Weekly Media Release August 14-20, 2017

August 21, 2017

On August14th, Oak Bay Police received a report of a stolen camera from an unlocked vehicle overnight in the 700 block of Mountjoy Avenue, in Oak Bay.

On August 15th, the Oak Bay Police were dispatched to a report of a bike theft. A homeowner stated that sometime over night two bikes were stolen from residences in the 2200 bock of Dalhousie Street.  A red/black Giant 18" Mountain Bike and a Red "Old School" Rocky Mountain bike were taken. Please advise Oak Bay PD if you see similar.

The Oak Bay Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in determining who is responsible for a mischief that occurred between 11:30 pm and 9:00 on August 18th/19th at 3461 Henderson Rd, Uplands Campus, where someone had spray painted an offensive slogan on the front of the building. This investigation is still ongoing.

On August 19th, the Oak Bay Police Department conducted a roadblock on Cadboro Bay Rd. and Sherringham Place, in Oak Bay and a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) was served on an impaired driver and the vehicle was transported home by a sober driver.

Police are reminding residents that beach fires are banned everywhere in Greater Victoria area. Members of the public are asked to report beach fires to the Oak Bay Fire and/or Police Departments.  With the warmer evenings of late, Oak Bay Police have been increasing patrols on their beaches and will continue to do so through September. Beach fires can lead to hefty fines of $50 to $2,000 in Oak Bay.  Devices fuelled by natural gas, propane or charcoal briquettes are allowed on beaches if they are approved by the Canadian Standards Association.  Smouldering fires can be dangerous to people and pets, who could step on them while walking. P{lease help us all in keeping our community safe.