Kelowna has relatively quiet New Year’s weekend

It was a relatively quiet holiday weekend in Kelowna, as far as policing goes.

Police arrested two suspects in a smash and grab.

Police arrested two suspects in a smash and grab.

It was a relatively quiet holiday weekend in Kelowna, as far as policing goes.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said the Kelowna Regional Detachment area responded to just over 100 calls for service, during a 12 hour period, on New Year’s Eve. That’s slightly lower than the same time period on New Year’s Eve in 2016.

“The majority of the police files were related to alcohol related incidents, disturbances and various traffic related complaints,” said O’Donaghey.

Several RCMP officers were also on patrol up at Big White Ski Resort during this year’s New Year’s celebration. Officers report an estimated over 17,000 people celebrating the New Year on the mountain. RCMP responded to nearly a dozen complaints and assisted one woman who appeared to be suffering from a medical emergency.

Finally, the roads were pretty safe as well.

“RCMP were pleased to find that motorists appeared to be relatively well behaved after they checked hundreds of vehicles on the roads of the Central Okanagan,” said O’Donaghey.

“As only a handful of road side suspensions were issued out over this past weekend, related to driver’s found under the influence.”

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