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62-year-old busted vandalizing numerous stop signs with graffiti in Oak Bay


A 62-year-old man was caught red handed vandalizing stop signs in Oak Bay last week.

In a media release, Oak Bay Police responded to the area following a report of mischief in action on Tuesday, February 20th.

Someone spotted the man using a black marker on several stop signs around Beach Drive and Windsor Road.

Responding officers located and arrested the man, where they confirmed he was affixing stickers to the stop signs and expressing his political views with a black marker.

He was issued four violation tickets for defacing traffic control devices which totalled $109 per stop sign.

Crews from Oak Bay Public Works were later called in to remove the marker and stickers from the signs.

In another incident, on the night of February 22nd, at 10:42 p.m., Oak Bay Police were conducting routine patrol on Cadboro Bay Road near Hamiota Street when they spotted two individuals zooming along on electric scooters, sans lights and helmets.

The officers initiated a traffic stop.

Upon further investigation, one of the scooter operators, a 34-year-old man, was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest related to theft and failing to attend court charges out of the West Shore area.

The man was apprehended and transported to the West Shore RCMP cells, where he will face the consequences of his alleged actions.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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