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.



DATE:              October 2, 2017

RCMP FILE:     2017-59801

Sometime over the weekend between September 29th and October 2nd thieves cut a hole into the West Kelowna Cemetery located on Elliott Road.  They gained access to a small equipment shed by prying open the metal bars of a small window.  They exited through the same hole but cut another hole in the fence to access the road below as they left with a Torin Rollaway tool box with tool chest and a Stihl SH86C leaf blower with serial number 511370403 that had “Cemetery” written in black marker on the handle.

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:    October 5, 2017

RCMP FILE:  2017-60377

Yet another possible internet scam has hit the Okanagan.  A local man applied for a job on a reputable job search site.  He was advised that he had the job and that the company would send him some money, offering him a commission if he transferred it back to the sender in bitcoin.  They provided detailed instruction on the money transfers.  The man became suspicious and contacted RCMP after accepting the money.  The man’s suspicions were sound as the transferred money had been obtained by hacking the bank account of an Eastern Canadian resident. 


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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