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Police in Princeton saw an increase in the number of calls for service the received in the third quarter of 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Princeton’s police activity increases during third quarter of 2020

More calls for service, violent crimes and property crimes than during same period in 2019

Police in Princeton saw an increase in the number of calls for service the received in the third quarter of 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Keremeos were kept busy during the third quarter of 2020 as crime figures and requests for service both increased compared to the same time frame in 2019. (Black Press file photo)

Police activity increases in Keremeos

Violent crime figures show increase of 18 per cent over same period in 2019

Police in Keremeos were kept busy during the third quarter of 2020 as crime figures and requests for service both increased compared to the same time frame in 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Summerland saw an increase in the total number of calls for service in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Fall crime numbers up in Summerland

Calls for service, violent crimes and property crimes all rose in third quarter of 2020

Police in Summerland saw an increase in the total number of calls for service in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
In Penticton’s rural areas, there were fewer business break and enters, but the number of frauds and the number of bicycle thefts increased significantly in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Frauds and bicycle thefts increase in Penticton’s rural areas

Third quarter statistics from RCMP show changes in crime trends

In Penticton’s rural areas, there were fewer business break and enters, but the number of frauds and the number of bicycle thefts increased significantly in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

WATCH: Residents stunned by grisly discovery of 3 bodies in Vancouver Island gravel pit

‘It’s actually unnerving because the area is so nice and calm’

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

UPDATE: 3 bodies discovered in gravel pit in remote area of Vancouver Island

RCMP: ‘We do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the public’

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Summerland crime figures showed decrease in 2019

Policing statistics show drop in crime rates, although violent crimes increased

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Penticton RCMP cleared of wrongdoing after man seriously injured in custody

B.C.’s police watchdog found no evidence of harm caused by police in Sept. 21 incident

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
Justin Morissette had his leg broken after asking anti-gay street preachers to stop in Vancouver’s West End on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.(Justin Morissette/Twitter)
Justin Morissette had his leg broken after asking anti-gay street preachers to stop in Vancouver’s West End on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.(Justin Morissette/Twitter)
Steven Stuart Gardner has been charged with possession of a firearm contrary to an order and possession of a firearm without a licence. He has also been charged, under the Motor Vehicle Act, with driving while prohibited. (Crime Stoppers photo)

Car connected to shooting, dumped in Chase leads to unrelated arrest

Investigation of Kamloops shooting leads police to a rural Chase property

  • Oct 20, 2020
Steven Stuart Gardner has been charged with possession of a firearm contrary to an order and possession of a firearm without a licence. He has also been charged, under the Motor Vehicle Act, with driving while prohibited. (Crime Stoppers photo)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

RCMP cleared in fatal shooting of armed Lytton man in distress, police watchdog finds

IIO spoke to seven civillian witnesses and 11 police officers in coming to its decision

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Summerland RCMP respond to man armed with knife

Incident occurred on morning of Oct. 9

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
Police officers arrive at housing development in Toronto on Monday, September 21, 2020. A new poll suggests Canadians have a largely favourable view of police in their communities but Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups and younger Canadians are less impressed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Indigenous, minority, young Canadians less likely to view police positively: Poll

Younger Canadians were also far more likely than older Canadians to report having had at least one direct interaction with police

Police officers arrive at housing development in Toronto on Monday, September 21, 2020. A new poll suggests Canadians have a largely favourable view of police in their communities but Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups and younger Canadians are less impressed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Calgary Police Service is seeking 21-year-old Wyatt Reader. (Calgary Police Service photo)

Man accused of assault, forcible confinement spotted in Shuswap

The Calgary Police Service is seeking 21-year-old Wyatt Reader

  • Oct 8, 2020
The Calgary Police Service is seeking 21-year-old Wyatt Reader. (Calgary Police Service photo)
(Black Press Media files)

Two men charged with attempted murder in shooting of man carrying baby: Vancouver police

The 42-year-old man is in hospital with non life threatening injuries and two men are in custody

(Black Press Media files)
FILE – People get exercise along the lakeshore path on Lake Ontario on a fall day during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Toronto police charge couple who allegedly did not quarantine then attended anti-mask rally

Public health guidelines require everyone coming from outside the country to quarantine for at least 14 days

FILE – People get exercise along the lakeshore path on Lake Ontario on a fall day during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Speakers acknowledge criticism during police and peace officer memorial services

Smoke speakers defended police officers against recent criticism

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Penticton RCMP were called out to an incident involving an intoxicated man waving around large wooden spoons Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Spoon-wielding man draws police presence in Penticton

Police say no one was harmed during the incident

Penticton RCMP were called out to an incident involving an intoxicated man waving around large wooden spoons Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
The trial will take place at the Nelson Courthouse.Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Jury selection begins in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter in relation to the shooting of Waylon Jesse Edey

The trial will take place at the Nelson Courthouse.Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls Commissioner Michele Audette speaks during a press conference at the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak office in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

‘It is urgent:’ Commissioner calls for Indigenous bodies to oversee police

There are multiple recent stories about Indigenous people dying during encounters with police

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls Commissioner Michele Audette speaks during a press conference at the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak office in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski