RCMP

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.

Kelowna Mountie charged with assault believes punching during arrest was necessary

Kelowna RCMP officer suspended with pay two years after being caught on camera in violent arrest

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.
Surrey RCMP is investigating after a man was found deceased in a Newton park Thursday (May 26, 2022) night. (Malin Jordan file photo)

Vernon man arrested in alley following break-and-enter

Someone smashed the front door of the business and stole a number of items from inside before fleeing

Surrey RCMP is investigating after a man was found deceased in a Newton park Thursday (May 26, 2022) night. (Malin Jordan file photo)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
A 41-year-old man was found with severe burns in downtown Vernon Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police search for answers after man found with severe burns in Vernon

The 41-year-old man was taken to hospital and is in stable condition

A 41-year-old man was found with severe burns in downtown Vernon Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. can’t resolve repeat offender problem without more mental health, addictions support: report

Authors suggest specialized crisis response and long-term support units for offenders

(Black Press Media file photo)
A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Estimated 29,000 lethal fentanyl doses taken off Okanagan streets

CFSEU-BC completed the initiative in partnership with RCMP detachments throughout the Okanagan

A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
The motorcycle seized by West Kelowna RCMP on Sept. 20, 2022. (RCMP/Submitted)

Fleeing motorcyclist nabbed by West Kelowna RCMP

Over double the speed limit in residential zone

The motorcycle seized by West Kelowna RCMP on Sept. 20, 2022. (RCMP/Submitted)
A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)

Kelowna Mountie involved in caught-on-camera 2020 arrest takes stand in assault trial

Cont. Siggy Pietrzak was charged with assault in April 2021

A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)
Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald was formally sworn in as commander of the RCMP in B.C. on Tuesday, Sept 20 in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: The new officer in charge of the RCMP in B.C. is formally sworn in

At Langley event, Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald says Surrey switch from RCMP will take years

Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald was formally sworn in as commander of the RCMP in B.C. on Tuesday, Sept 20 in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
(RCMP/Contributed)

Too Fast, Too Furious: Two Kelowna speeders caught going 2-times the speed limit

The incident took place on Saturday night (Sept. 17)

(RCMP/Contributed)
RCMP ticketed a driver for failing to remain at the scene of an accident after he was found sleeping in the bushes after crashing a vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway. (News Bulletin file photo)

Driver found sleeping in nearby bushes after crashing car on B.C. highway

Incident happened at the Aulds Road intersection at midnight on Monday, Sept. 19

RCMP ticketed a driver for failing to remain at the scene of an accident after he was found sleeping in the bushes after crashing a vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway. (News Bulletin file photo)
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Cops for Kids rolls into Kelowna to finish the ride

Over $375,000 was raised in the 2022 ride

Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
RCMP are turning away people who are driving up the road to the Penticton Shooting Range. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Police shut down road to Penticton shooting range

It is not currently known why access is closed

RCMP are turning away people who are driving up the road to the Penticton Shooting Range. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Kelowna RCMP investigated 24 police-reported hate files in 2021, compared to six in 2020. (File photo)

Trio of serious crimes in Kelowna remain unsolved

North Glenmore Dog Park death remains under investigation

Kelowna RCMP investigated 24 police-reported hate files in 2021, compared to six in 2020. (File photo)
Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2022. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Events shut down at B.C. resort co-owned by ex-Vancouver Canuck Willie Mitchell

Tofino Resort and Marina responds to allegations of ‘highly inappropriate behaviour’

Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2022. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A thermal image shows the person police believe cut cables on the Sea to Sky Gondola in both 2019 and 2020. It was released, along with a new reward for information, on Sept. 14. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP)
A thermal image shows the person police believe cut cables on the Sea to Sky Gondola in both 2019 and 2020. It was released, along with a new reward for information, on Sept. 14. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking residents planning home renovations to use due diligence when seeking a contractor, as two area residents have been scammed out of more than $16,000 after finding a contractor through a Facebook ad. (File photo)

RCMP warn of Okanagan contractor fraud

Two Vernon area residents scammed out of thousands after hiring company through social media ad

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking residents planning home renovations to use due diligence when seeking a contractor, as two area residents have been scammed out of more than $16,000 after finding a contractor through a Facebook ad. (File photo)
(File photo)

West Kelowna road rage incident leaves man ‘face down in ditch’

The incident happened about 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 13

(File photo)
The incident began to unfold on Highway 3, around 7:45 am Tuesday Sept. 23. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)

One dead, one injured, after police shooting in Keremeos

Man allegedly pulls gun as RCMP attempt to serve warrants

The incident began to unfold on Highway 3, around 7:45 am Tuesday Sept. 23. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)
Stolen property, cash and firearms (RCMP)

Guns, other weapons and bike chop shop found in Kelowna

Five men were arrested living at what RCMP called a ‘sophisticated camp’

Stolen property, cash and firearms (RCMP)