Crime

Christopher Day Yorke-Hardy is wanted by RCMP. (Police photo)

Vernon man wanted by RCMP

Chris Yorke-Hardy beleived to be in the area

 

FILE— This booking photo released Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, by the Dover, N.H., Police Department shows Nicholas Mitchell, of Dover. Mitchell, who was accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough at a Hannaford supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire, was sentenced Thursday Dec. 2, 2021 to four years and nine months in federal prison.(Dover Police Department via AP, File)

Man who put razor blades in pizza dough sentenced to prison

Maine man tearfully apologized, said he was trying to get back at employer who fired him

 

Several recent incidents on 24th Avenue have seen a large police presence in the area, which was repeated Dec. 2 as four homes were searched for drugs. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: 19 arrests made in Vernon drug bust

RCMP executed search warrants on four 24th Avenue properties Tuesday morning

 

An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)

Osoyoos family shaken after chunk of concrete thrown through front window

The family had fallen asleep on the couch when glass and concrete came down on them

An Osoyoos family got the fright of their life when someone through a piece of concrete through their front window, with glass landing on the mom who fell asleep on the couch. The man seen in the photo is the victim’s partner who came to the rescue with a ladder and plywood to board up the window. (Submitted)
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal in notorious ‘Surrey Six’ case

Earlier, B.C. Court of Appeal had quashed the convictions of Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A pro-life billboard at the north end of Vernon has been vandalized Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Pro-life billboard in Vernon vandalized again

‘It just doesn’t surprise us anymore,’ says Pro-Life Society director

A pro-life billboard at the north end of Vernon has been vandalized Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)
FILE - Marilyn Manson attends the 9th annual “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert in Los Angeles, on Dec. 10, 2019. Authorities searched the home of the rocker on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Home of Marilyn Manson searched in abuse investigation

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said in February that its detectives had begun investigating rocker

FILE - Marilyn Manson attends the 9th annual “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert in Los Angeles, on Dec. 10, 2019. Authorities searched the home of the rocker on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Police secure the scene where they allege a suspected bank robber fled to a residential area and took hostages in Edmonton, Alta., Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Hostage freed, suspect dead after man flees into Edmonton home after bank robbery

Police say man entered a home on the city’s north side that was ‘not associated to him’

Police secure the scene where they allege a suspected bank robber fled to a residential area and took hostages in Edmonton, Alta., Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Boy, 14, arrested after woman and her dog stabbed in Vancouver

The woman was taken to hospital and her dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A picture of the stolen audio equipment and handguns recovered by Kelowna Mounties. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP recover handguns and $20k in stolen audio equipment

A 45-year-old man was arrested in relations to the incident

A picture of the stolen audio equipment and handguns recovered by Kelowna Mounties. (Contributed)
Identity theft  crimes are on the rise and the public is urged to take caution. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP graphic)

Rise in identity theft: North Okanagan RCMP

Public urged to vigilant to protect their personal information and not fall victim to fraud

Identity theft  crimes are on the rise and the public is urged to take caution. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP graphic)
Suspects in from two robberies at the Shell station on Springfield Road in Kelowna. (RCMP photo)

Kelowna RCMP seek suspects in Springfield Road gas station robberies

Both incidents occurred at the Shell station on Springfield Road

Suspects in from two robberies at the Shell station on Springfield Road in Kelowna. (RCMP photo)
RCMP are looking to identify this break and enter suspect. (Contributed)

Vernon RCMP try to ID man who allegedly broke into home through pet door

Police unable to identify suspect in BX home break-in and theft

RCMP are looking to identify this break and enter suspect. (Contributed)
Defense attorney Franklin Hogue looks at defendant Travis McMichael during the trial of William “Roddie” Bryan, McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael, all charged with the February 2020 death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. (Octavio Jones/Pool Photo via AP)

3 men found guilty of killing Ahmaud Arbery

Each conviction carries a minimum sentence of life in prison

Defense attorney Franklin Hogue looks at defendant Travis McMichael during the trial of William “Roddie” Bryan, McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael, all charged with the February 2020 death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. (Octavio Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, The FBI on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. (The Moab Police Department via AP)

Lawyer: Brian Laundrie fatally shot himself in the head

Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt in the slaying of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito

FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, The FBI on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. (The Moab Police Department via AP)
A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

15 months for B.C. man who filmed women in grocery store bathroom, posted to porn site

Matthew Charles Schwabe posted naked photos of fellow employees, roommate to Russian porn site

A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Kelowna’s integrated court saw more than 200 cases in less than 6 months

It seeks to reduce crime and improve public safety by providing health and social services with the justice system

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
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Former Kelowna pastor charged with 16 sexual offences

15 of the offences occurred at or near Kelowna

(Black Press file photo)
The man is described as a Caucasian male in his early to mid-20's with light brown or reddish hair. He has a fair complexion, long nose with narrow eyes. He could have some facial hair. He is tall and slender (over 6 ft. tall) and was dirty with scarred hands. (Contributed: CrimeStoppers)

Man allegedly tries to steal basket of machetes from Kelowna store

The incident happened at an automotive retailer at Spall Road

The man is described as a Caucasian male in his early to mid-20's with light brown or reddish hair. He has a fair complexion, long nose with narrow eyes. He could have some facial hair. He is tall and slender (over 6 ft. tall) and was dirty with scarred hands. (Contributed: CrimeStoppers)