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Vernon Gas Robbery

Nov 1, 2006 / 3:15 pm

Vernon RCMP are trying to locate a robber. A man robbed the Super Save Gas on 32nd St. Tuesday. He told the clerk he had a weapon but didn't produce one. Police did find a suspect who was questioned but released. The suspect is described as 5’9” with a black balaclava type face covering, a...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Oct 31, 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-Oct-30 2006-29020 B&E and theft to a locked compound in the 8100 block of Hwy 97. A lock was cut off the gate and a truck along...

Regional Board Highlights

Oct 31, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Westside Roads Study Adopted The Regional Board has adopted the Westside Roads Study. During the past year, EBA Consultants Limited conducted an analysis of actual road surface conditions in the Westside Electoral Area and combined that with data collected by the Ministry of Transportation. The...

Vernon Fire: Update

Oct 31, 2006 / 9:29 am

Officials say the cause of Monday's structure fire in Vernon does not appear to be suspicious. A storage building at 711 Waddington Drive caught fire shortly after 4:30 p.m. Vernon Fire Chief, Johnny Lysholm, says the arch structure is a write-off. "It's an older structure with arch beams....

Spectacular Vernon Fire

Oct 30, 2006 / 7:30 pm

Vernon fire crews on the scene of a spectacular fire on Waddington Drive. Early reports say the fire is at the Ace Courier building. The first reports of the fire came in before 5 pm tonight and crews are still on the scene. Lieutenant Forsheck of the Vernon Fire Department says he's not aware...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Oct 30, 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-Oct-27 2006-28719 Theft of a scooter in the 4400 block of 9th St in Vernon. The scooter was a red Yamaha BWS scooter and it was...

Halloween Safety

Oct 30, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Halloween is a frightfully fun time for children and the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation reminds drivers and parents to make sure that Halloween night doesn’t turn into a child’s worst nightmare. See and be seen is the key message from the BCAA TSF. Allan Lamb, Executive Director of the BCAA...

Human Remains Update

Oct 30, 2006 / 12:26 pm

It'll be the end of the week before police can identify human remains found in the North Okanagan. A hunter discovered the remains in the Mount Ida area Thursday, October 26. Salmon Arm RCMP say the remains have been there for three to five years. Police believe they know who the victim is....

Halloween Party Stabbing

Oct 30, 2006 / 10:47 am

One man is in hospital and another faces assault charges following a stabbing at a Halloween party early Sunday morning in Vernon. RCMP say an 18 year old man suffered stab wounds to his arm and abdomen during the incident. He remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A second...

Vernon Woman Sues Cops

Oct 30, 2006 / 10:30 am

A Vernon woman wants the cops in Edmonton to pay. Kristin Wilson, 20, was in the Alberta city during last springs Stanley Cup playoffs when she says she was struck in the face by a city police officer while her hands were cuffed behind her back. The incident took place during a wild party on...

Westside Trailer Fire

Oct 29, 2006 / 6:14 am

A trailer fire kept the Westside Fire Department busy Saturday night. It started about 7:30 in the Princess Mobile Home Park on Boucherie Road. Fire officials say the blaze appeared to have started in the area of some firewood piled up on the front porch. The fire extended to the attic and the...

Human Remains Found

Oct 28, 2006 / 10:21 am

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating the discovery of human remains. A hunter made the discovery in the Mount Ida area on Thursday, October 26. RCMP say they believe they know the identity of the deceased, however the name is being withheld pending the result of a pathological exam and...

Westbank Assault Robbery

Oct 27, 2006 / 2:00 pm

Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with a robbery and assault on Kelowna's Westside. The incident happened last Tuesday at the Westbank McDonald's where a janitor was assaulted by the two suspects. Police say the janitor was stopped by the two suspects as he was driving out of...

Guilty To Half Of Charges

Oct 25, 2006 / 2:12 pm

A Vernon man charged in connection with the death of an auxiliary RCMP officer has admitted he was driving a stolen vehicle the night he plowed into a cruiser. Michael O'Brien, 25, pled guilty Tuesday to possession of stolen property and fleeing from police, but pled not guilty to the more serious...

Cop Killer Trial Delayed

Oct 24, 2006 / 10:31 am

The trial for a Vernon man charged with killing a police officer is off to a rocky start. Michael O'Brien, 25, is charged in the death of Vernon Auxiliary Constable Glen Evely. It's alleged that O'Brien was driving a stolen truck that rammed into Evely's police cruiser in November 2004. Evely's...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Oct 23, 2006 / 10:17 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-Oct-20 2006-28090 Theft of a Kona Moko 27 speed mountain bike silver in color with a black seat and red Manitou shocks front and...

Summerland Head-on MVA

Oct 20, 2006 / 8:42 pm

Friday around 2:30 pm Summerland RCMP and South Okanagan Traffic Services responded to a two vehicle head-on Motor Vehicle Accident on Highway 97, two kilometers north of Sumac Ridge Winery. The accident scene is where the two lane road runs along the edge of a cliff. A blue Chevy suburban...

Cops & Crime: Vernon

Oct 20, 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-Oct-19 2006-27977 Theft from a travel trailer and a mini van in the 1200 block of 29th Ave. A window was pried open and a small...

Plane Ran Out Of Fuel

Oct 19, 2006 / 5:25 pm

He was from Vernon and he ran out of fuel. Vernon RCMP have identified the pilot who was operating a single engine Piper aircraft that went down in rugged terrain off Bouleau Lake Rd in the Vernon area this week. The pilot has been identified as 39-year-old James Edgar Darwin of Vernon. Police...

Silver Star Pile Burning

Oct 19, 2006 / 1:00 pm

As part of the Silver Star Park Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project, burning of brush piles may occur next week in the park. The burning, to be carried out by Ministry of Environment contractors, is part of long-term plans to reduce wildfire fuel hazard and continue ecosystem restoration in Silver...

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