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:             October 5, 2019

RCMP FILE:   2019-62819

RCMP received a call on the morning of Sunday, October 5th, 2019, from the organizer of a local Scarecrow family festival taking place that day in a Rutland park.   A U-Haul truck was loaded with supplies and ready for the morning, parked tight against the Uptown Rutland offices located on Valley Road.  Staff arrived to find that someone had cut the lock on the truck and taken the supplies, many of them donated.   Thieves made off with two borrowed 10x10’ canopy tents in wheeled black canvas storage bags (Argus and Interior Savings logos on the tents), a $270 face painting kit, high-density sponges, a red and white cooler, four flats of Sunrype juice and two flats of water bottles.  They also stole the Scarecrow’s clothing; 75 pairs of pants, 50 shirts and 50 sweatshirts.  

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.


CRIME:           FRAUD

DATE:             October 8, 2019

RCMP FILE:   2019-63465

The manager of a Highway 97 store that carries baby and maternity products contacted Kelowna RCMP to report a fraud that occurred in September 2019.  A woman entered the store and managed to use a stolen credit card to make a significant purchase, including a baby bouncer worth $400.  If you can help to identify this person of interest, please let us know.

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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Crime Stoppers empowers regular people to fight back against crime. Anyone can submit an anonymous tip by using our tips line, and if that tip leads to an arrest the individual will receive a reward for their efforts.

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