Old tech swiped in business B&E
Oak Bay police are investigating after someone smashed in the front door of an Oak Bay Avenue business in the early hours of Jan. 17.
A citizen reported a male wearing a red ball cap trying to kick in the front door of the Oak Bay Gold, Silver & Coin Shop. Police attended and found the glass front door smashed.
Two old computers of little value were reported stolen. Video surveillance showed a male about five-foot-eight-inches tall wearing a beige coat, black pants and carrying a skateboard as being responsible.
Driving behaviour nets impaired drivers
A Langford woman was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days during a Jan. 19 roadblock.
Oak Bay police were conducting an impaired driving roadblock around 1 a.m. on Cadboro Bay Road when an approaching vehicle tried to drive through without stopping.
Police stopped the vehicle and noted the driver displayed signs of impairment including poor co-ordination, drowsiness and the odour of liquor. The driver failed a roadside screening.
Later that day, around 10 p.m., police were conducting an impaired driving roadblock on Beach Drive when an approaching vehicle made a sudden and abrupt turn to avoid the roadblock. Police stopped the vehicle which was being driven by an Oak Bay man.
Police noted the driver had difficulty with balance and an odour of liquor on his breath.
The driver failed a roadside test and was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his motor vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Secure your outbuildings
On Jan. 17 police received a report of a theft of a self-propelled lawn mower from an unlocked shed behind a residence on Westdowne Road.
The theft may have occurred anytime in the past three weeks. Police recommend that residents ensure sheds are locked to prevent thieves from accessing property.
Lock up your vehicles
Police continue to remind residents to leave nothing inside a motor vehicle and always lock it when unattended after a series of theft from vehicles over the weekend.
On Jan. 21 Oak Bay police received four reports of vehicles being entered overnight on Monterey Avenue, Byng Street, Oliver Street and Hampshire Road.
Bottles, identification, house keys and money were stolen.