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Oak Bay Police report instances of speeding, mischief and theft over past week


Oak Bay police received 80 calls for service over the last week, including instances of speeding, mischief and theft. 

On August 21st, just after midnight, officers conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Foul Bay Road and Newton Street observed a vehicle travelling 78k m/h in a 50 km/h zone. 

A traffic stop was conducted and while speaking with the driver, the officer detected a strong smell of liquor coming from her breath. 

An approved screening device was used to obtain two breath samples roadside with a result of “fail” both times. 

The 49-year-old female driver was given a 90-day driving prohibition, a 30-day vehicle impoundment and a violation ticket for speeding, Fail to Produce Licence and Fail to Display N. 

On August 22nd, officers received reports of mischief to a vehicle in the 100 block of Falkland Road.

The complainant reported that someone had scratched their vehicle’s bumper, sometime overnight. 

The damage was superficial and police said there are no suspects at this time.

At 8 p.m. on August 23rd, officers received reports of a theft from a vehicle in the 1500 block of Clive Drive. 

The complainant reported the theft had taken place sometime in the previous 24 hours while the vehicle was left in their driveway, unlocked. 

A Samsung tablet was taken, with a value of $350. 

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. on August 24th, officers responded to reports of a break and enter in progress in the 90 block of King George Terrace. 

According to a witness, a man had entered a vacant house and removed copper wiring and an electrical box. 

Police attended and searched the area, however, were unable to locate the suspect. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian with a medium build. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey shorts, white bicycle helmet with black trim, black running shoes with white soles, and riding a white mountain bike. 

Anyone with information or video surveillance related to these investigations is asked to contact the Oak Bay Police at (250) 592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TI

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