Oak Bay police briefs: Motorcyclist zips through school zone, park area

Motorcycle driver faces a charge of excessive speeding and lost his wheels for seven days after being stopped on Beach Drive in Oak Bay

  • Jun. 9, 2014 12:00 p.m.

A motorcycle driver faces a charge of excessive speeding and lost his wheels for seven days after an incident last Tuesday. Oak Bay Police spotted the bike travelling at an estimated 110 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Beach Drive just after 6:30 the evening of June 3. The motorcycle entered the 40 km/h zone and continued at a similar speed through traffic congested with vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. It went through nine cross walks and passed a playground, an elementary school, and a popular park area.

 

Wary neighbour thwarts would-be motor thief

A suspected thief faces charges of possession of stolen property after an alert man saw his neighbours boat motor in someone else’s possession.

The citizen called police around 11 a.m. on June 3 after spotting the motor at Oak Bay Marina and watched a stranger take it to a sailboat moored off the marina. As police headed toward the craft, the suspect tossed the motor overboard.  Diver’s subsequently recovered the stolen motor and the suspect was arrested.

 

Tea Party worker spots phoney bills

Oak Bay Police are investigating after a brush with counterfeit currency during the Oak Bay Tea Party.

Around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday an employee working a booth recognized counterfeit cash and called on police patrolling the fairgrounds. Police seized $1735 comprised of both legitimate and counterfeit currency.

This year’s Tea Party was enjoyed by many residents from across the region, and while police report being busy they were prepared with additional officers scheduled to work including five police reserve constables who volunteered throughout the weekend.

Missing Taylor Mades in stolen SUV

A car and clubs were stolen from the 2000 block of Newton Street. The owner noticed the vehicle missing the morning of June 4. Inside the SUV was a set of Taylor Made golf clubs valued at $2000. The vehicle has not yet been recovered.

 

No blow still means no go

Refusing a breath test earned a driver a roadside prohibition from driving last week. On June 2 shortly after midnight an officer stopped a GMC Yukon for speeding on Cadboro Bay Road near Foul Bay Road. Police say the vehicle struck the curb while pulling over and the driver tried to put the vehicle into ‘park’ while the it was still in motion. The driver refused breath screening and was issued an immediate 90 day  prohibition from driving. The Yukon was impounded for 30 days.

 

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