Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)

Thief smashes window to get in car parked at Oak Bay Rec Centre

Oak Bay Police briefs for Oct. 21 to 27

A visitor to the Monterey Recreation Centre had her purse stolen between 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Ukulele room.

The crime was among the calls the Oak Bay Police responded to during the week of Oct. 21 to 27.

That same Monday, police recovered recovered a stolen vehicle in the rear parking lot of the Oak Bay Recreation Center. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Victoria on Oct. 10.

Police also received a report of a theft from a vehicle parked at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. The suspect smashed the passenger side window at approximately 10:20 p.m. and took a red iPhone and two rolling briefcases. Police have video footage of the theft.

READ MORE: Watch: On the hunt for Oak Bay’s most wanted

“It is very rare for a car window to be smashed in Oak Bay unless valuables are visible,” said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties. “Please ensure there are not valuables visible when you leave your car.”

In another rare incident, an elder Oak Bay citizen reported some wiring had been cut on his mobility scooter outside of his home in the 2200-block of Windsor Road. The scooter is normally stored outside under a tent and the resident reported a $240 cost to have it repaired.

On Monday, police caught a prohibited driver during a routine stop of a driver running a yellow light. The pick-up truck driver admitted to they were prohibited from driving and was served notice to appear in court and a violation ticket.

At about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday police responded to a male overdosing on a narcotic and were able to revive him with Naloxone. The male was parked in his car in the Windsor Park area but refused to be taken to hospital for further assessment.

READ ALSO: Intoxicated man punches, kicks, threatens Saanich Police officer

Once again, Oak Bay Police fielded several thefts from unlocked vehicles along and the theft of a bike from a school.

On Wednesday, at approximately 9:30 a.m., police received a report of a low-hanging power line by Saint Michaels University School’s junior campus on Victoria Avenue. The wire had been knocked down by a tree branch due to high winds in the 700-block of Victoria Ave. BC Hydro re-secured the line.

As the weather has grown colder, Oak Bay Police have received two different reports of homeless people taking shelter in bank foyers or other public areas. Police would like to encourage the public to report these matters so a safer and warmer location can be arranged for these individuals.

Oak Bay Police presented a workshop on senior safety, frauds and scams last week. If your group would like to receive the same presentation, please contact the Oak Bay Police to arrange a date at 250-592-2424.

reporter@oakbaynews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Province launches lawsuit over Esquimalt sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities

Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after being dropped from marine lift in 2018

Colwood tops Grumpy Taxpayer$ 2019 Candy Cane Awards

Yearly awards for improved governance go to Colwood, Oak Bay, Victoria

Byelection to replace Victoria councillor set to cost more than $140,000

Staff recommend a smaller election process for March 14

North Saanich Fire Department wins national Movember challenge

Team raises more than urban Edmonton, Toronto firefighters

VIDEO: Kenney lays out key demands for meeting with Trudeau

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney aims for clear signs of federal action on two-day Ottawa trip

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run

Miniature pit bull Fifty’s owner is a single mother facing close to $10,000 in vet bills

Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat

This is the first reported incident with a cougar this year in the Penticton area

Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says

‘You have no way of knowing what’s in the bag’

No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say

Missing and injured included tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia

Vancouver Island blues musician’s mother’s home burglarized and ransacked

David Gogo’s 71-year-old mother has jewelry and artwork stolen in break-in

Dance cancelled after Alberta teacher’s climate lesson prompts online threats

School district near Red Deer cancelled annual family dance due to Facebook comments

Most Read