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Man Dies In Custody

May 21, 2006 / 2:00 pm

Members of the Vernon Detachment attended to a male in distress on the Okanagan Indian Band Reservation # 1 during the early morning hours of May 19th, 2006. Police were in the area at the time and upon arrival found Jay Douglas LOUIS, 35 out of control and with apparent self inflicted knife...

Lake Country Water Outage

May 21, 2006 / 9:18 am

To Lake Country residents, it looked like a geyser. What it turned out to be was a significant break to the watermain supplying the Winfield Okanagan Centre Water System. For water users of the system, it means you will be out of water until sometime Monday while the system undergoes...

Interior Flood Watch

May 20, 2006 / 9:00 am

The Ministry of Environment has issued a widespread Flood Watch for small and mid-sized rivers in the south Interior. The Flood Watch for the south Interior includes the following regions: West Kootenay and East Kootenay Boundary Columbia Okanagan South Thompson A Flood Watch means that river...

Duteau Creek Boil Water

May 20, 2006 / 8:41 am

Greater Vernon Services-Water in conjunction with Interior Health has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for users on the Duteau Creek Water Supply. Recent hot weather has accelerated snow melt in the surrounding mountains and has increased creek water levels. The current water quality is now rated as POOR...

Peachland Boil Water

May 20, 2006 / 5:31 am

A boil water advisory is in effect in the District of Peachland. The district and Interior Health recommend all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making juice or ice, or brushing teeth, should be...

Vernon: Cops & Crimes

May 19, 2006 / 5:00 pm

Here's a list of crimes that occurred in the North Okanagan. Information provided by Crime Stoppers with file numbers attached. Tips line: 1-800-222-tips (8477). 2006-May-19 2006-11229 B&E and theft to a residence in the 2800 block of the Chase Falkland Rd in Falkland. A pressure washer and a...

Double Suicide In Lumby

May 19, 2006 / 12:40 pm

Vernon RCMP believe two suspicious deaths near Lumby earlier this week may have been a double suicide. Gerald Fritzler, 49 and his common law wife Sharlene Wolcoski, 42, were found dead in their Lumby home by a family member on May 16th. RCMP say given the evidence and preliminary autopsy...

Alleged Abductor Named

May 19, 2006 / 10:03 am

RCMP have released the name of the man charged in connection with this week's abduction of an 11-year-old Armstrong girl. His name is Paul Robert Lepage, 55, of no fixed address. He's charged with aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping. Lepage makes his first court appearance today. Reports...

Drug Raid Nabs Six

May 18, 2006 / 9:40 am

Three search warrants were executed simultaneously by members of the Vernon Drug Section yesterday. The result of the searches resulted in six people being arrested. Three were released to appear in court at a later date. Three others, two males and a female were held in custody and will appear...

Body Found In OK Lake

May 17, 2006 / 3:43 pm

On May 16, at approximately 9:00pm, Penticton RCMP were advised that a person on the lake in a pleasure craft observed a body floating in the lake. Naramata Fire Department attended as well to assist the Penticton RCMP. The body, believed to be male was located approx. 1.5 km north of Mill Bay Road...

Suspicious Deaths In Lumby

May 17, 2006 / 10:11 am

Members of the Lumby RCMP Detachment and RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit are on the scene of two suspicious deaths near Lumby. B.C. Police were alerted last evening by a family member who went to the rural residence to check on his uncle and the uncle’s common law wife. Both the male...

KVSR Gets Two Engines

May 16, 2006 / 5:00 am

There will be two engines on the rails of the historic Kettle Valley Railway when the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland, officially kicks off its season this Saturday, May 20th. The KVSR’s two steam locomotives - the 3716, a restored consolidation engine built in 1912 and the 1924 Shay...

Bizarre Accident Probed

May 15, 2006 / 3:30 pm

Police and ICBC are investigating a bizarre motor vehicle accident that occurred 10 kms south of Vernon on May 3rd, 2006 at 1:30 in the morning. The navy blue Honda crashed into the rear of a slow moving red sedan ( also proceeding northbound) that may have been traveling without...

Vernon: Cops & Crime

May 15, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Here's a list of crimes that occurred in the North Okanagan. Information provided by Crime Stoppers with file numbers attached. Tips line: 1-800-222-tips (8477). 2006-May-12 2006-10747 Theft of a Husqavarna chain saw from the 3600 block of 9th St in Vernon. 2006-10748 B&E and theft to a...

Westbank Man Missing

May 13, 2006 / 8:21 am

Westbank RCMP is asking for your assistance in locating a male who was last seen on May 5th, 2006 when he was heading to Penticton to attend a skateboarding function. David William WILSON, 24, was camping at Todd's RV and Campground in Peachland at the time he went missing. His vehicle and...

Thorpe Funds Scholarship

May 12, 2006 / 12:32 pm

A new $250,000 scholarship fund will help South Okanagan students pursue higher education at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan, Rick and Yasmin Thorpe announced today. The Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Scholarship: "Our Students, Our Future", was established with an initial investment of...

Vernon Teen Threatened

May 12, 2006 / 10:02 am

On Tuesday, May 9th the Vernon RCMP received a complaint that a 17 year old girl had been forced into a vehicle and taken to a secluded forested road where she was threatened with a firearm. Further investigation led to the arrest of Angela Kathleen Fisher, 25, of Vernon during the early morning...

RCMP Seek Vernon Man

May 11, 2006 / 3:48 pm

A Vernon man considered a high-risk to re-offend has breached his parole conditions. David Milton Sapp, 39, has failed to report to his probation officer and warrants for his arrest have been issued says the RCMP. Sapp is described as native, brown eyes, black hair, 5'8” and 180 lbs. The RCMP...

New Community Animal Centre

May 11, 2006 / 6:55 am

The BC SPCA is urging all communities in the South Okanagan to get behind the final fund-raising push for a new state-of-the-art Community Animal Centre in the region. The capital campaign, which kicked off on April 7th with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by Penticton Mayor Jake Kimberley, MLA...

Vernon: Town Hall Meeting

May 10, 2006 / 12:00 pm

The Vernon Detachment would like to remind residents of Vernon about the Town Hall meeting set for Thursday night at the Schubert Center. Everyone is invited to attend and learn about the Crime Reduction Strategy and ask questions of the police and elected officials. Vernon/North Okanagan...

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