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Weekly Media Release for June 20 – June 26, 2022

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 91 calls for service that week.

On June 20, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a hit and run in the 500 block of Beach Drive. A vehicle struck a parked car with such force that it pushed the parked vehicle into the bushes. Police were making patrols for the suspect vehicle and located an unrelated vehicle on the shoulder of the road a kilometer from the collision. The 20 year old female driver displayed indica of having consumed alcohol. The driver was investigated for impaired driving and as a result received a 90-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for a period of 30 days. (2022-1849 & 2022-1850)

On June 22, 2022, the Oak Bay Police were conducting speed enforcement on Beach Drive, a vehicle was observed travelling over the posted speed limit of 40km/h. A radar was used to capture the vehicles speed and it was noted to be travelling 107km/h. The vehicle was stopped, and the 18-year-old male was issued a Violation Ticket for excessive speed with a fine amount of $483 and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. (2022-1882)

On June 23, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of mischief in progress. Witnesses observed a youth drawing graffiti in a bathroom at Willows Park. Police arrived on scene and witnesses pointed out the suspect. Police spoke to the suspect who admitted to the graffiti, apologized and cleaned it up. The youth’s parent was advised of the incident, and it was left with them to speak to the youth. (2022- 1890)

On June 26, 2022, the Oak Bay Police were conducting speed enforcement on Beach Drive, a motorcycle was observed travelling in excess of the posted 40km/h speed limit. A Lidar speed measuring device was used, and the motorcycle was captured going 108km/h in the 40km/h zone. The motorcycle was stopped and the 35-year-old male driver was issued a Violation Ticket for Excessive Speed with a fine amount of $483 and his motorcycle was impounded for 7 days. (2022-1940)

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