CRA scam, arson, and driver under the influence

Oak Bay Police weekly media release for Nov. 6 to Nov. 12

This is the Oak Bay Police weekly media release for Nov. 6 to Nov. 12.

Driver under the influence

On Nov. 7, a driver in central Oak Bay received a 90-day driving prohibition and had their vehicle impounded. This was due to exhibiting signs of liquor consumption when stopped by Oak Bay Police for having a burnt out headlight. A 90-day driving suspension is issued after a driver either refuses the breath test or has a blood alcohol content over 0.08.

Arson

The quick thinking staff at Monterey Centre prevented serious damage to the building on Nov. 8, when they put out a fire someone had started in a stack of newspapers outside. The Oak Bay Fire Department followed up and an investigation is currently underway.

CRA scam

An Oak Bay resident is out $1000 after falling victim to a CRA phone scam. The victim was told by the caller that they owed back taxes and could be arrested and sent to jail. The victim was convinced to buy gift cards and provide the scammer with the codes. Police recommend anyone receiving any call requesting immediate payment take down the details, take some time to think about it, and call the police if in doubt. The Canada Revenue Agency will not ask for gift cards or Western Union money transfers.

If you have information regarding these or any crime, phone Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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