Crime

Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)

‘Not criminally responsible’ hearing slated for man convicted of Abbotsford school stabbing

Gabriel Klein was found guilty in March of killing Letisha Reimer, 13, in 2016

Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)
RCMP badge (File photo)

Chase RCMP investigate shot fired during disagreement

Police say they continue to investigate, victim is not cooperating

RCMP badge (File photo)
Mark Snowden is charged with possession of child pornography, as well as importing or distributing child pornography. He is set to appear next in Kelowna Law Courts on Sept. 24, to consult council. (File)

Convicted Okanagan sex offender facing more child porn charges

After serving time in 2014, Mark Henry Snowden is facing more child porn related charges

Mark Snowden is charged with possession of child pornography, as well as importing or distributing child pornography. He is set to appear next in Kelowna Law Courts on Sept. 24, to consult council. (File)
Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

One of the accused in the Blind Bay incident is in custody while two are still at large

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home
Two Kamloops men arrested in connection with a string of burglaries

Two Kamloops men arrested in connection with a string of burglaries

A search warrant was executed at a home in the Brocklehurst area, where thousands of dollars in stolen property

  • Sep 8, 2020
Two Kamloops men arrested in connection with a string of burglaries
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Semi-truck allegedly hits cyclist and drives off in Penticton

On Aug. 16 a woman was knocked off her bike by a semi truck, near Fairview and Huth

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Suspected arsonist arrested after fleeing from Penticton RCMP

Motorcyclist being investigated for brush fire near Channel Parkway and Highway 97

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for ‘racist’ vandals

Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for ‘racist’ vandals

“They want people to get upset, and angry, and saddened… That’s the reaction racists want, isn’t it?”

Osoyoos Indian Band chief proposes prison time for ‘racist’ vandals
Shuswap man who pleaded guilty to head-butting an RCMP officer in January 2020 will spend 18 months on probation. (Black Press file photo)

Shuswap man who head-butted RCMP officer must apologize

Judge congratulates accused on his new-found sobriety

  • Aug 27, 2020
Shuswap man who pleaded guilty to head-butting an RCMP officer in January 2020 will spend 18 months on probation. (Black Press file photo)
A male throws himself against a sign at The Rise until he is able to break it down Sunday, Aug. 16. (Video surveillance)

Comedic criminals caught on camera in Okanagan

Local realtor shares footage of young adults beating up sign, urinating

A male throws himself against a sign at The Rise until he is able to break it down Sunday, Aug. 16. (Video surveillance)
Woman charged with assault after drunken brawl and stabbing in Chase

Woman charged with assault after drunken brawl and stabbing in Chase

Broken bottle used in a fight between two young women which led to a larger melee

Woman charged with assault after drunken brawl and stabbing in Chase
Robert Gordon Heltman, 30, was subject of a Vernon police manhunt that descended on a residence on Brooks Lane off of Okanagan Landing Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. He is wanted Canada-wide for suspension of his day parole.

Subject of Vernon police manhunt has lifetime gun ban

Robert Gordon Heltman has long history with courts across B.C., ties to Armstrong

Robert Gordon Heltman, 30, was subject of a Vernon police manhunt that descended on a residence on Brooks Lane off of Okanagan Landing Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. He is wanted Canada-wide for suspension of his day parole.
Image: Aaron Hemens

Kelowna police search for suspect who allegedly robbed bank with a gun

The bank will be closed for the rest of the day

Image: Aaron Hemens
Penticton RCMP arrested a man after he was found to have overdosed in a allegedly stolen vehicle. (File photo)

Man found passed out in allegedly stolen vehicle arrested in South Okanagan

Witnesses reported the man passed out behind the wheel of a stalled vehicle

Penticton RCMP arrested a man after he was found to have overdosed in a allegedly stolen vehicle. (File photo)
Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia. (RCMP)

Large amount of suspected illicit drugs discovered after vehicle seizure in Trail

A 36-year-old Trail man is facing numerous potential auto theft and drug-related charges

Photograph of the items seized by police, including suspected illicit drugs, cash and paraphernalia. (RCMP)
Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson

Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson

Const. Allan Young was assaulted on July 13 on Baker Street

Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson
RCMP Superintendent Brian Hunter talks to City of Penticton council Tuesday. (City of Penticton council stream)

Crime in Penticton significantly down compared to same time last year

RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter spoke to City of Penticton council on Tuesday, July 21

RCMP Superintendent Brian Hunter talks to City of Penticton council Tuesday. (City of Penticton council stream)
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Kamloops man charged in connection with death of Alberta man

Dale Topalinski, 58, was apprehended in Kamloops on July 8

  • Jul 16, 2020
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver in this undated photo. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Police are conducting a criminal investigation into what appears to be hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland. The incident occurred on the evening of July 13. Another incident in Summerland was reported to police on the morning of July 14. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

RCMP to investigate hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland

Swastikas and other graffiti spray painted on house and at bandshell

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into what appears to be hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland. The incident occurred on the evening of July 13. Another incident in Summerland was reported to police on the morning of July 14. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Graffiti, including racist symbols, was left on the side of a house on Hespeler Road on the evening of July 13. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Windows broken, racist graffiti left on Summerland home

Family says nothing like this has happened since they moved to Summerland in 1980s

Graffiti, including racist symbols, was left on the side of a house on Hespeler Road on the evening of July 13. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)