Flags stolen on eve of Canada Day
Seven homes celebrated Canada Day without flags after a thief or thieves helped themselves to them on Hampshire Road and Burdick Avenue. The flags were reported stolen June 30 to Oak Bay Police after one was taken from a yard in the 2000-block of Hampshire Rd. and six from a half-dozen houses in the 2700-block of Burdick Ave. No suspects have been identified.
Purse, paddleboard purloined on Canada Day
Canada Day fun was marred by two theft complaints to Oak Bay Police. The first was purse picked up in the Bowker Creek Park area after a woman left her purse unattended while playing with her baby. The second was a paddle board worth $1,500 taken from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There have been no suspects identified in either theft.
Drain covers removed on Landsdowne
July 2 saw a pair of mischiefs in Oak Bay. Both mischief calls were to the 2300-block of Lansdowne Rd. after someone removed storm drain covers.
Grocery heist on the Ave
A man faces theft charges after leaving Fairway Market on Oak Bay Avenue on July 2 with a shopping cart of groceries worth about $340.
Speed stops impaired driver
On June 29 police issued a three-day Immediate roadside prohibition to an Oak Bay resident after they were stopped for speeding on Beach Drive. A small bag of marijuana was also seized from the vehicle.