Alcohol believed a factor in rollover

Saanich Police called in to assist in investigation of single-vehicle crash in Oak Bay

  • May. 6, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Alcohol may have been a factor in a single vehicle rollover crash Saturday in Oak Bay.

A vehicle hit another parked and unoccupied vehicle in the 2500 block of Landsdowne, sending it over onto its roof. The vehicle had extensive overall damage, leaving the driver and lone occupant trapped. The Jaws of Life was required to extract the man who was taken to the hospital. The Saanich Police traffic analyst and the Forensic Identification Section responded and the investigation is ongoing.



Woodworks located

A series of carvings are in police care after officers responded to a call of property left behind at a beach on April 29. Police retrieved wood carvings of a frog, sea shell, turtle and a collection of rocks. Anyone with information should contact the Oak Bay Police Department at 250-592-2424.



Speed stop nets driver prohibition

A stop for speeding brought a three-day vehicle impounding for one driver in the 3000 block of Cadboro Bay Road on May 1. During the stop, a police officer smelled a strong odour of liquor emanating from the driver. The driver blew a ‘warn’ during roadside screening and was issued a three-day driving prohibition.



Lock your vehicles

Oak Bay police are again reminding residents to remove valuables and lock vehicles.

April 30 and May 1 were marred with six different reports of thefts from vehicles – most were in south Oak Bay. All of the vehicles were left unlocked and the glove boxes were rifled through and loose change taken.