Weekly Media Release for Nov. 7 – Nov. 14, 2021

On Monday November 8 the Oak Bay police received a call from a citizen reporting she lost her Tiffany Bracelet somewhere in the Oak Bay area. If found please contact Oak Bay police. (OB 2021-3485)

On Monday November 8, Oak Bay police were called to attend the lot of the Oak Bay Marina in regard to a vehicle revving and it ‘stunt driving’. Police attended the area but vehicle departed prior to police arrival. (OB 2021-3491)

On Monday November 8, Oak Bay police received another call in regard to vehicles revving, squealing tires and individuals causing noise in the area of University of Victoria (parking lot 10). Police attended the area and vehicles departed prior to police arrival. (OB 2021-3491)

On Tuesday November 9, police assisted Oak Bay Fire for traffic control in the area of Windsor Rd. at St. Patrick as construction crews had accidentally punctured a gas main. Some residents were evacuated for approximately 2hrs until Fortis BC attended to shut gas off. (OB 2021-3498)

On Wednesday, November 10, the Oak Bay Police received a theft complaint that had occurred during the previous night in the south Oak Bay area. An unknown person accessed the private property and stole a black 2017 Kona Lanai mountain bike and a set of boat oars. There are no witnesses or suspects related to the offence at this time. (OB File 2021-3513).

On Friday November 12 Oak Bay police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision; hit and run where a driver hit a parked Toyota pickup truck and fled the scene. A witness was able to provide a licence plate for the suspect vehicle. That vehicle, a 1999 Honda Accord was located by police and the driver, a 69 year old female resident of Victoria, was issued a violation ticket for fail to remain at scene of accident. No injuries as a result of the collision. (OB 2021-3537)

On Saturday, November 13th, Oak Bay Police responded to a report of an adult male shoplifting items from a business on Oak Bay Avenue. The suspect had fled the store prior to police arrival but was located by police a few minutes later and arrested. The items, valued at $182.00, were recovered and returned to the store they had been stolen from. The suspect, a 27 year old male, was charged with theft under $5000 and will appear in court in January.

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