Crime

Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)

Former Vernon teacher faces up to 7 years in prison for sex crimes against children

Crown seeking 7 years behind bars for Anoop Singh Klair; defence suggests 2 years house arrest

Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)
Vincent Maxwell

RCMP seek wanted man believed to be in North Okanagan

36-year-old Vincent Maxwell failed to comply with probation order

Vincent Maxwell
A driver is caught speeding along Highway 97 near the Army Camp over the Labour Day long weekend. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

7 vehicles impounded after busted speeding in North Okanagan over long weekend

Heavy-footed drivers curbed in Lavington, Spallumcheen, Armstrong, Vernon and Coldstream

A driver is caught speeding along Highway 97 near the Army Camp over the Labour Day long weekend. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
The business sign was broken off the front of the concession at Kal Beach sometime late Sept. 1 or early Sept. 2, just the latest in several acts of vandalism at the store. (Kal Lake Food Services photo)

Latest vandalism leaves beach concession owner feeling targeted in North Okanagan

Kal Lake Food Services owner has dealt with a string of crime at the store this summer

The business sign was broken off the front of the concession at Kal Beach sometime late Sept. 1 or early Sept. 2, just the latest in several acts of vandalism at the store. (Kal Lake Food Services photo)
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Prolific B.C. offender charged with crimes across Okanagan

Jake Knute Soros is charged with crimes in Keremeos, Cawston, Salmon Arm

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Woman who hid 26 kids behind false wall at Colorado daycare guilty

Many of the children had soiled or wet diapers and were sweaty and thirsty

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Vancouver police service dog Mando (Vancouver police handout)

Man facing charges after biting police dog during altercation on Downtown Eastside

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. in a social housing complex for women and children

Vancouver police service dog Mando (Vancouver police handout)
The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Jan. 5, 2018. A Toronto man has been handed a fine and is required to cover court costs for taking photos of an Alberta judge and Alberta Health Services lawyer and posting them online. Donald Smith, whose lawyer called him an amateur journalist, appeared by video from Toronto today before Justice Adam Germain. He was fined $1,000 and will be required to pay $1,500 in court costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Man fined for taking photos of Alberta judge

Toronto man had taken screenshots of a virtual court hearing hosted on Webex

The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Jan. 5, 2018. A Toronto man has been handed a fine and is required to cover court costs for taking photos of an Alberta judge and Alberta Health Services lawyer and posting them online. Donald Smith, whose lawyer called him an amateur journalist, appeared by video from Toronto today before Justice Adam Germain. He was fined $1,000 and will be required to pay $1,500 in court costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Vancouver Police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect, seen here in a red basketball jersey, who assaulted a homeless man in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood on July 26. (VPD photo)

Unprovoked disturbing assault on homeless man leaves Vancouver police looking for suspect

The suspect is believed to be in his 20s with an above-average build and a medium skin tone

Vancouver Police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect, seen here in a red basketball jersey, who assaulted a homeless man in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood on July 26. (VPD photo)
RCMP seek witnesses and a man’s whereabouts before he was found with severe injuries Saturday, Aug. 21. (Western file photo)

Penticton RCMP look for witnesses after man found with severe injuries

The man was found near the Okanagan Lake promenade Saturday

RCMP seek witnesses and a man’s whereabouts before he was found with severe injuries Saturday, Aug. 21. (Western file photo)
Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.

Abbotsford killer Terry Driver dies while serving life sentence in slaying of teen girl

Driver was serving life sentence for 1997 conviction of brutal killing of Tanya Smith, 16

Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.
A Quebec provincial police vehicle is shown in this Thursday, Jan.16, 2020, file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A Quebec provincial police vehicle is shown in this Thursday, Jan.16, 2020, file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The container investigators alleged was used to contain the body of Lisa Mitchell is seen in this undated police handout image, which was entered into evidence at the trial of Allan Shyback. Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Mitchell in their Calgary home. He has again been denied day parole. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Parole denied for man who strangled wife, cemented her body in their Calgary home

Allan Shyback due statutory release from prison in eight months

The container investigators alleged was used to contain the body of Lisa Mitchell is seen in this undated police handout image, which was entered into evidence at the trial of Allan Shyback. Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Mitchell in their Calgary home. He has again been denied day parole. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Phillip Tallio was just 17 when he was convicted of murder in 1983 (file photo)

B.C. man loses appeal in 1983 conviction for murder of toddler cousin

B.C. Court of Appeal rules on historic murder case

Phillip Tallio was just 17 when he was convicted of murder in 1983 (file photo)
A woman was struck from behind and robbed while using this pay parking machine at White Ave. and Main Street Aug. 5, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Woman assaulted and robbed while paying for parking in downtown Penticton

Police are looking for slim man in his 20s with curly hair

A woman was struck from behind and robbed while using this pay parking machine at White Ave. and Main Street Aug. 5, 2021. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
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Crime figures increase in Oliver, decrease in Osoyoos

RCMP presents quarterly statistics for South Okanagan communities

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RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Crime trends show decrease in Keremeos

Fewer assaults, thefts and mischief incidents reported, but auto theft numbers double

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Crime statistics increased in almost every category in Summerland, according to RCMP statistics for the second quarter of 2021 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crime and calls for police service increase in Summerland

Higher numbers observed in almost every category of the latest RCMP statistics

Crime statistics increased in almost every category in Summerland, according to RCMP statistics for the second quarter of 2021 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Penticton RCMP saw a slight increase in the number of calls for service in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same period a year earlier. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton RCMP see increases in assaults, threats and shoplifting

RCMP saw 50% increase in uttering threats in the second quarter of 2021

Penticton RCMP saw a slight increase in the number of calls for service in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same period a year earlier. (Black Press file photo)
Mounties say a man is in hot water for landing a helicopter to pick up a cool treat in a Saskatchewan town. A helicopter, which landed in a parking lot, is seen in Tisdale, Sask., in a July 31, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Police say nothing cool about picking up your Dairy Queen takeout by chopper

Saskatchewan man charged after landing helicopter at ice cream shop in small town

Mounties say a man is in hot water for landing a helicopter to pick up a cool treat in a Saskatchewan town. A helicopter, which landed in a parking lot, is seen in Tisdale, Sask., in a July 31, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*