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Weekly Media Release for July 5 – July 11, 2021

OB File #2021-2023
On Monday, July 5th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a theft from auto complaint at Cattle Point. The owner parked her car, returned 30 minutes later, and noticed her driver’s side window was smashed and her purse was stolen. The suspect used a credit card at two nearby businesses which had CCTV cameras. The investigation is ongoing to identify the suspect.

OB File #2021-2024
On Monday, July 5th, the Oak Bay Police Department received a report of a fraud. The elderly resident received a phone call advising that her financial security had been compromised from a local business. The unknown caller then requested the resident to purchase four $500.00 Mastercard gift cards from this business. Unfortunately, the resident complied and purchased the cards and provided the information to the caller. The resident realized she was scammed and reported the incident to her bank.

Be aware of unsolicited calls where the caller asks for personal information such as:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your birthdate
  • Your Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Your credit card information

Don’t be afraid to say no and don’t be intimidated by high-pressure sale tactics. If a telemarketer tries to get you to buy something or to send them money right away:

  • Request the information in writing
  • Hang up

Do your research to determine if the organization you’re dealing with is legitimate before you take action. Don’t give out your personal information.

OB File #2021-2028
On Monday, July 5th, patrol members were conducting traffic enforcement in the 3200 block of Cadboro Bay Road and noted a blue 2006 Mazda 3 was driving without it’s rear lights on. A traffic stop was initiated, the officer noted liquor indicia from the driver. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered, and a suitable sample was obtained. The 24-year-old driver was issued a 24- hour prohibition and his drivers’ licence was seized.

OB File #2021-2033
On Tuesday, July 6th, a student from the University of Victoria reported that her Apple Air Pod Pro Earphones with the case were stolen from her desk. There were no CCTV cameras available in the area. The Apple earphones were valued at $330.00

OB File #2021-2050
On Wednesday, July 7th, a patrol member was conducting traffic enforcement on Cadboro Bay Road. A traffic stop was initiated for speeding. The officer detected an odor of liquor emanating from the driver’s breath. An ASD was administered and suitable breath sample was obtained. The 21-year-old male driver was issued a 24-hour prohibition notice and his 2007 black Volkswagen Golf was towed from scene.

OB File #2021-2051
On Thursday, July 8th, a patrol member was conducting radar enforcement in the 2400 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road. The 20-year-old driver was stopped for speeding. The officer noted liquor indicia from the driver and an ASD was administered which showed a “FAIL” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition, 30-day vehicle impoundment and violation ticket for excessive speeding with a fine of $368.00. The driver’s 2019 black Ford Mustang was towed from the scene.

OB File #2021-2052
On Thursday, July 8th, a patrol officer noted a 2006 grey Chevrolet Equinox was driving with an expired decal on the rear licence plate. Police records showed the vehicle’s insurance was expired. The 58-year-old driver was issued a violation ticket for no insurance with a fine of $598.00 and his vehicle was towed from the area.

OB File #2021-2053
On Thursday, July 8th, a patrol officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the 2700 block of Foul Bay road and stopped a 2013 white Hyundai Veloster for speeding. The officer detected an odour of liquor emanating from the driver’s breath. An ASD was administered which showed a “WARN” reading. The 52- year-old male driver was issued a 3-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 3 days.

OB File #2021-2067
On Thursday, July 8th, a roadblock was set up on Beach Drive. A red 2016 Toyota Rav 4 approached the roadblock and an officer could smell liquor emanating from the driver’s breath. An ASD was administered and a suitable sample was obtained which showed a “FAIL” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

The Oak Bay Police Department has received complaints about cyclists who are running the stop sign at Beach Drive and King George Terrace. Cyclists are required under the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) to stop at stop signs. Verbal warnings have been issued, however moving forward our police department will be issuing violation tickets for “Failing to Obey Stop Sign”, Section 186 of the MVA with a fine of $167.00.

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