Oak Bay Police responded to five thefts last week, ranging from life jackets to computers.
But first, they dealt with an alcohol-related crash.
In the early hours of Monday morning – at about 1:15 a.m. – the driver of a vehicle ran over a median at the Cedar Hill Cross Road and Cadboro Road intersection. Police requested a breath demand of the individual who gave a ‘fail’ reading on two samples. The driver received a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Later that day police were called to an apartment in the 2000-block of Oak Bay Avenue for a report of a mobility scooter left in a parking stall. It was determined the scooter had been reported stolen from the 1400 block of Newport Avenue earlier that day.
On Tuesday police responded to two reported thefts: one from a vehicle at cattle point where the complainant had left her purse in the vehicle with the window ajar, and another at the University of Victoria, where there was a break and enter over the long weekend and theft of a number of the school’s computers. Police called in a forensic identification member who conducted an examination of the scene. The theft remains under investigation.
Oak Bay went a few days without any burglaries, but on Friday a thief stole a wallet hidden in a parked car in the 1900-block of Bee Street.
Finally, Sunday saw the theft of a dinghy and 10 new life jackets in the 1400-block of Beach Drive.
Police are asking anyone with information on any of the crimes to call (250) 592-2424 or Crimestoppers.