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

Victoria seniors want to know more about marijuana

Four presentations on the medical properties of cannabis for seniors come to Victoria

Rickter Scale: California Dreaming with Steve Shutt

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column in the Goldstream News Gazette

Victoria gears up to axe free parking on Sundays

Council vote puts Sunday parking fees towards bus passes for youth

Oak Bay one step closer to deer immunocontraceptive test

Up to 80 deer could be given ‘birth control’ vaccine in the fall

Black Press readers share photos of their favourite critters on #LoveYourPetDay

Greater Victoria is raining cats and dogs…and snails and goats

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Nanaimo edges Royal Bay by one point to win Vancouver Island AAA girls basketball title

Nanaimo District Secondary School wins first AAA girls’ Island title in 29 years

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

Most Read