theft

Stolen hand painted ties and bow ties created by Osoyoos artist Gabriele Beyer. (Contributed)

Osoyoos artist’s life’s work stolen during home break-in

Over 1,000 painted silk ties and 42 original paintings were stolen from her home Nov. 10

 

This orange Kona Process and red Commencal Meta race bike were stolen out of truck parked at the Nature’s Fare in Penticton for just a few short minutes Saturday in a brazen theft Oct. 9. (Facebook)

Brazen bike theft outside busy Penticton mall leaves couple shocked

One woman tried to stop the thief who pushed her away

 

A photo of the Easter Island statue that was stolen at EK’s Grill on Saturday, Oct. 2. (Photo: EK’s Grill Facebook page)

Kelowna restaurant owner frustrated after statue stolen for third time this year

The person who stole the statue also destroyed part of the patio in the process, he said

 

A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assaliants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Increase in property crime prompts Kelowna RCMP to change response

Police said along with theft and shoplifting, there has been an increase in break and enters

A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assaliants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assaliants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Increase in property crime prompts Kelowna RCMP to change response

Police said along with theft and shoplifting, there has been an increase in break and enters

A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assaliants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Chase RCMP were called Aug. 7 to investigate an alleged unauthorized use of a washroom in Sorrento and theft of the materials used there. (File photo)

RCMP called for report of unauthorized use of Shuswap business’ washroom

Items allegedly stolen on Aug. 7 include soap and toilet paper

Chase RCMP were called Aug. 7 to investigate an alleged unauthorized use of a washroom in Sorrento and theft of the materials used there. (File photo)
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Busted minutes after allegedly stealing truck in Kelowna

Two men were arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a home in Rutland

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Kelowna man arrested twice by Kelowna RCMP (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Alleged Kelowna car thief arrested twice in a week

Bryce Williamson was arrested on June 8 and 15, each for possession of a stolen vehicle

Kelowna man arrested twice by Kelowna RCMP (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Orange ribbons are tied to the trees, posts and fence outside My Place on 35th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Items stolen from residential school memorial in Vernon

Teddy bears and other items taken from outside People Place

Orange ribbons are tied to the trees, posts and fence outside My Place on 35th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A hoverboard stolen from a Dilworth Mountain home (Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers/Contributed).

Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers searches for a boy’s stolen hoverboard

A young boy’s hoverboard was stolen from his garage and Crime Stoppers is looking for answers

A hoverboard stolen from a Dilworth Mountain home (Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers/Contributed).
Two men broke into Penticton Toyota early morning Wednesday May 12, 2021 and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment before making off in a brand new Toyota Tacoma. The incident was caught on the company’s security cameras. (Contributed)
Two men broke into Penticton Toyota early morning Wednesday May 12, 2021 and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment before making off in a brand new Toyota Tacoma. The incident was caught on the company’s security cameras. (Contributed)
Okanagan-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)

Okanagan outreach society in ‘desperate’ need after storage unit break-in

All Are Family Outreach had $4,000 in tools stolen from its donation shipping container

Okanagan-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)
Iris Optometrists and Opticians, located in Vernon's Village Green Shopping Centre, had 44 pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses stolen Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

$15K in designer sunglasses stolen from Okanagan business

Forty-four pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses were stolen from a store in Vernon’s Village Green Shopping Centre

Iris Optometrists and Opticians, located in Vernon's Village Green Shopping Centre, had 44 pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses stolen Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A Vernon store was broken into with the thief stealing two large crystals Wednesday night, March 17, 2021. (Expressions of Time - Facebook)

$1,500 in crystals stolen from Vernon bookstore

Expressions of Time owner cautions online shoppers to keep eyes peeled

A Vernon store was broken into with the thief stealing two large crystals Wednesday night, March 17, 2021. (Expressions of Time - Facebook)
A defibrillator was stolen from outside the Oyama General Store in Lake Country Saturday, March 13. (Facebook photo)

Medical device swiped from Oyama store for 2nd time

Emergency defibrillator stolen from General Store on weekend

A defibrillator was stolen from outside the Oyama General Store in Lake Country Saturday, March 13. (Facebook photo)
Darcy Rhodes (left) says his grandfather’s bonsai trees are his ‘babies.’ (Courtesy of Tamara Bond)
Darcy Rhodes (left) says his grandfather’s bonsai trees are his ‘babies.’ (Courtesy of Tamara Bond)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)

Vancouver Island sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Nanaimo store, cutting himself in the process

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)
Walter Makepeace was shocked to find two of his beehives were missing from his Keremeos acreage Feb. 20, 2020. (Contributed)

Stolen beehives create buzz in South Okanagan village

Walter Makepeace was shocked to see two beehives had gone missing from his property

Walter Makepeace was shocked to find two of his beehives were missing from his Keremeos acreage Feb. 20, 2020. (Contributed)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Anti-masker accused of threatening employee with baton after stealing apple: Vancouver police

Officers say they found the suspect trying to break into a compound later that night

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Bumwrap on Main St. was victim of a smash and grab on Thursday, Feb. 4.

WATCH: Brazen smash and grab in downtown Penticton caught on camera

Luckily, the tenant upstairs scared the thief off at Bumwrap clothing store

The Bumwrap on Main St. was victim of a smash and grab on Thursday, Feb. 4.