Weekly Media Release for Mar. 11 – Mar. 17, 2024

This is the media release for the week of March 11 to March 17, 2024. The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 68 calls for service this week.

Assault Police with a Weapon/Mischief

On March 11, 2024, at 10:33pm, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a man throwing rocks at windows in the 2000 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Police attended and noted several businesses had windows broken. Police located the 41-year-old man, who matched the description provided by witnesses, across the road from the businesses. Police advised the man that he was under arrest. The man then threw a rock at the police officer. The officer ducked and avoided being struck. The man threw a second rock which damaged the front windshield of the police vehicle. Police challenged the man with a conducted energy weapon, and he surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.  The man was arrested for mischief, assaulting a police officer and assault with a weapon. The man was held in custody and appeared in court in the morning, at which point he was released with numerous conditions and to appear in court at a later date. The total estimated damages are $4000. (OB File 24-594)


On March 13, 2024, at 11:29am, the Oak Bay Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision near Central Ave and Byng St. A 60-year-old man was reversing a commercial vehicle when he struck a parked vehicle. The parked vehicle was estimated to have over $10,000 in damages. The 60-year-old driver was issued Violation Tickets for Reverse When Unsafe Section 193 MVA $109 and Fail to Produce Driver’s Licence Section 33(1) MVA $81. The owner of the parked vehicle was later located by police and provided the collision report. (OB File 24-613)

 Immediate Driving Prohibition – 3 Day

On March 17, 2024, at 3:03am, the Oak Bay Police were on patrol on Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Police observed a vehicle that was drifting within its lane. The vehicle then signaled a left turn, where there was no road. A traffic stop was conducted to assess the driver’s sobriety. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old man. The driver had indicia that was consistent with having consumed alcohol. A roadside screening device was used, and the driver provided a suitable breath sample resulting in a read of a “Warn”, which indicated that the driver’s blood alcohol content was between 60 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood and 99 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood. The driver was issued a 3-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 3 days. (OB File 24-646)

If you have information regarding these or any other crimes in Oak Bay, please phone the police department at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

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