Police seek public’s help in Keremeos investigations

Keremeos RCMP are seeking additional information regarding hit and run and break ins investigations

  • Aug. 22, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in providing information which may help in the following investigations :

First, police are investigating  the report of a hit and run motor vehicle incident which took place on Saturday August 17 at approximately  11 p.m. on Hwy 3 by Schneider road, just around the corner from the police detachment.

The victim was driving a red car and was struck from behind by another vehicle who was likely travelling too fast.  The suspect vehicle was described as being a black or dark Sport Utility Vehicle, possibly a Toyota, and simply drove past the red car and sped away after the collision.

This dark SUV should have significant damage to the front bumper area, possibly with red paint marks on it.  No one was seriously  injured but the occupants of the red car did suffer from whiplash.

“This could be a case where someone may try to  explain recent unusual damage or marks to their  vehicle  or to a vehicle they borrowed from someone”  reported Coporal Trudeau.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Keremeos RCMP Detachment  or Crime Stoppers.

Police are also seeking the public’s assistance in solving  the break and enter of two  Keremeos businesses on Seventh Avenue, which took place  approximately 24 hours apart.

Wednesday morning at approximately 4 a.m.  (August 21) someone smashed the glass front door of the Crows Nest  Bakery, broke into the till and stole an undisclosed amount of money before running away.

Then at approximately the same time the next morning,   someone smashed the front door of  Me N BokBok’s Pizza  across the street, causing the same type of damage  before  rifling through the till which had been left empty as a preventative measure by the owner.

“There is a sign on the front door which clearly stated that no money was being left on the premises but evidently, the culprits couldn’t read.” said Corporal Trudeau.

“We contacted members of the Forensic Identification Section to have the scenes examined for forensic evidence which may help solve this crime but the evidence  which often helps the most comes from the eye and ears of people from the community,” he added.

“There are people out there who definitely know what happened and we want to hear from them, either directly, or anonymously through Crimes Stoppers.”

Keremeos RCMP can be contacted at:

250-499-5511. Crime Stoppers may be reached at: