Man caught peeing on RCMP building

A man was given a fine after being caught urinating on the new cop shop

RCMP officers did not have to go very far to nab a man whose ability to operate his motor vehicle, was allegedly affected by an intoxicating substance.

On Oct. 7 at approximately 11:30 pm, a guard of the Kelowna RCMP detachment called for the support of police officers, after he detected an unauthorized vehicle within the secure parking lot at the rear of the new RCMP detachment on Richter Street, according to the RCMP.

The lone occupant of the black Ford Escape, was then observed by the guard as he proceeded to urinate on the side of the building.

Officers quickly responded to the back lot, where they located and identified the 21-year-old Kelowna man. During their interaction with that man, who seemed confused and oblivious with the fact he just urinated on a police building, officers detected signs and symptoms from the man that he appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Investigators also observed and later seized what appeared to be illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain sight inside the man’s vehicle, according to the RCMP.

The Kelowna man was issued a 24-hour prohibition from driving a motor vehicle under the BC Motor Vehicle Act.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said ”the RCMP would like to remind the general public that urinating in a public place and possession of drug paraphernalia are each considered an offence under Section 3.32 and 3.33 of the City of Kelowna Parks and Public Spaces Bylaw No. 10680. Each may carry a $100 fine.”

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.

Just Posted

Trail bus line readies to takeover Kelowna run

Silver City Stage Lines must have a booking site up by Sept. 30; two vehicles activated by Oct. 26

Open burning permitted again in Kamloops Fire Centre

Low fire rating prompts decision throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

Incumbent trustee candidate reassesses SOGI 123 impact

Lee-Ann Tiede says mandated student inclusiveness program has some issues

West Kelowna candidates weigh in on how they’d like to see crime dealt with

This week learn about how your candidates feel about crime in West Kelowna

Kelowna mayoral candidates talk about crime

Candidates talk about an issue on many city residents’ minds—how to deal with crime downtown

Your morning news in 90: Sept. 19, 2018

Tune in for 90 seconds to get the top headlines for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen.

B.C. hockey product eyes shot at Olympic spot with China

Fletcher is one of 24 who travelled to Shenzhen, China for the first official Olympic dev camp.

Are you feeling lazy? That’s OK – it’s just science

UBC study shows that humans are hardwired to prefer being sloth-like

LETTER: Who do we blame for the tragedy of Marrisa Shen’s death?

The B.C. girl was killed in a Burnaby park last July

Competition tribunal to hear B.C.-based case on airline food starting in October

The competition commissioner argued Vancouver airport authority had exploited its market position

Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through Canada’s burgeoning cannabis sector

Trudeau says Canada wants to see ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington in search of a way to bridge divide

Young people need us to act on climate change, McKenna tells G7 ministers

Catherine McKenna led off the three-day Halifax gathering Wednesday

B.C. woman facing animal cruelty charges after emaciated dog seized

Kira, a Rottweiler, had kidney and bladder infections

Most Read