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Weekly Media Release for Nov. 7 – Nov. 13, 2022

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 61 calls for service this week.

On November 7th, 2022, the Oak Bay Police Department responded to a report of a break and enter to a commercial site on Elgin Rd. The suspect targeted copper items. CCTV cameras were on site and the video is being reviewed to identify suspects. This matter is still under investigation. (OBPD File 2022-3480)

On November 8th, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft from an unlocked motor vehicle during the evening on November 4th  in the 2000 block of Kings Rd. The suspect stole tools from the vehicle valued at $700. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.  (OBPD File 2022-3495)

On November 9th, 2022, around 4:00am, a suspect broke into a parked vehicle in the 500 block of Island Rd. The suspect stole a tool from the vehicle. CCTV was operational and the Oak Bay Police are attempting to identify the suspect. This investigation is on going.  (OBPD file 2022-3504)

On November 10, 2022, just before 4:00am, Oak Bay Police received an abandon 911 call from a residence on Beach Drive. Police attended and learned the homeowner had been woken by a banging on her windows. Police attended and located an owl in the living room of the home. It was suspected, our fine feathered friend, gained access to the home via the chimney.  After some gentle coaxing, pleading and physical redirection, the owl walked outside through the (now) open patio doors. The owl was uninjured. (OBPD 2022-3507)

On November 11th, 2022, at 5:42am, the Oak Bay Police responded to a report of an alarm in the 1700 block of Elgin Rd. Police investigated and determined  two suspects entered through a window of the commercial building. It appears nothing was stolen or damaged during the break and enter. This matter is still under investigation. (OBPD 2022-3520)

On November 11th, 2022, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft from motor vehicle near Cedar Hill Cross Rd and Henderson Rd. The complainant parked their vehicle between the hours of 11:00am and 12:30pm. Upon returning to their vehicle, they noted that the front passenger window had been smashed and a suitcase was stolen from the vehicle. Contents of the suitcase included personal clothing and an HP Laptop.  Estimated value of the items stolen is $2500.00.  No suspects or witnesses have been identified. (OBPD File 2022-3526)

On November 13th, 2022, at 4:23am, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a commercial alarm in the 2000 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Police attended and noted a smashed rear window. The suspect appears to have targeted sunglasses in the break and enter. A police services dog and the forensic identification unit attended to assist with the investigation. The matter is still under investigation. OBPD (2022-3540)

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