Crime

A male throws himself against a sign at The Rise until he is able to break it down Sunday, Aug. 16. (Video surveillance)

Comedic criminals caught on camera in Okanagan

Local realtor shares footage of young adults beating up sign, urinating

A male throws himself against a sign at The Rise until he is able to break it down Sunday, Aug. 16. (Video surveillance)
Woman charged with assault after drunken brawl and stabbing in Chase

Woman charged with assault after drunken brawl and stabbing in Chase

Broken bottle used in a fight between two young women which led to a larger melee

Woman charged with assault after drunken brawl and stabbing in Chase
Robert Gordon Heltman, 30, was subject of a Vernon police manhunt that descended on a residence on Brooks Lane off of Okanagan Landing Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. He is wanted Canada-wide for suspension of his day parole.

Subject of Vernon police manhunt has lifetime gun ban

Robert Gordon Heltman has long history with courts across B.C., ties to Armstrong

Robert Gordon Heltman, 30, was subject of a Vernon police manhunt that descended on a residence on Brooks Lane off of Okanagan Landing Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. He is wanted Canada-wide for suspension of his day parole.
Penticton RCMP are seeking the public’s help in identifying this man who allegedly stole three bikes worth over $20,000 from a residential garage. (Contributed)

Penticton RCMP seeking suspected bike thief

Man allegedly stole over $20,000 worth of bikes from a residential garage

Penticton RCMP are seeking the public’s help in identifying this man who allegedly stole three bikes worth over $20,000 from a residential garage. (Contributed)
Image: Aaron Hemens

Kelowna police search for suspect who allegedly robbed bank with a gun

The bank will be closed for the rest of the day

Image: Aaron Hemens
Penticton RCMP arrested a man after he was found to have overdosed in a allegedly stolen vehicle. (File photo)

Man found passed out in allegedly stolen vehicle arrested in South Okanagan

Witnesses reported the man passed out behind the wheel of a stalled vehicle

Penticton RCMP arrested a man after he was found to have overdosed in a allegedly stolen vehicle. (File photo)
Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia. (RCMP)

Large amount of suspected illicit drugs discovered after vehicle seizure in Trail

A 36-year-old Trail man is facing numerous potential auto theft and drug-related charges

Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia. (RCMP)
Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson

Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson

Const. Allan Young was assaulted on July 13 on Baker Street

Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson
RCMP Superintendent Brian Hunter talks to City of Penticton council Tuesday. (City of Penticton council stream)

Crime in Penticton significantly down compared to same time last year

RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter spoke to City of Penticton council on Tuesday, July 21

RCMP Superintendent Brian Hunter talks to City of Penticton council Tuesday. (City of Penticton council stream)
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Kamloops man charged in connection with death of Alberta man

Dale Topalinski, 58, was apprehended in Kamloops on July 8

  • Jul 16, 2020
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Police are conducting a criminal investigation into what appears to be hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland. The incident occurred on the evening of July 13. Another incident in Summerland was reported to police on the morning of July 14. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

RCMP to investigate hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland

Swastikas and other graffiti spray painted on house and at bandshell

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into what appears to be hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland. The incident occurred on the evening of July 13. Another incident in Summerland was reported to police on the morning of July 14. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Graffiti, including racist symbols, was left on the side of a house on Hespeler Road on the evening of July 13. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Windows broken, racist graffiti left on Summerland home

Family says nothing like this has happened since they moved to Summerland in 1980s

Graffiti, including racist symbols, was left on the side of a house on Hespeler Road on the evening of July 13. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
RCMP arrived at approximately 8:30 to the 2000 block of Carmi Rd. July 10, 2020 in Penticton after a woman was struck by a bullet outside her home. Police are still seeking potential suspects. (Phil McLachlan / Western News)

Penticton woman struck by mystery bullet

Woman suffers no major injuries; RCMP without any leads, investigation continues

RCMP arrived at approximately 8:30 to the 2000 block of Carmi Rd. July 10, 2020 in Penticton after a woman was struck by a bullet outside her home. Police are still seeking potential suspects. (Phil McLachlan / Western News)
Jamie Bacon has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the Surrey Six killings. (File photo)

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Jamie Bacon has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the Surrey Six killings. (File photo)
Kelowna woman fights off nighttime intruder

Kelowna woman fights off nighttime intruder

Kelowna RCMP are investigating a break-and-enter on Richter Street

Kelowna woman fights off nighttime intruder
Two people are facing multiple charges after Penticton RCMP searched a home and found signs of drug trafficking, as well as two firearms. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Two facing charges after RCMP search Penticton motel, find firearms, drug-trafficking related items

Samuel Prescott-Perreault, 32 years old, and 27-year-old Paige Rist are facing charges

Two people are facing multiple charges after Penticton RCMP searched a home and found signs of drug trafficking, as well as two firearms. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
A still frame from security footage caught on Sharon Utton’s porch. (Contributed)

Security camera captures woman stealing package from Westbank doorstep

Sharon Utton posted a video of the incident to Facebook shortly after it happened on Saturday, July 4

A still frame from security footage caught on Sharon Utton’s porch. (Contributed)
RCMP are investigating an assault involving bear spray in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP investigate bear spray assault outside Penticton pub

Two patrons assaulted with bear spray outside Nanaimo Avenue pub

RCMP are investigating an assault involving bear spray in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Penticton RCMP are asking the public to help identify a man allgedly involved in an indecent act. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press - File)

Penticton RCMP seek witnesses to alleged indecent act on Nelson Avenue

Man described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, beige shirt and shorts, long brown hair, fishing hat

Penticton RCMP are asking the public to help identify a man allgedly involved in an indecent act. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press - File)
Oliver RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who allegedly stolen multiple firearms and ammunition from a Canadian Tire. (Black Press file photo)

Guns, ammunition stolen from Canadian Tire in Oliver

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect caught on video surveillance

Oliver RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who allegedly stolen multiple firearms and ammunition from a Canadian Tire. (Black Press file photo)