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RCMP cruisers on scene at Global Fitness in Kelowna after a shooting on the morning of March 29, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Concerned citizens take action with ‘out of control’ crime in Kelowna

Take Back Kelowna aim to increase crime reporting and say they are not a vigilante group

 

A man was caught on surveillance stealing a van from an Alexis Park area home early Monday, July 25. (Video still)

Van stolen in Vernon, ditched, then car allegedly taken from Salmon Arm

RCMP tell owner the thief took a salvage yard employees vehicle after his broke down

 

Alexis Hovenkamp, a Penticton community policing coordinator, registers a bicycle into the Project 529 system. The owner of the bike can now report if it’s stolen through the app and the location can be tracked using its serial number.

Penticton residents urged to register bikes following spike in thefts

More than 7,500 bikes in the area already registered on the 529 Garage app

 

During a recent act of vandalism at Sicamous’ new Beach Park washroom and concession facility, a pair of bikes belonging to the chamber were stolen. (File photo)

Sicamous chamber student ambassador bikes stolen and destroyed

Bikes were taken during recent act of vandalism at new Beach Park facility

During a recent act of vandalism at Sicamous’ new Beach Park washroom and concession facility, a pair of bikes belonging to the chamber were stolen. (File photo)
This canoe that holds sentimental value was stolen along with a kayak from a Skaha home July 11. In this picture at Pigeon Lake, Alta. over 20 years ago is Claire Morales (in the middle) along with her brother and cousin. (Submitted)

Family heirloom canoe stolen from Penticton home

The vintage canoe named Clipper along with a kayak were taken July 11 from the Skaha area

This canoe that holds sentimental value was stolen along with a kayak from a Skaha home July 11. In this picture at Pigeon Lake, Alta. over 20 years ago is Claire Morales (in the middle) along with her brother and cousin. (Submitted)
This picture was taken Monday, July 12, during the middle of the day and posted to the Clean Streets Penticton Facebook page, showing several bicycles and shopping carts with a man working on a bike outside the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church on Orchard Avenue. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Police respond to anti-crime group in Penticton

RCMP understand growing frustrations of brazen crimes and thefts but can’t condone vigilantism

This picture was taken Monday, July 12, during the middle of the day and posted to the Clean Streets Penticton Facebook page, showing several bicycles and shopping carts with a man working on a bike outside the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church on Orchard Avenue. (Facebook photo)
Parker Leiper ran into the Penticton A&W restaurant to grab some food before his ride July 7 when two thieves cut the bike rack lock and made off with his bikes in front of many people at the Riverside mall. Despite police efforts and finding who was suspected of stealing the bikes, he still doesn’t have them back. (Parker Leiper Facebook)

Brazen bike theft rampant in Penticton, leaving owners feeling helpless

One man had his expensive bikes stolen off his car’s bike rack while he ran into A&W for food

Parker Leiper ran into the Penticton A&W restaurant to grab some food before his ride July 7 when two thieves cut the bike rack lock and made off with his bikes in front of many people at the Riverside mall. Despite police efforts and finding who was suspected of stealing the bikes, he still doesn’t have them back. (Parker Leiper Facebook)
A man is caught on camera reportedly stealing a van from Wicker Land (Wicker Land/Submitted)

UPDATE: Kelowna’s Wicker Land stolen yellow van discovered

A van containing a BBQ and a fire table was stolen early morning on June 21

A man is caught on camera reportedly stealing a van from Wicker Land (Wicker Land/Submitted)
Harry the iconic horse has been stolen (Diamond H Tack Inc./ Submitted)
Harry the iconic horse has been stolen (Diamond H Tack Inc./ Submitted)

Harry the iconic horse stolen from Diamond H Tack in Kelowna

The horse on wheels was rolled away at 4:50 p.m. on June 20

Harry the iconic horse has been stolen (Diamond H Tack Inc./ Submitted)
Harry the iconic horse has been stolen (Diamond H Tack Inc./ Submitted)
White Lake firefighters found two pieces of firefighting equipment had been stolen from sheds broken into at the White Lake fire hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (White Lake Fire Department photo)

‘A pretty low thing to do’: Equipment stolen from Shuswap fire hall

White Lake firefighters discover sheds broken into

White Lake firefighters found two pieces of firefighting equipment had been stolen from sheds broken into at the White Lake fire hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (White Lake Fire Department photo)
A puppy named Nugget has been returned home after going missing when his owner’s truck and camper were reported stolen with the dog inside. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
A puppy named Nugget has been returned home after going missing when his owner’s truck and camper were reported stolen with the dog inside. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)

B.C. pair arrested after drifting over US border on a stolen sailboat

One arrested on outstanding warrants, second let go, arrested later after discovery boat was stolen

Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)
Three boys are without their gear after the 2011 Junior Warriors team trailer was broken into in Edmonton May 2022 (GoFundMe/2011 Jr. warriors)

West Kelowna Jr. Warriors need help after gear stolen from trailer

A GoFundMe page was started May 16 to help replace what was taken

Three boys are without their gear after the 2011 Junior Warriors team trailer was broken into in Edmonton May 2022 (GoFundMe/2011 Jr. warriors)
The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Thieves break in to Chilliwack Military Museum stealing a gun and bayonets

Stolen were as many as 30 bayonets and a non-operable airsoft Tommy gun

The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)

Auto theft up 48% in Penticton: RCMP

Mounties received fewer overall calls for service compared to the first quarter of 2021

Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter will present a quarterly crime update to city council on Tuesday, May 3. ( Western News file phot)
Items still missing after a theft from Sunvolt Supply include a chainsaw, bag, batteries and cordless clipper. (Oliver RCMP)

Suspects and stolen chainsaw sought by Oliver RCMP

Sunvolt Supply, south of Oliver was robbed overnight on April 20

Items still missing after a theft from Sunvolt Supply include a chainsaw, bag, batteries and cordless clipper. (Oliver RCMP)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital recovered by police

Vancouver Police say the investigation into the theft of the $45,000 sculpture is ongoing

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)

Prank calls on the rise in Trail; RCMP call for removal of payphone

A stolen SUV, an arrest and flight-by-foot, plus another bogus 911 call

‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)
Things were anything but convenient for a pair of employees at Frank’s General Store on Highway 6 in Cherryville Saturday, March 5, at around 2:15 p.m. A man walked into the store and took a couple of hundred dollars worth of product without paying. Then things got ugly. The suspect is still at large. (Morning Star - file photo)

Theft turns violent outside rural Okanagan store

Workers at Frank’s General Store in Cherryville confront male suspect who allegedly walked out of store without paying

Things were anything but convenient for a pair of employees at Frank’s General Store on Highway 6 in Cherryville Saturday, March 5, at around 2:15 p.m. A man walked into the store and took a couple of hundred dollars worth of product without paying. Then things got ugly. The suspect is still at large. (Morning Star - file photo)