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: December 28, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-71074

Police are searching for this man in relation to some break and enters in West Kelowna and in Langley. On December 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM, witnesses noticed a vehicle parked with headlights facing the front door of the MTF located at 1135 Stevens Road in West Kelowna. It appeared the occupant of the vehicle was trying to pick the lock of the front door. He entered the building only for a short time, probably due to a burglar alarm sounding. He is described as white, in his early 40’s, bald, approximately 200 pounds and 6 feet tall. He was driving a newer black BMW, recently stolen from North Vancouver bearing stolen license plates.

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: January 24, 2013

RCMP FILE: 2013-3611

A truck was taken during the night from a home on the 2000 block of Shamrock Drive in West Kelowna on Friday, January 18, 2013. The owner was away on holidays and the house-sitter had thought the truck had been lent out. When the owner returned it was discovered that it had indeed been stolen. They are looking for a red 2006 Dodge Ram crew cab pick-up truck (BC plates 0218LC). The truck had a 4” lift kit, 36” mud tires, a “True Construction” decal covering the back window and a small dent near the rear passenger tail light. Also stolen along with truck was a snowmobile helmet, Stanley black Fat Max tool kit, some hunting knives and binoculars.

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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