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Weekly Media Release for July 26th – August 1st, 2021

OB File #2021-2295
On Monday, July 26th, the Oak Bay Police attended the 2100 block of Florence Street for a theft of mail complaint at an apartment complex. Sometime overnight several mailboxes were pried open. There were no surveillance cameras in the area. Please call us with any information.

OB File #2021-2316
On Wednesday, July 28th, the Oak Bay Police received a theft complaint from the 700 block of Beach Drive. The homeowner reported that her Griffin statue (half eagle/half lion) was stolen from their yard. The statue is approximately 1.5 feet in height and weighs 90 lbs.
If you have information with regards to this theft contact the Oak Bay Police Department.

OB File #2021-2325
On Thursday, July 29th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a theft complaint from a business in the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue. An employee at this business noted that someone stole a commercial hand dryer from the public washroom. The dryer is a Dyson Airblade HU02 that has an approximate value of $12,000. The investigation is ongoing to obtain the surveillance video of the suspect.

OB File #2021-2332
On Thursday, July 29th, the Oak Bay Police Department responded to a residential break and enter in the 3100 block of Wessex Close. The suspect knocked on the front door and then again on a side door to the house. The homeowner did not answer the door and a few minutes later the homeowner heard a window glass break in the kitchen. The homeowner opened the blind to the broken window and startled the suspect who immediately ran away towards the backyard and adjacent neighbour’s yards. Extensive patrols were conducted in the area with negative results. The homeowner provided the following description of the suspect: Male with dark complexion, approximately 5’8”, shoulder length brown hair, slim build, wearing a high visibility vest, black shorts and carrying a bag.
It is not uncommon for suspects to knock on a door to see if anyone is home, prior to breaking in. If you answer your door and a person states that they’re at the wrong house or has a different excuse, please call us as we would like to speak to the person to ensure they are not breaking into homes.

OB File #2021-2367
On Sunday, August 1st, a patrol officer observed a driver run a red light at the intersection of Fort Street and Foul Bay Road. The vehicle was travelling northbound on Foul Bay Road. A traffic stop was initiated and the 23-year-old male driver showed signs of liquor indicia. An approved screening device was administered which showed a “FAIL” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

OB File #2021-2289
The Oak Bay Police are requesting the assistance of a witness who had contact with an impaired driver at Sinclair Road and Cadboro Bay Road. The interaction between the unknown witness and the impaired driver occurred on July 25th sometime before 10 pm. The witness was waiting at the bus stop and spoke to the driver in person and informed another witness of the driver’s impairment. The impaired driver collided into a parked ambulance which had no occupants inside at the time of the incident. The driver was arrested for impaired driving

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