Oak Bay thief gets away with $15,000 in merchandise

Approximately $15,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from an Oak Bay business before the suspect fled.

The Oak Bay Police Department was called to a commercial break and enter in the early hours of November 13. A suspect entered the business by breaking a rear window and climbing through it, police said in a statement. A K9 unit attended and after a short drive to a nearby parking lot, police determined the suspect had likely fled in a vehicle.

This case remains under investigation.

In total, Oak Bay Police responded to 79 calls for service between Nov. 13 and Nov. 21.

On November 19, officers identified a woman believed to be the suspect involved in the November 3 assault on Hall Road. During this incident, an elderly person was pushed down his steps after a woman asked to enter his home.

The 23-year-old has been charged with assault and is due in court in the New Year.

On the morning of November 19, a 23-year-old man was found unconscious at a bus stop near Foul Bay Road and Fort Street. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, gave him Narcan and provided him with medical treatment. He was taken to hospital for monitoring.

On November 17, an officer observed a driver pulling out and starting to accelerate – going about 60 km/h in a 40 km/h zone. When officers arrested the man, they detected the smell of alcohol on his breath. The 35-year-old driver was blown a ‘warning’ and given a three-day license suspension, had his vehicle confiscated and fined $350 for speeding and other code violations of the road.

Oak Bay Police are reminding residents to take photos and keep receipts and serial numbers of valuables after several people tried to claim a bike.

On November 13, a resident found a bicycle on his lawn and posted photos on social media, looking for the rightful owner. The value of the bike was around $7,500. Police said several fraudulent property claims were made to the resident and police. The rightful owner was eventually found with proof of purchase.

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