Potential creep warning from Mounties after incident in West Kelowna

RCMP are issuing an advisory, out of an abundance of caution, after a West Kelowna youth reported a suspicious set of circumstances

  • Jun. 7, 2016 2:00 p.m.

RCMP are issuing an advisory, out of an abundance of caution, after a West Kelowna youth reported a suspicious set of circumstances earlier this morning in Glenrosa.

The West Kelowna RCMP received a report June 7 at 12:51 p.m., of a suspicious circumstance where a youth reportedly was approached by a driver and offered a ride to school.

“The encounter occurred near the intersection of Gorman Road and Ficke Road at approximately 8:29 am. The youth later reported the incident to school officials who contacted the RCMP,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“Police have been told that the man stopped his vehicle next to the youth and asked the youth more than once if she wanted a ride to school, to which she responded no.”

The driver eventually reached across and slightly cracked open the passenger side door and advised the youth that she could hop in they wanted to.

“The youth did the absolute right thing, when she told the man ‘no’ and fled the area on foot,” said O’Donaghey. “The vehicle was not seen again and believed to have departed the area down Gorman Road towards Webber Road.”

The suspicious man was described to police as:

·         Caucasian male;

·         Approximately 45-55 year old;

·         White hair;

·         White mustache;

The suspicious vehicle was described to police as:

·         Black 4 door pick-up truck;

·         Either a Ford or Chevrolet;

·         With tinted back windows;

·         Loud exhaust;

Investigators would like to speak with the driver of the vehicle. If you were the driver who stopped and spoke with this youth you are asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Sherri Lund of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. 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.


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