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Weekly Media Release for May 24 – May 30, 2021

OB File #2021-1515
On Monday, May 25th at approximately 3:30 pm the Oak Bay Police Department received a complaint of an impaired driver at Cattle Point. A witness observed a female driving the vehicle into the gravel parking lot. Prior to the vehicle departing the area a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop. The witness provided a description of the female driver who was seated in the driver’s seat. The 41 year old female driver provided two breath samples into an approved screening device and both samples were a “FAIL”. The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and two violation tickets for driving contrary to her restrictions (no supervisor and consuming liquor). The total fines were $718.00. The vehicle, a 2008 BMW 323i, was turned over to the registered owner who attended scene after the documents were served to the driver.

OB File #2021-1523
On Tuesday, May 26th, a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Foul Bay Road. Police records showed the vehicle, a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, did not have valid insurance. The driver was issued a violation ticket for Fail To Produce Insurance and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The fine amount was $81.00.

OB File #2021-1531
On Tuesday, May 27th, an elderly couple attended the Oak Bay Police Department and stated that they were requested to contact the “Public Defenders Office” in order to provide them with additional funds to release their grandson from custody. The unknown caller convinced the elderly couple to purchase $2000.00 in gift cards to release their grandson. This is a common scam that preys on the love of a grandparent to help their grandchildren and has proven to be an extremely lucrative con for scammers.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be in a position of authority or stating that they’re your grandchild, do not disclose any information until you have confirmed it really is your grandchild. One easy way to confirm your grandchild’s identity is to ask a simple question that your grandchild would know such as what school he or she goes to or their middle name.

OB File #2021-1538
On Thursday, May 27th, a patrol officer was conducing traffic enforcement in the 2300 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road. The officer observed the vehicle, a 2009 Mercedes C350, being driven at a high rate of speed. The radar showed a speed of 94 km/hr in a posted 50km zone. A traffic stop was conducted, the vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the 24 year old male driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed. The fine amount was $368.00

OB File #2021-1567
On Friday, May 30th, at approximately 3:00 am a patrol officer noted a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Fort Street and Foul Bay Road. The officer activated the emergency equipment, the vehicle drove onto a dead-end roadway with no residential housing and continued to drive into a closed commercial building’s driveway. The driver immediately exited the driver’s seat and starting walking away from his vehicle. The driver exhibited signs of alcohol impairment and admitted to the investigator that he had consumed a few alcoholic drinks prior to driving. The 25 year old male driver provided two suitable breath samples into the ASD and both samples were a “FAIL”. The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

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