Crime

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in relation to a disturbing incident which occurred in the Metrotown area in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2020. (RCMP handout)

Burnaby RCMP search for suspects after man racially abused, has coffee thrown on him

Police treating the incident as a hate crime and assault

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in relation to a disturbing incident which occurred in the Metrotown area in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2020. (RCMP handout)
Raymond Howard Gaglardi, 75. (RCMP handout)

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Raymond Howard Gaglardi, 75. (RCMP handout)
2 British Columbians arrested, 3 at large in massive Alberta drug bust

2 British Columbians arrested, 3 at large in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

2 British Columbians arrested, 3 at large in massive Alberta drug bust
Police staged at the entrance of Winners. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP investigate possible bomb threat at Orchard Plaza

‘Suspicious circumstance’ shuts down area, closing multiple businesses

Police staged at the entrance of Winners. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Suspects steal $30,000 in glasses from Okanagan business

Suspects steal $30,000 in glasses from Okanagan business

Jimmy Choo, Smith, Ray Ban, Tom Ford and Maui Jims taken from optometry

Suspects steal $30,000 in glasses from Okanagan business
Lorrie Blackmore expressed her and her family’s displeasure for what they see as a light sentence Sept. 23, 2020 in an emotional statement following Kiera Bourque being handed one year in prison for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Kiera Bourque’s sentence ‘an embarrassment’: family of deceased Penticton teen

Bourque was sentenced to one year in prison for her role in the 2017 death of Devon Blackmore

Lorrie Blackmore expressed her and her family’s displeasure for what they see as a light sentence Sept. 23, 2020 in an emotional statement following Kiera Bourque being handed one year in prison for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Kelowna RCMP seize drugs, weapons from downtown residence

Kelowna RCMP seize drugs, weapons from downtown residence

Search warrant was in relation to an active criminal investigation into suspected drug trafficking

Kelowna RCMP seize drugs, weapons from downtown residence
Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter death of boyfriend

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter death of boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter death of boyfriend
Summerland RCMP are investigating a report of a man hiking nude on the Full Frontal Trail of Mount Conkle. (File photo - Pixabay)

RCMP investigating man reportedly hiking nude on Summerland’s Full Frontal trail

Potential charges against the man could include indecent exposure.

Summerland RCMP are investigating a report of a man hiking nude on the Full Frontal Trail of Mount Conkle. (File photo - Pixabay)
‘This is a very difficult sentencing’; Judge delays Kiera Bourque manslaughter trial to next week

‘This is a very difficult sentencing’; Judge delays Kiera Bourque manslaughter trial to next week

The courts heard Friday that Bourque “did not intend to cause harm” but that her actions were “reckless”

‘This is a very difficult sentencing’; Judge delays Kiera Bourque manslaughter trial to next week
Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)

‘Not criminally responsible’ hearing slated for man convicted of Abbotsford school stabbing

Gabriel Klein was found guilty in March of killing Letisha Reimer, 13, in 2016

Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)
RCMP badge (File photo)

Chase RCMP investigate shot fired during disagreement

Police say they continue to investigate, victim is not cooperating

RCMP badge (File photo)
Mark Snowden is charged with possession of child pornography, as well as importing or distributing child pornography. He is set to appear next in Kelowna Law Courts on Sept. 24, to consult council. (File)

Convicted Okanagan sex offender facing more child porn charges

After serving time in 2014, Mark Henry Snowden is facing more child porn related charges

Mark Snowden is charged with possession of child pornography, as well as importing or distributing child pornography. He is set to appear next in Kelowna Law Courts on Sept. 24, to consult council. (File)
Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

One of the accused in the Blind Bay incident is in custody while two are still at large

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home
Two Kamloops men arrested in connection with a string of burglaries

Two Kamloops men arrested in connection with a string of burglaries

A search warrant was executed at a home in the Brocklehurst area, where thousands of dollars in stolen property

  • Sep 8, 2020
Two Kamloops men arrested in connection with a string of burglaries
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Semi-truck allegedly hits cyclist and drives off in Penticton

On Aug. 16 a woman was knocked off her bike by a semi truck, near Fairview and Huth

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Suspected arsonist arrested after fleeing from Penticton RCMP

Motorcyclist being investigated for brush fire near Channel Parkway and Highway 97

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for ‘racist’ vandals

Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for ‘racist’ vandals

“They want people to get upset, and angry, and saddened… That’s the reaction racists want, isn’t it?”

Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for ‘racist’ vandals
(File photo)

Crimes can now be reported online in Oliver, Osoyoos and Keremeos

The goal of online crime reporting is to free-up police to handle more serious crimes

(File photo)
Shuswap man who pleaded guilty to head-butting an RCMP officer in January 2020 will spend 18 months on probation. (Black Press file photo)

Shuswap man who head-butted RCMP officer must apologize

Judge congratulates accused on his new-found sobriety

  • Aug 27, 2020
Shuswap man who pleaded guilty to head-butting an RCMP officer in January 2020 will spend 18 months on probation. (Black Press file photo)