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Trailer & Antiques Stolen

May 15, 2007 / 2:30 pm

Vernon RCMP are looking for public assistance to close a couple of cases. On April 27, an enclosed utility trailer filled with antiques was stolen from Fairweather Road. Included inside the trailer was an antique upholstered sofa, dining table, oriental desk, sewing machine and bench and a number...

Lake Country Tire Slasher

May 13, 2007 / 12:30 pm

Police in Lake Country are looking for an individual or group of people responsible for slashing several tires. The incidents occurred at several residences on Winview Road in Lake Country sometime late in the evening of May 2 or early in the morning of May 3. If you have any information, you're...

Beware Of Bears

May 6, 2007 / 9:00 am

If you go out in the woods today... It's spring and that means it's time for bears to leave their dens in search of the nearest food supply. People who love the great outdoors should be taking precautions, according to Environment Minister Barry Penner. If you spot a bear, stay calm, keep away...

Unsolved Valley Crimes

May 6, 2007 / 5:00 am

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 hopes you can help solve by calling our anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 007-10384 In a new subdivision in Lumby: -...

Local Mind Grind Winners

May 5, 2007 / 4:29 pm

Regional Waste Reduction Office News Release Students from the North and Central Okanagan, the Okanagan Similkameen, and Kamloops proved they know a great deal about environmental issues by competing in the Terasen Gas Environmental Mind Grind B.C. Championships today at Okanagan College. With...

Grow-Op Dismantled

May 5, 2007 / 10:30 am

A Vernon residence which had been home to a grow-op in the 1200 block of 39th Avenue cannot be occupied again until it has been fully inspected and deemed fit for occupancy by various building trade inspectors, according to Cpl. Proce of the Vernon RCMP. After receiving an anonymous tip from...

More Charges Laid

May 5, 2007 / 6:30 am

Seven more charges have been approved against a Vernon man who has been under investigation for at least a year now. In May 2006 Vernon RCMP reported charges of Sexual Interference, Sexual Touching, and Possession of Child Pornography had been laid against Joseph Douglas Baker, 41 years old at the...

Two Cars Torched

May 4, 2007 / 3:30 pm

Vernon RCMP found two stolen vehicles torched in a popular 'bush party' location Thursday evening. A red 1991 Nissan Pathfinder and a white 1996 Pontiac Grand Am were both complete write-offs due to the fire damage they sustained. The Pontiac had been missing for 11 months, while the Nissan was a...

Minor Hockey Gets Subsidy

May 4, 2007 / 6:00 am

The Westside Minor Hockey Association has scored a hat-trick with the Central Okanagan Regional District. Construction delays at Royal LePage on the Westside forced the association to scramble for ice at other arenas during the 2006-07 season. The association says this resulted in higher than...

Peachland Development

May 2, 2007 / 5:00 pm

The District of Peachland has signed a Letter of Intent with Renascence Developments Corporation of Kelowna for the redevelopment of a block of downtown land. The block is bounded by 2nd and 3rd Streets, and by Beach Avenue and Highway 97. The District owns approximately 40% of the land in this...

Sean Harvey Must Pay

May 2, 2007 / 1:00 pm

Former Vernon mayor Sean Harvey will have to buck-up on the money he owes taxpayers. Harvey, who was forced to resign in disgrace after admitting to falsifying expense claims, declared bankruptcy in March. So far, he's paid back $7,000 but owes an additional $7,000 in restitution and Vernon...

More Gravel Pit Denials

May 2, 2007 / 5:00 am

On the heels of a controversial gravel pit application near a residential area on the Westside, the Regional District has acted quickly on two more applications. Two weeks ago, hundreds of residents in the Petterson Road area near West Kelowna Estates turned up at a Regional District meeting to...

Vernon Murder Charge

May 1, 2007 / 5:00 am

The charges keeping piling up against an organized crime group in Vernon called the Greeks. The Greeks first came to light last May when RCMP charged several members of the gang in connection with seven murders linked to the drug trade in the North Okanagan community. One of the victims was...

Crack Shack Shut Down

Apr 28, 2007 / 12:00 pm

Vernon RCMP have closed down a home they believe to be a "crack shack," using the City's by-law prohibiting the use/growing of illicit drugs inside a residence. Police raided the home in the 1800 block of 31st Street Thursday evening. RCMP say the front door was barricaded, requiring them to use...

Westwold Home Raided

Apr 28, 2007 / 7:12 am

Sleepy Westwold, a small community about 20km west of Falkland, was home to a sophisticated marijuana grow operation. RCMP from Falkland along with members of the South East District GIS raided a home off Back Road in Westwold Thursday. Police say they found nearly 200 marijuana plants of various...

Enforcement Nabs 100s

Apr 23, 2007 / 2:00 pm

Vernon RCMP nabbed dozens of drivers during four simultaneous roadblocks Saturday evening. While RCMP made it known ahead of time the blitz would be taking place, more than 200 motorists were ticketed or charged. Infractions included: Six impaired drivers Twenty-24 hour suspensions for alcohol or...

Cops For Kids Phone Scam

Apr 22, 2007 / 3:00 pm

Kelowna RCMP are warning the public about a potential telephone solicitation scam involving the Cops For Kids program. The scam is being conducted in Alberta, and while there have been no reports in the Okanagan, police want to inform the public Cops For Kids do not solicit funds over the...

Vernon Hit & Run

Apr 21, 2007 / 12:30 pm

Vernon RCMP are looking for an SUV driver following a hit and run Thursday. Police say just after noon, a woman was struck by a vehicle on 32nd Street, near the Bank of Montreal on 30th Avenue. The vehicle then took off South on 30th. The victim was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with...

Spallumcheen Grow-Op

Apr 21, 2007 / 8:30 am

RCMP in Vernon have four people in custody after a marijuana grow-op was discovered at a home in the Township of Spallumcheen. Police say events began Thursday evening when they were called to investigate a firearms complaint in the Eagle Rock area. RCMP say an overwhelming odour of marijuana led...

Crime Of The Week

Apr 20, 2007 / 2:00 pm

The North Okanagan/Shuswap Crime Stoppers Crime of the week: File number2007-9048 Date of offence April 19th at 12:10 hrs. On April 19th right around noon a 31 year old female was walking south bound on 32nd Street in Vernon near the Bank of Montreal. She was struck by a vehicle coming out of...

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