Weekly Media Release for July 24 to July 31, 2022

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 104 calls for service.

On July 27, 2022, an Oak Bay Police Department member was conducting speed enforcement in the area of Gordon Head Road at Cedar Hill Cross Rd., when they observed a vehicle travelling at 96km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped, and an 18-year-old male driver was identified. The 18-year-old male was subsequently charged with excessive speed which carries a fine of $368 and three penalty points.  Their vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.  (File 2022-2293)

On July 28, 2022, Oak Bay Police Department members were conducting a foot patrol along Bowker Creek when they discovered offensive graffiti spray-painted near the Oak Bay High school. The graffiti was cleaned up by SD61 staff. There are no suspects to this offence. (2022-2298)

On July 28, 2022, the Oak Bay Police Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist in the 2000 block of Oak Bay Ave. Upon arrival, police learned that the driver of a parked vehicle had opened their door without looking causing the cyclist to strike the door. The cyclist received minor injuries and was treated on scene by British Columbia Ambulance Service. The driver of the vehicle was issued a ticket for “open door while unsafe” which carries a fine of $368 and two penalty points. (2022-2304)

On July 28, 2022, an Oak Bay Police member was conducting traffic enforcement when their attention was drawn to a Jeep in the area of 2900 Breach Drive. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver of the Jeep was spoken to. The driver told police that they had consumed a few beers more than three hours prior. An alcohol breath demand was made. The driver subsequently blew a “warn” and was issued a 7-day IRP (Immediate Roadside Prohibition) and their vehicle was impounded for 7 days. (File 2022-2307)

On July 29 and 30, 2022, the Oak Bay Police Department received 9 calls for mischief to vehicles in the 500 block of Victoria Ave, 2000 block of Quimper St., 2100 McLaren Ave. and the 900 block of Falkland Rd. In each file, the suspect targets SUVs and deflates a single tire on each vehicle.  A leaflet was left behind by a group called the “Tyre Extinguishers” who target SUVs and claim the use of SUVs has a disproportionate impact on the climate crisis. A man, who has been identified as possible suspect, was observed near one of the vehicles when the owner discovered the air had been let of a tire. The possible suspect is described as a thin, Caucasian male with light brown hair and in his early 20’s.  The man was observed driving away from the area in a light blue car. No licence plate was obtained by the witness. It is believed the mischief was committed during the early morning hours on July 29, 2022. There was no damage done to any of the vehicles involved in these incidents. These investigations are still on going. (Files 2022-2312, 2313, 2325, and 2326)

On July 30, 2022, the Oak Bay Police Department received a report of mischief at the Kiwanis Tea Room located at 2740 Dalhousie St. The complainant reported two of their Adirondack chairs were damaged. There are no suspects in this file. (2022-2329)

On July 30, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of theft of gasoline and tank from a boat parked in the 2700 block of Thompson Ave. The complainant reported the boat fuel tank had the fuel connector lines cut and the tank was stolen. The boat owner believed the theft had occurred overnight. No suspects were identified on this file. (OB 2022-2331)


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