Weekly Media Release for May 8 to May 14, 2023

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 73 calls for service this past week.

OBPD 2023-1256: Suspicious Circumstance

On May 9, 2023, at approximately 10:00am, Police received a report of a suspicious male in the area of Foul Bay Rd and Watson St.  A student at Lansdowne Middle School reported they had missed their bus on Foul Bay Rd.  The driver of an older, large SUV pulled over, exited his vehicle and offered the student a ride.  The student refused the offer and ran from the area. The male driver is described as Caucasian, red faced, thinning hair, approximately 6’-6’3” tall with rotten and missing front teeth.  The vehicle is described as a 2010-2012 red Ford Escape SUV with two tone seats (tan and dark brown). Patrols for the vehicle were made however the vehicle and the driver have not been located or identified. This file is still under investigation.

OBPD 2023-1263: Collision – Cyclist ‘doored’

On May 10, 2023, at approximately 10:24am, Police were called to the 1400 block of Beach Dr. for reports of a cyclist hit by a pick-up truck. Investigation revealed that the cyclist was travelling west on Beach Dr. when the driver of the parked pick-up truck opened the driver side door striking the cyclist and knocking them to the ground. The cyclist suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. The driver of the pick-up initially remained on scene and provided his information, however departed prior to police arrival. Police will be following up with driver to issue a violation ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act Sec. 203 (1)(a) for opening door when prohibited.  The fine for the offence is $368.

2023-1269 Uttering Threats

On May 10, 2023, the Oak Bay Police Department received information that on May 7, an unknown woman became upset at Oak Bay Recreation staff for the change of closing time hours at the pool. The woman entered the pool area and made verbal threats against the staff which was overheard by a pool patron.  The patron reported what they had heard to Oak Bay Recreation staff the following day and police were later notified.  The woman who allegedly made the threats has not yet been identified. This investigation is ongoing.

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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