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Weekly Media Release for the Week of February 26 to March 3, 2024

Collision/Immediate Roadside Prohibition

On February 26, 2024, at 8:20 pm, the Oak Bay Police Department responded to a two-vehicle collision on Transit Rd at McNeill Ave. The first vehicle stopped for the stop sign and the second vehicle failed to stop causing a rear end collision. The driver of the second vehicle indicated that they hit the gas instead of the brake. The driver of the second vehicle a 56-year-old woman displayed symptoms consist with having consumed alcohol. A roadside screening device was used to obtain a breath sample and the subsequent reading was a “Warn,” indicating that her blood alcohol level was between 60 – 99 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The woman was issued a 3-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 3 days. Both vehicles sustained significant damage, with the total damage estimated to be over $12,000. The first vehicle was also towed from the scene. (OB File 24-462 & 463)

Attempted Fraud

On February 27, 2024, the Oak Bay Police received a report of an attempted fraud. The caller advised that they received a call from a private phone number posing as their grandson. The “grandson” requested $8,000 as they had been arrested and needed money for bail. The complainant became suspicious and contacted the Oak Bay Police. The complainant on this matter did not send any money, nor give any personal information to the suspect. Police attended and confirmed that the call was fake and an attempted fraud. The Oak Bay Police are reminding the public that if you receive a similar call requesting bail money, to contact your local police. (OB File 24-466)

Liquor Offence

On March 1, 2024, at 7:10 pm, the Oak Bay Police responded to a report of two teenage males attempting to cause damage to a bus stop near Crescent Rd and King George Terrace. Police attended and witnesses identified two 16-year-old males as the suspects. Both teens had been consuming alcohol and were detained for liquor offences. Both youth were issued Violation Tickets for Consumption of Liquor by a Minor, Section 78(1)(b) of the Liquor Control and Licencing Act $230, and their parents were notified. There was no damage noted to the bus stop. (OB File 24-492)

Traffic Offences

On March 2, 2024, at 1:20 am, the Oak Bay Police were conducting patrols in the 3000 block of Henderson Rd. A Mazda pickup truck was stopped for speeding 75km/h in a 40km/h zone. A check of the licence plate revealed the pickup trucks’ insurance had expired. The driver was identified as a 21-year-old man with a Class 7 Novice driver’s licence, with a condition of him having a zero-blood alcohol level. Police noted that the man had symptoms consistent with having consumed alcohol. A roadside screening device was used to obtain a breath sample and the subsequent reading was “45”, indicating the driver had 45 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The man received a 12-hour driving prohibition and a Violation Ticket for No Insurance, Section 24(3)(b) of the Motor Vehicle Act $598. (OB File 24-496)

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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