Police News in Brief Feb. 16

  • Feb. 16, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Making eye contact

is a good thing

The striking of a woman in a crosswalk at Musgrave Street and Thompson Avenue on Saturday might have been avoided had the driver and pedestrian made eye contact, police said.

The female motorist, driving a 2007 Toyota Camry, “bumped” the other woman at about 9:45 a.m.

The elderly driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Const. Art Goodwin suggested it is a good idea for pedestrians to make eye contact with approaching drivers to ensure they are seen.

One burglar successful,

another was not

An IPad, cameras and other electronics were swiped from a home in the 2700-block of Cavendish Avenue during a break-in Feb. 13. The owners were not at home during the break-in, which took place between 1 and 2:15 p.m.

A break-in was attempted in the 2100-block of Sutherland Road on Feb. 10. The owners returned home to find pry marks on the main floor door.

vmoreau@oakbaynews.com