Crime

Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie and his family have been inundated with enquiries and online harassment since it was revealed they share the same surname as the suspects in the botched June 28 Victoria bank robbery. File photo

Prominent Vancouver Island family collateral victims of Victoria bank robbery

Auchterlonie family issues statement regarding online harassment

Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie and his family have been inundated with enquiries and online harassment since it was revealed they share the same surname as the suspects in the botched June 28 Victoria bank robbery. File photo
The RCMP were camped out June 30-July 2 at the DND grounds for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Assault, street fight, other crimes keep North Okanagan RCMP busy

Long weekend saw 310 calls for service

The RCMP were camped out June 30-July 2 at the DND grounds for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police, coroners working to identify suspects in Saanich bank shootout

Police looking for information on vehicle believed to be associated with suspects

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Notorious Canadian bank robber-author Stephen Reid talks to media in Victoria in 2015, before his death in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner)

Looking Back: Meet Greater Victoria’s most notorious bank robber

Stephen Reid spent decades in Canadian, U.S. prisons for his role in the Stopwatch Gang

Notorious Canadian bank robber-author Stephen Reid talks to media in Victoria in 2015, before his death in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Explosive device disposed of, officer in intensive care after deadly B.C. bank shootout

3 officers shot in bank robbery attempt recovering at home, 3 others still in hospital

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

Police cruiser. (File photo)
Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)

B.C.’s police watch dog investigating possible Peachland murder-suicide

The incident unfolded Monday night on Garroway Place

Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)
A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)

VIDEO: Mayor calls attack and shots fired at visitors to Penticton ‘deeply disturbing’

Young men from out of town were assaulted and shot at in quiet downtown neighbourhood

A random attack and shooting on tourists returning from a social event took place in a quiet downtown Penticton neighbourhood Sunday, June 26. (Steve Richmond video)
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EDITORIAL: A problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 23, 2022
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A man is caught on camera reportedly stealing a van from Wicker Land (Wicker Land/Submitted)

UPDATE: Kelowna’s Wicker Land stolen yellow van discovered

A van containing a BBQ and a fire table was stolen early morning on June 21

A man is caught on camera reportedly stealing a van from Wicker Land (Wicker Land/Submitted)
The Care Closet thrift store in Penticton was broken into overnight on June 20. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Care Closet thrift store robbed overnight

The front door was smashed in and several items stolen

The Care Closet thrift store in Penticton was broken into overnight on June 20. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
ERT members from Prince George bring in a drone to assess the scene inside a building in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tense moments as heavily armed RCMP remove 3 armed robbery suspects in Williams Lake

Williams Lake RCMP had assistance from the PG RCMP Emergency Response Team

ERT members from Prince George bring in a drone to assess the scene inside a building in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The two delivery trucks play an important fundraising role at Kiwanis Club of Oliver but now they are facing expensive repairs after thieves cut gas lines and later stole the catalytic converters. (Submitted)

Thieves steal gas, catalytic converters from Kiwanis Club of Oliver’s delivery trucks

The crimes put the trucks out of service and may cost thousands to repair

The two delivery trucks play an important fundraising role at Kiwanis Club of Oliver but now they are facing expensive repairs after thieves cut gas lines and later stole the catalytic converters. (Submitted)
Penticton RCMP and Lower Mainland bomb squad investigate an explosive device found in the creek in March 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

A 2nd bomber may have rocked Penticton with explosions in 2021

Only 3 of 6 bombs were linked to the man charged over the explosions

Penticton RCMP and Lower Mainland bomb squad investigate an explosive device found in the creek in March 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

B.C. money laundering report calls for new law enforcement unit, provincial office

Commissioner estimates billions laundered in B.C. every year

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
A potential child luring incident is being investigated by West Kelowna RCMP. (File)

Stranger allegedly grabs child in West Kelowna

Police are looking for witnesses

A potential child luring incident is being investigated by West Kelowna RCMP. (File)
A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Ex-B.C. sheriff turned Kootenay security company owner charged with sexual assault of a minor

William Trowell, owner of Selkirk Security Systems, was arrested on June 8

A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford was sentenced for child porn offenses on June 9, 2022.

20 months in prison for B.C. vice-principal convicted of child porn offences

Judge orders Mike Haire to submit DNA, places him on registered sex offender list for life

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford was sentenced for child porn offenses on June 9, 2022.
The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Stock photo)

Suspect vehicle in Vernon shooting abandoned and on fire

RCMP seeking dashcam footage of black BMW

The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Stock photo)
Clarence Fulton is the latest in six Vernon schools to have COVID-19 exposures. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Weapon prompts lockdown at Vernon schools

No direct threat to students, RCMP located suspect

Clarence Fulton is the latest in six Vernon schools to have COVID-19 exposures. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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