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Weekly Media Release Mar. 6 – Mar. 12, 2023

The Oak Bay Police Department responded to 60 calls for service during this period.

MARCH 8th, 2023 Bicycle Theft  OBPD File 2023-601

OBPD members attended to the University of Victoria Campus for a theft of bicycle from outside the Engineering and Computer Building. The bike had been locked up and it is believed the theft occurred between 11:30 am and 7:30pm. The bicycle was described as: Men’s 18 speed, large frame CANNONDALE R900SI, beige with blue accents and Canadian and US stickers attached.

MARCH 10th, 2023 “Dine and Dash” OBPD File 2023-608

OBPD officers attended a restaurant on Oak Bay Avenue after receiving a report a man and woman in their 20’s had “dined and dashed” by leaving the restaurant without paying their $120.00 bill. The pair were located at another restaurant on Oak Bay Ave by investigating officers. The man and woman were initially uncooperative with police but after some mediation the parties were escorted back to the restaurant where they settled their bill.  The man and woman were cautioned by the police and directed to not return to the restaurant in the future.

MARCH 10th, 2023 Lost Property Oak Bay Police File 2023-611

OBPD received a call from a concerned Oak Bay resident reporting they had lost their green outbound brand backpack in the area between Oak Bay Avenue and Fisgard Street. The backpack contained frozen entrees from Chef on the Run and an important binder of personal documents. If located please advise OBPD so the property can be returned to the rightful owner.

MARCH 12th, 2023 Break and Enter Oak Bay Police File 2023-625

At 3:22am  Oak Bay Police Department officers responded to a report of a break and enter at a building at the UVIC Campus in the 3800 block of Finnerty Rd. The suspects, two men, who had broken into the building by accessing an open window, were located and arrested by Oak Bay Police. Investigation revealed the men were intoxicated by alcohol and had been playing pool and the piano inside the building. As no further criminal acts were committed, and no damage was done to the property both men were released from police custody and issued a Trespass Letter from the University of Victoria and referred to the Restorative Justice Program.

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

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