When he returned the next day his windows were smashed, his light bar was stolen, and his winch assembly was gone. (IMAGE CREDIT: FACEBOOK)

Vehicle stripped on Kelowna forest road

“Whoever did this was prepared.”

If you go out in the woods today, you may want to lock up your stuff.

A Kelowna man was helping to tow some people from the main Gillard forest service road on Friday afternoon when his front u-joint exploded and he had to leave his Jeep behind.

When he returned the next day his windows were smashed, his light bar was stolen, and his winch assembly was gone.

“Chains and a tool box were also stolen,” reads a Facebook post by a Chase Ashley.

“My winch has a distinct blue knob on the front. Winch was a 9,500 lb smittybilt xrc gen 2. If anyone hears of anything or sees any of my stuff that got stolen please message me. Whoever did this was prepared.”

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said that anyone with any information can contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and cite police file number 2018-996.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Reel Reviews: Fear or love

We say, “Once again, one worth seeing, one not.”

Two people safe after falling through ice

Kelowna Fire Department urges caution around icy waters during warm weather

Missing Kelowna woman sought

RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Christine Olsen-Meissnitzer

Plane lands safely after takeoff issue

An airplane departing Kelowna International Airport had an issue with a landing gear, landed safely

KSS rocks and rolls for 37th straight year

Kelowna secondary students let loose with annual Air Bank competition

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Anti-pipeline protestors block Kinder Morgan tanker near Seattle

Protest was spurred on by the 28 anti-Kinder Morgan activists arrested in Burnaby

Captain Cal Foote is Rockets’ MVP

The Rockets hand out their annual team awards Sunday at Kelowna Community Theatre

Some surprises in new book about B.C. labour movement

“On the Line” charts history of the union movement back to the 1800s

Cancer fundraiser takes to Okanagan Lake

Penticton and Naramata joining growing fundraising event

Elke’s Garden Tips: Good time to prepare

Lake Country garden columnist talks about what to do at this time of the year

Letter: Crying fowl over goose cull witness

Kelowna letter-writer says Canada geese come with many issues

Letter: I was born in Kelowna in 1930…

Kelowna letter-writer has some ideas on how things should run nowadays

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Most Read