Unsolved crimes: West 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: April 7, 2014

RCMP FILE: 2014-17007

The owner of a $40,000 Hitachi 12 tonne excavator reported its theft on April 7, 2014 to West Kelowna RCMP. The orange 1992 Hitachi excavator was taken between April 4th and April 7th from the 1600 block of Westside Road (near Bear Creek Road). The machine is so heavy it would have needed a dump truck or trailer to move it. The VIN number for the machine is 12N322531.

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: April 1, 2014

RCMP FILE: 2014-15901

West Kelowna RCMP attended a break and enter that occurred between 2:47 and 3:04 AM on April 1st at Friends Neighborhood Pub located on Boucherie Road. The thieves stole a safe with an undetermined amount of cash, an iPad and laptop. The forced open black safe was later recovered in the rural Latta Road area of Rutland.


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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