Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

You could have the missing piece of the puzzle that will help the RCMP put someone behind bars.  Here are some recent crimes that Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers hope you can help solve by calling our anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net 



DATE:             July 7, 2018

RCMP FILE:   2018-38842

Kelowna RCMP would like to put an end to some Rutland youth running amok. The mischief began in May when the bathrooms at the Rutland Sports fields were trashed and damage was inflicted on the Rutland Activity Centre.  On June 25th  RCMP were called back to the washrooms when the newly renovated men’s washroom was once again trashed.  The youths caused thousands of dollars more damage during the early hours of July 7th when they hit the McCurdy Road/ Phipps Crescent/Keyes Road area; breaking car windows and spraying obscenities on cars and fences with orange spray paint.  They also slashed the vinyl on an above ground swimming pool.   The RCMP urge area residents to review any home video surveillance footage of that time frame and contact police if they have any video that could possibly identify these vandals.  If you are more comfortable staying anonymous, please send your information to Crime Stoppers. 

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net.    Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2000.00.     



DATE:              Various

RCMP FILE:    2018-33984, 2018-36664, 2018-38580

Bike thieves in the area are stealing bikes, locked or not.  Here are several that have been stolen recently to keep an eye out for.  The white Trek Ruby road bike was taken from a home on the 4000 block of Lakeshore Road on June 19th.  It has a serial number of STAK39E0039, a “rat trap” rear rack, a fanny pack and a bottle holder.  The black and blue CCM Northrock bike was taken from Cardington Apartments on St. Paul Street on June 29th.  The male thief caught on camera jumped the fence to steal the bike and was wearing a black hoodie that covered his face.  No s/n is available.  The blue Rocky Mountain Altitude mountain bike was stolen right off a car in the Save-On Foods parking lot on Lakeshore Road on July 6th.  The owners left the car for approximately 15 minutes and when they returned the bike had been taken off the hitch rack.   The serial number is SRMAIAME0182.


You can help catch these suspects and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net.

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