POLICE BRIEFS: Impaired, fraud and lawn mower theft

Oak Bay police issue three-day prohibition, respond to a fraud call and a mower theft

  • Tue Jul 29th, 2014 7:00am
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Three days for blowing a ‘warn’

Police conducting a road block in the 1500-block of Beach Dr. on July 22 issued a three-day immediate roadside suspension and had a vehicle towed after  discovering a driver had consumed liquor. Two breath samples provided roadside which registered a ‘warn’.

 

Phone ‘fix’ call a fraud

On July 26, at 6:37 p.m., police received a report of a fraud in the 1200-block of Beach Drive

An unknown female phoned the resident, claiming to be from Microsoft and advising that their computer had been hacked. She convinced the resident to provide a credit card number to pay for a “fix”. A small amount of money was charged to the card before it was cancelled.

 

Lawn equipment swiped post-mow

On July 25 at 12:16 p.m., police responded to a report of a theft that occurred near Central Avenue and St. Patrick Street.

A gardener had finished mowing a lawn and left it unattended for a few minutes. When he returned, the red Toro lawnmower was gone. No suspects identified at this time.