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Weekly Media Release for July 17 to July 24, 2022

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 75 calls for service this week.

On July 20, 2022, an Oak Bay Police Department officer was conducting speed enforcement on Foul Bay Rd at Newton St. when they observed a vehicle travelling 74km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped, and the 18-year-old male driver and registered owner was identified. The driver did not have a driver’s licence. The man was issued tickets, for speeding (Motor Vehicle Act 146(1) $196.00), no driver’s licence (Motor Vehicle Act 24(1) $276.00) and fail to produce insurance (Motor Vehicle Act 33(1) $81.00). The male driver indicated he would leave the vehicle legally parked and would make arrangements to have the vehicle picked up by a licence driver. The OBPD officer returned to traffic enforcement after issuing the tickets. A short time later, the officer observed the man driving away. The officer stopped the driver again and issued a second ticket for driving with no licence (Motor Vehicle Act 24(1) $276.00). Later a licenced driver attended the scene and drove the vehicle away at the driver’s request. (OB 2022-2193)

On July 21, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a break and enter to a construction site in the 3100 block of Beach Dr. The complainant reported they watched their security video that showed a person on their property from 3:00 am to 4:20 am. The person accessed the property from the shoreline and left the same way. Several random items were stolen including rubber boots, head lamp, a toolbelt, and a rain jacket. This investigation is on going. (OB 2022-2211)

On July 24, 2022, the Oak Bay Police Department received a report of an online scam. The complainant reported they received an email from the “CRA” advising they owed money. The complainant followed the links and provided their credit card number including their security code. After providing the information, the complainant suspected something was wrong and contacted the credit card company. The online scammer managed to charge over $3000 on the credit card before it was cancelled. (OB 2022-2249)

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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