Kelowna RCMP

Kelowna RCMP

Police nab Kelowna man again after release from custody

Neil Lingor now faces more charges after he was allegedly caught stealing a generator

A Kelowna man accused of a brazen daytime residential break and enter last Wednesday has been nabbed by police once again and accused of committing additional property crimes in the Central Okanagan.

On Oct. 17, just after 11 a.m., Kelowna RCMP received a report of a residential alarm, to a home located along Hollywood Road South, and learned that a property representative on site had discovered that a break and enter had been committed, according to an RCMP news release.

A review of the homes video surveillance footage provided investigators with images of both their break and enter suspect and a vehicle they believed to be associated with that suspect. Those images were disseminated to the local media and within hours, with the assistance of the general public, an arrest was made.

Neil Lingor, 32, was held in police custody overnight and taken before the courts. Lingor was formally charged with criminal offences including, break and enter to commit an offence, possess break-in instruments, disguise face with intent to commit an offence, and breach of a Recognizance of Bail.

READ MORE: Break and enter suspect nabbed with help from Kelowna witness

Lingor was subsequently released from custody on Oct. 18, subject to strict conditions imposed by the courts.

On Oct. 23, at approximately 10 a.m., the West Kelowna RCMP was contacted by the owner of a Honda generator, which had been reported as stolen just days prior to the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP. Police learned that the rightful owner tracked his allegedly stolen generator to the Central Okanagan, after he spotted the stolen item listed online for sale. Officers attended the pre-arranged meeting place, along Main Street in West Kelowna, and subsequently arrested Lingor.

“RCMP in the Central Okanagan remain committed to monitoring and disrupting priority offenders who work in our community,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Lingor now faces additional criminal charges of possession of stolen property for the purpose of trafficking and breach of his Recognizance of Bail. He has since been released by the courts on strict conditions and is expected to re-appear in court on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.


edit@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Great Bear Snowshed on the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) in British Columbia. Truck driver Roy McCormack testified in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on Feb. 25, 2021 that his brakes started smoking in about this location, and soon after he lost all braking, which led to a multi-vehicle crash further down the road on Aug. 5, 2016. (GoogleMaps)
Truck driver charged in Coquihalla crash showed ‘wanton and reckless disregard for other people’s lives’: Crown

Despite already having brake issues, Roy McCormack tackled the steepest hill on the infamous highway

Approximate location of the vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
Vehicle incident blocking Coquihalla traffic in both directions

Both directions of traffic stopped due to vehicle incident

(HelloKelowna - Twitter)
West Kelowna billboard bearing anti-vaccine messaging deemed misleading

Ad Standards investigated the billboard, noting a lack of evidence to support the messaging

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Christina Camilleri: Making holistic health care accessible

Christina Camilleri founded and operates Healthy Essentials Clinic

Abbotsford’s Kris Collins turned to TikTok out of boredom when the provincial COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020. She now has over 23 million followers on the video app. Photo: Submitted
Internet famous: Abbotsford’s Kris Collins is a TikTok comedy queen

Collins has found surprise stardom alone with a phone

Chase RCMP held two men involved in drunken disturbances overnight in their detachment’s cells on Feb. 6. (File Photo)
Chase RCMP hold two men involved in drunken disturbances overnight

The two seperate incidents took place less than an hour apart.

Kamloops Fire Rescue battled a landfill fire which belched toxic smoke into the air on Feb. 27. (City of Kamloops Photo)
Fire at Kamloops landfill sends thick black smoke into the air

Firefighters made slow progress on the fire throughout the morning.

A Vancouver restaurant owner was found guilty of violating B.C.’s Human Rights Code by discriminating against customers on the basis of their race. (Pixabay)
Vancouver restaurant owner ordered to pay $4,000 to customers after racist remark

Referring to patrons as ‘you Arabs’ constitutes discrimination under B.C.’s Human Rights Code, ruling deems

Baldy Mountain Resort is temporarily closed following the death of a resort family member. Pictured above is a sunrise at the resort, Feb. 19, 2021. (Baldy Mountain Resort/Facebook)
Baldy Mountain ski hill closed following death of resort family member

Authorities currently investigating, resort set to reopen Sunday, Feb. 27

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Chase RCMP arrest intoxicated man running into highway traffic

The man was wanted on several warrents in Alberta; was held overnight but released

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
B.C. children’s writer encourages girls to pursue the sciences in new book

Lindsay Ford is holding a virtual launch for latest book, ‘Science Girl’

Pig races at the 145th annual Chilliwack Fair on Aug. 12, 2017. Monday, March 1, 2021 is Pig Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 28 to March 6

Pig Day, Canadian Bacon Day and Grammar Day are all coming up this week

Most Read