Two weapons calls, one arrest

Oak Bay Police continue to investigate one of two weapons calls last Friday

Oak Bay Police continue to investigate one of two weapons calls last Friday.

Police responded to Cadboro Bay Road near the intersection with with Foul Bay Road April 22 just after 9 p.m. Several young teens who were walking on Cadboro Bay Road reported a man ran toward them crossing the road with his arms stretched wide.

The teens fled but one remained and saw the man holding a homemade weapon that appeared to be fabricated from a piece of pipe. The man did not make any overt motions with the weapon. The man was last seen heading down the path leading from Cadboro Bay Road to Bee Street.

The teen was not harmed.

The man is described as six feet tall, in his 30s with tanned skin and shoulder-length curly dark brown hair. He was wearing a white flowing long sleeve shirt, black and white swirl patterned “hippie” pants and a multi-coloured bandana holding his hair back.

“We had a similar call that morning,” said Deputy Chief Kent Thom. “We had to deal with him under the mental health act.”

Around 9:35 a.m. police were called to the area of Henderson Road and Cedar Hill X-Road for a male walking with a sword. Oak Bay Police attended and the male initially refused to put the weapon down, but later complied and was taken into custody. Charges are being recommended.

“It’s confirmed it’s not the same person involved with the teenagers later that day,” Thom said. “We did a thorough search in that area and didn’t come up with anything.”

Police looked at other investigative avenues, including checking local hospitals, with negative results and continue to investigate.