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Police Briefs: Unlocked doors keep cops busy

Police responded to 78 calls between Jan. 20 and Jan. 27
An Oak Bay police vehicle, pictured Jan. 10. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Police in Oak Bay are once again warning the public about thefts from vehicles.

It was a busy week for the department; they responded to 78 calls between Jan. 20 and Jan. 27.

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On Jan. 20 a police officer aided EMS in gaining access to a building. The officer had to climb on top of his cruiser and lift himself over a railing to peer inside a residence. He saw someone laying on the floor, who required ambulance to take them to the hospital.

Between Jan. 21 and 22, multiple vehicles were targeted by thieves. Of note, thieves made off with video projectors and a “large sum of money.” Police remind residents to look their doors and keep valuables out of sight.

On Jan. 24 police responded to a male yelling and waving a knife on the 2000 block of Haultain St. Officers took the man into custody and transported him to hospital. Once medically cleared, he was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and causing a disturbance.

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On Jan. 26 police caught a speeding driver. Once pulled over it was determined the driver had been drinking. They were given a 90-day driving prohibition and their vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

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