A string of petty thefts kept the Oak Bay Police Department busy over the last week.
Beginning on April 6, police received a call of a garden shed break and enter in the 2900-block of Eastdowne Road. A grass trimmer and possibly some tools were stolen at a value of $400.
On April 8 police heard of a missing bottle of gin from 2100-block of Oak Bay Avenue. A suspect was later located, arrested and released.
On April 8, police received two reports of a suspicious man. The first was of him looking inside a vehicle at Currie Road and Newport Avenue. The man later banged on a house door in the 2400-block of McNeil Avenue asking for water. He was described as stumbling or walking with an injured leg. He was later found and identified, and is believed to be a suspect in relation to several thefts from vehicles in the area.
April 9 police received a report that three large planters with plants were stolen from a front yard in the 1700-block of Elgin Street, at a value of $500.
On April 11 police responded to mischief in the 2000-block of Cadboro Bay Road. A CCTV camera was ripped from a ceiling. Fortunately, anther CCTV camera nearby likely captured the whole thing. The file is still under investigation.
Lastly, Oak Bay police dealt with a rash of thefts from cars. All of the vehicles were unlocked. Stolen items include sunglasses, a vacuum, spare change, a purse and insurance papers. Thefts occurred in the 2400-block of Currie Road, 2000-block of Lorne Terrace, 2000-block of Carnavaron Street, the 2100-block of Allenby Street, the 2000-block of Carrick Street, and the 2000-block of Kings Road.
Anyone with information on these incidents can call the non-emergency line at 250-592-2424.