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The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 85 calls for service this week.

On July 5, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist and a van in the 2100 block of McNeil Ave. A witness driving directly behind a cyclist travelling eastbound on McNeil Avenue reported that they observed the driver of the van open the door without doing a shoulder check, causing the cyclist to strike the open door. The cyclist suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. The driver of the van was issued a violation ticket for “open door while unsafe” which comes with $368 fine and two points Motor Vehicle Act Sec. 203(1). (OB 2022-2041)

On July 5, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a vehicle doing “doughnuts” on the sports field in Carnarvon Park. The complainant was able to get a picture of the vehicle on the field and the licence plate. Police attended and were able to identify the registered owner of the vehicle. This investigation is still ongoing, and charges are being considered. There was no damage to the field or surrounding property. (OB File 22-2043)

At approximately 7:30pm on July 6, 2022, Oak Bay Police stopped a motorcycle travelling at 102 km/hr in a 40km posed speed zone in the 900 block of Beach Drive. The driver/registered owner was issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. Motor Vehicle Act section 148(1) $483.00 fine and 3 points.

On July 7, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft from auto from the 100 block of Beach Dr. The complainant reported that they forgot to lock their vehicle and an Arcteryk jacket was stolen. The jacket was valued at $300. (OB 2022-2056)

On July 7, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a theft from auto from the 200 block of Beach Dr. The complainant reported finding that their vehicle had been accessed. It is unknown at this time if anything was taken. The vehicle was not damaged. (OB 2022-2058)

Three drivers were issued violation tickets this week for not having active insurance on the vehicle they were operating. Drivers were issued violation tickets and their vehicles towed.  No Insurance Section 24(3)(b) Motor Vehicle Act fine is $598.00.  

 If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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