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Large Cocaine Bust

Aug 12, 2006 / 6:22 am

Southeast District Traffic Services found a large quantity of cocaine after stopping a vehicle on August 11 for a traffic violation. A further investigation led the officers to seize one Kilogram of Cocaine from the vehicle. Two Kelowna males, one 20 years old and one 19, were arrested....

BMO Robbery Suspect

Aug 11, 2006 / 3:00 pm

The Vernon RCMP are asking the public's assistance in identifying the male suspect in the robbery at the Bank of Montreal on August the 9th around 4:00 PM. The male is described as white with a pale complexion, about 5’3” to 5’5” tall, moustache and short beard, ruddy complexion. At the...

BMO Robbery

Aug 10, 2006 / 3:00 pm

Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the downtown branch of the Bank of Montreal at 4:00 pm yesterday afternoon. The robber had already fled northbound on 32nd St before the alarm was sounded. He was not located despite extensive patrols and was not associated to any vehicle. The suspect did...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 10, 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-Aug-09 2006-20487 Theft of wheel barrows from a business in the 4200 block of 25th Ave in Vernon. The chain was cut off that was...

Police Seek Stabber

Aug 10, 2006 / 7:40 am

Police are requesting public assistance in solving a stabbing that took place during the early hours of Thursday. Police responded to the scene of the stabbing in the 4100 block of 34A St at 2:45 AM. The victim, an 18 year old male, was walking home from a friend’s house when he was jumped by...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 9, 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-Aug-08 2006-20350 Theft from a vehicle in the Kalamalka Rd area of Coldstream. A Fuji digital camera model 3000, a Motorola cell...

Hells Angel Busted

Aug 9, 2006 / 2:34 pm

A member of the Hells Angels has been busted in Vernon. The 52-year-old biker was pulled over in a pick-up truck Tuesday night following complaints that the vehicle was being driven erractically. Police checked the truck and recovered a quantity of drugs, a fully loaded handgun, two knives and...

Vernon NHL'er Assault

Aug 9, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Last night around midnight, Vernon Police responded to the Best Western Lodge on 32nd Street in response to an assault in progress. At the scene, RCMP found that a 43 year old security guard had been assaulted and that the suspect, who had been drinking, had fled the scene on foot. Apparently the...

Vernon Parolee Wanted

Aug 8, 2006 / 1:35 pm

Vernon/North Okanagan Detachment is requesting public assistance in locating a male wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for parole violation and in Winnipeg for armed robbery. Franklin John Kenneth Donnelly, 42, is currently believed to be residing in or around the Vernon area. He is caucasian, 5'7"...

Peachland Fire Contained

Aug 8, 2006 / 11:55 am

By Dave Preston - Special To Castanet A forest fire that started some time before 9 a.m. this day just south of the District of Peachland boundary has been contained. Smoke was clearly visible rising out of a heavily forested area above Hwy. 97, on the south flank of the Deep Creek...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 8, 2006 / 11:33 am

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-Aug-04 2006-19904 Theft of a 16’ Coleman ram canoe red in color from a dock in the 1000 block of Fortune Rd in Enderby....

Oyama Motorcycle Fatality

Aug 8, 2006 / 6:11 am

A 41-year old Calgary man was killed in a three vehicle crash yesterday on Highway 97 between Lake Country and Oyama. A Kelowna car going south had made a sudden stop to turn left, halting traffic behind him. A motorcyclist behind him couldn’t stop in time, glanced off the car and into...

US Fires Causing Smoke

Aug 6, 2006 / 7:40 pm

Courtesy - BC Forest Service Two major wildfires in Washington State, southwest of Oliver and Osoyoos, are sending smoke into the lower Okanagan, raising concerns among residents as to the origin of the smoke. The US Forest Service and other agencies are battling two large wildfires in the state...

Antler's Beach Stabbing

Aug 6, 2006 / 6:11 pm

Sunday morning around 9:30 am Kelowna Rural RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon near Antler's Beach south of Peachland. Arriving on scene, RCMP found a twenty-five year old Langley man with a stab wound to his chest. He is currently recovering in the Kelowna General Hospital. ...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 5, 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-Aug-03 2006-19804 B&E and theft to a residence in the 2300 block of Teal Pl in Vernon. Entry gained through a bedroom window and a...

Salmon Arm Murder Arrest

Aug 5, 2006 / 7:55 am

RCMP have made an arrest in the 2005 murder of Salmon Arm resident Diane Evelyn Ellison. Ellison, 39, was discovered dead in her home in the 100 block of Shuswap Avenue Southwest August 15 of 2005. An unidentified 36 year-old Salmon Arm man has been charged with first degree murder. The man is...

Gun Play With Replicas

Aug 5, 2006 / 6:00 am

Three local teenage males learned a valuable lesson about playing with replica hand guns Thursday night. Just before eleven o’clock Vernon RCMP members were called to the Landing Plaza area for a report of what appeared to be a drugged up male in the parking lot with a gun. The officers...

Water Advisory Rescinded

Aug 2, 2006 / 3:43 pm

Due to reductions in turbidity levels, the Westbank Irrigation District has rescinded its water quality advisory effective immediately. Testing shows that current water quality is GOOD due to turbidities ranging below 1 NTU. Health risk decreases as turbidity levels are reduced. The Westbank...

Westside Fire Update

Aug 1, 2006 / 4:54 pm

BC Forestry Service News Release By Karlie Shaughnessy, Forest Information Officer A fire on the 24 kilometre of West Side Road south of Fintry was reported at 2:05 p.m. today. Five air tankers, four helicopters and 15 fire suppression personnel are currently on site actioning the estimated two...

TV Started Fire?

Aug 1, 2006 / 4:13 pm

The screen from a broken TV may have been the start of today's Caesar's Landing fire according to Kelowna resident Cody Schofield. In an interview with Castanet's Kelly Hayes, Cody says he saw flames moving away from an old TV set in the brush. Cody says that as a kid, he used broken TV glass as...

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