Weekly Media Release for June 27 to July 3, 2022

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 82 calls for service last week.

On June 27, 2022, the Oak Bay Police Department was called to the 2100 Block of Cadboro Bay Road, for the report of a male who exposed himself to two adult women in a private residence where he was a guest. The male suspect is known to the women, and this is believed to be an isolated event.  Police were provided with a description of the male, the vehicle he left the scene in, and a possible first name. The file is still under investigation as police are working to confirm the identity of the male suspect. (2022-1952).

On June 27, 2022, an Oak Bay Police officer was conducting speed enforcement in the 900 block of Beach Drive when his attention was drawn to the loud revving sound of a vehicle. Initial vehicle speed estimated at 95 km/h. Use of a speed laser confirmed the vehicle was travelling at 97 km/h in a posted 40 km/h zone. The young male driver (20 years old) was issued a $368 fine for excessive speeding in addition to having his mother’s vehicle impounded for seven days. The male driver along with both passengers were picked up from the scene by a friend. (2022-1954).

On June 28, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a request from Burnaby RCMP to assist them in locating a missing man of Asian decent. The man is in his late 20’s, 6ft tall, 160 lbs, slim build with black wavy hair and wears black rim glasses. If you see a male that fits this description, please call the non-emergency number so police can verify the man’s wellbeing. (2022-1950, 2022-1955, Burnaby RCMP 2022-20357).

On June 29, 2022, the Oak Bay Police were called by a resident of the 3200 block of Ripon Road, for the report of a fawn stuck in a back yard fence. Oak Bay Police attended and managed to free the animal in distress. The mama deer was close by and believed to also be appreciative of police actions. No animals were harmed during this call. (2022-1968).

On June 30, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of fraud from an individual who received a letter from Motus Bank regarding and account and requesting various information. Police strongly urge people to never reply to such letters and that if there is any concern, please attend your financial institution in person. Fraudsters continue to find new ways to get people to give away personal information. (2022-1979).

On July 1, 2022, the Oak Bay Police attended the 2100 block of Oak Bay Ave, for the report of a male being disruptive to other patrons in the area. Police located and identified the male who is well known to police. The male was issued two violation tickets under the Liquor Control and Licencing Act for being intoxicated in a public place and one for consuming liquor in a public place. The intoxicated male was then transport to his residence by police. (2022-1997).

“Sub Quercu Felicitas” (Under the Oaks) brought a new meaning to the Oak Bay municipality’s Coat of Arms.  On July 2, 2022, Oak Bay Police members were requested to assist with a fallen tree in the 1000 block of Foul Bay Road. Police attended to find a large Oak tree branch had broken off and came crashing down covering both north and south bound lanes. Luckily, there were no vehicles travelling under at the time and no pedestrians nearby. The down line was the main high voltage line and still charged. Police stood by to keep people away as the large branch had torn a powerline off an adjacent home and was laying across the road and sidewalk. Oak Bay Fire and BC Hydro crews attended to assist keeping the area safe and shut off so the public yard crews could remove the large debris off the road. Fortunately, no one was injured during this event and no damage was caused to nearby homes. (2022-2010).

On July 1, 2022, during Canada Day celebration the Oak Bay Police were out conducting enforcement. Members of the public were out and enjoying the nice weather in various parks and beaches that Oak Bay has to offer. Police are pleased to report that no incidents of concern were observed or reported.

As the warmer weather is upon us, the Oak Bay Police would like to remind pet owners to not leave their animals in their vehicles. Temperatures as low as 18 degrees can become fatal if pets are left in vehicles for even short periods of time.


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