A driver doing double the 50 km/h speed limit faces the usual fines and bans after being stopped by police last week.
Oak Bay officers were working speed enforcement in the 3100-block of Cadboro Bay Road on Nov. 24 around 11 p.m. when they clocked the speeding car. The driver was ticketed for excessive speed with a fine of $368, had no insurance for another $598 fine and the vehicle was impounded for a week.
With excessive speed, drivers going more than 40 km/h over the posted speed limit face a $368 ticket, three penalty points on their driving record and a mandatory seven-day vehicle impound. Drivers going more than 60 km/h faster face a fine of $483 and three penalty points.
Public works targeted
A 33-year-old man faces charges and a January 2023 court date after officers on patrol heard a rummaging noise coming from the municipal yard area on Nov. 24 around 1 a.m. Upon investigation, they discovered a suspect in a secure area and arrested him for break and enter and theft. The recycling facility had about $1,000 in damages.
Mischief racks up costs
Vehicle damage was among the 54 calls to Oak Bay Police Department last week. Police were called Nov. 22 after a resident discovered the rear window smashed in their vehicle and $300 worth of stuff stolen in the 2000-block of Neil Street. On Nov. 24, police were called to the 1900-block of Bee Street after someone smashed off the side mirror of a vehicle, resulting in several hundred dollars in damage.
Staffer stops fraud
An alert bank employee again rose to the occasion shutting down a fraud in progress.
The employee alerted the bank account holder prior to the e-transfer being sent and the account holder reported the fraud attempt to police Nov. 23. The resident reported someone had attempted to defraud them out of about $3,000 by e-transfer.
Anyone with information on these or any crime is asked to call Oak Bay police at 250-592- 2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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