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Nanaimo RCMP got help from gardening tool-wielding neighbours who detained a break-and-enter suspect until officers could make an arrest. (News Bulletin file photo)

Group of neighbours wielding garden tools corner suspected B.C. burglar

Suspect was beaten and bloody after an earlier break-and-enter gone wrong

 

Kelowna RCMP officers in uniform and plain clothes conducted surveillance and enforcement at Capri Centre Mall Jan. 11. (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)

‘The boldness’: Kelowna cops catch Capri crooks

The area at Capri Centre Mall has seen an increase in thefts and other incidents

 

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)

Thieves snag $15K of wood from B.C. helicopter logging site

Culprits would have needed major equipment to drag the logs away, says Fraser Valley forestry group

 

The flag holder remains empty after the pride flag went missing over the weekend. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

‘We believe in inclusion’: Revelstoke United Church’s pride flag missing after the weekend

The flag went missing before Sunday, leaving a snapped flag pole behind

The flag holder remains empty after the pride flag went missing over the weekend. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)
A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)

VIDEO: ‘Frustration’ felt after woman steals employee tip jar from Penticton cannabis shop

Cannabis Cottage on Martin Street shared the footage via Facebook of the brazen theft

A confrontation between a Cannabis Cottage employee in Penticton and a woman who apparently stole an employee tip jar filled with an estimated hundreds of dollars. (Courtesy- Cannabis Cottage)
Vancouver police officers arrested a 50-year-old man on Dec. 31, who is suspected of stealing from a South Granville fine art gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man with 115 convictions charged with stealing from Vancouver art gallery

50-year-old suspected of stealing $40,000 worth of fine art from South Granville gallery

Vancouver police officers arrested a 50-year-old man on Dec. 31, who is suspected of stealing from a South Granville fine art gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)

Stolen $1,300 snow blower recovered in Hope after thieves post it on Facebook Marketplace

Hope RCMP arrested a couple on Dec. 21 in a motel and return hot commodity back to Rona

Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)
Two kids were briefly stolen in Merritt Dec. 9, after they were left in the backseat of a running car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer, file

Kids briefly stolen along with running car from Merritt elementary school

Children had been in backseat when car thief took off

Two kids were briefly stolen in Merritt Dec. 9, after they were left in the backseat of a running car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer, file
The New Westminster Police Department is hoping to catch and deter thieves from stealing off doorsteps by planting bait packages beginning this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police drawing out porch pirates with bait packages in one B.C. city

New Westminster department hopes tactic reduces holiday theft

The New Westminster Police Department is hoping to catch and deter thieves from stealing off doorsteps by planting bait packages beginning this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
350 Bakehouse Cafe in Kelowna took to Facebook to express frustration over recent break-ins. (350 Bakehouse Cafe/Facebook)

Kelowna bakery fed up with small business break-ins

350 Bakehouse Cafe posted its frustrations to Facebook

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350 Bakehouse Cafe in Kelowna took to Facebook to express frustration over recent break-ins. (350 Bakehouse Cafe/Facebook)
The Coates’ Marvin the Martian sign that was stolen on Nov. 30, 2022. (Nancy Coates/ Facebook)

Sicamous couple’s martian landmark taken, theft appeared pre-planned

Nancy and Terry Coates offering $50 reward for return of sign in good shape

The Coates’ Marvin the Martian sign that was stolen on Nov. 30, 2022. (Nancy Coates/ Facebook)
Lux Quality Homes claims that they were broken into on Dec. 1. (Brad McNaughton/Submitted)
Lux Quality Homes claims that they were broken into on Dec. 1. (Brad McNaughton/Submitted)
RCMP remind the public, that when shopping, to put purchases in the trunk of their vehicle and park in a well-lit area. (Black Press file photo)

Whether in-person or online, be alert when holiday shopping: Kelowna RCMP

‘December has traditionally been a busy time for theft’

RCMP remind the public, that when shopping, to put purchases in the trunk of their vehicle and park in a well-lit area. (Black Press file photo)
A Brinks truck in a file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)

Christmas Day heist in Langley netted almost $500,000, court filing reveals

A union grievance fight has shed light on a massive ATM theft from 2016

A Brinks truck in a file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)
Tickleberry’s in Penticton was the victim of a smash-and-grab on Nov. 24. (Facebook)

Penticton Tickleberry’s ice cream shop latest victim of a smash and grab

Victim/owner of iconic downtown ice cream shop asks, ‘how do we save Penticton?’

Tickleberry’s in Penticton was the victim of a smash-and-grab on Nov. 24. (Facebook)
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)
The RDOS office was built in 1984. Black Press file photo

Smash and grab hits Regional District offices in Penticton

Several computers were stolen along with food and a garbage can

The RDOS office was built in 1984. Black Press file photo
Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)

VIDEO: Home-security footage catches man stealing truck in Penticton

Police say the Ford F-350 was recovered in rural Penticton on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16

Security footage shows a man stealing a truck in Penticton earlier this week. (Video- Kelly Chatterson/Facebook)
Gauthier with Kelowna RCMP bait bikes (Const. Gauthier/ Community Safety Unit)

Kelowna RCMP bait bike bust

The bait bike stolen and retrieved in seven minutes

Gauthier with Kelowna RCMP bait bikes (Const. Gauthier/ Community Safety Unit)