Oak Bay police are seeking suspects after artificial turf was cut, removed and stolen from a park popular among cricket players.
On Saturday, June 24, Oak Bay police officers responded to a report of mischief at Windsor Park, which is home to a cricket pitch and scoreboard at 2451 Windsor Rd.
A local resident reported that someone had cut and removed several sections of artificial turf from the pitch, causing approximately $4,000 in damage to the field, according to Oak Bay police.
They say there are currently no suspects.
The turf theft was one of several thefts mentioned in a news release.
The next day, on Sunday, June 25, Oak Bay police officers responded to a break-and-enter in the 200-block of Oak Bay Avenue.
A resident reported that an apartment building’s mailboxes and maintenance room had been targeted, prompting police to review CCTV footage showing a man using a long tool to enter the building at around 4:20 a.m. that morning.
“The man arrived by bicycle and used the tool to open the front door,” police said in the release, noting that it was an older bike with silver rims and flat handlebars.
The man stands between 5’7″ and 5’10” with a thin to medium build. At the time of the break-in, he was wearing a black baggy hoodie sweater, blue jeans, black Nike runners with a white swoop, a dark camo baseball cap and a black backpack.
Then on June 25 at 6 p.m., Oak Bay police officers responded to a break-and-enter in the 2000-block of Granite Street after a resident reported that their storage locker had been looted.
Police say the resident’s black Segway Ninebot ES2 electric scooter, Gregory backcountry backpack, Hennessy hammock, sleeping bag and camping gear were stolen, with the total value of loss estimated at more than $2,000.
The date of this break-in is unknown, and police say there are currently no suspects.
Oak Bay Police can be reached at 250-592-2424.