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: Case# D28201003038 (Canada-Wide)

A different twist on a wanted man. The New Brunswick mother of parole violator Phillip Lee LYONS has sent a plea for help to the people of the Kelowna area for information on her missing son. Lyons disappeared from a Kelowna halfway house on May 26, 2012. Until that time he had been in touch with her daily. She readily admits he has had trouble with the law, but claims he has always kept in touch with her and his family, no matter what the circumstance. She is convinced something has happened to him and would like some peace of mind. If you know of Lyon’s whereabouts, or any information on his disappearance, please contact local police or Crime Stoppers.

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: December 16, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-69084

A collector 1969 yellow Chevy shortbox pickup (VIN CE149Z867707) was stolen from a complex at 773 Glenmore Road North on December 16, 2012. Video surveillance shows that two men in a newer model white Ford F350 removed the truck from covered parking between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. The driver of the truck was wearing dark overalls with reflectors; the 2nd man was wearing a two-tone blue and green North Face jacket. They towed the Chevy out of the parking spot with a chain or rope, and most likely loaded it onto a flat deck U-Haul trailer.

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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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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