Vandals causing problems in the Okanagan

Police are looking to identify a group of individuals believed to be responsible for a string of vandalism to school and residential property over the last few months.

The Kelowna RCMP has received numerous reports of mischief at the Springvalley Middle School and a nearby residence on the 1500 block of Carshyl Court, since Sept. 23.

"Specifically, a fire has been set in a garbage can at the school, graffiti painted throughout the neighbourhood and a residential fence repeatedly damaged. The continuous destruction to the elderly couple's fence has caused them great distress and is now affecting their health," said Const. Kris Clark, in a press release.

"There is no known reason why this particular residence has been repeatedly targeted."

The fence was damaged yet again on Dec. 4, leaving the couple completely exasperated. Fortunately, the Springvalley Middle School's Builder's Club was in the holiday spirit and banded together to repair the devastated elderly couple's property.

Police believe that the suspects have been caught on camera and are asking for help in identifying them. Two surveillance videos of the suspects can been viewed on the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers YouTube page at

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP School Resource Officer, Cst Josefsson at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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