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Weekly Media Release for May 3 – May 9

OB File #2021-1289
On May 3rd, the Oak Bay Police responded to an overnight break and enter at a commercial complex which is under construction in the 2000 block of Cadboro Bay Road. An employee noticed a section of the temporary fencing was moved and access to this complex was gained by tampering the keyhole to one of the doors. The suspect stole approximately 100 feet of copper wiring along with a Dewalt charger and batteries and several two- way radios.

OB File #2021-1355
On May 9th, the Oak Bay Police responded to another break and enter at same construction site. In this incident the main entrance sliding door was propped open and found insecure. The suspect stole more copper pipes. The investigation is ongoing.

OB File #2021-1306
On Tuesday, May 4th, at approximately 11:00 pm and officer was conducing traffic enforcement in the 2300 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road. The officer heard the revving of an engine an observed a vehicle rapidly approaching and the radar showed a speed of 117 km/hr in a posted 50km zone. A traffic stop was conducted, and police records showed the driver was unlicensed. The driver was issued a 7- month driving prohibition, a violation ticket for no driver’s licence ($276), and excessive speed ($483), and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

OB File #2021-1322
On Thursday, May 6th, a patrol member was conducting radar enforcement in the 2700 block of Foul Bay Road. A vehicle was stopped for speeding and police records showed that the vehicle had no insurance and to serve the registered owner a driving prohibition and to impound the vehicle. The driver was issued violation tickets for no driver’s licence ($276), no insurance ($598), the driving prohibition notice and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

OB File’s #2021-1336 & #2021-1333
On May 7th, the Oak Bay Police Department received two Telus scam reports. One of the victims was emailed and the other was contacted by phone. Both victims provided their personal information including their credit card numbers, drivers licence and one of them provided their social insurance number.

Fraud is a significant challenge. Many of these fraudsters contact their potential victims over the phone or through the internet. They often take advantage of victim’s caring nature and willingness to help. When a fraud occurs, the perpetrators may reside in another country or even continent, which makes investigating and the laying of charges very difficult. One of the top tips to avoid becoming a victim is never rush to take action. Go online and do a quick search to see if the situation is fraudulent. The local better business bureau websites update the public on the current fraud scams (www.bbb.org/ca/bc/victoria)
Some Fraud Resources:
www.antifraudcentre.ca
www.fraud.org

OB File #2021-1364
On Sunday, May 9th, the Oak Bay Police Department received an overnight theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 2000 block of Neil Street. The culprit stole four bottles of Kirkland brand back medication, a grey men’s golf polo shirt and a peach women’s top with tags on it.

OB File #2021-1366
On Sunday, May 9th, the Oak Bay Police Department received another report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 2000 block of Neil Street. The culprit stole two white garbage bags full of high-end clothing that was going to be donated to a thrift store.

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