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Sex offender at large

Nov 14, 2007 / 3:00 pm

The Vernon RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a high risk sex offender. Harvey James Pelland, 72, is wanted on a Canada wide warrant for breaching his parole conditions, again. Constable Cathy Scott says Pelland was convicted of child pornography and served 18 months jail before...

B&E thief nabbed

Nov 14, 2007 / 7:00 am

Vernon RCMP don't believe a man in custody for a break and enter last week is responsible for a string of burglaries in that City. Albert Alex Davis, 38, was arrested last Thursday following a break in at a home in the 8000 block of Old Kamloops Road. "The homeowner had interrupted the suspect...

Lumby roof blown off

Nov 13, 2007 / 9:00 am

Fire crews in Lumby were called out to a home in Whitevale Monday evening when the home's roof was blown off by the windstorm that swept through the valley. Speaking from Lumby Tuesday morning, Chief Tony Clayton says the call came in about 5:45 p.m. Monday and crews arrived to find a very damaged...

Wakefest in Shuswap?

Nov 12, 2007 / 5:00 am

A Shuswap area businessman wants to bring Wakefest to his part of the Okanagan. Alsonse Daudet is the president of the Gato Loco Water-ski Club, School and Marina located on one side of Hyde Mountain near Sicamous. “I’ve had several meetings with Splatsin First Nations and Wakefest...

Burning to reduce hazard

Nov 10, 2007 / 1:15 pm

Some burning will be taking place near Vernon this week. As part of the Silver Star Provincial Park Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project, remaining bush piles will be burned to reduce the wildfire hazard. The burning will be carried out by Ministry of Environment contractors and is weather...

Lumby house fire

Nov 10, 2007 / 12:07 pm

A house fire in Lumby may have been deliberately started. A home on Maple Street has suffered serious damage after fire broke out just after 5 a.m. Saturday. Corporal Henry Proce says the preliminary investigation suggests the fire may be arson. “The fire inspector is on scene and the...

Salmon Arm RCMP blitz

Nov 10, 2007 / 10:00 am

A three day blitz has had some impressive results for RCMP in Salmon Arm. More than 800 vehicles were stopped between November 1st and 3rd as RCMP from both Salmon Arm and Revelstoke checked for violations such as not wearing seatbelts and speeding. Corporal C. J. Joseph says impaired and...

Vernon theft ring

Nov 9, 2007 / 5:00 am

Vernon RCMP have a gang of thieves on their hands. Over the past week, police have responded to 25 complaints of break and enters, and they think the same people are behind them all. "Most of these, we believe are connected through both M.O. and the items being taken," says Constable, Cathy...

Vernon casino expansion

Nov 7, 2007 / 3:00 pm

Lake City Casino says the proposed relocation and expansion of it’s Vernon facility will benefit the local economy. The company and B.C. Lottery Corporation held an open house Tuesday to outline details of a larger facility on Anderson Way. Lake City vice-president, Steve Kumph, says after ten...

Resisting arrest useless

Nov 7, 2007 / 11:45 am

Riding the bus didn’t get one man very far from the law Wednesday. Judd Taylor, 32, wanted on two outstanding warrants was arrested by Vernon RCMP just before 11 a.m. Constable Cathy Scott says Taylor was taking a Greyhound bus from Kelowna to Vernon after being identified from previous...

Sex offender arrested

Nov 6, 2007 / 9:30 am

A routine traffic stop has netted a sex offender in Vernon. Gerald Richard Mclean, 38, was arrested this week in Landing Plaza on Okanagan Landing Road. Mclean, a former resident of both Enderby and Kelowna, has been the subject of a Canada-wide warrant since he walked away from a Vancouver...

Several Vernon B&E's

Nov 6, 2007 / 5:00 am

A spike in break and enters in Vernon has RCMP cautioning the public. Seven B&E’s were reported around Vernon over the weekend, with six homes and one business being hit. Constable Cathy Scott says the business was located in Polson Park Mall, where suspects entered through Findlays and stole a...

Salmon Arm fatal

Nov 5, 2007 / 12:30 pm

One person is dead following a single vehicle accident in Salmon Arm over the weekend. Chandler Mangold, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene late Saturday night after the vehicle he was a passenger in skidded of the road, went over an embankment and into a stand of trees on 50th Street, NW. The...

N. Okanagan RCMP adjusts

Nov 4, 2007 / 11:00 am

RCMP in the north Okanagan are getting more organized. An adjustment in detachment re-allocation will bring an increase of policing resources to the Armstrong and Enderby detachments. Constable Cathy Scott says the resources of Falkland, Armstrong and Enderby were integrated into one entity three...

Vernon road rage

Nov 3, 2007 / 12:45 pm

Road rage has lead to an assault in Vernon. Angry words were exchanged early Friday morning after a silver Dodge pickup pulled in front of another vehicle, causing the driver to brake hard. Constable Cathy Scott says both vehicles stopped at a red light at the intersection of 43rd Street and 25th...

Homeless shelter fire

Nov 3, 2007 / 9:45 am

A fire has left several homeless people searching for another place to sleep. A makeshift shelter had been put together in a field behind Vernon’s Polson Mall, only to be destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. Lieutenant Dan Bolton says the structure, made of tarps, rope and blankets, caught...

Old home nearly lost

Nov 3, 2007 / 8:54 am

A 103-year-old home was nearly lost to fire in Armstrong. Fire started Friday morning in a second storey bedroom of the Wood Avenue home, which was built in 1904. Fire inspector for the Regional District of the North Okanagan, Alastair Crick, says it’s lucky the bedroom door was shut. “The...

Dog lost in fire

Nov 1, 2007 / 6:30 pm

A 75-year-old man is recovering from smoke inhalation following a fire at a Vernon motel on Halloween night. His dog was not so fortunate. Fire crews were called to the Tell-A-Friend Motel on Highway 97 about 8 p.m. Wednesday. It would appear an elderly man fainted, then fell on a furnace, which...

Vernon coyote attack

Nov 1, 2007 / 3:21 pm

Vernon RCMP have issued a warning after a coyote attacked a family pet. According to police, a coyote attacked a dog on Halloween in the 3000 block of Allenby Way. "The coyote came up to the residence and attacked the dog causing serious injuries," says RCMP Constable, Cathy Scott. "The dog...

Vernon Halloween recap

Nov 1, 2007 / 11:00 am

Vernon RCMP were kept hopping Halloween night. They responded to 86 complaints between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. "As in past years, a number of calls were related to fireworks being set off around the city. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries or damages," says Constable Cathy Scott. "Police...

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