Crime

North Port, Fla., police officers block the entrance to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in North Port, Fla. Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie and potential human remains were found in a Florida wilderness park during a search for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito . (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

FBI: Remains found in Florida park identified as Brian Laundrie

Dental records confirmed Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito

 

An RCMP cruiser sits outside a home on Kelowna's Bechard Road after a suspicious death on Monday, Oct. 18. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna woman arrested in domestic homicide released without conditions

Police recommended a first-degree murder charge which was not approved

 

(Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers/Contributed)

Kelowna cops seeking public’s assistance in identifying break and enter suspect

After breaking into a home and walking around, the man left with a red jerry can

 

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, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. (The Moab Police Department via AP)

‘Probability is strong’ human remains may be Brian Laundrie, suspect in Petito death

Lawyer for family of missing Brian Laundrie told CNN remains in Florida nature preserve may be his

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, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. (The Moab Police Department via AP)
SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards speaks during a news conference as SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel III stands behind her on an El platform at the 69th Street Transportation Center, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Philadelphia, following a brutal rape on the El, as other riders watched, over the weekend. They discussed the emergency call boxes on SEPTA trains and how to properly contact police from the trains. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Charges unlikely for riders who saw Philadelphia train rape

Officials says about 10 people were walking, sitting or standing near where the attack was occurring

SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards speaks during a news conference as SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel III stands behind her on an El platform at the 69th Street Transportation Center, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Philadelphia, following a brutal rape on the El, as other riders watched, over the weekend. They discussed the emergency call boxes on SEPTA trains and how to properly contact police from the trains. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Some of the merchandise that were suspected to have been stolen from Kelowna businesses. (Contributed)
Some of the merchandise that were suspected to have been stolen from Kelowna businesses. (Contributed)
Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

B.C. man accused of selling fake ownership in world-renowned Sooke Harbour House

Timothy Durkin faces B.C. Securities Commission in November

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table with defense attorney David Wheeler before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018, Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Suspect pleads guilty to killing 17 in 2018 Florida school massacre

Nikolas Cruz 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table with defense attorney David Wheeler before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018, Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Wings Tap and Grill in the Rutland neighbourhood was spray-painted obscene drawings after three young men were denied entry just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. (Photo: Brent Stewart)

Kelowna restaurant vandalized after 3 customers denied entry

Wings Tap and Grill manager said she is frustrated about the whole situation

Wings Tap and Grill in the Rutland neighbourhood was spray-painted obscene drawings after three young men were denied entry just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. (Photo: Brent Stewart)
In a recent Ipsos-Reid poll, 63 per cent of Canadians were unable to distinguish between real news sites and fake news stories. (Pixabay photo)

RCMP address false social media posts of alleged Vernon assaults

‘Erroneous and incorrect’ information being circulated that there is a serial offender in the city

In a recent Ipsos-Reid poll, 63 per cent of Canadians were unable to distinguish between real news sites and fake news stories. (Pixabay photo)
Kelowna RCMP police service dog Mysan. (Contributed)

No charges for violent arrest involving Kelowna police dog

The Independent Investigations Office will not be recommending charges in relation to the incident

Kelowna RCMP police service dog Mysan. (Contributed)
Vandalism at the Swalwell Park washrooms have forced the District of Lake Country to close the facilities early for the season. (District of Lake Country photo)

Okanagan park washrooms closed due to vandalism

Graffiti, doors destroyed, garbage and feces smeared all over Swalwell facilities

Vandalism at the Swalwell Park washrooms have forced the District of Lake Country to close the facilities early for the season. (District of Lake Country photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Kelowna man arrested after alleged truck theft, assault in Lake Country

Robin Rochemont was charged with multiple offences following the investigation

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Two men involved in Kelowna Canada Day killing scheduled for sentencing

Noah Vaten pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month, co-accused Nathan Truant pleaded guilty to assault

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
The new Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)

Drugs, guns found after driver makes legal U-turn in Chilliwack not admissable, judge rules

Officer who thought all U-turns are illegal pursued driver leading to several charter breaches

The new Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)
The law courts are shown in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Man receives ten-year sentence for unprovoked hammer attack on Winnipeg teen

Judge: ‘He shows no insight, remorse or willingness to change’

The law courts are shown in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
The incident happened in the 1900-block of Pandosy Street at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5. (Black Press file photo)

Wrong house targeted in Kelowna home invasion: RCMP

Mounties say the victim, a woman in her 40s, was ‘extremely shaken’ by the incident

The incident happened in the 1900-block of Pandosy Street at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5. (Black Press file photo)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

3 stabbings on Downtown Eastside send men to hospital; motives of attacks unclear

‘As disturbing it is to know that these serious crimes occurred back-to-back’ police don’t believe threat to public

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato/Facebook photo)

Two arrested after gelato shop smash and grab in Vernon

Investigation links one man to string of recent break-ins downtown

La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato/Facebook photo)
A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)

Kelowna man arrested after 500 kilos of cocaine found on boat near Nova Scotia

Aleck Villeneuve, 38, faces several drug trafficking charges

A photo of the drugs seized on the sailboat that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo: RCMP)