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) or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net



DATE:              June 2019

RCMP FILE:    2019-31684 and 2019-32956

If you notice either of these bikes while you are out and about please know that they have been reported stolen.  The red Specialized Hard Tail 21 speed mountain bike was taken from the 1100 block Mountain Avenue between May 27th and June 2nd.  Its Serial number is WSBC603036901F and it has front and back rims that don’t match. The black Kona Stinky mountain bike was taken from the 500 block of Cook Road on June 7th. 

Did you know that if the police check a “questionable” suspect on a bike and the serial number on the bicycle comes back negative there is little the officer can do?  You can help the police and protect yourself by registering your bike using the Project 529 program.  It takes mere minutes to do, but could be instrumental in returning your stolen bike to you.  The registration process includes entering information on your bike’s specifics such as make, model, colour and serial number along with your contact info.  Take some pictures of your serial number and bike, upload and you’re done.  You can also get a “Project 529” sticker shield kit for a nominal fee at most local bike shops that gives thieves a warning that your bike is registered.  If your bike is stolen after being registered you can send out a “Be on the lookout” alert to the Project 529 community.  For more information and to register visit https://project529.com/garage/organizations/kelownarcmp/landing.

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:             June 9, 2019

RCMP FILE:    2019-33261

The owner of a 2009 KTM street worthy dirt bike contacted Kelowna RCMP on June 9th to report that it had been stolen from the 1800 block of Spall Road between 11:45 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.  The bike is a black and orange 2009 KTM 530 EXC dirt bike with BC plate Y78965 and VIN VBKEXA4049M468822.

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

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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.

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