Oak Bay Police are looking for witness descriptions of a vindictive driver, or drivers, who for no clear reason “burned out” five different times on the front lawn of home in the 1700-block of Hampshire Road.
The latest occurrence happened in the early hours of the morning last week, said Oak Bay Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.
“If you see or hear a suspect vehicle, please attempt to obtain a description and the license plate number for police,” Bernoties said.
The “burn out” driver was one of many odd calls to the Oak Bay Police between May 5 and 12.
Among the most disturbing was the fatal collision of a B.C. Transit bus striking a deer along Foul Bay Road and Carrick Street.
“The deer was deceased. Although the bus sustained damage to its windshield, no passengers were injured,” Bernoties said.
Oak Bay Police responded to a theft in progress from a local business involving a pair of sun glasses.
Police arrived to find the suspect was gone, however, CCTV footage captured the theft and Oak Bay Police are investigating the matter in order to identify the suspect.
Booze on the beach
Booze on Willows Beach has become a common occurrence and Oak Bay Police are reminding beach goers the penalty is up to $230 dollars for open liquor under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.
Police conducted patrols along Willows Beach and spoke to several individuals about open consumption of liquor on the beach last week.
Lights out for cyclist struck at Wilmot Place
Police received a call at approximately 11:20 p.m. of a cyclist struck at the intersection of Oak Bay Ave and Wilmot Place.
“The cyclist sustained minor injuries and declined to go to the hospital,” Bernoties said.
Police are again reminding the motoring public to watch out for cyclists including those who are not using lights (as required under the Motor Vehicle Act).
“We’re also reminding cyclists that the fine for cycling with no lights during dark hours is $109 dollars. A light is much cheaper,” Bernoties said.