Police Briefs

Oak Bay Police pursue impaired driving, school tagging, excessive speeding

  • Wed Mar 30th, 2016 2:00pm
  • News

A Wednesday evening impaired driving road check netted two drivers for separate substances.

Oak Bay Police were working at Beach Drive and Goodwin Street March 23. At 7:48 p.m. a vehicle drove up to the road check and the officer noted the odour of liquor on the driver’s breath. The driver admitted to recently consuming alcohol and after a roadside breath test, received a 24-hour driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded.

Around 8:30 that night, an officer smelled burned and fresh cannabis in another vehicle. The occupants were arrested and a subsequent search produced two baggies of pot that were seized for destruction.

Tagging mars new high school

Staff at Oak Bay High School discovered graffiti spread across the south side of the new school the morning of March 25. Sidewalks, brick walls, doors and the front entrance were all tagged overnight. Estimated cost for the cleanup is $5,000.  Police are investigating.

Oak Bay car burned in Victoria

Police have identified a suspect as they investigate a car stolen in Oak Bay and burned in Victoria.

The morning of March 25 an Oak Bay resident reported her 1997 Honda Civic stolen from the 2100-block of Cadboro Bay Rd. The vehicle had last been seen four days earlier. Around 5 p.m. that day, VicPD located the vehicle parked in the 3100-block of Carroll St. with smoke coming from engine compartment which subsequently turned to flame and the car burned.

Radar nabs excessive speeder

Shortly before 9 p.m. on March 26 Oak Bay Police were conducting a speed check in the 3400-block of Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Officers observed a vehicle travelling east at 94 km/h in the 50 km/h zone. The driver was charged with excessive speeding which carries a fine of $348 and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.