Crime

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)
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)