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Penticton RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in Okanagan Falls Saturday, Aug. 6, and found a woman suffering from serious injuries. A man was taken into custody without incident. (file photo)

RCMP investigate Okanagan Falls shooting

Woman found suffering from serious injuries Saturday, Aug. 6; man taken into custody without incident

 

Connor Allan Patterson-House. (RCMP)

Kelowna RCMP search for man wanted in connection with violent assault

If you see Connor Allan Patterson-House do not approach him, warn RCMP

 

Salmon Arm RCMP is warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 bills. (Black Press file)

Counterfeit bills circulate Shuswap, suspect remains on the loose

Fake bills were found in Salmon Arm business bank deposits

Salmon Arm RCMP is warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 bills. (Black Press file)
A man and woman, both 33 and from Kelowna, were arrested on Postill Lake Forest Service Road in possession of two stolen vehicles Friday, May 14, 2021. (File photo)

Catfished: Kelowna RCMP warn of online scams

Man sends ‘significant’ amount of money to online acquaintance

A man and woman, both 33 and from Kelowna, were arrested on Postill Lake Forest Service Road in possession of two stolen vehicles Friday, May 14, 2021. (File photo)
The high cost of housing in Kelowna is causing recruitment problems for the RCMP. (File photo)

Housing cost handcuffs Kelowna RCMP recruitment

“Direct correlation with the cost of housing in Kelowna impacting ability to recruit officers’

The high cost of housing in Kelowna is causing recruitment problems for the RCMP. (File photo)
Clarance Greenspace at the intersection of Clarance Avenue and Kuipers Crescent. (Submitted)

Vandals poison Kelowna trees

Parks staff looking to identify culprits

Clarance Greenspace at the intersection of Clarance Avenue and Kuipers Crescent. (Submitted)
Kelowna RCMP investigated 24 police-reported hate files in 2021, compared to six in 2020. (File photo)

Jump in reported hate crimes last year COVID-related: Kelowna RCMP

Kelowna was third in B.C. for police-reported hate crimes in 2021

Kelowna RCMP investigated 24 police-reported hate files in 2021, compared to six in 2020. (File photo)
RCMP Supt. Kara Triance speaks to the media regarding a Statistics Canada report showing Kelowna had the country’s highest crime rate in 2021. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Visitor population not taken into account in high crime rates: Kelowna RCMP

The Kelowna metropolitan area had Canada’s crime rate in 2021

RCMP Supt. Kara Triance speaks to the media regarding a Statistics Canada report showing Kelowna had the country’s highest crime rate in 2021. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
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

RCMP cruisers on scene at Global Fitness in Kelowna after a shooting on the morning of March 29, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
RCMP are looking to speak with this individual in relation to a shooting at a Kelowna gas station (Contributed)

UPDATE: Photos released in relation to Kelowna gas station shooting

The RCMP are asking for witness or people with dashcam footage to come forward

RCMP are looking to speak with this individual in relation to a shooting at a Kelowna gas station (Contributed)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Michael Hans Bopfinger, 47, is wanted for assault, uttering threats, and a number of firearms related offences (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)

UPDATE: Vernon RCMP arrest wanted man

Michael Hans Bopfinger was considered violent

  • Aug 3, 2022
Michael Hans Bopfinger, 47, is wanted for assault, uttering threats, and a number of firearms related offences (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)
RCMP were called to an area near Shelter Bay Marina around 1:15 p.m. on Friday July, 29 after a call from a member of the public. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

Vehicle used in West Kelowna homicide: RCMP

The victim has been identified but his name is not being released until next of kin are notified

RCMP were called to an area near Shelter Bay Marina around 1:15 p.m. on Friday July, 29 after a call from a member of the public. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
Zachary Burton remains missing from Vernon. (Contributed)

UPDATE: RCMP still searching for missing Vernon man

Family and police concerned for 22-year-old Zachary Burton

Zachary Burton remains missing from Vernon. (Contributed)
July 31 weapons and drug seizure (Kelowna RCMP)

Tricked by ‘bait car’ and blocked from escape, orchestrated by Kelowna RCMP

One man had climbed into the trunk of the vehicle attempting to hide from police.

July 31 weapons and drug seizure (Kelowna RCMP)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Coroner are investigating two separate incidents resulting in the deaths of two men over the August long weekend. Criminality is not suspected in either event. (Black Press Media files)

RCMP, Coroner investigating two sudden deaths in Greater Vernon

Man dies after being in distress at Kal Beach; body of senior found in Vernon Creek

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Coroner are investigating two separate incidents resulting in the deaths of two men over the August long weekend. Criminality is not suspected in either event. (Black Press Media files)
Police on scene of a fatal shooting at South Surrey’s Softball City on Saturday evening (July 30, 2022). (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)

2 of 3 victims in shooting at Surrey sports park now dead, say RCMP

3 men targeted at South Surrey’s Softball City

Police on scene of a fatal shooting at South Surrey’s Softball City on Saturday evening (July 30, 2022). (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)

B.C. gangster Clayton Eheler released on bail despite acquiring a fraudulent passport in 2019

Conditions include house arrest, not being within 100 metres of U.S. border, or 2 km from an airport

Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)