A bicycle shop located on the 3000 block of Louie Drive in West Kelowna had one of the outside display bikes stolen between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. - Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers

RCMP still searching for bike thieves and Rutland vandals in Kelowna

The Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers released its report yesterday

The Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in solving the latest crimes in West Kelowna and Kelowna.

Kelowna RCMP would like to put an end to some Rutland youth running amok. The mischief began in May when the bathrooms at the Rutland Sports fields were trashed and the Rutland Activity Centre was vandalized, according to the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers in a news release.

On June 25, the RCMP was called back to the washrooms when the newly renovated men’s washroom was once again trashed. The youths caused thousands of dollars more damage during the early hours of July 7 when they hit the McCurdy Road, Phipps Crescent and the Keyes Road area, breaking car windows and spraying obscenities on cars and fences with orange spray paint, the release said.

They also slashed the vinyl on an above ground swimming pool. The RCMP is urging area residents to review any home video surveillance footage of that time frame and contact police if they have any video that could possibly identify these vandals.

Bike thieves are also stealing bikes in Kelowna, locked or not. Here are several that have been stolen recently to keep an eye out for. The white Trek Ruby road bike was taken from a home on the 4000 block of Lakeshore Road June 19. It has a serial number of STAK39E0039, a rat trap rear rack, a fanny pack and a bottle holder.

The black and blue CCM Northrock bike was taken from Cardington Apartments on St. Paul Street on June 29. The male thief caught on camera jumped the fence to steal the bike and was wearing a black hoodie that covered his face.

The blue Rocky Mountain Altitude mountain bike was stolen right off a car in the Save-On-Foods parking lot on Lakeshore Road on July 6. The owners left the car for approximately 15 minutes and when they returned the bike had been taken off the hitch rack. The serial number is SRMAIAME0182.

The owner of a business with a compound on the 1200 block of Stevens Road in West Kelowna contacted the RCMP on the morning of July 8 when he noticed the compound gate open and a trailer missing from the yard, the release said. The silver 14 inch Continental box trailer has a ramp style door and was empty except for a spare tire. The trailer’s VIN is 5NHUVH423HF706060 and had BC licence plate number 27917U.

A bicycle shop located on the 3000 block of Louie Drive in West Kelowna had one of the outside display bikes stolen between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. July 7. The bike is a champagne coloured folding EVO Latitude AL 1 electric assist adult tricycle. The trike has a front hub motor, heavy duty frame, 24-inch wheels, rear basket (with a battery in it) and dual mirrors.


edit@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Carrot Mountain fire fans smoke over West Kelowna

A cluster of three fires are burning above West Kelowna

Complete list of B.C. Interior wildfire coverage

Up-to-date information on blazes happening the Kamloops Wildfire Centre

Two fires caused by lightning at Big White last night

The fires are currently being contained

Three fires sparked in Peachland overnight

BC Wildfire working on scene

UPDATED: Prepare for Highway 97 to close again due to wildfire

Motorists may use an alternate route via Highway 97C, Highway 5A and Highway 3

Neighbours jump into action after grass fire ignites 10 feet from Kelowna home

Multiple fire halls responded to a grass fire on the 800 block of Mount Royal Drive.

Update: Summerland wildfire forces PIB state of emergency

More than 40 firefighters are on scene of the wildfire near Mount Conkle, just outside of Summerland.

Hockey trip fraudster receives house arrest

Man duped 16 families with Okanagan Elite Hockey Association out of over $100,000

Four wild fires still burning near Keremeos

One fire was extinguished and another reported after lightning came through area

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Installers to battle Team B.C.

Exhibition men’s fastball Saturday in Vernon

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Most Read