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:             March 5, 2019

RCMP FILE:   2019-11730

City of Kelowna staff discovered mischief to almost 300 parking meters in the downtown core on March 5th, 2019.   The meters were most likely tampered with on Sunday evening or the early hours of Monday, March 4th.  Meters on the 1300 block of Ellis Street, 300 block of Smith Street, 300 block of Cawston Avenue, 1400 to 1600 blocks of Bertram Avenue, 400 and 500 blocks of Leon Avenue and the 400 to 600 blocks of Lawrence Avenue were all hit.   If you have video surveillance in any of those areas or can provide other helpful information to help identify the suspect(s) please contact Crime Stoppers or the Kelowna RCMP. 

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:             March 3, 2019

RCMP FILE:   2019-11485

A loss prevention officer at the Walmart located on Banks Road in Kelowna contacted the RCMP on March 3rd, 2019 when a man with a shoulder bag and pockets full of approximately $500 worth of unpaid merchandise fled on foot from the store.  Bystanders pointed RCMP in the general direction the man ran to, but they were unable to locate the male, who is described as Caucasian, 20-30 years of age, slim, approximately 5’8 tall and had a shadow of a beard on his face.  He was wearing all black clothing, gloves, and black shoes. 

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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