Greater Victoria mayors behind bars

The unforgiving judge Mena Westhaver during the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock, at Hillside Shopping Centre on Friday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Mayor Kevin Murdoch, Coast Capital’s Kris Moan, and Oak Bay Coun. Hazel Braithwaite imprisoned for the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock, at Hillside Shopping Centre on Friday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Mayor David Screech pleads his case to the unforgiving judge Mena Westhaver during the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock, at Hillside Shopping Centre on Friday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Judge Mena Westhaver overlooks the incarcerated Coast Capital’s Kris Moan, Mayor Kevin Murdoch, and Oak Bay Coun. Hazel Braithwaite for the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock, at Hillside Shopping Centre on Friday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch and Coun. Hazel Braithwaite were among those arrested Friday morning for the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

Oak Bay Const. Sandrine Perry, who is riding the Tour de Rock this year, made the arrest. Judge Mena Westhaver (tour alumnus and Saanich recreation programmer) then sentenced the duo until $1,500 (or part of) can be raised.

Murdoch was arrested for the prolific use of the gavel in council.

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak helped Westhaver sentence View Royal Mayor David Screech, who was arrested for running (allegedly) an illegal gambling den.

READ MORE: Meet the 2019 Tour de Rock team

The Tour de Rock travels the length of Vancouver Island, about 1,000 kilometres, starting in Port Hardy on Sept. 21. It finishes with two days of stops around Greater Victoria, Oct. 3 and 4. Money is raised for pediatric cancer research and for programs that support children with a history of cancer.

reporter@oakbaynews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Help Cedar Hill Middle School students make a difference in Guatemala this Christmas

Proceeds from Christmas cards made by CHMS go to the Aldea Maya charity

School bus rear-ended near Six Mile Road

Delays expected for motorists heading towards Colwood

Both sides in Saanich School District strike question calls for mediation

Sidney council has called on the province to appoint a mediator

Disturbing sexual, criminal trends with Greater Victoria youth on the rise

Family counsellors see unprecedented rise in youth sexual assaults and exploitation of children

Sidney considers turning over public charging stations to private company

Councillor questions wisdom of charging for charging

Russell Books marks opening of new location by setting Guinness World Record

Store stacks world record books more than six metres high

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. man facing 18 charges after hidden camera found in Kelowna winery washroom

The camera was found at Summerhill Winery on Aug. 23

No new rules needed to ensure timely youth justice, Supreme Court says

Charter of Rights and Freedoms says someone charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

Batten down the hatches: Wet and windy weekend on the way for coastal B.C.

Environment Canada issues special weather warning for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Most Read