Residents witnessed would-be thieves trying the door handles of vehicles in Oak Bay again last week as the trend to pluck money, electronics and other valuables from unlocked Oak Bay cars continues. (Black Press File Photo)

Residents witnessed would-be thieves trying the door handles of vehicles in Oak Bay again last week as the trend to pluck money, electronics and other valuables from unlocked Oak Bay cars continues. (Black Press File Photo)

Grinch steals $1,000 in gifts from vehicle in Oak Bay

Theft reported on Christmas Eve

It was a quiet holiday week in Oak Bay, but the police still managed to spot an apparent drunk driver.

On Boxing Day, an officer noted a motorist driving westbound without lights on Oak Bay Avenue near Oliver Street at 9:40 p.m.

The officer stopped the vehicle, and found that the 63-year-old woman had consumed alcohol. She was served with a three-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded.

Oak Bay police responded to 83 calls for service during the week of Dec. 21 to 27.

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Among the reports were three thefts from vehicles, all believed to have been unlocked.

One incident on Dec. 21 occurred overnight in the 2000 block of Milton Street. Reported missing are a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses with case, $5 in coins and a small portable light.

Another was reported on Christmas Eve from the 2000-block of Bowker Avenue. At some point in the week a suspect took $1,000 worth of gifts that were in the vehicle. On Boxing Day, a resident reported their car in the 1400-block of St. Patrick St. had been entered overnight and a pack of cigarettes was missing.

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

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