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Enderby Fatal

Dec 12, 2006 / 8:55 am

Vernon RCMP are on the scene on a fatal motor vehicle accident just north of Enderby. Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a southbound semi at the intersection of Highway 97A and 97B about 3:30 Tuesday morning. No other details are available. RCMP say it is not known why the man...

Vernon's New Top Cop

Dec 12, 2006 / 5:00 am

Kelowna's loss is Vernon's gain. Inspector Steve McVarnock has been named Vernon's new Top Cop. He replaces Inspector Clair Hayward, who announced his retirement last Wednesday. "He surprised everyone when he announced he was stepping down," says Cpl. Henry Proce of Hayward. Proce says...

Crack House Closed

Dec 11, 2006 / 3:40 pm

Vernon RCMP have shut down a well known crack house. The home is located in the 2500 block of 37th Avenue and neighbours have been complaining about drug activity. On Sunday, police raided the place where more than a dozen people were doing crack-cocaine. Five in the home have been arrested and...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Dec 11, 2006 / 2:00 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-Dec-08 2006-32295 Theft from a vehicle in the 5600 block of Rimer Rd in Vernon. Two snowboarding jackets were stolen. They were...

Drunk Driving Crackdown

Dec 11, 2006 / 1:55 pm

Several motorists are facing charges in the wake of the latest crackdown on drinking and driving in the Vernon area. During a two day road check last week, police nabbed 10 impaired drivers. They also issued seven 24-hour suspensions and nabbed two prohibited drivers. An additional four drivers...

Camper Fire

Dec 10, 2006 / 5:00 pm

Too close for comfort! It was a close call for a couple sleeping overnight Friday in their camper in a roadside pullout by Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector. Unknown to them, their camper had caught fire, and they were still asleep until another driver came on the scene and woke them up. The...

Christmas Tree Permits

Dec 10, 2006 / 1:00 pm

So, you're thinking about heading up in the woods to cut down a tree. More and more people are heading back to the Christmas tradition of bundling up and trekking off into the wilderness to retrieve a tree for their living room. A fresh tree can last longer than one purchased at a tree lot,...

Bold Purse Snatch Vernon

Dec 9, 2006 / 10:30 am

In the early hours of Saturday morning a nineteen year old female was walking in the Lake City Casino parking lot in Vernon when she was confronted by a man in a dirty, older model mini-van. The man jumped out of the vehicle and demanded the victim give him her purse. After grabbing the purse,...

Bizarre Three Car Crash

Dec 8, 2006 / 3:30 pm

A bizarre set of events occurred as part of a serious accident Thursday evening. Kelowna's RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist is assisting the Salmon Arm RCMP in their investigation of a three-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:20 December 7 about 4 km west of Salmon Arm on the #1 Highway. A blue...

Hit And Run Driver Sought

Dec 8, 2006 / 1:30 pm

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run in Salmon Arm. Thursday, December 7, between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., an older model teal green or light blue pickup truck struck a 16-year-old female at the crosswalk between Tim Horton's and...

Christmas Music Launch

Dec 7, 2006 / 4:30 pm and 101.5 SILK-FM have partnered together to bring Internet Christmas Radio to Castanet viewers. Commercial-free and uninterrupted Christmas music can be enjoyed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, simply by clicking on the link on the left side of the Castanet home page. Upon...

Vernon RCMP Retirement

Dec 7, 2006 / 3:30 pm

In a surprise decision yesterday afternoon, Inspector Clair HAYWARD, the officer in charge of Vernon/North Okanagan Detachment, announced his intention to retire from the RCMP. Inspector Hayward has been a member of the RCMP for over 36 years and has been a resident of Vernon for the past 10...

Person Of Interest Nabbed

Dec 7, 2006 / 1:00 pm

A Lake Country man has been deemed a person of interest in connection with a break and entry and sexual assault in Armstrong, December 1. Vargha Fahandez Saadi, 24, was arrested Wednesday night on unrelated charges of break and enter and possession of stolen property. Those charges stem from a...

Dreamlift A Success

Dec 7, 2006 / 11:00 am

It's a jam-packed day, but one a group of children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses will never forget. More than 80 kids from the Interior, including 27 from the Central Okanagan, took part in the Sunshine Dreamlift to Disneyland on Wednesday. The Sunshine Dreamlift...

Sexual Assault Update

Dec 6, 2006 / 5:00 pm

Update: RCMP have released a composite drawing of the suspect described in the following news story about an incident December 1 in Armstrong. A sexual predator is on the loose in the North Okanagan. RCMP say a man entered an unlocked home in the 9200 block of Highway 97 in Armstrong shortly...

Vernon RV Theft

Dec 6, 2006 / 9:54 am

Vernon RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a stolen holiday trailer. The RV was stolen from a residence on Upland Drive in Coldstream on December 4. There were no witnesses to the theft. No suspects have been identified. The RV is a 24 foot White 2006 Corsair, valued at...

Recycle X-Mas Lights

Dec 5, 2006 / 6:00 pm

With the arrival of December, the holiday season is in full swing. Many people are replacing their old strings of Christmas lights and decorating their homes with new energy efficient lights. The Waste Reduction Department of the Regional District of North Okanagan would like to let residents...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Dec 5, 2006 / 4:00 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-Dec-04 2006-31915 B&E and theft to a business in the 200 block of Emery Rd in Vernon. A cash box was stolen. 2006-31955 B&E...

Vernon Fraud

Dec 5, 2006 / 2:30 pm

A Vernon woman faces numerous charges after more than $100,000 was discovered missing from a company's books. RCMP say an employee of the Monahan Agency Book Distribution Company contacted them after noticing discrepancies in the company's bookkeeping. A forensic audit was conducted for the years...

Vernon Adds Third Dog

Dec 5, 2006 / 6:00 am

Vernon RCMP is proud to announce that, thanks to increased funding from the City of Vernon, they have been able to add a third dog and handler to the Police Dog Section. Cst. K. RUTTEN and 'Bak' have recently arrived from Prince George Detachment. They join Cst. J. St. AMAND, his dog 'Phazer' and...

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