Oak Bay police briefs

Gun amnesty nets arms in Oak Bay

With the provincial gun amnesty program winding down Oct. 31, Oak Bay police has already collected two pistols, three rifles and dozens of rounds of ammunition from local residents.

Police departments across the province participate in this initiative which aims to get unwanted guns turned into the police and disposed of properly.

Anyone wanting to get rid of an unwanted registered or unregistered gun may do so this month without any fear of prosecution so long as the weapon has not been used in a criminal offence.

Some of the guns Oak Bay received are family heirlooms while others are simply unused and no longer wanted.

People have a variety of reasons for turning in these weapons but generally, the amnesty provides is a sure way to ensure that your gun will never fall into the wrong hands.

To have a member of the OBPD attend for your unwanted weapon, call the department at 250-592-2424 and an officer will come to you. Police ask that you do not show up at the station with a weapon of any sort, on your person or in a vehicle.

Unusual cash turned in to police

On Tuesday, Oct. 18 an honest Oak Bay resident attended the station with a substantial amount of cash that he found lying on the ground earlier in the week.

The money is rather unique and the OBPD would love to get it back to its rightful owner.

Of course, it will be expected that the owner of the cash would be able to give specific details about the money in question and would likely have an idea as to the location it was found. Call Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or visit 1703 Monterey Ave. during office hours.



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