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An Ontario man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting an 81-year-old woman and attempting to steal her car in Vernon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Ontario man arrested for assaulting Vernon senior, attempting to steal her car

The alleged assault took place on 58th Avenue shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday

An Ontario man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting an 81-year-old woman and attempting to steal her car in Vernon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Police are investigating the theft of an antique Esso gas pump from a Spallumcheen property overnight on Nov. 18, 2022. (RCMP photo)

Antique gas pump stolen from Spallumcheen property

Police are investigating the theft that took place overnight on Nov. 18

Police are investigating the theft of an antique Esso gas pump from a Spallumcheen property overnight on Nov. 18, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Vernon RCMP

Police stop 4 impaired drivers within 4 hours in Vernon

Drivers from Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Vernon, between the ages of 20 and 52 under the influence

Vernon RCMP
Complaints against municipal police officers in B.C. are up 26 per cent from 2020/2021 to 2021/2022, the latest report from the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner shows. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police misconduct complaints up 26% in B.C.’s municipal forces: report

Largest number lodged against Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford cops

Complaints against municipal police officers in B.C. are up 26 per cent from 2020/2021 to 2021/2022, the latest report from the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner shows. (Black Press Media file photo)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is escorted by his RCMP security detail as protesters shout and throw rocks while leaving a campaign stop at a local micro brewery during the Canadian federal election campaign in London Ont., on Monday, September 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

RCMP monitored hostility from anti-vaccine movement against Trudeau since election

Prime minister set to testify at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Friday

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is escorted by his RCMP security detail as protesters shout and throw rocks while leaving a campaign stop at a local micro brewery during the Canadian federal election campaign in London Ont., on Monday, September 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Police presence downtown Merritt on Nov. 21 (Kathy Cameron/Facebook)

Merritt Christmas tree light-up cancelled due to safety concerns

The decision comes after several shootings and search warrant executions throughout the past week

Police presence downtown Merritt on Nov. 21 (Kathy Cameron/Facebook)
Police were staged at a home in the 2600 block of Granite Avenue in Merritt on the evening of Nov. 20. (Contributed)

Another police standoff as havoc continues in Merritt

Police presence continues downtown in latest search warrant

Police were staged at a home in the 2600 block of Granite Avenue in Merritt on the evening of Nov. 20. (Contributed)
Police on scene of home in Kelowna. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)
Police on scene of home in Kelowna. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)
Lorence Williams was charged after an incident that resulted in a death in Rutland on May 30, 2021. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

Preliminary trial begins for Kelowna man charged with Rutland murder

Lorence Williams was charged with second degree murder after a May 30, 2021 incident

Lorence Williams was charged after an incident that resulted in a death in Rutland on May 30, 2021. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
Four are in custody following the take down of a drug trafficking operation in Penticton. (File)
Four are in custody following the take down of a drug trafficking operation in Penticton. (File)
The Merritt RCMP arrested three men for kidnapping after they tried to flee the scene. (Anastasia Cash)

3 arrested, charged following multiple shots fired and alleged kidnapping in Merritt

The three men were arrested as they tried to flee the scene

The Merritt RCMP arrested three men for kidnapping after they tried to flee the scene. (Anastasia Cash)
RCMP on scene at a backyard in Merritt. (Anastasia Cash)

VIDEO: RCMP snipers stationed in backyard, aiming at house on Nicola Ave., Merritt

The 1700 block of Nicola Avenue was shut down by Merritt RCMP on Nov. 18

RCMP on scene at a backyard in Merritt. (Anastasia Cash)
Heavy police presence in Merritt after shots fired

Flash bangs and snipers in Merritt neighbourhood standoff

The 1700 block of Nicola Avenue was shut down by Merritt RCMP after gunshots earlier in the day

Heavy police presence in Merritt after shots fired
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating wanted man Timothy James Ross, according to an RCMP press release issued Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating wanted man Timothy James Ross, according to an RCMP press release issued Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Kelowna RCMP pulled over someone every six minutes in a two-hour span in a distracted driving blitz. (File photo)

Kelowna RCMP pull over 30 people in two-hour span in distracted driving blitz

A distracting driving ticket results in a $368 fine and four points added to your license

Kelowna RCMP pulled over someone every six minutes in a two-hour span in a distracted driving blitz. (File photo)
A burnt-out truck was found near the Highway 5A ramp off of Highway 5 in Merritt after an early-morning shooting on Nov. 18. (RCMP/Submitted)

UPDATE: Heavy police presence in Merritt after shots fired

Shooting is thought to be related to spree on Nov. 15

A burnt-out truck was found near the Highway 5A ramp off of Highway 5 in Merritt after an early-morning shooting on Nov. 18. (RCMP/Submitted)
The Oyama General Store during the Christmas season in 2020. (Geri Allan-Helmer/Submitted)

B.C. convenience stores want provincial help in smoking out illegal tobacco sales

Owner helps launch ‘Speak Up For Our Stores’ campaign

The Oyama General Store during the Christmas season in 2020. (Geri Allan-Helmer/Submitted)
Vernon Search and Rescue is conducting an underwater search Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon Search and Rescue, police search Okanagan Lake for missing person

The search is being conducted in the Beachcomber Bay Road area

Vernon Search and Rescue is conducting an underwater search Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Man accused of first-degree murder of B.C. Mountie appears in court

Jongwon Ham, 37, appeared virtually in court on Wednesday

RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Calls for service in Vernon were down slightly in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter in 2021, according to an RCMP report put before council on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

11 of 17 North Okanagan prolific offenders in jail: RCMP report

The remaining six not in custody all live in Vernon

Calls for service in Vernon were down slightly in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter in 2021, according to an RCMP report put before council on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)