Cat found doused in gas in Oak Bay

Oak Bay police seek information in cat case, prohibit driver, issue ticket after cyclists struck

A cat found soaked to the shoulders in gasoline has Oak Bay police wondering if it was an accident or an act of cruelty.

The cat was immediately bathed by the owner when it returned home in the 2100 block of Cadboro Bay Road. The cat survived the incident, which was reported on Monday, Jan. 27 at 2:14 p.m.

Anyone with information or who have experienced a similar incident is urged to contact police at 250-592-2424.

Prohibited driver face charges

A 33-year-old Sannich man faces a charge for driving while prohibited.

The man was stopped by Oak Bay police at Eastdowne and Cadboro Bay Road after being observed speeding at 10:19 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26.

The man was also required to have an ignition interlock device, which was not installed. His car was towed and he was released on a promise to appear for a later court date.

Cyclist hit by car

A Sannich cyclist was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries after being hit, landing on the the windshield of a car.

On Jan. 29 at 8:51 p.m., police responded to the collision at Foul Bay Road and Taylor Street. The Victoria woman driver, 49, was driving northbound and turned left onto Taylor Street. She failed to see the cyclist, a 47-year-old Saanich man.

Oak Bay police deputy chief said it is common procedure for cyclists hit by a vehicle, be transported to hospital as a precaution. He added that any major injuries would have been noted down in the police report.

The driver was issued a ticket for failing to yield.

Grandchild scam

Oak Bay police is warning residents of a telephone scam asking for money to bail “their” grandchild out of jail.

On Feb. 1, police received a report of such a fraud. The caller claimed to be the complainant’s grandchild and then another person cames on the phone, claiming to be a lawyer, stating the grandchild was in a collision with an out-of-province rental vehicle and the only way they will be released, is if the grandparent sends money.

Anyone receiving such a call should contact police.

 

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