Fake utility company canvassers intent on committing a fraud

Kelowna RCMP are asking the public to be aware of suspicious activity in the form of persons claiming to be from utility companies.

Kelowna RCMP are asking the public to be aware of suspicious activity in the form of persons claiming to be from utility companies.

Last Friday at around 4  p.m., two males dressed in purple and white shirts knocked on the door of a residence in the 900 block of Westbrook Drive in West Kelowna.

The males claimed they worked for Telus and asked the homeowner if he received Telus services. When the homeowner said he did, the men “high fived” him and left.

The homeowner then called Telus, who told him that they had no one going door to door anywhere in the area.

Police believe that the men were either attempting to commit a fraud of some kind or were looking for an excuse to go inside the residence to check it out for a future crime, possibly and break and enter.

The first suspect is about six-foot-one tall with a slim build and short dark brown hair. The second was about five-foot-eight  tall with a medium build and short red hair.

If anyone has had a similar experience or has seen these individuals or a related vehicle in the area, please call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

impaired nightmare

On Sunday at just after 1:15 a.m., a Central Okanagan Traffic Services  officer attempted to pull over a Grey Chev Pickup as a possible impaired.

Despite the use of the officer’s emergency equipment, the northbound vehicle continued on Highway  33 until a second police cruiser pulled in front of the truck and brought it to a stop.

The driver refused to provide his driver’s licence or comply with any of the officer’s requests.

The 42-year-old Kelowna resident, Troy Brad, was arrested for obstruction but allegedly fought back violently by punching and trying to choke the arresting officer.

The officer had detected signs of alcohol impairment during the initial contact and arrest.

Brad is facing numerous charges relating to the incident including impaired driving and resisting arrest.


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