POLICE NEWS IN BRIEF

An Oak Bay teen was lectured about the dangers of carrying toy guns after being seen with a replica handgun at a bus stop

Elderly woman bumps man with car

A 84-year-old Oak Bay woman was ticketed after failing to yield to a pedestrian at Fort Street and Foul Bay Road on Aug. 9.

The woman allegedly bumped into a 85-year-old Oak Bay man who was crossing Foul Bay. The woman hit the man at a very slow speed while making a right turn, police said. The pedestrian was taken to hospital for possible knee injury.

Teen spotted with replica gun

An Oak Bay teen was lectured about the dangers of carrying toy guns after being seen with a replica handgun at a bus stop.

The 15-year-old was spotted in the 2900-block of Foul Bay Rd. around 1 p.m. last Friday. The teen was allegedly holding the handgun and pointing it in various directions, before boarding the bus.

Police stopped the bus at the intersection of Fort and Foul Bay and removed the young man. The teen’s mother was notified and the youth was later released.

Scammer targets Oak Bay woman

A 75-year-old Oak Bay woman nearly lost $250 to telephone fraud on Aug. 8.

The elderly woman allegedly received a phone call from a male who claimed to be from Microsoft. The man advised the woman that she needed new computer software, police said.

The woman gave her credit card number to the man and was charged approximately $250. However, the credit card company did not allow the transaction to go through.

Police are cautioning the public to not provide credit card numbers over the phone, unless sure the business is legitimate.

Break and enter on Cadboro Bay

Oak Bay police attended a break and enter at Devon Properties on Cadboro Bay Road Sunday.

A stairwell door was forced open to gain access to the building, police said. However, an alarm sounded and it appears nothing was stolen. Saanich police forensic identification section will continue the investigation.

Unlocked vehicles left open for theft

A number of unlocked vehicles were broken into during the span of a week.

On Aug. 6, a purse was stolen from a vehicle with its windows left open in the 2100-block of Neil St. On Aug. 8, three unlocked vehicles, one on Beach Drive and two on Victoria Avenue, were broken into. Various items including cash, a cell phone and sunglasses were stolen. The driver of the car parked in the 100-block of Beach Drive left the vehicle’s key on the dash, but the car was not stolen, police said.

Change was also reported missing from vehicles left unlocked in the 1000-block of Island Rd. on Aug. 9., and in the 300-block of King George Tce. on Aug. 11.

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