Weekly Media Release for Feb. 19 – Feb 25, 2024

This is the media release for the week of February 19 to February 25, 2024. The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 60 calls for service this week.


On February 19, 2024, at 8:19am, the Oak Bay Police responded to a report of a collision in the 3100 block of Beach Dr. It was determined that a vehicle being driven by a 19-year-old woman was Southbound on Beach Dr, when she was distracted, by an item falling within her vehicle. This caused the driver to lose focus and she hit a parked vehicle. There was substantial damage to both vehicles in excess of $10,000, that required both vehicles to be towed. There were no injuries as a result of the collision. The 19-year-old was issued a Violation Ticket for Drive without Due Care and Attention S. 144(1)(a) MVA with a fine of $368.00  (OB24-396)


 On February 20, 2024, at 11:15am, the Oak Bay Police responded to a mischief in progress. The witness reported a man was writing in black marker on numerous stop signs in the area of Beach Dr and Windsor Rd. Police attended, located and arrested the 62-year-old man. Police noted the man was attaching stickers to the stop sign and writing in black marker, both of which were political protests. The man was released from custody and issued four (4) Violation Tickets for Deface Traffic Control Device S. 214(3) MVA with a fine of $109, one for each stop sign. Oak Bay Public Works later attended and removed the stickers and marker. (OB24-415)

Break and Enter

On February 22, 2024, at 11:48am, the Oak Bay Police responded to a report of a Break and Enter to a residence in the 200 block of King George Terrace. The complainant advised that sometime over the last week someone broke into their residence and stole items totalling $3,000.00. which included electronics, jewellery, and money. The Saanich Police Department Forensic Identification Section attended and processed the scene. The matter is still under investigation. (OB24-430)


On February 22, 2024, at 10:42pm, the Oak Bay Police were on patrol on Cadboro Bay Rd near Hamiota St. Police observed two individuals on electric scooters, with no lights on and the operators were not wearing helmets. Police conducted a traffic stop and one of the scooter operators was identified as a 34-year-old man, who had a warrant for his arrest for Theft and Failing to Attend Court out of Westshore. The man was arrested and transported to the Westshore RCMP cells. (OB24-437)


The Oak Bay Police would like to remind the motoring public that March is distracted driving month and police will be ramping up distracted driving enforcement. The fine for using an electronic device while driving is $368 and four penalty points.

If you have information regarding these or any other crimes in Oak Bay, please phone the police department at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

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