Police briefs: Bike stolen in Victoria recovered with suspect in Oak Bay

Police briefs: Bike stolen in Victoria recovered with suspect in Oak Bay

Unknown drone, break and enters, increase in abandoned 9-1-1 calls

Astute observation by Oak Bay High staff thwarted a suspected bike thief last week. On Feb. 19 Oak Bay police were called to the high school for a suspicious male near the bike racks. The male left the scene, but with the detailed description given by staff, he was located by police a few blocks away. He was found riding a bicycle reported stolen in Victoria and was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear in court.

Police seek drone pilot

Police were called to a residence in the area of Deal Street in Oak Bay for a report of an unwanted drone flying over a backyard on Feb. 22. The police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the drone owner.

Break and enters

Police were called to a residence on Island Road in Oak Bay for a break and enter into a garage, discovered Feb. 22. An Italian moped helmet, a five-point harness, black racing shoes and red racing gloves were stolen. The items were in a large Sparko bag, also taken.

The next day, police attended an attempt break and enter at an apartment building on Oak Bay Avenue. Entry was not gained, however there were pry marks on one of the doors.

Tagging plagues seniors’ residence

Sometime overnight, discovered Feb. 25, an Oak Bay seniors’ centre was covered in graffiti. The cost to clean up the building will be significant, say police

Headlights down

On Feb. 25, police conducted a check stop on Foul Bay Road. While no impaired drivers were detected, several notices were issued for burnt out headlights.

Spike in abandoned 911 calls

Over the last week, Oak Bay Police responded to a significant increase in abandoned 911 calls. Police treat all 911 calls as emergencies, and remind residents who call 911 in error, to stay on the line and let dispatch know it was in error. Police will still attend to ensure absence of danger, but it lowers the urgency of response.

Police ask anyone with information on these or any crime, to call Oak Bay police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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