Weekly Media Release for July 11 – July 17, 2022

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 72 calls for service this week.

22-2112 – Theft of E-Bike

On July 7, 2022, Oak Bay Police received report of a metallic blue Pedego Electric Bicycle that was stolen from an underground parking garage in the 1000 block of Belmont Ave. in Oak Bay. The underground garage had been left unsecured by an unknown person. Police would like to remind cyclist to register their bicycles with Oak Bay Police and Garage 529 and to ensure that they are locked up and stored in a secure location.

22-2122 – Excessive Speeding

On July 13, 2022, at approximately 8:30pm, Oak Bay Police were conducting speed enforcement on Cedar Hill Cross Rd near Crestview Rd. Police observed a vehicle travelling east bound on Cedar Hill Cross Rd at a high rate of speed. Dragoneye Lidar (a Laser speed measuring device,) was used to determine the vehicle was travelling at 93km/h in a posted 50km/h zone. The driver was issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

22-2141/2150 – Mischief to Vehicles

On July 15, 2022, just after 5:00am, Oak Bay Police were advised of an attempted theft from to two vehicles in the parking area of an apartment building in the 1000 block of Foul Bay Rd. Entry was made to one of the vehicles, however nothing was stolen.  The second vehicle sustained damage to the door locks. An unknow female was seen walking away from the vehicles. The woman is described as Caucasian, five feet tall and wearing dark clothing. The incident is still under investigation.

22-2144 – Fraud

On July 15, 2022, a resident attended the Oak Bay Police Department to report that she had been the victim of Fraud. The female advised that over the past week she had received phone calls from individuals claiming to be representative from the RBC Bank. The unknown parties advised her that her accounts had been compromised and to resolve the issue she would be required to participate in a ‘sting’ operation. The suspects were able to gain access to the complainant’s computer and bank accounts. The complainant purchased $20,000.00 worth of pre-paid Visa cards, the numbers for which were provided to the suspects. The complainant then began to question the authenticity of the caller and released she was a victim of fraud. The matter is still under investigation. Police remind citizens that banks and government services will not request payment or transfer of funds in the form of gift cards, or pre-paid credit cards. If you have any reason to believe your accounts have been compromised or you have been a victim of fraud report it immediately to your local bank branch and police department.

22-2171 – Hit and Run

On July 17, 2022, at approximately 11:00am Oak Bay Police were called to 2100 block of Sandowne Rd in Oak Bay for a report of a hit and run vehicle collision. The complainant advised that a blue Honda Civic had sideswiped his vehicle while it was parked on the road. The suspect vehicle stopped momentarily before leaving the area and failing to provide any information to the complainant. Drivers are reminded that it is required by law to stop and provide your driver’s licence and insurance information to the other party when involved in a collision.

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