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Weekly Media Release for June 6 – June 12, 2022

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 96 calls for service last week.

On June 6, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of graffiti. The complainant reported that three waterfront properties were tagged in the area of Somass Drive. This investigation is ongoing. (OB 2022-1677)

On June 6, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a stolen mountain bike from the 2100 block of Oak Bay Ave. The complainant reported that they rode their bike to work and locked it behind their workplace. Upon finishing their shift, they discovered that the bike was missing. The bike is a GT Avalanche XL Blackout Mountain Bike, serial number CM21A518294, valued at $1000.00. The bike is registered as STOLEN on the Garage 529 App. (OB 2022-1676)

On June 6, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of damage to an auto in the 2000 block of Goldsmith St. The complainant reported someone attempted to enter their vehicle. The locks on the vehicle had been tampered with and the driver’s side door was damaged. This and other thefts from auto in the area over the weekend are still under investigation. (OB 2022-1682)

On June 6, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 3000 block of Beach Dr. The complainant reported that their CCTV system captured a male coming up their driveway. The suspect used a ladder to climb up and look in a locked storage area in the garage. The suspect also tried the door handles of two locked vehicles and no entry was made. The male is described as Caucasian, in his 30’s, 6′, slim, wearing dark clothing and riding an electric bike. This investigation is on going (OB 2022-1603)

On June 7, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of graffiti on the Bowker Creek path near Monterey Ave. The complainant reported that they observed two males spray-painting the retaining wall. Police conducted extensive patrols in the area as there have been multiple matching tags (OB 2022-1677). In an associated file, one suspect was described as “young” with long blonde hair and rubber boots, and a second suspect was wearing a dark hoodie and possibly a coloured hat. A 13 year old male has been arrested. Police have forwarded this investigation to Restorative Justice Victoria and will not recommending charges. (OB 2022-1694)

On June 11, 2022, the Oak Bay Police Department attended the 1600 block of Elgin Rd. for a property damage call. The complainant reported hearing an alarm coming from the garage. Upon further inspection, the complainant observed significant damage to the window of the garage door. No entry was made to the garage, and the suspect was gone prior to police arrival. (OB 2022-1751)

On June 11, 2022, an Oak Bay member was conducting traffic enforcement in the 900 block of Beach Drive. The member observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The member, who was using a laser, clocked the vehicle doing over 100 km/h in a 40km/h zone. The member conducted a traffic stop and subsequently issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed. The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. (OB 2022-1756)

FOLLOW UP

On June 4, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft of auto in the 1500 block of Bee St. The complainant reported that they were waiting for the Tea Party parade and needed to return to their vehicle that was parked nearby. The complainant returned to where the vehicle had been parked and discovered it missing. A short time later, the complainant observed their vehicle drive past them on Hampshire Rd. The complaint called the police and reported that they observed two females in the vehicle and gave a direction of travel. Police attended but were unable to locate the vehicle. The vehicle is described as a grey four-door 1990 Toyota Corolla bearing BC license plate AP0 30C.

This vehicle was recovered a short distance away in the area of Granite St and Mitchell St. on June 10th. This investigation is ongoing. (OB 2022-1746)

If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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