Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

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.


DATE: December 19, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-69586

A store in the Spall Plaza was targeted by a thief during the busy Christmas shopping season. Bones and Stones Décor owners noticed on several occasions that items had disappeared from the store but they were not able to catch the suspect. On December 24th a man was caught on recently purchased surveillance equipment then arrested on December 26th. Although investigators believe he was the same culprit who stole these carvings, they are not able to prove it. Police are looking for information on these and other stolen rare stone carvings. The pink stone is Rhodochrosite and is valued at $4500. A pair of blue calcite horse heads valued at $650 were taken, as well as a blue calcite turtle sculpture valued at $1000.

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.


DATE: January 10, 2013

RCMP FILE: 2013-1410

An alarm was received at 5:00 AM on January 10, 2013 from a lock business located on the 1700 block of Dolphin Avenue. RCMP attended and observed that thieves had entered by smashing the front door. Thieves left the business with four or five various kinds of safes.

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.

More Crime Stoppers articles

About the Author

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.

Kelowna    Vernon    Penticton

The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet does not warrant the contents.

Previous Stories