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: October 19, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-59193

Kelowna RCMP were dispatched to the Pearson Elementary School on Monday, October 22, 2012. An intrusion alarm had activated on Friday night at 8:30 PM, but when representatives and police checked, nothing appeared amiss. On Monday morning teachers discovered items missing and believe the thieves were interrupted in the midst of cutting projector wires. The thieves left with a Lenovo L429 Thinkpad laptop (s/n LR6T82K), and most importantly, a transmitter device needed for a hard of hearing student. This device may have been discarded as useless, but it means the world to the child who it was intended for. The device is an Inspiro transmitter, made by Auditory Outreach and valued at $1400.00 (pictured).

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 31, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-61046

The resident of a home on the 600 block of Belgo Road in Kelowna reported to RCMP on October 31 that his home had been broken into and weapons stolen. The thieves broke the front door and entered sometime between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. They left with a weapon case containing a camo-coloured Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun (s/n T582733), a JR 9 mm carbine, and two extra barrels for the shot gun (24” and 28”). They also took a Glock 18 replica airsoft gun and 150 rounds of ammunition for the Mossberg.

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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