Unsolved crimes: West 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), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

CRIME: Fatal Hit and Run Accident

DATE: November 10, 2003

RCMP FILE: 2003-56884

November 10, 2011 marks the anniversary of the unsolved fatal hit and run accident of 39-year-old Perry Arnold Walsh. Walsh had been riding his bike eastbound on Highway 97 near Campbell Road in West Kelowna around 10:45 PM. He hit the right rear corner of a Volkswagen that was making a left hand turn onto Campbell Road and ended up landing on the left side of the Volkswagen. A black 2002 Ford F150 extended cab truck driving behind the Volkswagen hit the car, backed up and drove over Walsh. Walsh was caught up under the truck and dragged for several hundred metres before dying alone on the side of the road. The driver of the truck did NOT stop. Police recovered the truck immediately from the 500 block of Casa Grande Drive, but residents of the home were and have been extremely uncooperative with them. The vehicle was registered to BF Dobbin Construction and had not been reported stolen. RCMP ask anyone with information as to who was driving the vehicle to please come forward.

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: November 6, 2011

RCMP FILE: 2011-56030

West Kelowna RCMP responded to an alarm at a marine business located on the 1800 block of Byland Road at 10:30 PM on November 6, 2011. Members arrived and discovered 4 broken windows at the business. The building was secure and had not been entered, but a large rock was discovered that had been used to smash the windows. Damage is estimated at approximately $2000.


You can help catch these suspects and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

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