Lake Country RCMP’s plea to find the rightful owner of property found abandoned near driveway took less than an hour to reunite owner with property. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan owner reunited with stolen property

Kids’ stuff and family photos found abandoned in Lake Country returned after RCMP issue plea

Well, that didn’t take long.

In record time, a Coldstream resident contacted the Lake Country RCMP detachment less than an hour after police turned to the public for their help to find the rightful owners of property found abandoned in a Lake Country driveway Tuesday.

“The Coldstream resident has now been identified by police as the rightful owner of the items found on July 2,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

RELATED: Lake Country RCMP seek to ID family in photos found in recovered items

A local citizen made the early morning discovery Tuesday of numerous children’s items dropped overnight on the edge of her Lake Country area property.

Police responded to the Wall Road area, where they located and seized a large pile of discarded personal belongings.

A child’s car seat, booster seat, and balance bike were among the items seized by police, along with several clothing items, personal accessories, a set of vehicle floor mats and even books. A CD containing what appeared to be dozens of professional photographs taken of a family was also found, alongside a printed photograph of some children.

In an effort to identify the property owner, RCMP released an image of the green Toba pedal-less bike, and one of the photographs stored on the CD.

Both the investigator and complainant’s suspicions were right; the property, which contained children’s items, had been dumped from a stolen vehicle. That Ford SUV had been reported to the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP as taken sometime overnight. The stolen vehicle has since been recovered by RCMP in the North Okanagan and remains part of the ongoing investigation.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Firefighters have doused a Peachland house fire

Fire crews are still on scene investigating the cause of the BBQ fire which made its way to the home

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy, rain expected

Environment Canada is calling for a risk of thunderstorms tonight across the Okanagan

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

Parking meters, be gone: Kelowna city staff

Council amends financial plan to quickly replace standalone meters in wake of ongoing vandalism

Wilson M. Beck Charity Golf Tournament in Kelowna benefiting YMCA of Okanagan

The tournament is sold out with 144 golfers swinging for the cause

Athletes and volunteers ecstatic about triathlon’s return to the Okanagan

Race will take place in 2020 on Aug. 30 in Penticton

False report of dead body leads police to sex dolls at Manning Park

Princeton RCMP breathed a sigh of relief, momentarily, when they discovered a… Continue reading

Ironman returns to Okanagan after seven-year absence

Subaru Ironman Canada is coming back to Penticton in 2020

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag

The Okanagan Nation Alliance flag was raised at a ceremony at Vernon campus on July 16

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

Summerland clinic will be closed on August long weekend

Medical office assistant needed at Rosedale Medical Clinic

Most Read