Weekly Media Release for Mar. 18 – Mar. 24, 2024

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 67 calls for service this week.


On March 19, 2024, at 4:31pm, a food and liquor establishment owner reported  an intoxicated woman was throwing items inside the restaurant. The woman had requested to purchase more alcohol and was denied due to her intoxicated state. The woman became upset and started throwing items, including a glass which broke on the floor. Police attended and arrested the 27-year-old woman for mischief and held her in custody until she was sober enough to care for herself. The woman was released to appear in court and was placed on conditions to not attend the restaurant. A  few days later, the owner of the business had a change of heart and no longer wanted to pursue charges, as the woman was promptly removed from the business by police, spent the night in police cells and there was minimal damage (2 broken glasses). (OB24-673)


On March 20, 2024, at 6:05pm, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a fraud from an Oak Bay citizen. The complainant reported they received a phone call from “Rogers Wireless” advising that they had an outstanding debt. The complainant paid the “fee” over the phone using their credit card. It was later determined that the call was a scam. The scammer attempted to use the complainants credit card to purchase a phone through another wireless provider. The employee suspected a fraud was occurring and contacted the complainant to advise of the fraud. The complainant promptly cancelled their credit card, and no charges were processed on the credit card. (OB24-684)

Distracted Driving Month

During the past week, the Oak Bay Police issued 21 Violation Tickets of those 15 were issued for using an Electronic Device while Driving Section 214.2(1) MVA $368. The Oak Bay Police would like to remind the motoring public that March is distracted driving month and police will be out conducting enforcement throughout Oak Bay.

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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