Crime

Harley David Gillies. (RCMP/Submitted)

High-risk offender wanted after knife threat in Kelowna

Harley David Gillies also stole victim’s cell phone and keys

Harley David Gillies. (RCMP/Submitted)
RCMP in Golden seized prohibited firearms and weapons following a tip from the public. (Photo courtesy of the Golden-Field RCMP)

RCMP in Golden seize prohibited weapons

Tip from public results in arrest and seizure of multiple weapons

RCMP in Golden seized prohibited firearms and weapons following a tip from the public. (Photo courtesy of the Golden-Field RCMP)
Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 fraud cases in Ontario and B.C.

Con artists posing as homeowners to list properties for sale

Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Township of Langley mayor Eric Woodward, Cloverdale–Langley City MP John Aldag, and Langley City Mayor Nathan Pachal at a Wednesday, Jan. 25 announcement of $2.86 in federal funding to fight gun and gang violence in both communities. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley mayor Eric Woodward, Cloverdale–Langley City MP John Aldag, and Langley City Mayor Nathan Pachal at a Wednesday, Jan. 25 announcement of $2.86 in federal funding to fight gun and gang violence in both communities. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A TTC worker is shown in a bus while on shift in Toronto on April 23, 2020. Police continue to investigate after up to 15 youth allegedly attacked two Toronto Transit Commission workers on a bus. Toronto police say officers responded to the area of Kennedy Road and Merrian Road in the city’s east end Monday afternoon where a group of 10 to 15 youths, all male, allegedly assaulted two TTC employees.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

UPDATED: Four 13-yr-old boys arrested in alleged attack on Toronto transit workers

The teens cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

A TTC worker is shown in a bus while on shift in Toronto on April 23, 2020. Police continue to investigate after up to 15 youth allegedly attacked two Toronto Transit Commission workers on a bus. Toronto police say officers responded to the area of Kennedy Road and Merrian Road in the city’s east end Monday afternoon where a group of 10 to 15 youths, all male, allegedly assaulted two TTC employees.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
(The Canadian Press)

VIDEO: Woman dead after daytime assault at busy downtown Toronto intersection

The woman, who was in her 70s or 80s, had serious head injuries and died at the scene

(The Canadian Press)
RCMP major crimes Superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Brothers aimed to kill police, didn’t expect to survive Saanich bank shootout

22-year-old Cowichan Valley brothers were killed in the June 2022 gunbattle outside BMO branch

RCMP major crimes Superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
BX-Swan Lake firefighters battle a car fire early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)

Possible connection between Vernon car fire and deaths investigated

RCMP looking for dash cam footage after 2 bodies found in Coldstream home, BX vehicle blaze

BX-Swan Lake firefighters battle a car fire early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)
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(West Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

Erratic driving leads to West Kelowna drug bust

Thousands of dollars worth of drugs seized

(West Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)
Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s death remains unsolved 2 years later; IHIT renews appeal for public’s help

Murdered woman’s brother says family experiencing ‘never-ending waves of grief, anguish and trauma’

Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
A drug “super lab” was busted in Abbotsford in January 2022. Three men have now been charged. (BC RCMP photo)

Drug ‘super lab’ in Abbotsford could have produced 27M lethal doses of fentanyl, say police

Three men charged after investigation in Abbotsford and Surrey that began in August 2021

A drug “super lab” was busted in Abbotsford in January 2022. Three men have now been charged. (BC RCMP photo)
A sneaky cat attempted to catch a ride in a patrol car while a VicPD officer was conducting a roadside investigation. (Courtesy VicPD)

Victoria officer finds ‘unauthorized intruder’ in patrol car during traffic stop

Officers were investigating a suspected impaired driver when a cat snuck into one of the cruisers

A sneaky cat attempted to catch a ride in a patrol car while a VicPD officer was conducting a roadside investigation. (Courtesy VicPD)
Shaun Deacon in a photo released Oct. 31, 2022. (BC Corrections handout)

Child sex offender Shaun Deacon back in prison, charged with 2 counts of breach

Police previously issued public warnings about Deacon living in Abbotsford and Metro Vancouver

Shaun Deacon in a photo released Oct. 31, 2022. (BC Corrections handout)
The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vehicle seized after attempting to run someone over and colliding into Penticton motel

Suspect has not been caught but police say it is an isolated incident

The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
(Black Press File photo)

Weapons drawn in downtown Kelowna standoff

One arrested on St. Paul Street

(Black Press File photo)
Kyle and Justin Radis are charged with aggravated assault and robbery of a 17-year-old boy along the Rail Trail on Nov. 9, 2021. (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)

‘We catch them, they release them’: Kelowna RCMP once again looking for dangerous offender after bail

Kyle Radis was granted bail but failed to show up for court on Jan. 9

Kyle and Justin Radis are charged with aggravated assault and robbery of a 17-year-old boy along the Rail Trail on Nov. 9, 2021. (Photo/Kelowna RCMP)
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

No surprises in Penticton community safety report, says police chief

Dr. Curt Griffiths will present the report’s findings at an online forum tonight (Thursday)

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A new independent report said Penticton RCMP are having to spend too much time on mental health calls and the city should hire mental health experts to free up police to do work on crimes. The report suggests that Penticton’s approach to community safety needs an overhaul. (Western News file photo)

Perception of crime and disorder in Penticton is the reality, says criminologist report

Penticton’s approach to community safety needs overhaul, says ‘Focus on Safety’ report

A new independent report said Penticton RCMP are having to spend too much time on mental health calls and the city should hire mental health experts to free up police to do work on crimes. The report suggests that Penticton’s approach to community safety needs an overhaul. (Western News file photo)
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Not so smart: Kelowna RCMP seeing false 911 calls from watches

Uptick in mistake calls during ski season

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