Beach weather leads to multiple liquor finds on Oak Bay waterfront

Graffiti resurgence, pellet gun damage discovered at Beach Drive home

Police officers poured and pulled several pints this weekend on local beaches.

As Saturday dawned warm and sunny, Oak Bay Police Department did what officers across the region do as summer weather hits, patrol local beaches.

“Willows Beach attracts people from all over and, as locals know, it can get very busy in the summer,” said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties. “We conduct foot patrols on a regular basis to ensure it remains safe for everyone.”

On May 12, officers spotted several groups of people with open liquor which meant seizures. The fine is $230 and the loss of your liquor.

While officers remind beach-goers to leave the liquor at home, taking their time to get there is also a concert.

“We’d also ask drivers to use extra caution as there are many cyclists and pedestrians including children in the area,” Bernoties said. “Speeding to the beach to relax and then speeding away afterward doesn’t make sense.”

Pellets penetrate window

A homeowner discovered three small holes on his second floor window on May 8. Police say the damage done to the home in the 200 block of Beach Drive appears to be from a pellet gun. Neighbourhood inquiries turned up nothing and the file remains under investigation.

Licence plate stolen

On May 10, the police received a report of a stolen licence plate and the attached decal from a utility trailer in the 2000 block of Milton Street. The licence plate and decal were added as stolen to the police database.

Graffiti mars church face

Police are investigating a graffiti incident after white spray paint was discovered May 11. The vandal hit an exterior wall and pillar of the church in the 1300 block of Mitchell Street.

Foreign custody paperwork concerns

Oak Bay Police were requested to assist with a family custody issue on Sunday (May 13). During the investigation, it was determined a Family Court Order existed from a foreign country. Police would like to remind the public that an order from foreign countries are not valid within Canada and to attend courts in the proper Canadian jurisdiction to apply for a new order upon their arrival.


 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Community gardens sprouting on the West Shore

Organizers hope gardens will help building community

Town of View Royal wants to regulate Helmcken Park and Ride

The Town had to put up residential only parking because of overflow

Saanich Inlet bridge billion-dollar price tag too expensive says ministry

Malahat alternatives not practical from engineering, budget standpoint

B.C. Ferries faced series of technical problems causing long waits

11:00 ferry now good to go, but lines anticipated

Meet the 2018 Tour de Rock team

Retired Spectrum principal among team introduced at Spectrum

Trans Mountain pipeline: How we got here

A look at the Kinder Morgan expansion, decades in the making

Suspected scammer attempts to use Black Press newspaper to dupe woman

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre offers tips after Langley resident received suspicious call

Vote points to abortion being legalized in Ireland

Voters asked whether to keep or repeal Eighth Amendment to Roman Catholic Ireland’s Constitution

COLUMN: Women’s breasts really aren’t that big a deal

A follow on some Princeton, B.C., students gained considerable exposure when they dropped their bras

Canadian soccer officials talk up World Cup bid at Champions League final

Current bid calls for 2026 World Cup games to be staged in the U.S., Canada and Mexico

B.C.’s devastating 2017 wildfire season revisited in new book

British Columbia Burning written by CBC journalist Bethany Lindsay

Beekeepers offer to pick up unwanted swarms

Capital Region Beekeepers Association sets up swarm line for residents to call

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Catalyst Paper to sell U.S. mills to Chinese company

Sale will allow company to focus on B.C. interests, says president Ned Dwyer

Most Read