theft

A truck stolen from Armstrong Jan. 5 was found in Lake Country the following day. (Contributed)

Truck stolen from Armstrong found in Lake Country

Ford F-series continue to be an attractive target for thieves

A truck stolen from Armstrong Jan. 5 was found in Lake Country the following day. (Contributed)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Running vehicle stolen in Armstrong, Salmon Arm woman arrested

The owner was in the store, left vehicle idling and unlocked

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
A truck and sled stolen from Vernon were recovered days later by the owners. (Sherry Reardon photo)

Stolen sled found on Westside, truck repainted and located in Vernon

Enderby family was left stranded at Walmart when thieves took their wheels

A truck and sled stolen from Vernon were recovered days later by the owners. (Sherry Reardon photo)
A Grinch stole an important part of a Vernon man’s Christmas light display sometime Dec. 22. (Contributed)

Grinch steals Christmas spirit in Vernon

Theft dims lights on resident’s seasonal display

A Grinch stole an important part of a Vernon man’s Christmas light display sometime Dec. 22. (Contributed)
The Kelowna RCMP and Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers are looking for help in locating this trailer that was stolen from Kelowna's Lower Mission area on Dec. 1, 2021. (Crime Stoppers photo)

Trailers carrying $20K worth of equipment stolen in Kelowna, Lake Country

The RCMP and Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers are looking to hear from anyone with information on the thefts

The Kelowna RCMP and Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers are looking for help in locating this trailer that was stolen from Kelowna's Lower Mission area on Dec. 1, 2021. (Crime Stoppers photo)
Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)

Brazen thieves steal pink ATVs from Chilliwack girls aged 3 and 5

‘Right before Christmas, stealing two little girls’ quads. It’s really heartbreaking’ - mother

Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)
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

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

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

(File photo)
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)