Crime

Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou leaves her home in Vancouver, Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Wanzhou is heading to the British Columbia Supreme Court in an evidentiary hearing on her extradition case on abuse of process argument. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘It has to be dealt with’: Border officer says examination of Meng was necessary

Scott Kirkland told the B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday that collecting the phone passcodes is routine

Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou leaves her home in Vancouver, Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Wanzhou is heading to the British Columbia Supreme Court in an evidentiary hearing on her extradition case on abuse of process argument. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A yellow 2011 Can Am Commander XT was stolen from a driveway in Parker Cove Oct. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Licence plates and several ATV’s stolen in North Okanagan

RCMP said none of the property has been recovered

A yellow 2011 Can Am Commander XT was stolen from a driveway in Parker Cove Oct. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Penticton resident Seamus Kirby, 30, was sentenced to 16 months behind bars for fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle this April. (Facebook)

Penticton prolific offender back behind bars

Seamus Kirby, 30, has a long history of crime in the Okanagan

Penticton resident Seamus Kirby, 30, was sentenced to 16 months behind bars for fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle this April. (Facebook)
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

Keith Raniere was called ‘ruthless and unyielding’ in crimes that were ‘particularly egregious’

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)
Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)

Maple Ridge X-ray tech convicted of sexual assault dating back 30 years

Allen James Brooks is expected to be sentenced in January 2021

Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)
City of Kelowna crews are cleaning city hall after it was vandalized overnight. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna City Hall hit by anti-pandemic vandalism

Graffiti condemning the virus appears overnight on City Hall

City of Kelowna crews are cleaning city hall after it was vandalized overnight. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Kelowna RCMP investigating unexplained death of cattle

Cattle found dead near gravel road, east of the Kelowna Airport

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Surrey RCMP cruisers outside a Newton townhouse Tuesday night. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Toddler in hospital, woman dead following stabbings at Surrey townhouse

Police say two-year-old was among victims found at townhouse complex in the 12700-block of 66 Avenue

Surrey RCMP cruisers outside a Newton townhouse Tuesday night. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Police confirm human remains were found in a recycling bin in Vancouver on Oct. 18, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Human remains found in recycling bin floating near Vancouver beach

Police asking nearby residents to see if their recycling bin has gone missing

Police confirm human remains were found in a recycling bin in Vancouver on Oct. 18, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
KVR Middle School, Penticton Secondary School (above) and ConnectED were placed in a hold-and-secure scenario after a man with a hatchet approached students today. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton schools placed on hold-and-secure after man with hatchet approaches students

KVR Middle School, Penticton Secondary School and ConnectED were placed in a hold-and-secure

KVR Middle School, Penticton Secondary School (above) and ConnectED were placed in a hold-and-secure scenario after a man with a hatchet approached students today. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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Mounties release more information on stranger grabbing Kelowna boy

A man allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old boy on the way home from school in September

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Brian Mcgonagle and Lily Burgess have been trying to move to Revelstoke for months. (Submitted)
Brian Mcgonagle and Lily Burgess have been trying to move to Revelstoke for months. (Submitted)
Police are investigating after a Penticton hair and nail salon reported having their shop broken into in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Rhonda Erhardt / Facebook)

Penticton salon victim of smash and grab

A lamp and hair dye were the only items reported stolen

Police are investigating after a Penticton hair and nail salon reported having their shop broken into in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Rhonda Erhardt / Facebook)
Jeremy Czechowski leaving Kelowna Law Courts after a day in court in 2018. (File)

Appeal for new trial by West Kelowna man convicted of rape dismissed

Jeremey Robert Czechowski was convicted in 2019

Jeremy Czechowski leaving Kelowna Law Courts after a day in court in 2018. (File)
The suspect was arrested on Oct. 13, 2020 following multiple tips to RCMP. (File photo)

One suspect in custody after Osoyoos shooting

The victim is in the hospital recovering from non-life-threatening injuries

The suspect was arrested on Oct. 13, 2020 following multiple tips to RCMP. (File photo)
A still image from security footage of the suspect who allegedly cracked a safe at a Kirschner Mountain home. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Safe cracked, $12,000 cash stolen from Kelowna home

Theives walk away with cash, a hard drive and cameras after Friday morning break-in

A still image from security footage of the suspect who allegedly cracked a safe at a Kirschner Mountain home. (Contributed)
Randall Garrison

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

Randall Garrison
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Black Lives Matter protesters march in Louisville. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Police release details of Breonna Taylor investigation

Police files show contacts between Breonna Taylor and a man she dated previously

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Black Lives Matter protesters march in Louisville. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
26 Albertans charged in child pornography probe

26 Albertans charged in child pornography probe

Suspects range in age from 16 to 61 years old

26 Albertans charged in child pornography probe
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Neighbours relieved after notorious crime-affiliated Kelowna home boarded up

“It’s been a nightmare until recently when the house was boarded,” says Springfield Road neighbour

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)