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Okanagan Crime Stoppers

Kelowna's most wanted

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of May 25, 2015.

John Justin O’Reilly (DOB 1982-02-10) is wanted for two counts of breach of probation.

O’Reilly is described as a 33-year old Caucasian male, 6’0” tall and 161 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. If you see him, do not approach him.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, go to www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: ktown.

 

RCMP File # 2015-14087



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Unsolved crimes: DLC

You could have the missing piece of the puzzle that will help the RCMP put someone behind bars. Here are some recent crimes that Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers hope you can help solve by calling our anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

 

CRIME: ARSONS

DATE: May 16-18, 2015

RCMP FILE: 2015-23843/24247

There have been two additional arson cases reported in the past week in Lake Country. At 12:53 PM on May 16th RCMP Dispatch received a report of a grass fire at the end of Sherman Drive near Copper Hill Road. Police members found a large fire behind Peter Greer School which appeared to be intentionally set.

At 4:25 AM on May 18th a man living on the 10,000 block of Okanagan Centre Road East looked out his window and saw a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. A 1998 Chevy Silverado parked in an orchard had been set on fire. The vehicle fire was quickly extinguished by Lake Country Fire Department.

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2000.00.

 

CRIME: MISCHIEF / ROBBERY

DATE: May 12, 2015

RCMP FILE: 2015-22830

Police in Lake Country received complaints of a group of youths throwing rocks at vehicles from the southbound side of the Pelmewash Parkway area between Winfield and Oyama late at night on May 11th. One incident was reported at 11:00 PM when a man sustained some chips in his window and car. At 11:30 PM another man reported that he had been hit through the driver side window of his vehicle which resulted in minor injuries to his head. When he pulled over to inspect the damage he was approached by two men with wrenches who robbed him of some cash before they took off on foot across the highway heading north. He described the men as in their late teens or early 20s, thin, wearing baseball caps and over-sized jeans. It is unknown if these two men were the rock throwers or if there are two different groups of suspects.

 

You can help catch these suspects and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.



Unsolved crimes: West Kel

You could have the missing piece of the puzzle that will help the RCMP put someone behind bars. Here are some recent crimes that Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers hope you can help solve by calling our anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

 

CRIME: THEFT OF CREDIT CARDS / FRAUD

DATE: April 28, 2015

RCMP FILE: 2015-20254

A West Kelowna woman discovered that she was missing a couple of her credit cards on April 24th. When she contacted the issuing agencies to report and cancel her credit cards she was informed that they had been used for large purchases at several locations in the Kelowna area. The police would like help in identifying and locating the woman in the photos as a person of interest.

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2000.00.

 

CRIME: RESIDENTIAL BREAK AND ENTER

DATE: May 17, 2015

RCMP FILE: 2015-24132

The employer of some foreign employees living on the 900 block of Skyline Road called West Kelowna RCMP on May 17th to report a break and enter. The tenants had left the residence at 1:00 PM and when they returned at 4:00 a man was running out of the basement door/carport area and left in a dark green Chevrolet Cavalier that was parked in the driveway. The man had forced open the basement door, searched through the bedrooms and left with some small electronics.

 

You can help catch these suspects and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.



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Kelowna's most wanted

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a province-wide warrant as of May 22, 2015.

Matthew John Paul Straume (DOB 1976-01-07) is wanted for one count of theft under $5000.

Straume is described as a 39-year old Caucasian male, 5’11” tall and 181 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. If you see him, do not approach him.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), go to www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: ktown.

 

RCMP File # 2014-52154

 



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About Crime Stoppers

Okanagan Crime Stoppers is a non profit community based crime solving program working in conjunction with the police, the media and the public to help make your community a safer place in which to live.

Crime Stoppers empowers regular people to fight back against crime. Anyone can submit an anonymous tip by using our tips line, and if that tip leads to an arrest the individual will receive a reward for their efforts.

Crime Stoppers operates in over 20 countries worldwide and since the very first program started in 1976, we have become the number one community based crime solving organization in the world.

Volunteers also play an integral role in Crime Stoppers: in committees, helping with projects, attending events, helping sell items or tickets, working on special events and providing person power or expertise.

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