Weekly Media Release August 21-27, 2017

August 28, 2017

On August 21, police responded to a report of a residential break and enter on Byron Street. The crime was likely committed two days previously when the home was unoccupied for about 5 hours. Doors at the rear of the residence had been left unlocked; there was no sign of forced entry. Computer equipment valued at $3500 was taken.

On the evening of 21, two bikes were stolen from the rear of the Oak Bay Rec Centre. Cable locks securing the bikes were cut between the hours of 7pm and 9pm. The bikes are described as:

            1: Cannondale “Quick”, white in colour with a white seat with a pink logo on it.

            2: Kona “Calder”, green in colour, disc brakes, titanium seat post.

Members of the Oak Bay Police Department routinely conduct foot patrols in the early morning hours looking for unlocked vehicles. One such patrol conducted on August 21 located 32 unlocked vehicles. Police secured these vehicles and notices were left for the owners. Members were out again during the wee hours of August 22 when, at 3:40 am, a call was received of a male entering a car on Kings Road. Police attended the area and subsequently arrested two males in their late 20’s near Carnarvon Park. They were found to be in possession of stolen property obtained from unlocked vehicles in the area. A laptop, iPad and various identification cards were among the items recovered. Happily, much of the recovered property has been returned to its owners upon their report of an associated theft.

On Wednesday, August 23, police received a report of marihuana plants growing in the rear yard of a residence in south Oak Bay. Police attended and seized 24 mature plants for destruction. Charges are not being contemplated at this time.

Saturday night / Sunday morning saw two motorists lose their licences for three days due to drinking and driving. In the first instance, a 59-year-old male was stopped on Cadboro Bay Road at 11:20 pm as he hadn’t turned his vehicle’s lights on. A Roadside Screening device test was administered and a three-day suspension resulted. The second instance saw a 31-year-old female stopped for speeding on Foul Bay Road at 1:50 am. She also had more than the allowable amount of alcohol in her system and has been prohibited from driving for three days.