motor vehicle complaint in the 3500 block of Cadboro Bay Road. The unlocked vehicle was parked in the driveway and two pairs of Rayban
sunglasses were stolen.

OB File #2021-3922
On Friday, December 17th, a roadblock was setup in the 3100 block of Foul Bay Road. A vehicle approached the roadblock and the driver admitted to consuming alcohol. The officer detected an odour of liquor while standing outside the vehicle wearing a Covid mask. An approved screening device was administered, the driver provided two “WARN” samples. The driver was issued a 3-day immediate driving prohibition. The vehicle was picked up by a sober friend.

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