Police looking for man allegedly lurking around Central Okanagan schools

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an ongoing police investigation.

  • Oct. 24, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Photograph 1: passenger side view of vehicle associated to person of interest; Photograph 2: front end view of vehicle associated to person of interest; Photograph 3: person of interest walking

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an ongoing police investigation.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report Oct. 20,  at 9:17 a.m., of  an unknown man associated to a white or beige coloured Mercedes 4-door sedan, reportedly attended multiple schools in the Kelowna area.

“RCMP have spoken with students and staff and believe that the man was searching for a student,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“At this time it is unclear what the man’s intentions were, however RCMP and officials with the Central Okanagan School District are taking the matter seriously.”

Police are seeking the public’s assistance, with the release of still images obtained from video surveillance footage, which they hope will aid in identifying the person of interest or his vehicle.

Description of person of interest:

  • Caucasian male
  • 18 to 21 years
  • 5 -foot-10
  • 190 lbs
  • short brown hair
  • facial stubble
  • wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, black shoes and a camouflage baseball cap

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Georgina Josefsson, School Liaison Officer (SLO), of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Just Posted

Former Rockets vying for place in NHL

Twarynski and Dube are turning heads during NHL preseason

Organic Okanagan Festival returns for a 13th year

The annual event will be hosted at Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Traffic ahead for commuters driving into Kelowna

A car accident has left one lane open for Northbound drivers

Rockets prepare for three-game series against Prince George

The Kelowna Rockets will be looking to Kyle Topping during the series

Okanagan rugby community raises funds for cancer services

The first ever fundraiser held on Sunday raised $14,000

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

Okanagan College student population climbs

Enrolment up nearly 14 per cent

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Coldstream supports Okanagan College Campus residence project

Project would see a 100-bed residence on the Vernon campus in Coldstream

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

Most Read